Sam Claflin

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Sam Claflin
BornSamuel George Claflin
(1986-06-27) 27 June 1986 (age 26)
Ipswich, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 2010–present
 
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Sam Claflin
BornSamuel George Claflin
(1986-06-27) 27 June 1986 (age 26)
Ipswich, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 2010–present

Samuel George "Sam" Claflin[1][2] (born 27 June 1986)[2] is an English actor, best known for his role in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and playing William in Snow White & the Huntsman. He will also be starring in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the second film in The Hunger Games trilogy as Finnick Odair.

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Life and career

Claflin was born in Ipswich.[1][3] His father is an accountant/finance manager for a charity radio station, and his mother is a classroom assistant.[4][5] He attended Costessey High in Norwich, UK,[6] and was a member of the School of Excellence for Norwich City FC.[4] In 2003, he took up Performing Arts at Norwich City College,[6] before going on to attend the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.[7]

In 2010, Claflin appeared on the television series The Pillars of the Earth and Any Human Heart. In April 2010, he was cast as Phillip Swift in 2011's Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fourth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean film series.

In March 2011, he was cast as Thomas in The Seventh Son, a film adaptation of The Spook's Apprentice,[8] but dropped out for unknown reasons and was replaced by Ben Barnes.[9] In April 2011, he portrayed the role of footballer Duncan Edwards in the BBC TV drama United, which was centred around the events of the 1958 Munich air disaster, in which Edwards was fatally injured. He played supporting role of William, Snow White's childhood friend, in the 2012 film Snow White and the Huntsman.

In May 2012, he was cast in the lead role in Hammer Films' The Quiet Ones.[10] In August 2012, Claflin was cast as Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.[11]

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2010 The Pillars of the Earth Richard TV mini-series (8 episodes)
2010 The Lost Future Kaleb TV film
2010 Any Human Heart Logan Mountstuart (young) TV series (4 episodes)
2011 UnitedDuncan Edwards TV film
2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Philip Swift Film
2012 Snow White & the Huntsman William Film
2012 White Heat Jack TV series (6 episodes)
2012 The Quiet Ones Lead role Film
2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Finnick Odair Film

References

  1. ^ a b "Samuel George Claflin". Births, Marriages & Deaths Index of England & Wales, 1916–2005, Ancestry.com. http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=ONSBirth84&rank=1&new=1&so=3&MSAV=0&msT=1&gss=ms_db&gsfn=Sam&gsln=Claflin&msbdy=1986&dbOnly=_F0005648%7C_F0005648_x&uidh=000. Retrieved 22 August 2012.  (subscription required)
  2. ^ a b "Sam Claflin — Biography". Yahoo! Movies. Archived from the original on 22 August 2012. http://movies.yahoo.com/person/sam-claflin/biography.html. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Inside the Pirates' Treasure Chest". Daily Mirror (UK). 13 May 2011. Archived from the original on 22 August 2012. http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/going-out/film/inside-the-pirates-treasure-chest-128356. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Knights, Emma (13 May 2011). "Film star wanted to play football for Norwich City". Norwich Evening News. Archived from the original on 22 August 2012. http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/news/film_star_wanted_to_play_football_for_norwich_city_1_893643. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Inside the Pirates' Treasure Chest". Daily Mirror (UK). 13 May 2011. Archived from the original on 22 August 2012. http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/going-out/film/inside-the-pirates-treasure-chest-128356. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Walsh, Peter (20 November 2010). "Former Costessey pupil lands major Manchester United film role". Norwich Evening News. http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/news/former_costessey_pupil_lands_major_manchester_united_film_role_1_728350. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  7. ^ Cornet, Roth (2011, n.d.). "Interview: Sam Claflin Talks 'Snow White and the Huntsman'". ScreenRant.com. Archived from the original on 22 August 2012. http://screenrant.com/sam-claflin-snow-white-huntsman-rothc-114548/. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  8. ^ Kroll, Justin (31 March 2011). "'Seventh Son' finds young leads". Variety (magazine). http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118034783?refCatId=13. Retrieved 1 April 2011. 
  9. ^ Fleming, Mike (24 June 2011). "Ben Barnes Lands Lead Opposite Jeff Bridges In Warner Bros’ ‘Seventh Son’". Deadline.com. Archived from the original on 22 August 2012. http://www.deadline.com/2011/06/ben-barnes-lands-lead-opposite-jeff-bridges-in-warner-bros-seventh-son/. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  10. ^ Kemp, Stuart (11 May 2012). "Sam Claflin Signs up for 'The Quiet Ones'". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 22 August 2012. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/sam-claflin-jared-harris-quiet-ones-323475. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  11. ^ Ng, Philiana (22 August 2012). "'Catching Fire' Casts Sam Claflin as Finnick". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 22 August 2012. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/catching-fire-sam-claflin-finnick-364760. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 

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