Outlander star Sam Heughan 'wanted to be an elf' as a child.

Sam Heughan is one of Scotland's most famous actors, but if he had followed his joyful boyhood ambitions, things may have turned out very differently.

The actor rose to prominence as Jamie Fraser in Outlander after attending James Gillespie's High School in the city.

According to the Daily Record, he most recently appeared in The Couple Next Door alongside Eleanor Tomlinson.

"My first Christmas present that I remember, honestly, I'm going to reveal my inner geek here," he explained. I was most likely a teenager.

"Of course, my mother got me a lot of great stuff, but my uncle came for Christmas and got me a board game, Hero Quest,

 which I'd always wanted." Elves, dwarves, orcs, and other like creatures. That's probably why I wanted to be an elf when I grew up."

Sam will be back on set next year, filming the last season of Outlander, which will end after a decade on the screen. As previously reported by the Daily Record,

the actor has remarked that he will be heartbroken when the historical time-travel drama concludes, but he is looking forward to fresh opportunities in the future.

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