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Sam Claflin

Sam Claflin

Birthday: 27 June 1986, Ipswich, Suffolk, England, UK
Birth Name: Samuel George Claflin
Height: 180 cm

English actor Sam Claflin was born in Ipswich, England, to Susan A. (Clarke), a classroom assistant, and Mark J. Claflin, a finance officer. As a child, he was football-mad, often going to see his fav ...Show more

Sam Claflin
I purposefully did not want to watch anything I've done so far; I actually don't like looking at my Show more I purposefully did not want to watch anything I've done so far; I actually don't like looking at my face, so I don't like watching myself on the screen. It's an insecurity thing I have. Hide
There will be times when you just can't seem to land an acting job, and you feel like giving up. Don Show more There will be times when you just can't seem to land an acting job, and you feel like giving up. Don't! The only way to realise that dream is to keep working hard for it. Hide
Johnny Depp gave me the best advice. He said, 'Keep your feet on the ground. Stay grounded. Remember Show more Johnny Depp gave me the best advice. He said, 'Keep your feet on the ground. Stay grounded. Remember where you came from.' Hide
I don't go to royal parties or play polo on horseback. No, I don't hang out with the posh crowd, if Show more I don't go to royal parties or play polo on horseback. No, I don't hang out with the posh crowd, if that makes sense. Hide
When I was in high school, I was a bad singer. I mean, all my early acting was musical theater, and Show more When I was in high school, I was a bad singer. I mean, all my early acting was musical theater, and my first ever show was 'Jesus Christ Superstar.' Everyone's familiar with it. I played priest number 3 and sang so out of tune that it's not even funny. Hide
I have to prove myself in a lot of ways - as an actor, as a person, as someone who can handle pressu Show more I have to prove myself in a lot of ways - as an actor, as a person, as someone who can handle pressure. Hide
I'm open to all the elements, I'm definitely ready to take anything on. But I don't want to jump too Show more I'm open to all the elements, I'm definitely ready to take anything on. But I don't want to jump too far into the deep end. Hide
I used to spend a lot of time at football training, but that time was later spent in amateur acting Show more I used to spend a lot of time at football training, but that time was later spent in amateur acting classes and my local youth theatre, in plays at school and after-school clubs. That filled the void. Hide
I come from the bottom of the ladder. I'm from Norwich. Not many people seem to know about it. I come from the bottom of the ladder. I'm from Norwich. Not many people seem to know about it.
Going through the ranks and all the training you do as an actor, you hope you're going to make it. B Show more Going through the ranks and all the training you do as an actor, you hope you're going to make it. But there's a part of you that's got to be realistic and say: 'Look, it might not happen to me.' Hide
I'm somewhat of a perfectionist, I think, and I strive for perfection. I'm somewhat of a perfectionist, I think, and I strive for perfection.
A famous actor told me once - I don't want to name names, I hate that sort of thing - but I was at h Show more A famous actor told me once - I don't want to name names, I hate that sort of thing - but I was at his house and he said, 'Are you on Twitter?' I said, 'Yes, I am.' And he said, 'There'll be one day when you'll have, like, five friends. And in the same day it'll go to five thousand.' Hide
Chris Hemsworth is like my bromance. Seriously, I think I really inherited one of my best friends no Show more Chris Hemsworth is like my bromance. Seriously, I think I really inherited one of my best friends now. He doesn't know this yet, but I'm going to stalk him if he doesn't. Hide
I keep in touch with what's real. I keep in touch with what's real.
I'm very English. I'm white. I mean, I'm so pale. With spray tans they start peeling and start getti Show more I'm very English. I'm white. I mean, I'm so pale. With spray tans they start peeling and start getting really dirty looking. Hide
One of the first pieces of advice I was ever given, on my first job was, you should always buy somet Show more One of the first pieces of advice I was ever given, on my first job was, you should always buy something to treat yourself to say well done for getting the job! However I've not followed on that through yet... I've always wanted a tattoo, something to mark my experience. Hide
I do just genuinely believe Chris Hemsworth is a 6'3, more muscular version of me. And more handsome Show more I do just genuinely believe Chris Hemsworth is a 6'3, more muscular version of me. And more handsome, but I try. Hide
In England, when we're at drama school, we spend a lot of time learning the craft from playwrights a Show more In England, when we're at drama school, we spend a lot of time learning the craft from playwrights and stage actors, who are very well trained in the basics of acting because they need to get it right the first time - you can't have second or third takes when you're in front of a live audience, unlike in film. Hide
One of the first pieces of advice I was ever given, on my first job was, 'You should always buy some Show more One of the first pieces of advice I was ever given, on my first job was, 'You should always buy something to treat yourself to say, 'Well done for getting the job!'' Hide
I always try to be true to who I am and just be myself. I always try to be true to who I am and just be myself.
I've lived with boys and girls, and I find that boys are generally cleaner than girls. Generally! Th Show more I've lived with boys and girls, and I find that boys are generally cleaner than girls. Generally! This is a big generalization! Hide
I think it's every actor's dream to play a character that's really odd, and you know no one wants to Show more I think it's every actor's dream to play a character that's really odd, and you know no one wants to play himself. Hide
My parents don't have any showbusiness links. They are so far away from it. My parents don't have any showbusiness links. They are so far away from it.
L.A. is my office. I come here for work and work only. L.A. is my office. I come here for work and work only.
I quite like the element of surprise, and as much as I have my ideas, I always appreciate ideas that Show more I quite like the element of surprise, and as much as I have my ideas, I always appreciate ideas that come from other people as well, and I love the mystery of not knowing. Hide
Get yourself into every audition that you can. Even in those for smaller roles, you'll never know wh Show more Get yourself into every audition that you can. Even in those for smaller roles, you'll never know when someone may recommend you for a bigger one. Hide
Sam Claflin's FILMOGRAPHY
as Actor (24)
Sam Claflin Sam Claflin'S roles
Tom Buckley
Tom Buckley

David Nolan
David Nolan

Alex Stewart
Alex Stewart

Richard
Richard

Brian McNeil
Brian McNeil

Philip
Philip

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