Biography of Sam ClaflinSam Claflin is a renowned British actor whose industriousness and captivating appearance have made him a favorite among women all over the world. The turning points in his career were the blockbuster films "The Hunger Games," "Love, Rosie," "Me Before You," "Snow White and the Huntsman," "Peake Blinders," and the TV series "Any Human Heart."
ChildhoodSam Claflin was born on June 27, 1986, in the town of Ipswich, United Kingdom. His father was a financial manager, and his mother taught at a local school. Sam has two older brothers Ben (a programmer) and Daniel (an English teacher), as well as a younger brother Joseph (also an actor).
At an early age, the boy was passionate about football and dreamed of becoming a professional athlete. However, his plans were disrupted by an injury that forced him to forget about sports and turn his attention to a less physically demanding hobby - theater. Since then, he has been fully immersed in the arts, spending all his free time on the school stage.
As the family often struggled with financial problems, 13-year-old Claflin made the decision to help his parents and got a job. For three years, he delivered newspapers, and then he was hired as a supermarket clerk. Later, he confessed to journalists: "I am not at all ashamed of having been a paperboy and a clerk. For me, the most important thing is family, so I did everything I could to help my loved ones, no matter what it took." Sam always maintained such a positive attitude thanks to the support and love of his parents.
After finishing school, the young man applied to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, where he planned to learn all the nuances of acting. As a student, he made new friends and honed his acting skills, which came in handy during auditions. All of his teachers predicted a bright future for Claflin and saw him as an outstanding and sought-after actor.
Acting careerIn 2010, Sam made his acting debut with one of the main roles in the adventure TV series "The Pillars of the Earth." Four months later, he starred in the science fiction film "The Lost Future," once again in a key role.
Another project for Sam in 2010 was the lead role in the mini-series "Any Human Heart." Its plot shows the stages of development of a successful person, played by Claflin.
In 2011, after the release of the fifth installment of the legendary blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," the young man gained worldwide fame. This time, the handsome young actor played a Christian missionary who fell in love with a mermaid.
After the film was released, Sam happily talked to journalists and said, "After filming 'The Pillars of the Earth,' I called my mom and shared my thoughts on the fact that I now had to play a pirate. It's amazing that I didn't have to wait long: very soon, Rob Marshall, the director of 'Pirates of the Caribbean,' made me an offer, fulfilling my dream."
As for the financial reward, an impressive fee awaited Sam, which he spent on himself and his loved ones. The only thing he shared was, "I finally got the tattoo I've been dreaming of for years." It is also worth noting that Johnny Depp himself gave advice to the aspiring actor, strongly recommending that he not chase after fame, but remain true to his ideals.
In 2012, the young man appeared in the fantasy film "Snow White and the Huntsman," where he met Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth. He played the role of Prince William, who falls in love with Snow White. Interestingly, a few months earlier, the young actor had auditioned for another fairy tale film, "Snow White: The Revenge of the Dwarves," but the director preferred to give the role to Armie Hammer.
A new milestone in the actor's career was one of the main roles in the blockbuster film "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," where he was lucky enough to work with such well-known actors as Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth. Later on, Sam appeared in the role of Finnick Odair in the franchise's two final installments ("Mockingjay Part 1" and "Mockingjay Part 2," 2014 and 2015). Unfortunately, the directors reduced the actor's role in the films.
In 2014, Claflin was involved in the horror film "The Quiet Ones," and later that year, he played the lead role alongside Lily Collins in the romantic film "Love, Rosie."
In 2016, the young man once again played the role of a prince in the fantasy tale "The Huntsman: Winter's War." That same year, the heart-wrenching romantic film "Me Before You" was released, where Sam played the role of a wealthy disabled man, and Emilia Clarke played his caretaker.
In the same year, the film "Their Finest" was released, which tells the story of British propaganda cinema during World War II. Sam Claflin played one of the key characters in the film. In 2017, the actor appeared in the war drama "Journey's End" and the romantic film "My Cousin Rachel." Both films received mixed reviews.
In 2018, Sam Claflin worked on the set with Shailene Woodley. The actors played a couple in love in the disaster film "Adrift." Their yacht was caught in a storm, and now their lives depend solely on the whims of nature.
In 2019, Sam joined the cast of the television series "Peaky Blinders." His character was Oswald Mosley, a charismatic politician and member of parliament who supported fascism and was a sworn enemy of Thomas Shelby.
Sam Claflin's Personal LifeIn 2011, Sam met actress Laura Haddock, who captured the heart of the handsome British actor. They dated for two years, traveled, and enjoyed their happiness, and in the summer of 2013, they officially announced their plans to get married.
In late 2015, reporters learned that the chosen one of the talented actor was pregnant. In January 2016, the celebrity couple announced the birth of their first child - a boy born in December 2015 and named Pip.
That same summer, rumors spread that Laura was planning to divorce her husband, supposedly because Sam had cheated on her with a girl named Saria. A few days later, the man denied the rumors and confidently stated that he had no plans to leave his family. And in February 2018, the couple welcomed a new addition to their family: a daughter named Margot was born.
However, the birth of their daughter did not save the actor's marriage. In August 2019, Sam and Laura announced their divorce. The reasons were not disclosed. After the separation from his wife, Clafin was depressed and sought therapy for a long time.
In September 2022, Sam confirmed his relationship with Cassie Amato, a model who had previously dated Leonardo DiCaprio. They were seen walking hand in hand in central London.
Sam Claflin nowIn March 2023, the premiere of the series "Daisy Jones and The Six" took place on Amazon Prime, starring Sam Claflin and Riley Keough. The plot of the series is based on the eponymous bestseller by Taylor Jenkins Reid and tells the story of the rise to fame of the fictional group The Six and their complicated behind-the-scenes relationships.
According to the actor, during the filming of the series, it was the first time he found it easy to cry on camera.
These emotions are still quite raw for me. I can just take from that and put myself in this situation because I lived through it
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