Outlander star Sam Heughan on Scottish independence, super fans and his life changing role

When Sam Heughan was a young boy growing up in Dumfries and Galloway, he could often be found romping through the surrounding countryside, wooden stick in hand, imagining himself as iconic figures from Scottish history: Bonnie Prince Charlie, Robert the Bruce and William Wallace.

These days Heughan gets to play a swashbuckling hero for a living. The 35-year-old actor has a leading role in hit US television series Outlander as gallant Highlander Jamie Fraser, a man whose daring adventures take place against a backdrop of the looming 1745 Jacobite rising.

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