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Why did Outlander’s Richard Rankin change his name?

We all know Richard Rankin as, well, Richard Rankin. Yet, that wasn’t the name he was given at birth. Why did the Outlander actor change his name?. Richard Rankin was actually given the name Richard Harris when he was born. Harris is his father’s surname. Eventually, the actor took on his mother’s maiden name as a professional one, but why would he do that?
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Does Richard Rankin use his own singing voice in Outlander?

During Outlander Season 4, we were introduced to Roger’s ability to sing. That’s continued throughout the series, but is it Richard Rankin’s own voice?. In the books, Roger has a beautiful singing voice. We’ve seen that in the show, too. It really started in Outlander Season 4, but became more prominent in Season 5 before Roger was hanged. There was a moment in Season 6 where he sang again, showing that his voice (and mind) has healed from the trauma.
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'Outlander' Season 6: Sophie Skelton & Richard Rankin on Fraser's Ridge and Brianna and Roger's Journey

Adapted from the best-selling books by Diana Gabaldon, the Starz drama series Outlander, now in its sixth season and drawing from the sixth book A Breath of Snow and Ashes, sees Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) navigating colonial America in the home they’ve built together at Fraser’s Ridge. As happens in any community, the larger it grows, the more conflict that arises and the more division that it creates, and you find yourself left to decide whether you can continue to maintain peace or you have to fight to defend your land and family.
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Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin say Roger and Brianna are 'calm amongst the chaos' in Outlander season 6

Brianna Fraser Mackenzie (Sophie Skelton) may have inherited her father's temper, but this season, she'll be the one keeping things steady on Outlander. Brianna and Roger (Richard Rankin) have faced their fair share of drama over the years — from assault to kidnappings to a hanging that found Roger barely escaping with his life. But for once, they're going to get a little peace.
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