7 Sam Heughan

Sam Heughan

Actor, 23

Lives London.

Who he? After making a hit at last year’s Festival in Outlying Islands, this Edinburgh boy appeared at the Royal Court in London, the Toronto World Stage Festival and in New York, before the traditional Traverse trip around the Highlands and Islands. Only a week after graduating from the RSAMD this summer, he began rehearsals for Island at War, a six-part drama for ITV, due to be aired in 2004. He’s in the enviable position of having several offers of work for when the project finishes and hopes to assay the Bard, or embark upon a "sword and sandal film. Anything with a sharp object would do". Hollywood, get ready for him.

Conquests His rising profile has only increased his circle of admirers, but Sam is "still searching for that perfect eligible lady". Just turn to page 22, Sam!

Haunts Any of the "great clubs and pubs" in Soho.

Pluses Check out the "wet long johns" scenes in the upcoming series and all will be revealed...

Minuses Can you really compete with the actresses, models and female fans starting to swarm?

Do Buy him a pint while he’s home visiting.

Don’t Moan about the price. Sam’s current complaint is how much dearer it is in London, compared to Scotland.