VisitScotland ambassador, screen icon and acting legend James Cosmo is celebrating another Scottish legend on January 25th – Robert Burns.
The national poet is being celebrated around the world on what would have been his 264th birthday.
The screen icon who has appeared in films including ‘Braveheart’, ‘Outlaw King’, ‘Trainspotting’ and ‘My Sailor, My Love’ – which is released across the UK on March 17th has released a new reading of his favourite Burns tale – Tam o’Shanter.
The Game of Thrones star recited the Robert Burns classic, his own favourite after it was pipped at the post of being named Scotland’s favourite Scots poem.
Speaking ahead of the launch of his new project ‘Storyman’ – James said “Tam o’Shanter is one of the finest pieces of Scottish storytelling, I hope that my telling of this classic will highlight the importance of stories in our everyday life. Stories are the things that bring us together, no matter who we are or where we from the power of a good story unites us all. And I hope that is what my new project Storyman will do, bring people together through the power of stories. I’ve been telling stories all my life and witnessed first-hand the effect they have on people. I’ll be sharing details about Storyman over the next couple of months ahead of the official launch at the start of the summer. If you want to find out more you can sign up at jamescosmostoryman.com to be kept up to date or search JamesCosmoStoryman on Facebook.