Scottish actor Sam Heughan has been announced as Scotland President of blood cancer charity Bloodwise.
Sam, 36, who plays Jamie Fraser in the hit TV series Outlander, has been a staunch supporter of the charity since 2011, most recently spearheading fundraising and fitness campaign ‘My Peak Challenge’.
The initiative galvanised Sam’s supporters to raise £225,000 to help fund a clinical trial that is testing treatment for one of the most aggressive forms of leukaemia.
He was announced president of the charity at a reception held at the iconic Lighthouse in Glasgow.
It is hoped that Sam’s role at the charity will continue to raise awareness of blood cancers such as leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
Sam, who was joined during the evening by Scottish blood cancer patients, researchers and fundraisers, said: “It is a great honour to be given this title and to have met the extended Bloodwise family and individuals who have contributed to research and helped to fundraise.
“They are making a remarkable difference.
“I hope to honour all those affected by blood cancer and continue the fight against this disease.”
Yvonne Dickson, head of regional fundraising, presented a hand engraved Scottish Quaich to Sam to celebrate the occasion.
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THE Scots actor, who plays Jamie Fraser in the hit Starz series, was named alongside celebs Brad Pitt, Idris Elba and Jeff Goldblum on the list.
SAM Heughan has won countless awards for his stunning performances in Outlander – but now its his wardrobe that’s gaining recognition.
The Scots actor, who plays Jamie Fraser in the hit Starz series, has been named among GQ’s 10 Best Dressed Men of the Week.
The 36-year-old was chosen for his dapper leather jacket and jeans combination, which he sported at the premiere for Star Trek: Beyond.
Sam is in the company of some of the entertainment world’s biggest stars, with Brad Pitt, David Gandy, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum and Chris Pine just a few of the names included on the list.
The hunky star was recently chosen as Barbour’s first Global Brand Ambassador, signing a 2-year deal with the luxury fashion designer.
Sam, who grew up in Galloway and just a short distance from the farm where founder John Barbour lived in the 1800s, said: “Being Scottish, I grew up with the brand and have always been a big fan.
“I have a great passion for the company and their employees that feels more like I’ve been welcomed into their extended family. I very much look forward to designing my own capsule collection based on this ethos and to representing the brand in the UK, the US and internationally.”
Last year, Sam was also named in the Top 10 Sexiest Men Alive by People Magazine. [Source]
Fans are one step closer to the end of droughtlander as it has been revealed that “Outlander” will begin filming for its third season next month. Star Sam Heughan took to his Twitter handle to share the news via a Q&A session with his fans.
While waiting for a delayed flight, Heughan decided to answer a few questions from his fans. One of them asked when season 3 would start shooting, to which Heughan responded, “next month.”
Season 3!!!! @Outlander_STARZ shooting next month!
The Scottish actor also revealed that above all else, he is most excited about filming the reunion scene between his character, Jamie, and his love interest, Claire (Caitriona Balfe).
The reunion… @caitrionambalfe
Additionally, he admitted that he is looking forward to meeting John Grey after one fan asked him which character in “Voyager” was his favorite.
It was previously reported that Lord John Grey, who previously appeared as a young boy, would be fully grown by season 3 because of the 20-year time jump. And although the character has his own spin-off novel franchise, the third season of “Outlander” will only take from “Voyager.”
What else can fans expect from season 3? An older Jamie, for one thing. Season 2 saw an older version of Claire. And given the setting and time of season 3, it is likely that Heughan will also be donning an older look.
In an interview with Vulture, Heughan revealed that the third season is “going to be a completely different show.” How different? “Next year’s stuff is probably the most interesting, in a way. We’ve been setting it up, setting the stage, introducing these characters, and now it goes into new, different worlds,” he continued.
Season 3 is expected to depict the Battle of Culloden, which means there might be one beloved character fans have to say goodbye to — Murtagh (Duncan Lacroix). As avid fans know, Murtagh perished during the battle.
“Outlander” season 3 will premiere in 2017 on Starz. [Source]