Sam Claflin, is best known for his supporting roles in the films Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and the film series Hunger Games. The very attractive English actor has been working in the entertainment industry since 2010 and is working on making an internationally recognizable name for himself.
Here you will find everything you need to know about Sam Claflin.
Who Is Sam Claflin? Bio & Age
Samuel George Claflin is a well-known actor who was born on June 27, 1986, in Ipswich, Suffolk, England, Great Britain. His parents are Mark Claflin and Susan Claflin. His father is an accountant and financial manager at a charity radio station, and his mother is an assistant in the classroom of the high school he attended.
As a young Englishman, Sam was a football lover and still is, as he never misses a game of his favorite football team, Norwich City. As a talented player, Sam played for schools in Norwich at the city and Norfolk County level. He would have built a professional career until he broke his ankle at the age of 16. This injury threatened his ambition and Sam had to find a new career path.
After much encouragement and persuasion from his parents and teachers, Sam Claflin began to develop an interest in acting. After completing his education at Costessey High School in Norwich, Sam continued his training at Norwich City College, where he studied performing arts and became a member of the Norwich City School of Excellence. He then completed a three-year BA (Hons) Acting course at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).
During his time at LAMDA, Sam Claflin performed in theater productions such as Tommy, As You Like It, The Man of Mode, and Love Is.
Sam has three brothers – his older brothers, Daniel Claflin and Benjamin Claflin, are not involved in acting, but his younger brother, Joseph Claflin, born in 1989, seems to follow in his footsteps. He is currently directing a 3-year acting program at the LAMDA.
After graduating from LAMDA in 2009, Sam was cast in two award-winning mini-series, The Pillars of The Earth (2010), where he played Richard of Kingsbridge. The second miniseries in which he appeared in 2010 was Any Human Heart. He played the role of the young Logan Mountstuart.
Sam was later cast in a lead role in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. He played Philip Swift – a friendly and handsome missionary who fell in love with the mermaid Syrena, played by Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey. Johnny Deep and Penelope Cruz also starred in the film. For his role, Sam Claflin received a nomination as the best male newcomer at the 2012 Empire Awards.
In 2012 he was cast as Prince Williams in the film Snow White and the Hunter. He repeated the role in a guest appearance in the sequel to the film The Huntsman: The War of Winter.
Sam Claflin was then cast as Finnick Odair in the series Hunger Games and starred in three of the series’ four films.
Other movies and television shows he appeared in included Love, Rosie, Mary, and Martha, The Quiet Ones, The Riot Club, Me Before You, My Cousin Rachel, Journey’s End, and Adrift. Sam Claflin will appear in the remake of The Corrupted and the Charlie’s Angels.
His wife – Laura Haddock, Son, Daughter
Sam Claflin married the English actress Laura Haddock in a private ceremony on July 30, 2013, at the very moment when his career was taking off. Their relationship began in 2011 when the two met at an audition for the film My Week with Marilyn, which unfortunately neither of them got.
Sam was after the role of Colin Clarke, which was eventually played by Eddie Redmayne, while Laura was also looking forward to playing the iconic Marilyn, later played by Michelle Williams.
The actor confessed that the day he saw Laura at the audition, he called his agent and told him that he had found the woman he wanted to marry, and luckily it worked out that way.
Laura is also known for her remarkable performances both on television and in film. She is best known for her role as Meredith Quill, the mother of the Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy and the sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, as well as for her roles as Kacie Cater in Honest, Lucrezia in Da Vinci’s Demons, Alison in The Inbetweeners, and Viviane Wembly in Transformers: The Last Knight.
Together they have two children. Sam Claflin and his wife Laura are proud parents of a son named Pip. Pip was born in December 2015, but because his parents lead such a private life, his gender was hidden until six months after his birth.
Pip also has a little sister named Margot who was born in 2018.
Height & Weight
Sam is in undeniably good shape. He currently weighs 83 kg, and his height is indicated as 5 feet 10 inches. Further details of the British movie star’s body measurements are not available to the public. As an actor, it is not surprising that he has an enviable physique.