Claire Fraser (character)

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Claire Fraser
Outlander character
Claire Fraser (Outlander TV).jpg
Caitriona Balfe as Claire Fraser
First appearanceNovel:
Outlander (1991)
"Sassenach" (2014)
Created byDiana Gabaldon
Portrayed byCaitriona Balfe
Full nameClaire Elizabeth Beauchamp Randall/Fraser/Grey
TitleLady Broch Tuarach
  • Faith Fraser (daughter; stillborn)
  • Brianna Ellen MacKenzie (daughter)
  • Roger (Wakefield) Mackenzie (son-in-law)
  • Fergus Fraser (adopted son)

Claire Beauchamp Randall 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, Claire is a married World War II nurse visiting Scotland who finds herself transported from 1945 back to 1743. There she finds adventure, war and romance with the dashing Highland warrior Jamie Fraser.[1][2] Smart, stubborn and willful, Claire uses her wits, practical medical skills and knowledge of the future to survive in the 18th century.

Claire is portrayed by Irish actress Caitriona Balfe in the Starz television series Outlander. Balfe won a Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television in 2015[3] and 2016,[4] and a People's Choice Award for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress in 2016.[5] She also received nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Outlander novels[edit]


  1. ^ Reese, Jennifer (November 27, 2007). "Book Review: Lord John and the Hand of Devils (2007)". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  2. ^ Ng, Philiana (May 8, 2014). "Starz's Outlander Gets First Poster, Premiere Date". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 14, 2014.
  3. ^ Ksiazek, Sarah (June 26, 2015). "Outlander's Caitriona Balfe Won a Saturn Award!". Outlander TV News. Retrieved June 26, 2015.
  4. ^ Cohen, David S. (June 23, 2016). "The Force Awakens Rings Up Eight Saturn Awards". Variety. Retrieved June 23, 2016.
  5. ^ "2016 People's Choice Awards: Nominees & Winners". People's Choice. Archived from the original on April 12, 2016. Retrieved January 7, 2016.

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