Samuel Anderson (actor)

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Samuel Anderson
Born 1982 (age 34–35)
Handsworth, Birmingham, England
Occupation Actor

Samuel Anderson (born 1982) is an English actor. He is perhaps best known for playing Danny Pink in the BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who and Daniel in the Sky1 sitcom Trollied.

Early life[edit]

Anderson was born in Handsworth, Birmingham to an Irish mother and Jamaican father. From early life, Anderson made clear that he wished to pursue acting as a career. He attended Stuart Bathurst, a Catholic secondary school.[1]


Anderson attended the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in London before going on to originate the role of Crowther in the 2004 National Theatre production of Alan Bennett's play The History Boys. He subsequently performed the same role in the Broadway, Sydney, Wellington, and Hong Kong productions, and radio and film versions.[2][3]

On television, Anderson has appeared in Hex for Sky One in 2004, and Totally Frank for Channel 4 in 2006-2007. In 2007, he appeared in the BBC Three comedy series Gavin & Stacey as recurring character Fingers. He made another appearance in the show in 2009. He has also appeared in the BBC Four comedy film Stuck, and made various guest appearances in Doctors and Casualty on BBC One.[4]

From October 2007, Anderson starred in the ITV1 soap opera Emmerdale as Ross Kirk. His casting in the role was announced in September 2007, with Anderson stating that it was "great" to be joining "such a successful show".[5] Emmerdale series producer Kathleen Beedles stated that Anderson was "a fantastic addition to the cast".[5] Anderson remained a series regular in Emmerdale until January 2009, with major storylines including his character having an affair with Donna Windsor-Dingle and his wrongful imprisonment for the murder of Shane Doyle.

Anderson played Mr. Romantic in a Carte Noire coffee advertising campaign in 2011. He also featured in an advertising campaign for Ginsters in 2012. In February 2014, he had a small role in an episode of BBC drama series Death In Paradise. Also in February 2014, it was announced that Anderson had been cast as recurring character Danny Pink, a teacher at Coal Hill School, in the eighth series of Doctor Who,[6] and he appeared in 11 episodes. Anderson currently appears in Sky1 sitcom Trollied, playing the role of Daniel. In February 2016, he appeared in the BBC One drama series Moving On. Currently, starting in the comedy Loaded on Channel 4.



Year Title Role Notes
2007-2009 Emmerdale Ross Kirk Series Regular
2007-2009 Gavin & Stacey Fingers recurring character
2012 Bedlam Taylor 1 episode
2014 Doctor Who Danny Pink 11 episodes
2014–present Trollied Daniel Wilson Series regular
2016 Witless Patrick 3 episodes
2016 DCI Banks DC Vince Grady 6 episodes


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