ROBERT the Bruce star Angus Macfadyen has given his backing to the Alba Party, starring in a video in which he calls on them to “Unite the Clans”.

The Hollywood actor and director is a vocal supporter of independence.

He played the hero king in Mel Gibson’s blockbuster Braveheart and reprised the role once again in Richard Gray’s film depiction two years ago.

Last week, The Proclaimers pledged their support to Alba.

Macfadyen is currently portraying Jor-El, Superman’s Kryptonian father, in the new CW television series “Superman and Lois”.

Macfadyen has now produced and narrated a short film, due for release on YouTube and Facebook today.

He tells the story of how the camp flowers of “sma folk” turned the tide of the Battle of Bannockburn by appearing at a vital moment on Gillies Hill as a fresh Scottish army.

Macfadyen, using a famous line from Braveheart, then calls on Alba to “Unite the Clans”. In a statement, he said: “I see the emergence of Alba as an underdog upsetting the established parties and making possible an overwhelming victory for independence at the polls.

“This depiction is ever so slightly tongue in cheek but still makes a very serious point.

“It is the ‘sma folk’ or people power who hold the key to Scotland’s future. That was fact in 1314. It is true in 2021.”

Alba Party leader Alex Salmond said: “It is great to have Angus on board.

“Alba, at two weeks old, is Scotland’s fastest-growing political party and with Robert the Bruce on our side, the other parties should start to tremble.

“It is indeed people power which can propel Scotland towards independence – from Superman’s dad to #supermajority.”