Samuel Roukin

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Samuel Roukin
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Born Samuel Roukin
(1980-08-15) August 15, 1980 (age 37)
Southport, England, UK
Occupation Actor

Samuel Roukin (born 15 August 1980) is an English actor and DJ . (His last name is pronounced "ROO-kin.")

Early life and education[edit]

Roukin was born in Southport and currently lives in northern New Jersey. He displayed an interest in drama from an early age. He completed secondary school at Merchant Taylors' School, Crosby where he was involved in many school productions. He goes back to the school to give acting workshops to pupils involved in drama and English. Roukin went on to train at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, graduating in 2003. Roukin finished filming Bright Star, directed by Jane Campion and based on the three-year romance between 19th century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne.


Roukin starred in the 2008 film Happy-Go-Lucky as the love interest of the main character, Poppy (played by Sally Hawkins). Jonathan Romney's review of the film on the Independent website says of Poppy that "Realising one of her pupils is unhappy, she takes action that results in her meeting a simpatico social worker (Samuel Roukin), leading to possibly the single most convincing, no-nonsense, outright charming flirtation scene I've seen in cinema." The film, directed by Mike Leigh, won a host of nominations and awards worldwide.

ITV's two-part drama pilot for the television series DCI Banks had Roukin portraying one half of a serial killing couple.[citation needed]

Roukin later portrayed a detective in the ITV1 Drama Appropriate Adult, a two-part dramatization exploring the aftermath of the capture of serial killers Fred West and Rosemary West.[citation needed]

He played Bagot in the critically acclaimed[citation needed] Richard II, part of the cultural Olympiad of Shakespeare, directed by Rupert Goold and produced by Sam Mendes for BBC2 and NBC.

Roukin also portrayed British Lieutenant-Colonel John Graves Simcoe, one of the main antagonists of the 2014 AMC series Turn: Washington's Spies, a period drama about American Revolutionary War spies.[1][2]

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