Sam Heughan Celebrates Birthday With Sweet Smile—and Fruity Cake

Break out the birthday cake! Sam Heughan turns 43 on Sunday, April 30, and he has a lot to celebrate. In fact, he posted on Instagram a photo of a birthday cake that was gifted to him on the set of his new six-part thriller, The Couple Next Door, currently filming.

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He wrote: “Early Birthday cake from the fabulous @happyduckfilms crew! 🍰 🦆@eagleeyedrama

The Couple Next Door is a deliciously dark, psychological drama, exploring the stultifying claustrophobia of suburbia and the fallout of chasing your darkest desires.

Set in modern day, Heughan will hang up his kilt and play a a traffic cop, Danny, who shares a passionate night with his beautiful but troubled neighbor Evie (Eleanor Tomlinson), which leads to some of the aforementioned fallout. The drama is also for STARZ.

Related: Sam Heughan Follows Outlander With the STARZ Thriller The Couple Next Door

But there’s lots more than birthday cakes for Heughan to look forward to this year. It looks to be one to remember with so much happening in his life.

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To start with, Love Again, the rom-com he stars in with Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Céline Dion, is being released nationwide on May 5. In it, he plays journalist Rob Burns, who receives a series of romantic texts from a mystery woman—Mira (Chopra Jonas)—who is sending them to her late boyfriend without realizing his number has been reassigned. Intrigued, Rob arranges to meet her and rom-com magic takes over.

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Then, one month later, the seventh season of Outlander will premiere on STARZ on June 16, based on two of bestselling author Diana Gabaldon’s novels, A Breath of Snow and Ashes (book 6) and An Echo in the Bone (book 7). As part of this season, Jamie Fraser will be leaving Fraser's Ridge to rescue Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and he will play a role in the Revolutionary War.

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Related: What the Season 7 Outlander Opening Title Sequence Reveals About the Upcoming Story

Then, Heughan has a new book in the works with Graham McTavish, Clanlands: In New Zealand: Kilts, Kiwis, and an Adventure Down Under, a sequel to their 2020 book, Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other.

And last but not least, Heughan is celebrating the release of his new Sassenach Wild Scottish Gin, which will be available June 15, the day before Outlander premieres.

"I'm so proud to introduce you to the Sassenach Wild Scottish Gin, all the botanicals are inspired by my hometown by all the botanicals found here in the southwest of Scotland. It's an innovation-style gin. You're gonna love it,” he said of the new alcoholic beverage.

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Outlander will premiere its seventh season on June 16 on STARZ and the STARZ app.

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