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Cirdan Heughan- Brother of Actor Sam Heughan

Who is Cirdan Heughan?

Cirdan Heughan is well-known as the brother of famous Scottish actor Sam Heughan. Sam is globally renowned for the portrayal of ‘Jamie Fraser’ in the Netflix drama series ‘Outlander.’

Being the brother of a celebrated actor, Cirdan Heughan is often in the limelight. He was born in the South-Western part of Scotland. His single mother, Chrissie Heughan, raised Cirdan and Sam Heughan.

Moreover, their parents were members of a hippy group in London, namely Gandalf Garden. The group was greatly influenced by the writings of the famous English writer J.R.R. Tolkien. Therefore, the Heughan brothers were also named after the ‘The Lord of Rings’ characters.

Cirdan Heughan Biography
Cirdan Heughan Biography

Quick Facts

Full NameCirdan Heughan
Also known asCirdan
BirthdateLate 70s
AgeThe Mid 40s
BirthplaceBalmaclellan, Dumfries and Galloway City, Scotland
Currently ResidingBalmaclellan, Dumfries and Galloway City, Scotland
Height6 feet 2 inches (188 cm)
Weight196 lbs. (89 Kgs)
Sexual OrientationStraight
EthnicityWhite/ Caucasian 
Hair ColorBlonde
Eye ColorBlue
EducationHigh School from Edinburgh Rudolf Steiner School, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Marital StatusMarried
ParentsChrissie Heughan (Mother)
SpouseVictoria Lawson Heughan (Wife)
HobbiesCycling, Watching Sports, and Travelling
Net WorthUSD 3-5 Million
Social MediaInstagram

Early Life & Childhood

Cirdan Heughan, along with his celebrity brother Sam Heughan was born and raised in the higher lands of Scotland. The exact date of birth of Cirdan has not been disclosed. However, as per sources, he was born in the late 70s.

After his father left home, abandoning his family, Cirdan and Sam were raised solely by their mother, Chrissie Heughan. She worked in many places and took multiple jobs to raise her children. Further, Cirdan and Sam have shared a great bond since childhood.

They enjoy each other’s company. The siblings would play games and spend time together during childhood while their mother worked. Moreover, Chrissie Heughan, with her two sons, later moved to Edinburgh to get a better life. At that time, the Heughan brothers were in their early teenage.

Educational Background

Cirdan received his primary education from Kells Primary School, located in the village of New Galloway. Further, Cirdan and Sam attended James Gillespie’s High School in Lauderdale, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

There the siblings pursued their high school education. After a few years at Gillespie’s High School, they shifted to Edinburgh Rudolf Steiner School. As per sources, Cirdan was a regular average kind of student.

On the contrary, his actor brother was an all-rounder. Moreover, Outlander fame Sam Heughan got the opportunity to represent their high school in the prestigious BBC Carlton Hobbs radio talent competition. 

Cirdan Heughan Parents

The parents of Cirdan Heughan parted ways when he was a child. His mother’s name is Chrissie Heughan. She is an artist by profession. Unfortunately, the name of Cirdan’s father is not known as of now.

Cirdan Heughan's mother Chrissie Heughan
Cirdan Heughan’s mother Chrissie Heughan

His father left his family and moved to an island in Canada. Then, Cirdan and Chrissie faced many struggles. His mother worked day and night to earn a living.

Later, in 2014, the Heughan siblings reconciled with their father. However, a year after Sam and Cirdan, Heughan’s father died due to leukemia.

Chrissie Heughan (Mother)

The mother of Cirdan Heughan is Chrissie Heughan. She is a professional artist based in Edinburgh. Moreover, she is a single mother who raised her two sons independently.

Chrissie Heughan graduated from Edinburgh College of Arts in 1995. In addition, she also pursued Fine Arts and Design in Dumfries and Galloway College of Technology. After graduation, she began working as an artist and teacher.

