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Kirkcudbright actor Sam Heughan receives second honorary degree in a week

Kirkcudbright born Sam Heughan is visiting Glasgow University’s Crichton Campus in his home region of Dumfries and Galloway.

The 39-year-old, who plays Jamie Fraser in the time-travel drama 'Outlander' since 2014, was awarded an honorary degree for his artistic success and charity work.

This is his second university visit in the space of a week, last week the Scottish actor received another honorary doctorate from the University of Stirling “for his outstanding contribution to acting and charitable endeavours.”

The actor received a doctorate from the University of Stirling last week “for his outstanding contribution to acting and charitable endeavours.” Credit: PA

He began his professional television career in 2004, staring in a miniseries called Island of War.

Five years later, he portrayed Scott Nielsen in BBC soap opera Doctors – a role which saw him nominated for Villain of the Year at the British Soap Awards.

The Scottish actor has stared in the time-travel drama 'Outlander' since 2014. Credit: Sam Heughan Instagram

In 2011, he played Prince Ashton in Television Film A Princess for Christmas. This portrayal received a nomination for Most Inspiring Performance in Television at the 20th Annual Grace Awards.

Heughan did his first voice acting performance as Mirror Master in Lego DC Super-Villans.

Prior to and during these roles, he has performed in several theatre productions, such as Guildenstern and Fortinbras in Hamlet and Batman in Batman Live.

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