Sam Hoare (actor)

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Sam Hoare
Simon Patrick Douro Hoare

(1981-06-27) 27 June 1981 (age 39)
EducationEton College
Alma materUniversity of Edinburgh
OccupationActor, director, writer
Years active2006–present
Known forDickie Burnell, in Bert & Dickie (BBC1)
(m. 2014)

Simon Patrick Douro Hoare (born 27 June 1981), known by the stage-name Sam Hoare, is a British actor and director known for his role as rower Dickie Burnell, alongside Matt Smith, in BBC One Olympic drama Bert and Dickie (2012).[1]

Hoare wrote and directed his début feature film, Having You, which was premièred in May 2013 on Sky Movies.[2][3]

Early life and education[edit]

Born Simon Patrick Douro Hoare, he is the son of the late Timothy James Douro Hoare and his former wife "Linda" Kinvara Cayzer, the granddaughter of Herbert Cayzer, 1st Baron Rotherwick.[4] Hoare was educated at Eton College,[5] and then read Philosophy and Psychology at the University of Edinburgh, where he performed in a number of plays at the student theatre.[6]

Acting career[edit]

Hoare went on to perform on stage, including productions at the Chichester Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe and The Theatre Royal Haymarket, for a 6-month run of Breakfast at Tiffany's directed by Sean Mathias.[7] Alongside his theatrical and TV appearances, including Eastenders[8] and Doctors, Hoare appeared in films; with Nicole Kidman in The Golden Compass and Samuel L. Jackson in Captain America.

After his role in Bert & Dickie in 2012, Hoare guest-starred in BBC1's Father Brown[9] and in Stephen Poliakoff's BBC2 drama Dancing on the Edge,[10] as well as a comedy lead in Blandings for BBC1, based on the celebrated stories of P.G. Wodehouse; also starring Jennifer Saunders, Timothy Spall, David Walliams and Paloma Faith.[11]

Hoare played the role of production assistant Douglas Camfield in the BBC drama An Adventure in Space and Time to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who.[12]

As director and writer[edit]

Hoare has directed a number of music videos and two short films; Training Day which was accepted into several major festivals including the Rushes Soho Shorts Festival and the Encounters International Film Festival;[13] and more recently, Babysitting starring Romola Garai, Dan Stevens and Imogen Stubbs.[14]

Alongside Having You, Hoare has a number of feature writing projects in development, as well as a TV pilot Underperforming which is currently in development with Finite Films.[15]

Personal life[edit]

In March 2013 the actress Romola Garai gave birth to their daughter.[4] Hoare and Garai were married in July 2014.[16]


Film and television[17]
Title Role Release Date
Carnival Row (TV series) Leslie Boythorne 2019
Knightfall (TV series) Gabriel 2019
Death in Paradise (TV series) Daniel Friend / Michael Bennett 2018
McMafia (TV series) Alan Reynott 2018
Outlander (TV series) Harold "Hal" Grey, Earl of Melton 2017
Grantchester (TV series) Mark Davies 2017
Dickensian (TV series) Matthew Pocket 2016
Dark Angel (TV series) James Robinson 2016
Life in Squares (TV mini-series) Young Clive Bell 2015
An Adventure in Space and Time (TV Movie) Douglas Camfield 2013
Having You Director / Writer 2013
Father Brown (TV series) Norman Bohun 2013
Dancing on the Edge (TV series) Eric 2013
Blandings (TV series) 'Beefy' Bingham 2012/13
Bert and Dickie Richard "Dickie" Burnell 2012
Babysitting (short) Director / Writer 2011
Training Day (short) Director / Writer 2011
Captain America: The First Avenger Nervous Recruit 2011
Doctors (TV series) Gavin Peterson / Glen Newman 2008–2011
Borgen (TV series) Engelsk analytiker No. 2 2010
Bucolic Terror (short) 2009
EastEnders (TV series) Keiran 2009
Leave (short) Associate Producer 2009
The Start (short) Producer 2009
Lecture 21 Musician 2008
Summerhill (TV Movie) Phil 2008
The Golden Compass Second-in-Command 2007
Party Animals (TV series) Tom Merchant 2007
Lilies (TV series) Peter Parks 2007
Jane Eyre (TV mini-series) Lynn Brother 2006

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Conner, Megan. "Why we're watching: Sam Hoare". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Having You". Sky Movies. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Having You". IMDb. Retrieved 25 October 2013.
  4. ^ a b Rhodes, Michael (21 March 2013). "Daughter for Romola Garai and Sam Hoare". Peerage News. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  5. ^ Thorpe, Vanessa. "Eton spawns a new breed of stage and screen luminaries". The Observer. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  6. ^ "Sam Hoare: biography". CastNet UK. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  7. ^ "Breakfast at Tiffany's". This is Theatre. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  8. ^ Sack, Rosalind (22 January 2013). "Hot Right Now". Reveal.
  9. ^ "Father Brown, 'The Hammer of God'". BBC. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  10. ^ Jury, Louise (25 October 2012). "Poliakoff drama tells how royalty fought racism to champion black musicians". London Evening Standard.
  11. ^ Daniels, Colin. "David Walliams, Paloma Faith join BBC comedy 'Blandings'". Digital Spy. Retrieved 30 November 2012.
  12. ^ "1963: brought back to life!". Dr Who Magazine (Panini Comics) (458). 7 April 2013.
  13. ^ "Sam Hoare". Wigwam Films. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  14. ^ "Mark Nutkins". Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  15. ^ "Underperforming: Interview with writer/director Sam Hoare". Finite Funnies. Retrieved 30 November 2012.
  16. ^ Walker, Tim (24 July 2014). "Romola Garai 'secretly' weds Sam Hoare". The Daily Telegraph. London. ISSN 0307-1235. OCLC 49632006. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  17. ^ "Sam Hoare". IMDb. Retrieved 25 October 2013.