Sam Heughan who is best known for his role as Jamie Fraser in the series “Outlander” is a Scottish actor/producer of a high caliber. He has been active in the film industry since 2001 and has made a name for himself with his majestic looks and acting skills. Dive right in as we learn more interesting facts about this hot Scot.
His full name.
Sam Heughan’s full name is Sam Roland Heughan.
His parents were hippies.
Sam was born in Balmaclellan, a small village in Scotland’s Kirkcudbrightshire County. His parents were hippies and we’re involved in a hippie community called Gandalf’s Garden. The community was inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s work.
He has an older brother.
He has an older brother named Cridan. The two were very close and Cridan helped take care of him when they were younger.
He is named after a character from The Lord of the Rings.
Since the hippie community that his parents were a part of was inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s work, his parents named him and his brother after characters from The Lord of the Rings.
He was raised by his mother.
His father left them when they were small children. His mother had a difficult time raising them. His mother’s name is Chrissie Heughan. She worked as an artist and she was also a papermaker.
He graduated in 2003.
As a child, he studied in Kells Primary School. He moved to Edinburgh and studied in James Gillespie’s High School when he was 12. A year later, he studied at Rudolf Steiner School. He joined the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland after working for two years. He graduated from Academy in 2003.
His film debut in 2001 and subsequent film roles.
Sam Heughan made his film debut in 2001 with the short film “Small Moments”. After 9 years, in 2010, he acted in his second film. The film was titled “Young Alexander the Great” and he played the role of Alexander in it. In 2014, he played the role of Lyngstrand in the film titled “Heart of Lightness”. The same year, he played the role of Ronny Maze in “Emulsion”. In 2016, he was seen in the role of Jacob in the film “When the Starlight Ends”. Two years later, in 2018, he played the role of Sebastian Henshaw in the black comedy spy thriller film titled “The Spy Who Dumped Me”. In the 2020 superhero film titled “Bloodshot”, he appeared as the character named Jimmy Dalton. He is to portray Paul Newman in the upcoming film “An Unquiet Life”. He will be playing the role of Tom Buckingham in the action thriller film titled, “SAS: Red Notice”.
His TV debut and subsequent TV roles.
He made his TV debut in 2004 with the British TV series titled “Island of War” in which he played the role of Philip Sorry for 5 episodes. A year later, in 2005, he appeared in 4 episodes of “River City” as the character named Andrew Murray. He appeared in an episode of “The Wild West” as John Tunstall in 2006. He played Adrian Chapel in “Party Animals” for two episodes in 2007. The same year, he appeared as I am King in an episode of “Midsomer Murders”. He also acted as Edward Mc Nally in the TV film called “A Very British Sex Scandal”. In 2007, he later appeared in an episode of “Rebus” as Peter Carr. In 2009, he appeared in the role of Dr. Charles Fletcher in the television film titled “Breaking the Mould: The Story of Penicillin”. The same year, he acted as Scott Neilson for 21 episodes of “Doctors”. In “First Light”, he played the role of Geoffrey Wellum in 2010. He played Prince Ashton in a comedy-drama film titled “A Princess for Christmas” in the same year. In 2012, he played Red 1 in the TV series titled “Homeland”. Since 2014, he has been playing Jamie Fraser in the historical drama titled “Outlander”. To date, he has appeared in 67 episodes and has produced 12 episodes of the show.
He has also made appearances in several theatrical productions. In 2001, she played the role of Bird in “The Twits”. The following year, he appeared as John in “Outlying Islands”. In 2015, he appeared in the role of Pony William in “Knives in Hen”. I’m 2007, he had roles in three theatrical performances, namely, “The Vortex”, “Hamlet” and “The Pearl Fisher”. He played Paris in “Toro and Juliet” in Dundee Repertory Theatre in 2008. He played Malcolm in “Macbeth” in the same year. In Duchess Theatre, she played the role of Gregory in “Plague Over England” in 2009. In 2012, she played the titled role of “King John” in the drama of the same name.
Uncertain dating life.
Sam was linked with actress Amy Shiels in 2013 and rumors of them dating were spreading in 2018 too. In 2014, he dated Abbie Salt and Caitriona Balfe. From 2017 to 2018, he is said to have dated Mackenzie Mauzy.
How tall is he? What’s his Zodiac sign?
Sam stands 1.89 meters tall and weighs approximately 89 kg. As of September 2020, he is 40 years old. His Zodiac sign is Taurus.
He is quite popular on social media.
Sam is active on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has 2.6 million followers on Instagram, 671.7k on Twitter, and 787.6k followers on Facebook. His Instagram is a delight to go through. There, he shares everything from casual pictures to details about his work.
Millions from acting.
As of January of 2021, Sam Heughan has an estimated net worth of US$ 5 million. He makes most of his fortune from acting in films and TV shows.
He has his own whiskey brand.
Sam Heughan has his own whiskey brand. He started this brand called “Sassenach” in 2020.
Reaching Number 1 on the list of New York Times’ Bestseller.
The title of Sam Heughan’s book is “Clanlands,: Whiskey, Warfare, and a Scottish Adventure Like no Other”. He wrote it with Graham McTavish. The book reached the number one spot in November of 2020 for hardcover and combined print/e-book nonfiction.