Sam Reid (actor)

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Sam Reid
Sam Reid actor 2013 TIFF.JPG
Born (1987-02-19) 19 February 1987 (age 32)
Years active2007–present
RelativesRupert Reid (brother)

Sam Reid (born 19 February 1987), known during his early career as Sebastian Reid,[2][3] is an Australian actor.[4] He is best known for his work in Anonymous, Belle, The Railway Man and Prime Suspect 1973.

Early life[edit]

Reid was born in rural New South Wales, Australia, where his father was a cattle farmer. His older brother is Rupert Reid, who is also an actor.[5] He attended Cranbrook School, a private boys school in Sydney. Upon completion of school, Reid briefly lived in New York City before moving to London to study acting.[6] In 2010, he graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art as star student of his class.[7]


During his final semester at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Reid was given an opportunity to audition for a part in Anonymous (2011). Despite not receiving a script prior to his audition, he was offered the role of the Earl of Essex the next day.[6]

In 2012, Reid was cast in period drama Belle after actor Sam Claflin left the project due to scheduling conflicts.[7]

In February 2016, he appeared in Flume's music video for his song "Never Be Like You" alongside Sophie Lowe.

In 2019, Reid appeared in the Australian web television series Bloom the subscription television series Lambs of God, and SBS TV drama mini-series The Hunting.


Year Title Role Notes
2007 All Saints Marty Arent Season 10, episode 2 "The Hardest Word"
2010 The Taking of Prince Harry Prince Harry TV film (credited as Sebastian Reid)
2011 Anonymous Earl of Essex (credited as Sebastian Reid)
2011 Spooks Young Harry Series 10, episodes 1 & 6
2012 Endeavour Brian Lomax TV film
2012 Whitechapel Damon Nelson Series 3, episode 4
2012 Hatfields & McCoys Tolbert McCoy TV miniseries
2012 Inhuman Resources William Tucker
2013 Agatha Christie's Marple Nat Fletcher Greenshaw's Folly
2013 The Railway Man Younger Finlay
2013 Belle John Davinier
2014 '71 2nd/Lt. Armitage
2014 Serena Vaughn
2014 The Riot Club Hugo
2015 The Second Coming Joe Panther
2015 The Astronaut Wives Club John Glenn TV miniseries
2016 Despite the Falling Snow Alexander
2016 The Limehouse Golem John Cree
2017 Prime Suspect 1973 DI Len Bradfield TV Series
2017 2:22 Jonas
2019 Bloom Young Max
2019 Lambs of God Ignatius
2019 The Hunting Ray TV miniseries (SBS)


  1. ^ "Sam Reid Nylon Magazine". Nylon Magazine. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  2. ^ Frost, Vicky (8 October 2010). "Teledrama to show Prince Harry as hostage". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  3. ^ Koehler, Robert (10 September 2011). "Anonymous". Variety. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  4. ^ "The Legacy of Belle". Interview Magazine. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
  5. ^ "TIFF 2014: Sam Reid Breaks Out". Women's Wear Daily. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Creative Type: a GQ Fashion Shoot featuring actor Sam Reid". GQ Australia. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  7. ^ a b "Sam Reid Cast in Belle". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 23 May 2014.

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