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Jamie Fraser (character)

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Created by  Diana Gabaldon
Portrayed by  Sam Heughan
Jamie Fraser (character)
First appearance  Novel: Outlander (1991) Television: Outlander "Sassenach" (2014)
Full name  James "Jamie" Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser
Spouse(s)  Claire Beauchamp Randall Laoghaire Mackenzie (annulled)
Relatives  Faith Fraser (daughter; deceased) Brianna Ellen Mackenzie (daughter) Roger (Wakefield) Mackenzie (son-in-law) William Ransom, Lord Ellesmere (son) Fergus Fraser (adopted son) Janet "Jenny" Fraser Murray (sister)

James "Jamie" MacKenzie Fraser is a fictional character in the Outlander series of multi-genre novels by American author Diana Gabaldon, and its television adaptation. In the series, married World War II nurse Claire Randall is visiting Scotland when she finds herself transported from 1945 back to 1743. There she finds adventure, war and romance with the dashing Highland warrior Jamie Fraser. Jamie also appears in two novels in the Lord John series of historical mysteries, and in the 2013 novella Virgins.


Jamie is portrayed by Sam Heughan in the Starz television series Outlander. He was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television in 2015, and Best Actor on Television in 2016. Heughan was also nominated for a People's Choice Award for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor in 2016 and 2017, a 2016 BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor in Television, and a 2016 Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series.

Concept and creation

Jamie Fraser was inspired by the character Jamie McCrimmon from the television series Doctor Who, portrayed by actor Frazer Hines. Outlander's author, Diana Gabaldon, had seen the Doctor Who serial The War Games which inspired her to write the first novel in the Outlander series. Hines guest starred in the May 2015 episode "Wentworth Prison" of Outlander, the television series adaptation of Gabaldon's novels.

Outlander novels

  • Outlander (1991)
  • Dragonfly in Amber (1992)
  • Voyager (1994)
  • Drums of Autumn (1997)
  • The Fiery Cross (2001)
  • A Breath of Snow and Ashes (2005)
  • An Echo in the Bone (2009)
  • Written in My Own Heart's Blood (2014)
  • Virgins, prequel novella in the anthology Dangerous Women (2013)
  • Lord John novels

  • Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade (2007)
  • The Scottish Prisoner (2011)
  • References

    Jamie Fraser (character) Wikipedia

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