Sam Heughan facts: Jamie Fraser from Outlander actor's whisky, wife, and will he be the next James Bond?

Sam Heughan is back playing Jamie Fraser in the highly-anticipated Outlander Season 6.

Friday, 29th April 2022, 11:56 am

The Scottish actor has returned to our screens in the hugely popular Outlander series.

Outlander Season 6 is available from March 6 – and Heughan himself was on the red carpet for the world premiere last month.

Since first appearing as Jamie in Outlander Season 1, the now 41-year-old has won the hearts of fans all over the world.

Outlander Season 6 star Sam Heughan with his whisky brand The Sassenach (Sam Heughan social media)

He became best friends with co-star Graham McTavish, and together they launched a spin-off TV series and book.

The Balmaclellan lad has also released his own whisky, created the My Peak Challenge – and been tipped to be the next James Bond.

Here’s everything you need to know about Sam Heughan.

Sam Heughan The Sassenach whisky price, and how to buy

Sam Heughan in Outlander Season 6 (Outlander Starz)

Sam Heughan launched his own whisky The Sassenach back in 2020.

It is a blended Scotch whisky, inspired by Highland landscapes and of course Outlander itself.

With flavours of butterscotch, citrus, and warming spices, the whisky has won awards and quickly became a bestseller.

It can be purchased at Master of Malt for £79.95 (70cl).

Outlander star Sam Heughan with his bestie Graham McTavish filming Men In Kilts (Sam Heughan social media)

After the success of his whisky, Heughan has also released a spin-off tequila The Sassenach Select.

Does Sam Heughan have a wife or girlfriend?

Sam Heughan is not married, and he is normally quite private about his relationships.

But it is believed he could currently be dating Australian model Monika Clarke after they were photographed together in March 2022.

The actor has previously been linked to MacKenzie Mauzy (Into The Woods) and Amy Shiels (Twin Peaks).

Though some fans "ship" Heughan with his Outlander co-star Caitriona Balfe, they are just good friends.

In fact, he attended her wedding to music producer Tony McGill, who she now has a child with.

Heughan has previously spoken about finding it difficult to juggle a relationship with his busy work schedule.

He told The Inquirer: “Relationships are hard when you’re working in Scotland 10 months a year.

"I travel a lot and any downtime I have, I’m trying to do other projects, so very much, my career comes first.”

However, there’s always the great bromance between Heughan and his former Outlander co-star Graham McTavish.

The pair launched a show together called Men In Kilts, and have even released a book, The Clanlands Almanac.

Is Sam Heughan the next James Bond 007? What has Sam Heughan said about playing Bond?

In the wake of Daniel Craig’s final Bond film No Time To Die, rumours have been raging as to who will play 007 next.

For a long time, Sam Heughan has been suggested for the iconic role.

If chosen, he would be the first Scottish actor to play Bond since the late Sir Sean Connery.

Heughan, who had auditioned for Casino Royale in 2005, said he would “jump” at the opportunity.

Speaking to PA, he said: “ I think it’s an incredible franchise and a great character, so of course I would jump at it.”

The actor is among the favourites to play 007, alongside the likes of Richard Madden, Rege-Jean Page, and Henry Cavill.

What other films and TV shows has Sam Heughan starred in?

Sam Heughan trained in acting at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow.

His first television roles included River City, Midsomer Murders, and Doctors. In the 2000s, he appeared in TV movies A Very British Sex Scandal and A Christmas Princess.

But Heughan got his big break when he was cast as Jamie Fraser in Outlander back in 2014.

Since, he has starred in The Spy Who Dumped Me with Mila Kunis, SAS: Red Notice opposite Ruby Rose, and has been cast in upcoming movie Everest alongside Ewan McGregor.

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