Sam Heughan

Sam Heughan

Award-winning Scots actor Sam Heughan – best-known for playing the lead role in hit television show Outlander – has spoken of his delight after receiving an honorary degree from the University of Stirling.

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Award-winning, Scots actor Sam Heughan has appeared in a host of television and film productions and is best-known for his role as Jamie Fraser in hit series Outlander. He has won a number of best actor awards for his performances in Outlander, and received nominations for both a BAFTA and a Critic’s Choice Television Award.

Mr Heughan is an ardent supporter of the blood cancer charity, Bloodwise, and has established his own charitable foundation, My Peak Challenge.

He is recognised for his outstanding contribution to acting and charitable endeavours.

Watch Honorary Graduate Sam Heughan's speech