Sam Crane (actor)

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Sam Crane (born 1979) is an English actor. He played Farinelli in Claire van Kampen’s Farinelli and the King opposite Mark Rylance at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse[1] and reprised his role when the production transferred first to the Duke of York's Theatre[2] and then to the Belasco Theatre on Broadway.[3] He is also known for playing Winston Smith in Headlong's production of 1984 in the West End[4], Fred Walters in the BBC's six-part drama series Desperate Romantics[5] and Frederick Abberline in Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Syndicate.[6]. In 2017 he played Patrick Plunket in an episode of the Netflix series The Crown.[7]

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Crane is the son of playwright Richard Crane and theatre director Faynia Williams. He studied at Oxford University, and LAMDA. He is married to filmmaker Pinny Grylls and they have a young son and daughter.[8]


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