Sam Heughan, who played Jamie Fraser in hit drama Outlander, has seen earnings soar at his showbusiness firm Cairn Mor Creative according to accounts filed at Companies House.
Outlander star Sam Heughan has more than doubled his fortune, to a cool £5.5million.
The actor, who attended school in Edinburgh, gathered a global following after playing Highland warrior Jamie Fraser in the hit drama. Scotland’s economy saw a boost with the “Outlander effect” getting fans to flock to historic sites.
Heughan’s bank balance got a boost as well, after his company saw an impressive set of results. His showbusiness firm, Cairn Mor Creative, had total assets of almost £6.2million for 2023 according to accounts filed at Companies House, reports the Daily Record.
After paying off creditors, the firm reported shareholder funds of £5,498,283. That is a rise of almost £3million on the previous year when it was valued at £2,542,819.
Heughan, 43, set up the company, based in Surrey, in April 2015 after he finished filming Outlander’s first season. The nature of the business is listed as “performing arts” and its first set of accounts in 2016 showed shareholder funds of just £87,625.
The actor has a separate company for his Sassenach whisky and gin business. Its first set of accounts are not due until later this year. Heughan plays charismatic Fraser in Outlander, which charts the adventures of Claire Randall, a former World War II combat nurse played by Irish actress Caitriona Balfe.
Randall is on a second honeymoon to Scotland with her husband Frank in 1945 when she is transported back to 1743. It is here, on the cusp of the Jacobite rising, that she meets the dashing Fraser. Heughan, who was born in New Galloway, Dumfries and Galloway, spent his teenage years in Edinburgh before going on to study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow.
His part in David Greig’s Outlying Islands in 2002 saw him nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award as most promising new performer. Other early roles included parts in River City, Midsomer Murders and the BBC soap Doctors, before landing his big break in Outlander in 2013.