Sam Claflin Biography |
  • Sam Claflin Biography

    Born: June 27, 1986 in Ipswich, , United Kingdom

    Since graduating from The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in 2009 SAM CLAFLIN has worked on a number of prestigious projects. He has most recently been seen in the UK on our screens opposite Hilary Swank in Richard Curtis’ BBC One drama, Mary & Martha which was shown to coincide with Red Nose Day and to raise awareness about malaria in Africa. Last year Claflin starred in box office hit Snow White and the Huntsman playing ‘Prince William’ alongside Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth. The previous year Claflin made a name for himself in the role of a ‘Phillip,’ a youthful missionary and the romantic lead in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides—the fourth feature in the hit series.

    Claflin just wrapped Love, Rosie opposite Lily Collins. The film version of Cecilia Ahern’s novel Where Rainbows end sees Claflin and Collins star as lovers in this romantic comedy set in Dublin and Toronto. This and the new Hammer Horror film, The Quiet Ones, in which Claflin stars opposite Jarred Harris, are due out in 2014. Calflin is currently filming Lone Scherfig’s new film, Posh, based on the London stage play of the same name alongside Max Irons, Douglas Booth and Jessica Brown Findlay. The film follows students at Oxford University as they join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.

    Claflin has also starred in a number of outstanding television projects. Last year he played ‘Jack’ in White Heat, an epic drama for the BBC charting the lives of seven friends from 1965 to the present day. In this semi-autobiographical series written by award winning Paula Milne, Claflin starred alongside Claire Foy, Reece Ritchie and MyAnna Buring. He also starred in United alongside David Tennant, Dougray Scott and Jack O'Connell. In this one-off film for the BBC Claflin played a talented footballer, Duncan Edwards, in the tragic story of the Munich air crash of 1958 that killed and injured a number of members in the Manchester United team.

    In 2010 Claflin was seen on television in two outstanding dramas including the hit Channel 4 mini-series Pillars of the Earth based on Ken Follett’s novel of the same name. In this drama Claflin plays ‘Richard’ alongside Eddie Redmayne, Hayley Atwell and Ian McShane. He also starred in the critically acclaimed adaptation of William Boyd’s Any Human Heart for Channel 4 which won a BAFTA Award for best drama serial. Claflin played the younger years of lead character ‘Logan,’ sharing the role with Jim Broadbent and Matthew Macfadyen. The same year he also appeared in The Lost Future, a sci-fi adventure in which he played ‘Kaleb’ alongside Sean Bean and Annabelle Wallis.

    Claflin’s theatre credits whilst at LAMDA include the role of Dorimant in Man of Mode, the title role in Tommy, Silvius in As You Like It and Davey in Love Is.

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