April 30, 1980 |
New Galloway, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Sam Heughan was born in New Galloway, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, in 1980. He is an actor who studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) in Glasgow.
In 2010, Sam played Tennent's Lager creator Hugh Tennent in a series of adverts. These ads won Scottish Advertising Awards in the categories of Television Campaign, TV Commercial over 30 Seconds, Cinema Campaign or Commercial, Website, Online Advert or Campaign, Art Direction, and Integrated Campaign.
In 2013, Sam was cast to play Jamie Fraser in the Outlander Series being filmed by Starz. 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."
List of credits
|2002||Outlying Islands||John||Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, London||nominated for a 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award
(Most Promising Newcomer of 2002)
|2005||Knives in Hens||Pony William||TAG Theatre Company, Glasgow|
|2007||The Vortex||Tom Veryan||Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester|
|Hamlet||Guildenstern, Fortinbras||Citizens Theatre, Glasgow|
|The Pearlfisher||Roderick, Eddie the Gaffer||Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh|
|2008||Romeo and Juliet||Paris||Dundee Repertory Theatre|
|Macbeth||Malcolm, murderer||Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh|
|2009||Plague Over England||Gregory||Duchess Theatre, West End|
|2011-2012||Batman Live||Batman||Touring Show|
|2012||King John||King John||Oran Mor theatre|
|2004||Island at War||Philip Dorr||ITV||Episodes 2 "Living with the Enemy"|
|2005||River City||Lee McGowan||BBC Scotland||3 episodes, aired 13th, 18, 23 December 2005|
|2007||Party Animals||Adrian Chapple||BBC||Episodes 7, 8|
|A Very British Sex Scandal||Edward McNally||Channel 4|
|The Wild West||John Tunstall||BBC||Episodes 2 "Billy the Kid"|
|Midsomer Murders||Ian King||ITV||Series 10 Episodes 3 "King's Crystal"|
|Rebus||Peter Carr||ITV||Series 4 Episodes 4 "Knots and Crosses"|
|2009||Breaking the Mould: The Story of Penicillin||Dr Charles Fletcher||BBC|
|Doctors||Scott Nielson||BBC Birmingham||Former Regular Character|
|2010||First Light||Geoffrey Wellum||BBC|
|Any Human Heart||Lieutenant McStay||Carnival Film and TV Ltd||Episode 1.2|
|2001||Small Moments||9 min short, Jeremy Raison|
|2007||Young Alexander the Great||Alexander|
|2010||Emulsion||Ronnie||Hot Lemonade Films|
|2011||A Princess for Christmas||Ashton Prince of Castlebury|
|2013||Heart of Lightness|
- "Biography for Sam Heughan". Retrieved 14 August 2009.
- "Sam Heughan's agent's page". Retrieved 14 August 2009.
- "Sam Heughan Cast as Jamie Fraser in Starz and Sony's Outlander". ComingSoon.net. 2013-07-09. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
- "Batman Live star Sam Heughan becomes real life superhero as he helps catch alleged thief". Daily Record. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
- Munn, Patrick (2013-07-09). "Sam Heughan Cast As Lead In Starz's Drama Series 'Outlander'". TVWise. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
- "Knives in Hens - 2005 Tour". Retrieved 15 August 2009.
- "Sam Heughan's profile at London Theatre Database". Retrieved 15 August 2009.
- Smith, Mark (September 13, 2010). "First Light joins the squadron of Battle of Britain films". The Herald Scotland. Retrieved July 11, 2013.