15 April 1988 |
|Occupation||Actor, writer, director|
|Relatives||Xavier Samuel (brother)|
Benedict Samuel (born 15 April 1988) is an Australian actor, writer and director.
Samuel was born in Sydney, Australia, to Maree and Clifford Samuel. The youngest of three siblings, his brother is actor Xavier Samuel and his sister, Bridget Samuel, the eldest, is a stage manager. Benedict is graduate of The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).
Following his education at NIDA, Samuel began writing and directing a number of short films including Sanctuary which was released in 2012  and will star his brother Xavier Samuel in the leading role. In theatre, he performed in Sex Wars, a production he appeared in during his time at NIDA. He played a part in 'Tis Pity She's a Whore at the Malthouse Theatre in Melbourne. In 2011, Benedict has appeared on several Australian television series, the mini-series Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo and the children's series My Place. He is known for playing the role of Harman "Hammer" Pirovic on Seven Network soap opera Home and Away, for which he appeared for several episodes until his character was killed off in a showdown between Hammer, Charlie Buckton and Darryl Braxton. Benedict also appeared in the short film Kiss. He appeared as Owen, a member of the Wolves gang, in the American post-apocalyptic zombie series The Walking Dead, as Jacob Harding in the thriller film The Stanford Prison Experiment, and more recently as the Mad Hatter in the American crime series Gotham.
|2012||Underground: The Julian Assange Story||Jonah|
|2015||The Stanford Prison Experiment||Jacob Harding|
|2012||Sanctuary||Director, Writer (Story)|
|2014||The Little House||Zach|
|2015||Oscar Wilde's the Nightingale and the Rose||Student||Animation|
|2011||Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo||Michael||1 episode|
|2011||Home and Away||Harman "Hammer" Pirovic||8 episodes|
|2015||The Beautiful Lie||Skeet Du Pont||6 episodes|
|2015||Childhood's End||Fence||1 episode|
|2015–2016||The Walking Dead||Owen ||5 episodes|
|2016–present||Secret City||Felix Crawford, Canberra University tutor|
|2016–17||Gotham||Jervis Tetch / Mad Hatter||Series regular (season 3)|
- Gilbertson, Matt (30 July 2011)"Xavier Samuel's brother Benedict joins Home and Away". Sunday Mail. Retrieved 21 December 2011.
- Howard, Jane (7 March 2010)"NIDA: Sex Wars". australianstage.com.au. Retrieved 21 December 2011.
- Browning, Allison (18 February 2011)"Review: 'Tis Pity She's A Whore". The Enthusiast. Archived from the original on 2 June 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2011.
- "Benedict Samuel joins Seven's 'Home & Away'". tvcentral.com.au. 31 July 2011. Retrieved 21 December 2011.[permanent dead link]