Lauren Lyle on her exclusive cover shoot with Outlander co-star Richard Rankin

OUTLANDER star Lauren Lyle talks about her shadowy role in the BBC thriller Vigil in an exclusive interview with The Herald Magazine tomorrow.

The Glasgow-born actor is part of a big-name ensemble cast alongside Suranne Jones, Rose Leslie and Martin Compston for the gripping six-part drama which begins on Sunday evening.

Lyle also discusses playing the titular character in upcoming ITV crime drama Karen Pirie, adapted from Val McDermid’s novel, The Distant Echo, about a young Scottish detective investigating cold case murders.

The cover image for the interview was shot by Lyle’s Outlander co-star Richard Rankin, who has launched a photography career alongside acting in recent years.

HeraldScotland: The cover of The Herald Magazine edition of August 28, 2021. Picture: Richard RankinThe cover of The Herald Magazine edition of August 28, 2021. Picture: Richard Rankin

“He has got really good and is passionate about photography,” said Lyle. “We had a big day where we ran around Scotland when I was filming Karen Pirie. On my one day off, he took loads of photos.”

The actor also touches on her former days as a gymnast and how she found herself on the radar of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Read the full interview in The Herald Magazine tomorrow

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The Herald is a Scottish broadsheet newspaper founded in 1783. The Herald is the longest running national newspaper in the world and is the eighth oldest daily paper in the world. The title was simplified from The Glasgow Herald in 1992