Outlander: What happened to Frank Randall?
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Outlander has been on screens for more than six years and is entering its sixth series, with a seventh outing also on the way. Tobias Menzies starred in the first four seasons as Frank Randall and Jonathan Randall but sadly has not appeared in the series since then. What happened to Frank Randall in Outlander? Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.
What happened to Frank Randall?
Frank Randall was an English-born historian, who was married to Claire Beauchamp Randall (played by Caitriona Balfe).
The couple married in 1937 and raised Claire’s daughter, Brianna Randall (Sophie Skelton), together.
Sadly, they were separated for most of the second world war. Frank served as an officer in the British army and Claire as a nurse.
After the war, Claire and Frank decided to have a second honeymoon in the Scottish Highlands to rekindle their marriage.
They stayed in Inverness, close to the stone circle, Craigh na Dun, which would later see Claire travel back in time and meet Highlander Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan).
Frank traced his lineage back to Jonathan ‘Black Jack’ Randall, an English officer who was part of the Jacobite Rising of 1745.
His ancestor was also involved with Mary Hawkins, who he married in 1746.
In the present day, Claire returned to the stone circle at Craig na Dun, pregnant and dressed in rags.
She told Frank the truth about travelling to 1743 and her romance with Jamie Fraser but he refused to believe it.
Claire eventually gave birth to her and Jamie’s daughter Brianna, who Frank raised as his own.
However, after several years together their marriage grew further and further apart and Frank had affairs with at least six other women.
After a huge argument, Frank announced he was moving to England without Claire and would be taking Brianna with him.
Sadly, Frank died in a car accident before he could return to England for a fresh start.
Claire discovered her husband had died the following day whilst at work when his body was brought into the hospital in an ambulance.
Frank’s car had slid on ice and he had crashed, dying instantly.
Frank died knowing Jamie Fraser had not died at the battle of Culloden and even asked the Reverend Wakefield to place a fake headstone with Fraser’s full name in the kirkyard of St Kilda.
The headstone was placed near his ancestor Jonathan Randall’s grave, in the hope, Claire and Brianna one day would find it.
Frank Randall was played by The Crown star, Tobias Menzies, who also took on the role of Frank Randall in the series.
Speaking about his time on Outlander to The Hollywood Reporter, Menzies said: “I worked hard on both of these characters [Frank and Jack].
“It was a challenge to make them different, but in a subtle way so it wasn’t too obvious. I hope that it worked but one can never really know.
“My biggest takeaway, I think, is the friends I’ve made. All of them will stay in my life for a long time, so that’s wonderful.”
Menzies has also never been against returning to the series in the future.
Speaking to Town and Country Magazine, Menzies said: “There’s no plans for it.
“I guess in a show that involves time travel, you can never say never.”
Outlander is streaming on Starz and Amazon Prime now
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