For the film, he received a nomination in the 17th Empire Awards for "Best Male Newcomer." In 2012, he appeared as Jack in the six-episode miniseries White Heat.Later that year, he played a supporting role in the 2012 film Snow White and the Huntsman, as William, Snow White's childhood friend.
This injury threatened his ambition and Sam had to seek a new career path.
After much encouragement and persuasion from his parents and teachers, Sam Claflin began building up interest in acting.
In 2010, he made his acting debut, appearing as Richard in the TV miniseries The Pillars of the Earth.
His father worked as a financial officer and his mother was a classroom assistant. In 2013, he married Laura Haddock; they have two children together.
At first he feels like a bit of a flirt and there's a little bit of sexual tension, but really you kind of fall in love with the guy and you see that there's a real deep emotional side to him.
It's one of the reasons I really hired him in the first place was that it's where his character goes in the next couple of stories and I just think he did a fantastic job." He received critical acclaim for his role as Oxford University student Alistair Ryle in the British dramatic thriller The Riot Club with Charlotte O'Sullivan of the London Evening Standard saying "Claflin captures his character's vitriol very well" and Laura Dibdin of Digital Spy saying "Claflin brings intrigue and vulnerability to offset the sense of entitlement thus making Alistair the film's most fascinating character".He is known for portraying Philip Swift in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011), Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games film series (2013–2015), Alex Stewart in Love, Rosie (2014), and Will Traynor in Me Before You (2016).the third boy of a family of four boys to Mark, a finance officer, and Sue Claflin, a classroom assistant. He played throughout his childhood until he broke his ankle, an injury that he felt would prevent him from playing professionally.After graduating from LAMDA in 2009, Sam was cast in two award-winning miniseries.He played Philip Swift – a kind and handsome missionary who fell in love with a mermaid, Syrena, played by Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey.Samuel George Claflin is a well-known actor who was born on 27 June 1986 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England, UK. His father is an Accountant and a Finance manager for a charity radio station and his mother is a Classroom assistant at the high school he attended.