Sam Swainsbury

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Sam Swainsbury is an English actor, known for his roles as Jason in the BBC sitcom Mum and Rowan in the 2019 film Fisherman's Friends.


In 2015, Swainsbury featured on the film Thor: The Dark World, he played a Stonehenge TV News Reporter.[1] From 2016 to 2019, he starred in the BBC sitcom Mum, as Jason.[2] In 2017, Swainsbury appeared on Fearless, a six-part British crime thriller drama series, he played Kevin Russell, a 37-year-old man who insists he was wrongly imprisoned for 14 years for the murder of Linda Simms.[3][4] In 2019, he appeared in an episode of the ITV drama Victoria as Dr John Snow.[5][6]



Year Title Role Notes
2010 Jacob Simmons Short film
2012 EPiSODE FBI Special Agent King Short film
2013 House of Knives Paul Verlaine Short film
2013 Thor: The Dark World Stonehenge TV News Reporter
2015 The Cannibal in the Jungle Gary Ward Recon
2016 The Unfolding Radio Expert 2
2017 Annie Waits Johnny Short film
2019 Fisherman's Friends Rowan


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Jekyll Estate Agent 1 episode
2008 Harley Street Tim 1 episode
2012 Doctors PC Wes Harding 2 episodes
2013 Call the Midwife Alan Bridges Episode: "Christmas Special"
2015 Atlantis Nestor 2 episodes
2016–2019 Mum Jason Main role
2017 Fearless Kevin Russell 6 episodes
2019 Victoria Dr. John Snow Episode: "Foreign Bodies"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2009 Ian Charleson Awards Ian Charleson Award A Midsummer Night’s Dream Nominated
The Merchant of Venice


  1. ^ "This 'Mum' Actor Has A Totally Unexpected Connection To The Marvel Universe". Bustle. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  2. ^ Hughes, Sarah. "Mum, BBC2, finale, review: this perfect ending will be one of the most wonderful TV moments of the year". Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  3. ^ "An interview with actor Sam Swainsbury". Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Meet the characters and cast of Fearless". Radio Times. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Meet the cast of Victoria series 3". Radio Times. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Mum's Sam Swainsbury on his pride at playing an unsung hero in Victoria". Retrieved 20 June 2019.

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