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Sam Heughan dons a red wig as filming for Outlander season seven begins 


Sam Heughan dons red wig and climbs aboard a ship as filming for Outlander season seven gets underway in Scotland

Season six of Outlander may have only launched last month. 

But filming for the seventh season is already underway as Sam Heughan got in to character as he clambered aboard a ship on Thursday. 

Reprising his role as the highlander Jamie Fraser, the actor, 41, could be seen with his iconic red wig in the The Port of Burntisland in Fife, Scotland.  

On set: Sam Heughan, 41, donned a red wig to reprise his role as Jamie Fraser as filming for Outlander season seven began in Scotland on Thursday

On set: Sam Heughan, 41, donned a red wig to reprise his role as Jamie Fraser as filming for Outlander season seven began in Scotland on Thursday

The historical drama, which is based on the ongoing novel series of the same name by Diana Gabaldon, features Sam as one of the main characters alongside Caitriona Balfe. 

The actor donned a black wool coat with leather boots and a knife strapped to his waist belt for his full 18th century attire.  

As he climbed on board the impressive ship, the crew kept warm in winter coats and wooly hats to film the scene.

Taking to the sea: The actor donned a black wool coat with leather boots and a knife strapped to his waist belt for his full 18th century attire

Taking to the sea: The actor donned a black wool coat with leather boots and a knife strapped to his waist belt for his full 18th century attire

Outlander, which debuted in 2014, follows the tale of a World War II combat nurse named Claire Randall (Caitriona) who is suddenly transported back in time to 1743.

There she meets and falls in love with Jamie Fraser (Sam), and they have a child together Brianna (Sophie Skelton).

Last year the cast of the show revealed it had been picked up for a seventh season that will span 12 episodes.    

In and question and answer session with fans Richard said: ‘There will be a Season 7. Another season to potentially torture Roger.’

At work: As he climbed on board the impressive ship, the crew kept warm in winter coats and wooly hats to film the scene

At work: As he climbed on board the impressive ship, the crew kept warm in winter coats and wooly hats to film the scene

Impressive: Outlander debuted in 2014, following the tale of a World War II combat nurse named Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe) who is suddenly transported back in time to 1743

Impressive: Outlander debuted in 2014, following the tale of a World War II combat nurse named Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe) who is suddenly transported back in time to 1743

The network Starz confirmed that it will follow the seventh of eight books in the Outlander novel series, entitled An Echo in the Bone.

Sam, Caitriona, Sophie, and Richard are all confirmed to return for season seven, with Roberts executive producing alongside series creator Ronald D. Moore and Maril Davis, Toni Graphia, Andy Harries, and Jim Kohlberg.   

Season six of the series was slated to have 12 episodes, but it had to be shortened to eight due to the COVID-19 pandemic and actress Caitriona’s growing baby bump, which was becoming harder to hide in scenes.

But fans won’t be shortchanged in the end, as the brass decided to add those four episodes to make for a 16-episode season seven. 

Cast: Executive producer Maril Davis, Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin at the season six launch in March 2022

Cast: Executive producer Maril Davis, Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin at the season six launch in March 2022

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