Sam Heughan at the “Black Sails” Premiere

Posted on January 10, 2014

Sam Heughan attends the Starz original series premiere of “Black Sails” at the Harmony Gold Preview House and Theater in Hollywood, California.





[Photo Credit: Angela Weiss/Getty Images, Parisa/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES]

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  • d4divine

    He’s pretty darn hot….but those pants…

  • I swear I have never heard this man’s name before, but he is pretty!

    ETA Oh god, he’s from Dumfriesshire! The accent! Divine, who cares what he is wearing.

  • decormaven

    Nice choice of shirt color to make the eye color pop. Need to know more about this actor.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    I have no complaints. This looks to be a show with lots of bearded men, so I already like it.

  • jilly_d

    I can has?

  • lalahartma

    Is that “Jamie?”

    • raininmai

      It is!

  • boweryboy

    That hair is serving up Sigourney Weaver Working Girl realness.

    • Klaudia Dimitrievic Galas

      It’s for the role-18th century Scotland.

  • Klaudia Dimitrievic Galas

    He’s Jamie Fraser in the upcoming Starz series, Outlander. You must google. He is beautiful-especially in a kilt!!

    • SRQkitten

      He is Jamie? A friend of mine raved about his selection but hadn’t had a chance to look him up. Ok, can see that now. Years ago, I had always hoped that Heath Ledger would get cast in that role, cause I think he woulda been brilliant but that obviously wasn’t to be.

      • Klaudia Dimitrievic Galas

        Yes, and he has the seal of approval from Diana Gabaldon:)

      • marlie

        I immediately though this guy had a Heath Ledger vibe going on, so perhaps casting him in that role is appropriate.

    • Glam Dixie

      I must have been under a rock, I had no idea they were making a series from Outlander. How exciting! Must go and google to see who all they cast!

      • Klaudia Dimitrievic Galas

        You will be amazed!

      • marlie

        What did you think of the books?

        • Glam Dixie

          I loved them. They are a huge time investment, and not for the faint of heart but they always left me wanting to read more. I started them years ago when they first came out and I’m still reading each one. Sometimes they are so long that I have to take a break and read something else and go back but I always do. I’m always floored by how she weaves all of these different story lines together.

          • travelingcat

            Regarding the time investment, I’ve discovered audio books. I’ve read the whole series and was interested in revisiting the first one as it has been so long. I’m in grad school while working full-time, so reading for pleasure doesn’t happen. My work-around has been listening to audio books while in the car. My library has this series and I was able to check out Outlander before the holidays and start in while on a road trip. Unabridged, it is 28 CD’s so even with the road trip it took me three weeks to get through the whole thing. The narrator is really good and it was lovely to hear the characters with their proper accents.

          • Glam Dixie

            Audio books are a great idea if you spend a good amount of time in the car. My mom loves them, she has a long commute to work and it’s the only way she gets to enjoy books anymore.

        • demidaemon

          I’ve only read the first one, but I was able to burn through it while waiting for flights back in the day. I never imagined Jamie with a manperm though. And, *spoiler* I wonder how they will handle the pretty brutal man-on man action in the first novel *end spoiler*. It is Starz, though…

          • Glam Dixie

            It’s been so long I couldn’t remember if that was in the first book or not, I’m sure since it’s cable they will manage to get the point across quite well, if they even go there.

        • formerlyAnon

          I have to admit I read about one and a half or two and a half and got bored to death. And I read an UNHEALTHY amount of genre fiction (or I did before I subbed in a good portion of fan fiction for some of it), so it wasn’t literary snobbishness. It was mostly the violence – didn’t offend me as much as bore me because I couldn’t engage fully enough to be offended.

          ETA: I did start out by mostly enjoying the first one, though, so I do understand the appeal.

          • Just Me

            I just started reading the first one this weekend and already, I see I am not going to make it to the rest. It is a pleasant read, don’t get me wrong, but it is not engrossing enought for me to want to keep going after this one.

          • Klaudia Dimitrievic Galas

            You have to give it a chance. The first 100-200 pages are a little slow, but once you get to a certain point-yow za! You won’t be able to put it down!

