Outlander viewers love Caitriona Balfe as time-traveller Claire Fraser in the hit series. She will soon be returning for season six of the show as well. Ahead of its return, Express.co.uk has all you need to know about the woman behind the role, including her age and how she started acting.
Caitriona Balfe has played Claire in the hit Starz drama since it began back in 2014.
As fans will know, Claire is accidentally transported from the 1940s to the 1700s when she falls through the stones at Craigh na Dun.
She then meets a highlander called Jamie Fraser (played by Sam Heughan) who will change the course of her life.
Viewers are now eager for her to return in the upcoming sixth season of the show, which is hoped to begin filming in early 2021.
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Balfe’s big breakthrough came in 2013 when she was cast as Claire in Outlander.
The star is also close with her co-star Heughan who helped mark her 41st birthday this year.
On the day, he posted a lovely tribute to his co-star, reflecting on their friendship of many years.
He wrote on Twitter back in October 2020: “Wishing my wonderful friend + brilliant costar @caitrionambalfe HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
“Strong, intelligent, passionate woman who stands for equality and democracy. Love u loads.
“Please join me, donate to @onetreeplanted TY to the wonderful fans who set this up! [sic]”
Heughan is slightly younger than his co-star at 40-years-old.
However, in Outlander they have portrayed their characters across many ages.
Currently in the storyline, Claire and Jamie are in their 50s, much older than their real ages.
To portray this in the series, the pair both wear make-up and use slightly greying wigs.
Outlander seasons 1-5 are available on Amazon Prime Video now.