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Since graduating from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) in 2009, SAM CLAFLIN (William) has worked on a number of prestigious projects. He was most recently seen on the big screen as Philip, the youthful missionary and romantic lead in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. In the film, Claflin starred alongside a stellar cast, including Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz and Geoffrey Rush.

Claflin has also starred in outstanding television projects. He is currently starring in the BBC's White Heat, a new epic drama that charts the lives of seven friends from 1965 to the present day. In this semiautobiographical series scripted by award-winning writer Paula Milne, Claflin stars alongside Claire Foy, Reece Ritchie and MyAnna Buring. He recently starred alongside David Tennant, Dougray Scott and Jack O'Connell in the BBC telefilm United, directed by James Strong. Claflin played the talented footballer Duncan Edwards in the tragic story of the Munich air crash of 1958, which killed and injured several of Manchester United team members.

In 2010, Claflin was seen on our television screens in the Channel 4 hit miniseries The Pillars of the Earth, based on Ken Follett's novel of the same name. In this drama, Claflin played the character Richard alongside Eddie Redmayne, Hayley Atwell and Ian McShane. Claflin also starred in Channel 4's critically acclaimed adaptation of William Boyd's "Any Human Heart,” which recently won a BAFTA for Best Drama Serial. He played the younger version of the lead character, Logan Mountstuart, sharing the role with Jim Broadbent and Matthew Macfadyen. The impressive cast also included Kim Cattrall, Gillian Anderson and Tom Hollander. Claflin also appeared in The Lost Future, a sci-fi adventure in which he played the character Kaleb, alongside Sean Bean and Annabelle Wallis.

While he was enrolled at LAMDA, Claflin's theater credits included the role of Mr. Dorimant in The Man of Mode; the title role in Tommy; Silvius in As You Like It; and Davey in Love Is.


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