          • Just Me

            Thanks. I appreciate the advice. I’m a fast reader. Already at the “witch trial”. I do like it, but not enough to invest 8 books worth of time.

    • marlie

      Do you recommend the book(s)? I’m looking for something interesting to buy with my Amazon gift card.

      • Klaudia Dimitrievic Galas

        They are my favorites-don’t really fit a particular genre. If you like history, sex, violence, war, sex, a bit of sci-fi, then YES!! Diana is a terrific writer-you can see, feel, taste everything she describes. Her characters come alive in your head-and stay there long after you finish-forever if you’re lucky!;)

        • marlie

          I just checked, and the Kindle version of the first book is only $2, so I have no problem buying it to see if I want to commit to the rest of the series.

          • Just Me

            That’s what I did…it is turning into a decent weekend read.

      • Sartorial_She

        Allow me to offer a dissenting opinion: proceed with extreme caution! The premise and setting of the book(s) are really intriguing, which is why I was so disappointed when I started reading.

        As KDG states, there is a lot of sex and and a lot of violence, neither of which offend me. I loved the historical context of the novel. But there is also a disturbing amount of graphic sexual violence–not the consensual kind–that I just couldn’t stomach. I had to stop reading. Also, I thought Jamie was a wife-beating asshole and Claire was a self-absorbed bitch.

        But, I know many, many women and BKs who will vehemently disagree with me. Clearly just not my cup of tea.

        • marlie

          Thanks for the feedback. I’ll read the first book, and if it’s my cup of tea, I can move on to the rest, and if not, I won’t have wasted too much $.

          • Sartorial_She

            I love Kindle for that reason!

        • random_poster

          I had the exact same reaction. I read the first one, and liked the story enough to look past the sexual violence and pick up the next one. I didn’t get too far into the second book before giving up altogether.

          For $2, Marlie, it’s worth a try.

      • Ann L Scandiffio

        They are fantastic books!! You can get Outlander on Kindle for $1.99 just now, it’s on special. Enjoy!

      • demidaemon

        I do!

      • (Spoilers ahead) I liked the first book (well, okay, the spanking scene wasn’t my thing, but I could kind of overlook it in the context) until I got to the brutal sadistic rape part at the end. Too much for me. For what it’s worth, I had more than one person tell me that the quality of the series drops off significantly after the first book (Dune, anyone?). I didn’t try reading further in the series.

  • Glam Dixie

    If only Liam Neeson were younger, sigh, I guess he’ll do as Jamie.

  • hughman

    “Maybe I am, maybe I’m not. It’s my junk, what do you care if I touch it?”

    • StellaZafella

      Ach! There’s some juice loose in this hoos!

  • I’m getting “male Elizabeth Moss”.

    • kimmeister

      You’re so right!

    • ShaoLinKitten

      Now that you’ve pointed it out, I can’t unsee it!

  • Diego!

    Is he too greedy and doesn’t want his coins to fall off? He looks great! I love this look. For myself. Duh! 😛

  • Trickytrisha

    What’s a few zits when the rest of you is hunky dory delicious? I’m sure he’ll clean up nice for TV.

    • Lizzrd

      Ever heard of moles?

      • Trickytrisha

        So that slightly puffy little red spot with the whitish center above the corner of his left eye is a mole? Maybe a couple other red spots on the forehead? Yes, he has moles, but the two aren’t mutually exclusive.

  • MilaXX

    now I really want to see this show.

  • KT

    mmmmm pimples.

    • Lizzrd

      Moles. Just moles. Beauty spots, if you prefer.

  • Lo

    Wait till you see him in kilt, he’s sooooooo hot!

  • Miss wks

    his face looks like he’s thinking “gawd I hate this shit.”

    • Just Me

      Yeah, in that kind of “let me take you home and show you what better things we can do with our time” way. Yes. Please. All Night Long.

    • Mrs. Julien

      As an Outlander fan, it’s been interesting watching the poor guy enter the crucible of sudden internet fame. He gets more composed at each event.

  • Well, pardner, now that I’ve taken off my holster, how about a shot of whiskey for this here cowboy?

