Sam Heughan has confirmed his interest in one day playing James Bond. The 40-year-old Scottish actor, who shot to fame because of his leading role in the historical drama Outlander, has previously been linked with the hugely coveted role. Watch: Charlie Hunnam wants Tom Hardy to be next James BondRead More: Sam Heughan tops poll to find next James Bond actorNo Time To Die will mark Craig’s fifth and final outing as the spy. Heughan is far from the only actor to be linked with the role. Tom Hardy, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, James Norton, Richard Madden, and Jack Lowden have all been suggested as the lead for the beloved franchise. Daniel Craig as James Bond (Universal Pictures)If Heughan is cast he will be the first Scottish actor to play Bond since Sean Connery, who is widely regarded as the definitive version of the character, and sadly passed away on October 31 at the age of 90. Read More: Charlie Hunnam says he’d be ‘flattered and honoured’ to play James BondConnery played Bond five times between 1962 and 1967 in Dr No, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, and You Only Live Twice, before returning for 1971’s Diamonds Are Forever and then 1983’s Never Say Never Again.