Butler paraglides in Swiss Alps

The 300 star was on holiday in Switzerland when he decided to sign up for the jump and travelled by cable car to the top of 1.9-mile (3-kilometre) high Rothorn peak.

Butler was then strapped into a safety harness and leaped off the mountain, enjoying a 20-minute cruise in the sky before crash-landing on a bale of hay.

His instructor Dani Behling tells Scotland’s Sunday Mail, “At the beginning, he was really spooked, saying things like, ‘Oh my God, I’m scared.’ But after a few minutes he relaxed and was very quiet and enjoyed it…

“A farmer had built a grass haystack about two metres high and we landed right on top of it. He was laughing. He kept saying, ‘I want to do that again!'”