Heughan at the Outlander premiere in New York in August 2014
30 April 1980 |
New Galloway, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Sam Heughan (born 30 April 1980) is a Scottish actor. He was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Performer in 2003 for his performance in the play Outlying Islands, performed at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs.
Life and career
Heughan was born in New Galloway, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, on 30 April 1980. He studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) in Glasgow. In 2009, Heughan landed a recurring role as Scott Nielson, the boyfriend of Nurse Cherry Malone and secret drug dealer in the BBC soap opera Doctors. In 2011, he played Prince Ashton in the Hallmark Channel film A Princess for Christmas.
In 2013, Heughan was cast as Jamie Fraser on the Starz period drama series Outlander. He was the first cast member officially announced, to great praise by the author of the series, Diana Gabaldon, who said, "Oh. My. God. That man is a Scot to the bone and Jamie Fraser to the heart. Having seen Sam Heughan not just act, but be Jamie, I feel immensely grateful to the production team for their painstaking attention to the soul of the story and characters."
|2001||Small Moments||N/A||Short film|
|2007||Very British Sex Scandal, AA Very British Sex Scandal||Edward McNally||Television film|
|2009||Breaking the Mould: The Story of Penicillin||Dr Charles Fletcher||Television film|
|2010||First Light||Geoffrey 'Boy' Wellum||Television film|
|2010||Young Alexander the Great||Alexander|
|2011||Princess for Christmas, AA Princess for Christmas||Prince Ashton of Castlebury||Television film|
|2014||Heart of Lightness||Lyngstrand|
|2004||Island at War||Philip Dorr||Miniseries; 5 episodes|
|2005||River City||Lee McGowan||3 episodes|
|2006||Wild West, TheThe Wild West||John Tunstall||Miniseries; episode: "Billy the Kid"|
|2007||Midsomer Murders||Ian King||Episode: "King's Crystal"|
|2007||Party Animals||Adrian Chapple||2 episodes|
|2007||Rebus||Peter Carr||Episode: "Knots and Crosses"|
|2009||Doctors||Scott Nielson||21 episodes|
|2010||Any Human Heart||Lieutenant McStay||Episode 2|
|2014–present||Outlander||Jamie Fraser||Main cast|
|2002||Outlying Islands||John||Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, London||Nominated – Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Performer|
|2005||Knives in Hens||Pony William||TAG Theatre Company, Glasgow|
|2007||Vortex, TheThe Vortex||Tom Veryan||Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester|
|2007||Hamlet||Guildenstern, Fortinbras||Citizens Theatre, Glasgow|
|2007||Pearlfisher, TheThe Pearlfisher||Roderick, Eddie the Gaffer||Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh|
|2008||Romeo and Juliet||Paris||Dundee Repertory Theatre|
|2008||Macbeth||Malcolm, murderer||Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh|
|2009||Plague Over England||Gregory||Duchess Theatre, West End|
|2011–12||Batman Live||Batman||Touring show|
|2012||King John||King John||Oran Mor theatre|
- "Sam Heughan infosite". Retrieved 14 August 2009.
- "Sam Heughan Cast as Jamie Fraser in Starz and Sony's Outlander". ComingSoon.net. 9 July 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2013.
- "Batman Live star Sam Heughan becomes real life superhero as he helps catch alleged thief". Daily Record. Retrieved 15 December 2013.
- Munn, Patrick (9 July 2013). "Sam Heughan Cast As Lead In Starz's Drama Series 'Outlander'". TVWise. Retrieved 15 December 2013.
- "Knives in Hens - 2005 Tour". Retrieved 15 August 2009.
- "Sam Heughan". London Theatre Database. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
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- Sam Heughan at the Internet Movie Database
- "Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe Discuss 'Outlander'". ShowbizJunkies. 30 July 2014.