The lineup for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival has been announced! Sam’s movie with Gemma Arterton, Their Finest will have a gala screening! The festival runs September 8 – 18.
Their Finest Lone Scherfig, United Kingdom World Premiere
Danish filmmaker Lone Scherfig’s period comedy-drama follows a group of filmmakers struggling to make an inspirational film to boost morale — and inspire America to join the war — during the London Blitz in World War II. A witty, romantic and moving portrayal of a young woman finding her way, and her voice, in the mayhem of war…and movies. Starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Helen McCrory, Eddie Marsan, Jake Lacy, Rachel Stirling, and Richard E. Grant.
Today is Sam Claflin 30th birthday! On behalf of The Claflin Place, we wanted to wish you a very happy birthday Sam! We are all wishing you another year of happiness, success, joy, health, and love. We hope you get to spend it with all your family and friends! Have the best day Sam! :)
In celebration of Sam’s birthday, we have added 30 exclusive outtakes from Sam’s photoshoot for Hunger Magazine in 2014. We hope you will enjoy the photos! Please don’t re-post the photos, it would be greatly appreciated! We have some more outtakes from this shoot along with a few more and more gallery updates coming soon!
It has just been recently announced that Sam will attend the Giffoni Film Festival this year on July 21 to premiere Me Before You! You can read the press release below!
The British actor will visit Giffoni on July 21 with the premiere of “Me Before You”
Based on the Jojo Moyes novel of the same title, Me Before You tells the love story of Will Traynor (Claflin), a young, rich banker, whose life changes dramatically after an accident leaves him almost totally paralyzed and in a wheel chair, and his new assistant Lou Clark, (Emilia Clarke from HBO’s hit series “Game of Thrones”), who will turn his life upside down yet again. The film is helmed by first time director Thea Sharrock.
Claflin is a graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. His breakthrough role was the 2010 television mini-series The Pillars of the Earth, based on the Ken Follett novel of the same title, and produced by Ridley and Tony Scott. He went on to play Philip Swift alongside Johnny Depp and Penélope Cruz in the fourth film of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011). Claflin has recently finished filming My Cousin Rachel alongside Rachel Weisz, due for release next year. Additional film credits include Love, Rosie (2014), The Riot Club (2014), and Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) in which he played the Prince Charming character William, alongside Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, and Chris Hemsworth. Claflin recently reprised that role for a cameo in the sequel, The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016).