Sam Heughan is a Scottish actor best known for his starring role as Jamie Fraser, a strapping young Scottish clan lord with a complicated past and a disarming sense of humour, in the fantasy period drama television series Outlander.
Heughan is a graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama; he was a 2003 nominee for the Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Performance for his work in the program.
In 2013 he originated the role of Batman in the DC/Warner Brothers and Waterlane production of Batman Live, an international tour which opened at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles and went on to tour in South America and throughout Europe.
In 2010, he was nominated for a British Soap Award for Villain of the Year for his role as Scott Neilson in the BBC soap opera Doctors. He has also had roles in a range of television series including, River City, Island at War, The Wild West, Midsomer Murders and Any Human Heart as Lieutenant McStay.
His TV movie credits include Breaking the Mould for BBC Television, A Very British Sex Scandal for Channel 4 and First Light for BBC2. He was nominated for a Grace award for his performance as Prince Ashton, the son of Sir Roger Moore, in A Princess for Christmas for Hallmark Channel.
His film credits include the short film Small Moments, and the feature films Alexander the Great from Macedonia and Emulsion. He can also be seen in Heart of Lightness.
On stage, Heughan has performed at a variety of theatres in such productions as King John, Romeo and Juliet, The Vortex, Hamlet, Macbeth, The Talented Mr. Ripley and more. At the Royal Scottish Academy, Heughan starred in productions including Crime & Punishment, The Seagull and Prometheus Bound.