Graham McTavish starred as highlander Dougal MacKenzie in Outlander up until 2016 when his character was killed by Jamie Fraser (played by Sam Heughan) before the Battle of Culloden. In the two seasons he starred in, Dougal was a tough, no-nonsense highlander who strongly believed Scotland should be independent from the English. Looking back at his time on the show, Graham has expressed his regret at not being included in an “intimate scene”.
Dougal managed to get Geilis Duncan (Lotte Verbeek) pregnant, although the couple were never seen together kissing or being intimate with one another.
There was only one occasion in the first two series which showed the pair even acknowledging each other.
Graham had expected the romance between Dougal and Geilis would mean scenes involving nudity would be required and was disappointed to learn he didn’t need to strip off.
Writing in Clanlands, he reflected: “I’m game for everything.
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Unsurprisingly, the cast weren’t too keen on that idea given how cold it could be on location in Scotland.
Speaking at the Wizard World Virtual Convention last year, Graham recalled: “One of the scenes that was the most challenging was one that we never shot, thank goodness.
“They suggested early on, in season one, that one of the episodes would open with the highlanders bathing make in a river.
“We were all going to be like joshing around and having a great time but speaking, it would have been impossible to speak.”