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Gary Young


Since training in the 1990s at drama school Toi Whakaari and the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in London, Gary Young has had many screen roles — including short film Chinese Whispers, and recurring parts on cop show Harry and the Kiwi version of Underbelly. In 2013 he wrote, directed, and starred in short film Ron and Alice. After acting in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sequel Sword of Destiny, Young joined the cast of Australian political thriller Secret City. In 2017 he landed a role on international hit Outlander, as a learned Chinese traveller who befriends lead character Jamie Fraser.

I was on holiday, and then my cellphone goes off ... you've only got two days to learn the lines and then to put some feeling behind them. This is what happens to me — I go on holiday, and then I get this huge audition. Gary Young, on learning he'd been asked to audition for hit series Outlander, RNZ, 28 January 2018