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Originally studying philosophy and psychology at Edinburgh University, Sam’s career as an actor is going from strength to strength with a spectrum of impressive credits to his name.
After graduating and cutting his teeth in fringe and regional theatre, his career began with theatrical success including productions at the Chichester Festival Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe and The Theatre Royal Haymarket where he appeared in Sean Mathias’ Breakfast At Tiffany’s to rave reviews. Most recently, Sam appeared in Sir Trevor Nunn’s Relative Values at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London alongside Caroline Quentin and Rory Bremner.
Notable TV roles include the title role of British rower Dickie Burnell in BBC1 drama Bert and Dickie, opposite Matt Smith, based on the remarkable true story of the two 1948 Olympic champions. Sam bears another connection to Matt Smith, later playing the role of Douglas Canfield in the BBC’s An Adventure In Space and Time, written to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the universally loved British sci-fi drama Dr. Who. Proving a popular face with the BBC, he has appeared in Stephen Poliakoff’s BBC2 drama Dancing On The Edge and played the comedy lead of ‘Beefy’ Bingham in the series Blandings on BBC1, which also starred Jennifer Saunders, Timothy Spall, David Walliams and Paloma Faith.
This summer, Sam starred in BBC2 drama, Life In Squares, based on the lives and loves of the revolutionary Bloomsbury Group, which included literary legends Virginia Woolf and E. M. Forster. Penned by BAFTA Award-winning writer Amanda Coe (Room At The Top), the stellar cast also included Phoebe Fox, James Norton, Eve Best and Catherine McCormack.
His work in film is also gaining momentum; Keeping Rosy was an intense British thriller also starring Maxine Peake that enjoyed fantastic reviews after it premiered at the London Film Festival in 2014. In October 2015 we have The Program – a story that follows a journalist’s quest to unravel the mystery behind Lance Armstrong’s meteoric success (with Dustin Hoffman and Chris O’Dowd) and Legend, which is the new Krays feature boasting an incredible British cast including Tom Hardy, Taron Egerton, Christopher Eccleston, Emily Browning and Tara Fitzgerald and is due to release in September.
Sam’s skills spill into other areas of his craft, turning his hand to writing and directing. He took both credits in Having You, which was a touching and bittersweet feature starring Anna Friel, Romola Garai and Andrew Buchan.