    • Imasewsure

      Yes my first thought was “Dalton gang?” Cute little cow poke…

  • Clueless_Jock

    Very sharp.

  • LeelaST

    Did he spill something on the matching pants? Were they lost at sea?

  • Rand Ortega

    Hey, Boo! Heeeyyy!!!
    (No idea who he is, but he certainly shivers my timbers)

    • marlie

      I can totally “hear” you saying that. xo

  • Pennymac

    Yes, please.

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    Oooh, ooh was Toby Stephens there?!

    *checks other photos from the event*

    *is disappointed*

    Please, please, please Darling Gay Uncles – if you’ll only feature the dashing Toby Stephens at the earliest opportunity then I promise I’ll never ask you for anything again!

    PS – I’ve pre-ordered the book!

    • GenieinTX

      OMG, I had no idea Toby Stephens was going to be in Black Sails. I guess I’m ordering Starz sooner than I thought I was. He was the most swoon worthy Mr. Rochester!

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        Damn right! He was the best Mr Rochester since Orson Welles – he’s fabulous!

  • marlie

    Aside from the usual “he needs to shave,” I like this. A LOT. That vest really works for him.

    • Klaudia Dimitrievic Galas

      You should see him in a kilt! Starz Outlander twitter has amazing pics of him and co-star Caitriona Balfe

  • GenieinTX

    Woohoo for Jamie Fraser. Seriously, if you haven’t read Outlander, give it a go. The fans are super excited for the new Starz show.

  • Renaissance_Man_ATL

    Brown belt (at least he’s wearing a belt!) with black shoes is making my eye twitch! Brown shoes would have been a better choice. Everything else looks good? 🙂

    • Just Me

      I like the brown belt…gives it a more casual air and it pulls the color down from his hair. Brown shoes would have seemed a bit contrived/trying too hard for this look. I like it!

      • Renaissance_Man_ATL

        Sorry, the accessories should match.

  • Claudia Berry

    Oh Jamie Fraser, you are prettier in 18th century clothing 😀

  • quiltrx

    This sounds stupid, but his hair is an interesting color…not brown, not red…and I kinda want to tangle my fingers in it and go from there. Beautiful eyes, too.

    • tallgirl1204

      I understand that it was colored to suit the Jamie Fraser part…

  • Just Me

    Me likey. I don’t know him from Adam, but if Adam was looking at me like that, I might tell the snake to come back later…I’m busy.

    • RL McGruder

      THIS. (Hee!)

  • formerlyAnon

    I really like that vest on him. I’d go so far as to say he’s perfectly dressed waist up. And the black jeans are fine if not perfect. As to his personal charms: Wow. A tad too pretty but I’d get over that in a heartbeat if there were ever any real reason to do so.

  • demidaemon

    You know what? I think the manperm is worse than greasy looking redneck hair.

    There. I said it.

    • formerlyAnon

      If it were a tighter perm, I’d agree. This, I can’t dislike that much. Though I may just be beguiled by the hair color, which I like.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      What makes you think it’s a perm? It could be naturally curly hair, which gets a lot of hate on men.

      • demidaemon

        It’s too “just so,” if you know what I mean. It’s too artfully curled, which makes me think either product, heat, or technique were involved in making it this way. My guess is all three. I’m not deducting points for putting the effort in to make his hair look good. He’s leagues above Norman Reedus (sp?) in that department. It’s just not my cup of tea.

  • MannahattaMamma

    goodness gracious who is this fresh young thing and would he like to have … um… a cup of tea? Or something?

  • understateddiva

    This guy looks like a super hot version of my high school boyfriend, who was half-British, half-Irish (parents born across the pond). At that time, whenever people would talk about celebrity doppelgangers, he would get compared to Kelsey Grammar, whom he also favors in a different way. It’s too bad their youths didn’t coincide, as I would have much rather told him this comparison!

  • Loladog10

    I don’t mean to body slam but seriously–Sam, you’re making good money now. Get those moles removed! I only mention this to you because it can be a health hazard with too much sun exposure. Plus, Robert Redford never took my advice on this matter.