THE QUIET ONES
Since graduating from LAMDA in 2009 SAM CLAFLIN (Brian
McNeil) has worked on a number of prestigious projects. He has most recently
been introduced to The Hunger Games' franchise as tribute 'Finnick Odair' in The
Hunger Games: Catching Fire out at the end of last year. Claflin is currently
filming The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, opposite Jennifer Lawrence, Josh
Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. This third installment in the series is due out
in November this year.
2014 is set to be a huge year for Claflin with a number of projects out in
cinemas. Love, Rosie the film version of Cecilia Ahern's novel Where Rainbows
End sees Claflin star with Lily Collins as lovers in this romantic comedy set in
Dublin and Toronto. September will see the release of Lone Scherfig's new film
Posh. Based on the London stage play of the same name Sam stars alongside Max
Irons, Douglas Booth and Jessica Brown Findlay. The film follows students at
Oxford University as they join the infamous Riot Club.
In 2012 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 as youthful missionary
'Philip,' the romantic lead in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
Claflin has also starred in a number of outstanding television projects. Last
year he was seen on 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. In 2012 Claflin 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 the award winning
Paula Milne, Claflin starred alongside Claire Foy, Reece Ritchie and MyAnna
Buring. He starred in United alongside David Tennant, Dougray Scott and Jack
O'Connell. In this one off film for the BBC, Claflin played the talented
footballer Duncan Edwards in the tragic story of the Munich Air Crash of 1958,
which killed and injured a number of members in the Manchester United team.
In 2010 Claflin was seen in the hit Channel 4 mini-series Pillars of the
Earth based on Ken Follett's novel of the same name. In this drama Claflin
played 'Richard' alongside Eddie Redmayne, Hayley Atwell and Ian McShane.
Claflin 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 Claflin 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
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