Hehe I promise this is the last Hunger Games guy….
Samuel George Claflin was born June 27th 1987 in Ipswich England.
He has two older brothers; Benjamin and Daniel and a younger brother Joseph who is also an actor.
When he was younger he had an interest in football and played throughout his childhood until he broke his ankle, which was an injury that prevented him from playing professionally.
He pursued acting after being persuaded by his parents and a teacher who he made an impression on at High School during a play.
Sam was a member of the School of Excellence for Norwich City FC.
In 2003 he studied performing arts at Norwich City College. He then went on to attend the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He graduated in 2009.
His first acting debut was in 2010 when he played Richard in The Pillars of the Earth a minisode based on Ken Follett’s best selling book.
List of acting credentials:
*Pillars of the Earth- Richard
*The Lost Future- Kaleb
*Any Human Heart- Logan Mountstuart
*Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides- Philip
*White Hart- Jack
*Show White and the Huntsman- William
*Mary and Martha- Ben
*The Hunger Games Catching Fire- FINNICK ODAIR
*The Quiet One’s- Brian McNeil (2014)
*Posh (2014… with Max Irons!)
*Love, Rosie- Alex Stewart (2014)
*The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1- Finnick Odair (2014)
*The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2- Finnick Odair (2015)
In 2011 he started dating British Actress Laura Haddock. Sam states that after he met her he called his agent right away proclaiming the he had just met the woman he wanted to marry (AWWWWWWWW!) After a year and a half engagement they married in July 2013.
Why is he Crush?
Well part from the obvious good looks and perfect smile he is an amazing person and totally down to earth. My fellow American Fangirls Tati and Megan went to the Catching Fire Fan Camp and they met him at the premiere. They said that he loved his cast mates and got along with them so well. Clearly that proves he’s an amazing friend. And well… when he told his agent that he’d just met the woman be wanted to marry… I mean… Wow. He’s clearly devoted and loyal and loves her so much. To fall in love like that… well it makes you believe in love even more.
Sam is gorgeous and he can act and he’s funny and he plays Finnick Odair who is one of the best characters in THG. I honestly can’t see anyone else playing Finnick. He made the character come alive and got the flair of Finnick perfectly. I can’t wait to see him in Mockingjay part 1 and 2 and I can’t wait to see him in other acting roles.
Sam is definitely a worthy Crush of the week 🙂