|Born||Samuel George Claflin
27 June 1986
Ipswich, England, UK
Sam Claflin (born 27 June 1986) is an English actor, best known for his roles as Philip Swift in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and as William in Snow White & the Huntsman. He will be starring in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire as Finnick Odair.
Early life 
Samuel George Claflin was born 27 June 1986 in Ipswich, Suffolk. He is the the third of four children born to Mark, an accountant/finance manager for a charity radio station, and Sue Claflin, who is a classroom assistant. He has two older brothers, named Benjamin and Daniel, and a younger brother, named Joseph, who is also an actor.
He attended Costessey High in Norwich, UK, and was a member of the School of Excellence for Norwich City FC. In 2003, he took up Performing Arts at Norwich City College, before going on to attend the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
Claflin made his film debut in 2010, when he appeared on the television miniseries The Pillars of the Earth as Richard and in the TV film Any Human Heart as young Logan Mountstuart. In April 2010, he was cast as Phillip Swift in 2011's Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fourth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean film series.
In March 2011, he was cast as Thomas in The Seventh Son, a film adaptation of The Spook's Apprentice, but dropped out for unknown reasons and was replaced by Ben Barnes. In April 2011, he portrayed the role of footballer Duncan Edwards in the BBC TV drama United, which was centred around the events of the 1958 Munich air disaster, in which Edwards was fatally injured. He played supporting role of William, Snow White's childhood friend, in the 2012 film Snow White and the Huntsman.
In February 2013 it was announced, that Claflin has been cast as Alex in the film adaption of Cecelia Ahern's novel Where Rainbows End. In March 2013, he starred in the TV film Mary and Martha as Ben, which was broadcast by BBC One.
Personal life 
|2010||The Pillars of the Earth||Richard||TV mini-series (8 episodes)|
|2010||The Lost Future||Kaleb||TV film|
|2010||Any Human Heart||Logan Mountstuart (young)||TV series (4 episodes)|
|2011||United||Duncan Edwards||TV film|
|2011||Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides||Philip Swift||Film|
|2012||Snow White & the Huntsman||William||Film|
|2012||White Heat||Jack||TV series (6 episodes)|
|2013||Mary and Martha||Ben||TV film|
|2013||The Hunger Games: Catching Fire||Finnick Odair||Film|
|2014||The Quiet Ones||Lead role||Film|
|2012||Empire Awards||Best Male Newcomer||Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides||Nominated|
|2012||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie Breakout Male||Snow White and the Huntsman||Nominated|
- Walsh, Peter (20 November 2010). "Former Costessey pupil lands major Manchester United film role". Norwich Evening News. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
- Cornet, Roth (2011, n.d.). "Interview: Sam Claflin Talks 'Snow White and the Huntsman'". ScreenRant.com. Archived from the original on 22 August 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
- Kroll, Justin (31 March 2011). "'Seventh Son' finds young leads". Variety (magazine). Retrieved 1 April 2011.
- Fleming, Mike (24 June 2011). "Ben Barnes Lands Lead Opposite Jeff Bridges In Warner Bros’ ‘Seventh Son’". Deadline.com. Archived from the original on 22 August 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
- Kemp, Stuart (11 May 2012). "Sam Claflin Signs up for 'The Quiet Ones'". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 22 August 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
- Ng, Philiana (22 August 2012). "'Catching Fire' Casts Sam Claflin as Finnick". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 22 August 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
- "Sam Claflin: "I'm very gentlemanly"". Yahoo. 30 May 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2013.