Moreover, Chrissie obtained membership in the Society of Scottish Artists. Furthermore, she started teaching Arts at Edinburgh College of Arts in 2012. She has received many honors and awards due to her dedication and efforts.


Sam Heughan (Brother)

The younger brother of Cirdan is Sam Heughan. Sam is a celebrated Scottish actor, producer, and media personality. He received global recognition and fame for the portrayal of ‘Jamie Fraser’ in the popular fantasy series ‘Outlander.’

Sam had a keen interest in acting and drama since childhood. He began his career during his high school days. Further, Heughan went to the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. He graduated in 2003. 

Sam Heughan
Sam Heughan

Heughan first appeared in David Greig’s play ‘Outlying Islands.’ The drama was shown in prestigious theatres like Traverse Theatre and Royal Court Theatre in London. Moreover, he also won the ‘Most Promising Performer’ title in the Laurence Olivier Award for the same.

Sam Heughan Television and Films

Sam Heughan made his television debut with the miniseries Island at War’. He then worked in several TV shows and soap operas. Some examples are ‘River City,’ ‘The Wild West,’ ‘A Very British Sex Scandal,’ ‘Breaking the Mould’, ‘Midsomer Murders’, ‘Rebus’, ‘Party Animals’, etc.

Moreover, Heughan also worked in many theatres and live acts like ‘The Vortex’ at the Royal Exchange Theatre, ‘Hamlet’ at the Citizen’s Theatre, and ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at the Dundee Repertory Theatre, ‘Macbeth’ at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, etc.

Sam gained a lot of fame after his performance as Scott Nielson in the popular BBC soap opera ‘Doctors .’In addition, he was also nominated for the ‘Villain of the Year’ award in the British Soap Award. Furthermore, in 2011, he made his movie debut with the movie ‘A Princess for Christmas.’

The most prominent role of Sam Heughan was in the famous drama series ‘Outlander’ in 2013. Subsequently, he worked in several movies like ‘Emulsion,’ ‘Heart of Lightness,’ ‘When the Straight Ends,’ ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me,’ ‘SAS: Red Notice,’ etc.

Moreover, he also worked alongside Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Celine Dion in the romantic movie, ‘Text for You’. Furthermore, Sam is the recipient of ‘The people’s Choice Award for Favorite Cable Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor’ and the ‘Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television’ for his performance in ‘Outlander.’

Cirdan Heughan and Sam Heughan

The two brothers are very fond of each other. The famous actor Sam Heughan is often snapped by the paparazzi with his brother Cirdan Heughan.

Outlander's Sam with his brothers
Cirdan Heughan and Sam Heughan

The siblings love to go to stadiums and watch a game together. Moreover, Sam and Cirdan often go on adventures. In addition, they are also often seen attending various campaigns and marathons.

Relationship & Romantic Affairs  

Victoria Lawson Heughan (Wife)

Victoria Lawson is the wife of Cirdan Heughan. She is known mainly by her nickname Vicki. As per sources, the couple dated for a few years before getting married.

They tied the knot among close family members and friends. Sadly, further information regarding their wedding is not known.


Cirdan Heughan and Victoria Lawson Heughan have an adorable son. Unfortunately, additional information about their son has not been made public.

Cirdan Heughan Net Worth

The brother of Sam Heughan maintains a low-key life away from the spotlight. He belongs to a celebrity family. However, he is not a part of the entertainment industry.

He is an entrepreneur and runs his own business. Further, Cirdan Heughan’s net worth is estimated at USD 3-5 million.

Cirdan Heughan Battle with Cancer

In 2008, Cirdan’s health started deteriorating. Later, in the same year, Heughan was diagnosed with testicular cancer. He then had to undergo surgery to treat his cancer.

After his recovery, he started actively participating in awareness campaigns related to cancer. Heughan, along with his brother Sam, promotes cancer-related charity organizations, fundraising, and cancer awareness. 

Social Media

Heughan is active on social media like Instagram. However, he is not active on other social media channels like Twitter and Facebook.


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