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Filming for Outlander season six is currently underway on location in Scotland. Fans are hoping to see Maria Doyle Kennedy return as Jocasta Cameron, the younger sister of Ellen Colum and Dougal MacKenzie. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know about actress Maria Doyle Kennedy.
Who is Maria Doyle Kennedy?
Maria Doyle Kennedy is an Irish singer, songwriter and actress from Clontarf, Dublin.
She joined the cast of Outlander in 2018 as Jocasta Cameron and reprised her role in season five.
Outlander fans will most likely recognise Kennedy from her role as Catherine of Aragon in The Tudors, a role she played between 2007 and 2010.
She is also well known for playing Vera Bates in Downtown Abbey and Siobhan Sadler in Orphan Black.
Kennedy shot to fame as Patsy in the Irish sitcom Father Ted, starring alongside Dermot Morgan, Ardal O’Hanlon and Rynagh O’Grady.
Since then, she went on to star in several films including Miss Tulie, The Conjuring 2 and Sing Street.
Her other well-known credits include Redwater, Jupiter Ascending, Titantic and Byzantiium.
Most recently, Kennedy starred as George Cusack in the second series of Striking Out.
In Striking Out, she starred alongside Amy Huberman, Neil Morrissey and Rory Keenan.
She also starred as Illa in The Wheel of Time alongside Rosamund Pike, Daniel Henney and Barney Harris.
In 2020, she was listed in The Irish Times list of Ireland’s great films actors.
Kennedy is also well known for her successful singing and songwriting career as part of The Black Velvet Band.
On the album The Lady Sings the Blues, Kennedy sang alongside Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday and Annie Lennox.
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She also has a successful solo career and released music on Mermaid Records, a label she founded herself in 2000.
She released her debut solo album Charm was released in 2001 and a second album Skullcover in 2004.
These albums were followed by Mutter, The Storms Are on the Ocean, La Sirena 1992-1997, Maria Live and Sing.
Kennedy is married to musician Kieran Kennedy and they have four sons together.
Whether Kennedy will return for season six of Outlander remains unknown for now.
Season six of Outlander will be based on the sixth book in the Outlander series, A Breath of Snow and Ashes.
One of the big storylines in A Breath of Snow and Ashes sees Jocasta Cameron (played by Maria Doyle Kennedy) making a swift exit from the New World when things get dicey.
In the novel, Jocasta takes her to leave of River Run with her fourth husband Duncan Innes (Alistair Findlay).
Season five saw Jocasta and Duncan tie the knot after she bid farewell to her secret lover Murtagh Fitzgibbons (Duncan Lacroix).
A Breath of Snow and Ashes will see Jocasta thrown into a dire financial situation that sees people turning on her.
Express.co.uk will update this article when more information is available.
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