The life of Robert Bruce, King of Scotland in the early 1300s, has now been transformed by Netflix into an tale of feudal loyalty and romance, with plenty of epic and gory battle scenes. Outlaw King follows Bruce's struggle to regain control of the country from King Edward I of England, by convincing his fellow Scottish noblemen to fight alongside him. It may have a few inaccuracies, but for the most part stays faithful to the true story.
The cast of Outlaw King may include some familiar faces, but many of the talented actors are newcomers just starting out in their careers - though you'd never know it from their performances. If you're wondering where you recognize people from Outlaw King, here is a complete list of the talented actors associated with the show, and the American, British, and Australian shows and movies they've previously worked on. Coincidentally, several of the cast members have actually worked together before.
Australian actor Callan Mulvey may not get much screen time in Outlaw King as Lord Comyn, but his scene is a pivotal moment in the film. His betrayal of Robert Bruce results in his own immediate death, which is the catalyst for Bruce to go on the run.
Australians may be the first to recognize Mulvey, since he has had roles on classic Aussie shows like Home and Away, McLeod's Daughters, and Underbelly. Fans may also recognize him from shows like Power or movies like Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
English actor Billy Howle is still in the early years of his professional acting career, but gives a convincing and passionate performance as the Prince of Wales in Outlaw King - from his muted struggle for respect in the beginning to his flailing defeat at the hands of Robert Bruce at the end.
Howle's biggest credit to date is as a petty officer in Dunkirk, another period film set during World War II.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson's character in Outlaw King, Lord Douglas, was a legend in his own right. In the movie, he pledges his loyalty to Robert Bruce in his quest to reclaim the land taken from his family by the King of England. His wild and ferocious methods led to the real-life Lord Douglas becoming known as "The Black Douglas," a well-known and widely feared figure in Scotland and northern England.
At 28, Taylor-Johnson already has an impressive list of acting credits, starting when he was just ten years old and perhaps best known for the Kick-Ass films. His most recent work includes films like Anna Karenina, Godzilla, Nocturnal Animals, and Avengers: Age of Ultron, to name a few.
In Outlaw King, Scottish actor Tony Curran portrayed Angus Og Macdonald, Lord of Islay - one of the handful of lords who pledge their allegiance to Robert Bruce as the new King of Scotland.
Viewers may recognize Curran from several TV shows, including Elementary, Roots, 24, Sons of Anarchy, and Crazyhead. He also has a long list of film credits, including Red Road and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.