Monthly Archives: August 2015

English newcomer cast as tragic Scottish hero Bonnie Prince Charlie

English actor Jamie Bacon, who has never been to Scotland, is to play the lead role in a film about Bonnie Prince Charlie.

The Great Getaway will follow the Young Pretender’s escape across the Western Isles, after defeat at Culloden in the failed Jacobite rising of 1745.

Jamie Bacon

Having previously appeared in small roles in little-known British indies, this is Bacon’s first major film role. Although previously linked with American actor Jake Abel, executive producer Robbie Moffat has said that Bacon would be “perfect” for the part.

Letter from Bradley King

Hello, I am wondering if anyone has any information on what happened to the prisoners who where transported on the ship Johnson in 1747 to Port Oxford, MD? I asume they were sold but to whom and where did they go? I am interested specifically in James King, b. 1726, who was in the Duke of Perth’s regiment and taken after Culloden.


Bradley King