Samantha Colley

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Samantha Colley
Born22 March 1989[1]
Canterbury, Kent, England
Alma materOxford School of Drama

Samantha Colley (22 March 1989) is an English actress. She is known for her roles in various theatre and television productions, including the National Geographic TV series Genius.


Colley made her stage debut in 2014 (graduating from her training a term early) as Abigail Williams in The Crucible[2] at The Old Vic in London. Colley received rave reviews and was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress WhatsOnStage award for her performance in the five-star show.[3][4][5]

In 2017, she starred as Mileva Marić in Genius, the ten-part television series for National Geographic and Fox 21 about the life and work of Albert Einstein.[6] In 2018, she appeared in the second season of Genius, playing Dora Maar.[7]



Year Title Role Production Notes
2014 The Crucible by Arthur Miller Abigail Williams The Old Vic Play nominated for Best Revival at the Olivier Awards. Colley nominated for Best Supporting Actress in the WhatsOnStage Awards.
2014/2015 Far Away by Caryl Churchill Joan The Young Vic
2015 Klippies by Jessica Siân Yolandi Southwark Playhouse


Year Title Role Production Notes
2015 Endeavour Nina Lorimer ITV 1 Episode
2016/2017 Victoria Eliza Skerrett ITV 11 Episodes
2017 Genius Mileva Maric National Geographic 10 Episodes
2018 Genius Dora Maar National Geographic 10 episodes
2019 Britannia Andra Sky Atlantic


  1. ^ Colley, visited 2021-04-14
  2. ^ "The Crucible – The Old Vic". The Old Vic.
  3. ^ Billington, Michael (4 July 2014). "The Crucible review – full of raw, visceral power" – via The Guardian.
  4. ^ Brantley, Ben (11 July 2014). "'The Crucible,' by Arthur Miller, Plays at the Old Vic" – via
  5. ^ "The Crucible, Old Vic, review: 'The intensity of a thriller'".
  6. ^ "Genius. (TV Series 2017– )".
  7. ^ Rorke, Robert (2018-04-30). "'Genius' star sheds light on Picasso's tormented lover". New York Post. Retrieved 2020-08-15.

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