Outlander Jamie Fraser star Sam Heughan ‘desperate’ for Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power role

Scottish actor would relish the chance to star in hit fantasy series

Sam Heughan has admitted he would love a role in Amazon series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.

The Scottish star, who plays Highland Warrior Jamie Fraser in Outlander, said in a recent interview that he loves the fantasy genre, and he would relish the chance to star in The Rings of Power, which has just been confirmed for a second season.

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The 42-year-old told interviewer Holly Newson: “I’m still desperate to be an elf or a dwarf.

Sam Heughan has admitted he would love a role in Amazon series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.

“So if The Rings of Power are still casting, I’m available! I’ve even got a ginger wig if they’re interested.”

Newson then replied: “I can imagine you as an elf.”

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Laughing, Heughan added: “Thank you. Well, I may have had some prosthetics done at some point.

“You might see in the future,” he teased. “It was a lot of fun.”

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Earlier this, the Evening News reported that Heughan has opened up about his family’s move to Edinburgh when he was a teenager – saying it was like a “like a whole new world for him”.

The hugelyh-popular actor moved from his native Dumfries and Galloway to the Scottish capital at the age of 12.

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In his new memoir Waypoints, which currently tops the New York Times bestseller list, he talks about what it was like to be uprooted from a quiet community to a bustling city.

In a chapter titled ‘The Wake-Up Call’, Heughan reveals that his family moved to Edinburgh so his mother could enrol at Edinburgh College of Art.

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He writes: “After years of living in a quiet community, my mother, my brother and I packed our belongings for what felt like a whole new world.

“Swapping the stable and the castle ruins for a suburban street in Edinburgh, we set about settling in for this new chapter in our lives.

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“It was a big change, but also hugely exciting for two young lads like Cirdan and me. I had just finished at my little primary school, so I started high school at the same time as all my new classmates.

“It was a little overwhelming to begin with, but since I could now see without the dreaded glasses, I soon started to make friends and feel comfortable in a crowd.”

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The 12-year-old Heughan attended James Gillespie's High School, which he recalls as having “very strong on rules and discipline”.

He also remembers a run-in with the school’s head teacher, after an incident involving a carton of milk.

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Heughan writes: “On one occasion, I came very close to getting into trouble from the top.

“At the time, I had just been made a school prefect... The incident began with a milk carton. I had been tasked with helping to dish them out at break time to pupils who were part of a milk-in-schools scheme.

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“On finding one left over, I decided to join the scheme for one break only... A moment later, like a gunslinger in some two-bit town, the headmistress stepped out.

“My eyes went wide with horror... I seized an escape route in the form of the door to the toilet block... I took one look at the open window and lobbed it out.”

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Musing that it was the perhaps first time he ever got into character, Heughan goes on to describe raiding a bin once his headmistress questioned him about the missing milk carton – and how he bluffed her after luckily finding one at the bottom.

He writes: “The headmistress considered the carton in my hand... Once again she seemed to be searching my expression for cracks. The face-off only lasted for a couple of seconds, but it felt like a lifetime.

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“It was perhaps the first occasion that I'd got into character, and it wouldn't be the last. Ultimately it showed me what was possible if I delivered it with conviction.”

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