He was nominated for a 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Most Promising Newcomer of 2002 for his performance in Outlying Islands performed at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs.
Graduate of The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD) in Glasgow.
Sam Heughan won the BBC Anglo Fan Favourite Man of the Year for 2014 with 61% of the votes over David Tennant.
Narrated the 8th Installment of author Cassandra Clare's "Shadowhunter Academy" series, "The Fiery Trial" which was released September, 2015.
Named the first Global Brand Ambassador for iconic outdoor clothing company Barbour in 2016 and became the face of Barbour's exclusive menswear tartan collection. Launch of Sam's signature capsule collection for Barbour will debut in Autumn Winter of 2017.
Grand Marshall at the 2016 New York Tartan Day Parade, which was led in past years by other illustrious Scots, including Sean Connery, Alan Cumming, Brian Cox, Kevin McKidd, and Graham McTavish.
In November 2016, Sam Heughan was named Scotland President for blood cancer charity Bloodwise. The actor has participated in several marathons and a triathlon on behalf of Bloodwise in addition to other fund raising efforts in the fight again blood cancer.
Supported the Independence of Scotland from Great-Britain and Northern-Ireland in the Referendum.
He is a natural blonde and dyes his hair for his role as James Fraser on Outlander.