Sam Heughan

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Sam Heughan
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Heughan at the Outlander premiere in New York in August 2014
Born(1980-04-30) 30 April 1980 (age 34)
New Galloway, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
OccupationActor
Years active2001–present
 
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Sam Heughan
Outlander premiere episode screening at 92nd Street Y in New York 08 (crop).jpg
Heughan at the Outlander premiere in New York in August 2014
Born(1980-04-30) 30 April 1980 (age 34)
New Galloway, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
OccupationActor
Years active2001–present

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.[1]

Life and career[edit]

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.[2] In 2011, he played Prince Ashton in the Hallmark Channel film A Princess for Christmas.[3]

In 2011 and 2012, he starred as Batman in the touring stage show Batman Live.[3] During this time he made the news for his assistance in a real-life citizen's arrest.[4]

In 2013, Heughan was cast as Jamie Fraser on the Starz period drama series Outlander.[3] 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."[5]

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
2001Small MomentsN/AShort film
2007Very British Sex Scandal, AA Very British Sex ScandalEdward McNallyTelevision film
2009Breaking the Mould: The Story of PenicillinDr Charles FletcherTelevision film
2010First LightGeoffrey 'Boy' WellumTelevision film
2010Young Alexander the GreatAlexander
2011Princess for Christmas, AA Princess for ChristmasPrince Ashton of CastleburyTelevision film
2013EmulsionRonny Maze
2014Heart of LightnessLyngstrand
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2004Island at WarPhilip DorrMiniseries; 5 episodes
2005River CityLee McGowan3 episodes
2006Wild West, TheThe Wild WestJohn TunstallMiniseries; episode: "Billy the Kid"
2007Midsomer MurdersIan KingEpisode: "King's Crystal"
2007Party AnimalsAdrian Chapple2 episodes
2007RebusPeter CarrEpisode: "Knots and Crosses"
2009DoctorsScott Nielson21 episodes
2010Any Human HeartLieutenant McStayEpisode 2
2014–presentOutlanderJamie FraserMain cast

Theatre[edit]

YearTitleRoleTheatreNotes
2002Outlying IslandsJohnRoyal Court Theatre Upstairs, LondonNominated – Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Performer
2005Knives in Hens[2][6]Pony WilliamTAG Theatre Company, Glasgow
2007Vortex, TheThe Vortex[7]Tom VeryanRoyal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
2007Hamlet[7]Guildenstern, FortinbrasCitizens Theatre, Glasgow
2007Pearlfisher, TheThe Pearlfisher[7]Roderick, Eddie the GafferTraverse Theatre, Edinburgh
2008Romeo and Juliet[7]ParisDundee Repertory Theatre
2008Macbeth[7]Malcolm, murdererRoyal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh
2009Plague Over England[7]GregoryDuchess Theatre, West End
2011–12Batman Live[7]BatmanTouring show
2012King JohnKing JohnOran Mor theatre

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IMDb profile". Retrieved 14 August 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Sam Heughan infosite". Retrieved 14 August 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c "Sam Heughan Cast as Jamie Fraser in Starz and Sony's Outlander". ComingSoon.net. 9 July 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Batman Live star Sam Heughan becomes real life superhero as he helps catch alleged thief". Daily Record. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 
  5. ^ Munn, Patrick (9 July 2013). "Sam Heughan Cast As Lead In Starz's Drama Series 'Outlander'". TVWise. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Knives in Hens - 2005 Tour". Retrieved 15 August 2009. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g "Sam Heughan". London Theatre Database. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 

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