Sam Heughan throwbacks his role in “A Princess for Christmas”


Since it’s almost Christmas time, there’s always a good excuse to rewatch “A Princess for Christmas” starring Outlander’s Sam Heughan and Merlin‘s Katie McGrath.

Katie McGrath and Sam Heughan in the Hallmark movie A Princess for Christmas

Before playing Jamie Fraser on Outlander, a young Sam Heughan played the Prince Charming of our generation in the Hallmark movie “A Princess for Christmas” alongside Merlin star Katie McGrath.

A Princess for Christmas is the story of Jules Daly (Katie McGrath), a devoted aunt who becomes the legal guardian for her teenage nephew Milo (Travis Turner) and young niece Maddie (Leilah de Meza) after the death of their parents. Things aren’t going well for the family, with Jules losing her job, when a strange man knocks on her door and invites her to Europe for the holiday.

It turns out that Jules’ late sister was married to nobility. Now with the passage of time and the death of his son, Edward decides he wants to meet his grandchildren.

He sends his butler Paisley Winterbottom (Miles Richardson) with an invitation to come and spend the holidays at his home. She initially is reluctant to agree to the trip, but she decides that Milo and Maddie, having so little family left, deserve to meet their grandfather. When they arrive, Jules also meets Ashton (Sam Heughan), Edward’s younger son, and the two have a quick courtship, fall in love and… it’s the way all Hallmark holiday movies go.

Sam Heughan in A Princess for Christmas

“I think I am a better actor now, but I love that movie. I got to work with Roger Moore. He is one of the most famous Bonds and it was incredible. All of those jobs are the precursor to what I am doing now. I met great people. Interesting, my butler in that (Miles Richardson), he was in last season of Outlander, playing one of the redcoat officers. Tim Downie, who played Governor Tryon last season, also played my butler in a Tennent’s advert. We have a great photo where I am with my two former butlers who are now redcoats.”

Sam Heughan told last year

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