Since graduating from the London Academy
of Music and Dramatic Art
(LAMDA) in 2009, SAM
CLAFLIN (William) has
worked on a number of
prestigious projects. He was
most recently seen on the big
screen as Philip, the youthful
missionary and romantic lead
in Pirates of the Caribbean:
On Stranger Tides. In the
film, Claflin starred alongside a stellar cast, including
Johnny Depp, PenÃ©lope Cruz and Geoffrey Rush.
Claflin has also starred in outstanding television
projects. He is currently starring in the BBC's White Heat,
a new epic drama that charts the lives of seven friends
from 1965 to the present day. In this semiautobiographical
series scripted by award-winning writer Paula Milne,
Claflin stars alongside Claire Foy, Reece Ritchie and
MyAnna Buring. He recently starred alongside David
Tennant, Dougray Scott and Jack O'Connell in the BBC
telefilm United, directed by James Strong. Claflin played
the talented footballer Duncan Edwards in the tragic
story of the Munich air crash of 1958, which killed and
injured several of Manchester United team members.
In 2010, Claflin was seen on our television screens
in the Channel 4 hit miniseries The Pillars of the Earth,
based on Ken Follett's novel of the same name. In this
drama, Claflin played the character Richard alongside
Eddie Redmayne, Hayley Atwell and Ian McShane.
Claflin also starred in Channel 4's critically acclaimed
adaptation of William Boyd's "Any Human Heart,"
which recently won a BAFTA for Best Drama Serial.
He played the younger version of the lead character,
Logan Mountstuart, sharing the role with Jim Broadbent
and Matthew Macfadyen. The impressive cast also
included Kim Cattrall, Gillian Anderson and Tom
Hollander. Claflin also appeared in The Lost Future, a
sci-fi adventure in which he played the character Kaleb,
alongside Sean Bean and Annabelle Wallis.
While he was enrolled at LAMDA, Claflin's theater
credits included the role of Mr. Dorimant in The Man of
Mode; the title role in Tommy; Silvius in As You Like It;
and Davey in Love Is.