Sam Claflin is an English actor who became worldwide famous after portraying Finnick Odair in ‘The Huger Games’. He was born as Samuel George Claflin in Ipswich, Suffolk, England on June 27, 1986. In case you’re wondering, Mr. Claflin is a married man. His wife is an actress Laura Haddock.
In December 2015 they welcomed their first son. Handsome actor and his family reside in Chiswick, London, England. Sam Claflin is very active on his social media, often posting on Instagram and sharing his tweets with his followers on Twitter. He recently thanked his followers whose number rose to more than two million, for their support. There is additional info on Sam’s bio to find on IMDb and Wikipedia.
Sam Claflin Age
Sam is 31 years old. He was born in 1986. On his last birthday, he tweeted about missing his birthday totally, while traveling from the U.S. to Fiji and therefore skipping the whole day due to a time zone change.
Sam Claflin Wife and Son
Sam met his wife Laura Haddock in 2011, when they both unsuccessfully auditioned for ‘My Week with Marilyn’. Soon after the young actors began their love affair and married in July 2013. Their first child, a son was born in December 2015. The young actor doesn’t hide tender feelings for his wife. On the opposite, he often posts beautiful love messages to his wife Laura Haddock, especially when he is away from home filming. Numerous pictures of the two that we can see online prove that Sam Claflin and his wife share relationship filled with love and mutual support.
Early Life and Family
Sam Claflin was born as a third of four sons of Mark and Susan Claflin. His father Mark Claflin is a finance officer, while his mother Susan A. (Clarke) is a classroom assistant. Sam’s older brothers Dan and Benjamin are not involved in acting, but his younger brother Joseph is an actor too.
As a young boy, Sam Claflin was crazy about football (soccer). He would often go to watch and support his favorite team, Norwich City. Moreover, Sam was very talented soccer player. He used to play for Norwich schools at city level as well as Norfolk county level. Unfortunately, he suffered two broken ankles at the age of 16 which forced him to give up on football career.
However, he took up performing arts afterwards and his teacher from Costessey High School was astonished by his performance. Therefore, he encouraged young Claflin to take up drama classes. Sam accepted this advice and joined the local youth group at Norwich’s Theatre Royal. Subsequently, he entered London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMBDA) drama school in 2006 where he graduated with a 3 year acting degree in 2009. Soon after graduation, Sam appeared in theatrical productions like ‘Tommy’, ‘As You Like It’, ‘The Man of Mode’ and ‘Love Is’.
Sam Claflin First Movies
Upon graduation from drama school, Claflin also made his big screen debut. He starred in the miniseries ‘The Pillars of the Earth’, based on Ken Follett novel of the same name, where he played the young knight. However, it became clear that Sam is a rising star after 2011 and his role in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’, where he co-starred Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz. Sam Claflin portrayed caring, handsome missionary Philip Swift, who finds himself enchanted by a mermaid. This was the first role that made this young actor recognized on Hollywood’s radar.
The same year, Claflin got the opportunity to return to his childhood passion, portraying soccer player Duncan Edwards in’ United’, a BBC drama based on a true story of Manchester United’s fatal Munich Air Crash that killed eight members of the team and left young Edwards (Sam Claflin) seriously injured.
A supporting role on ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ followed in 2012. This time Claflin appeared as Prince William, in which an evil queen (Charlize Theron) sets out to destroy her stepdaughter (Kristen Stewart).
Finally, in 2013, ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ and his role as handsome Finnick shoot up his acting career and gained him popularity among the women of all age worldwide.
Claflin also appeared opposite Jared Harris in the 2013 horror drama ‘The Quiet Ones’ and drama ‘The Riot Club’ about Oxford students who join a secret society, in 2014.
In 2016, Claflin reprised his role as William, Snow White’s childhood friend, in several scenes of the sequel ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’.
Me Before You
The same year, he scored a huge success together with Emilia Clarke with ‘Me Before you’, a touching drama movie where he played William Traynor, successful and athletic man that becomes a quadriplegic after a road accident. This film was an adaptation of best-selling novel ‘Me Before You’ by Jojo Moyes.
More recently, he had a lead role in mystery drama ‘My Cousin Rachel’ and the newest release ‘The Journeys End’, which is a WWI drama.
Sam Claflin Height and Weight
Claflin’s appearance proves that he takes a good care of his body and regularly visits fitness centers. His height is 5’11’’ or 1.80m, while his weight is 83kg.
Net Worth and Income
According to some resources, Sam Claflin has net worth of $50 million. At the same time he is earning an income of 6 million US dollars.
Nationality and Ethnicity
Sam Claflin belongs to white, English ancestry and holds English nationality.
|Born:||June 27 1986|
|Net Worth:||$50 million|
|Hair Color:||Light Brown|
|Height:||5’11’’ or 1.80m|
|Married to:||Laura Haddock|
|Education:||London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMBDA)|