Samuel Joslin

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Samuel Joslin
Samuel Louis Joslin

(2002-01-18) 18 January 2002 (age 17)
Kensington, London, England
Years active2012–present

Samuel Louis Joslin (born 18 January 2002) is a British actor known for playing the role of Thomas in The Impossible and Jonathan Brown in Paddington.[1]


In 2012, Joslin got his first major role as Thomas Bennett in The Impossible, a true story about a family that survived the Indian Ocean tsunami on 26 December 2004.[2] In 2014, Joslin starred along Lambert Wilson in the short film The Nostalgist.[3] The film focuses on the father (Wilson) and his unusual son (Joslin) in a future world.[4] In the same year he got the part of Jonathan Brown in the British movie Paddington.[5] In 2015, Joslin played Marcus Maudsley in The Go-Between.[6] In 2017, Joslin reprised his role as Jonathan Brown in Paddington 2.[7]



Year Title Role Notes
2012 The Impossible Thomas Bennett
2014 The Nostalgist The Boy Short film
Paddington Jonathan Brown
2017 Paddington 2


Year Title Role Notes
2015 The Go-Between Marcus Maudsley Television film
2016 Houdini & Doyle Peter Bennett Episode: "A Dish of Adharma"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2012 34th Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor The Impossible Nominated
St. Louis Film Critics Association Special Merit (shared with Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland, Oaklee Pendergast) The Impossible Won
2013 Online Film & Television Association Most Cinematic Moment (shared with Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland, Oaklee Pendergast) The Impossible Nominated


  1. ^ "Paddington 2's Samuel Joslin on the importance of being yourself". Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  2. ^ J.A. Bayona. "Swept Away and Torn Apart in a Sea of Despair. 'The Impossible,' With Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor".
  3. ^ Aaron Couch. "'The Nostalgist': First Poster for 'Robopocalypse' Author's Short Film Unveiled (Exclusive)".
  4. ^ "Daniel H. Wilson's "The Nostalgist" is Now a Haunting Short Film".
  5. ^ "Paddington: Madeleine Harris and Samuel Joslin".
  6. ^ "Jack Hollington and Samuel Joslin discuss their characters".
  7. ^ Stephanie Merry. "'Paddington 2' is delightful counterprogramming for our divisive times".

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