The premiere of Catching Fire in France will be on November 15th in Paris.
The premiere of Catching Fire in Germany will take place in Berlin on November 12th.
The Los Angeles premiere of Catching Fire will be taking place on November 18th!
We will update this post with more information about the organization. Who’s planning on going? SCF will make the trip to London to show our support to Sam!
International release dates for Catching Fire :
November 20, 2013: Egypt, Finland, Norway, Sweden
November 21, 2013: Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Chile, CIS, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Peru, Philippines, Serbia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Switzerland (German), Thailand, U.A.E., U.K, Ukraine
November 22, 2013: Brazil, Bulgaria, Colombia, Canada, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Iceland, Indonesia, Mexico, Netherlands, Panama, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, U.S, Uruguay, Venezuela
November 27, 2013: Belgium, France
November 28, 2013: Argentina, Portugal
December 6, 2013: India
Via The Hob
Samuel George Claflin was born on June 27th 1986 to parents Sue and Mark. He is the 3rd of 4 siblings (all boys), with older brothers Dan & Ben and younger brother Joe. Although Sam was born in Ipswich, UK, the family moved to Norwich and firmly consider this to be their home city!
A keen football player, this was the dream career for Sam until the age of 16 when a broken ankle forced him to rethink his future. A drama teacher at Costessey High School noticed his talent for performing arts and, along with his parents, encouraged him to pursue it. He studied Performing Arts at Norwich City College before going on to studying at LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art), graduating in 2009. Sam made his acting debut in 2010 in Pillars of the Earth starring as Richard alongside Hayley Atwell, Donald Sutherland & Eddie Redmayne to name a few!
In 2013, Sam married long term girlfriend and fellow actor Laura Haddock. The couple live in London with their gorgeous Cockapoo dog Rosie, and in December 2015 became proud parents of a little boy!
Sam’s first big break was in the TV mini-series The Pillars of the Earth. Other roles soon followed, such as playing a young Logan Mountstuart in Any Human Heart and legendary Manchester United star & Busby Babe Duncan Edwards in the BBC TV film United. His break into blockbuster roles came in April 2010 when he was cast as missionary Philip Swift in the 4th Pirates of the Caribbean film On Stranger Tides. 2012 saw him star in the BBC series White Heat as Jack. He was also cast as Prince William opposite Kristen Stewart & Chris Hemsworth in Snow White & The Huntsman. This firmly cemented him as ‘one to watch’ in terms of big blockbuster productions. And indeed it gained the interest of director Francis Lawrence who in 2012 was casting for The Hunger Games – Catching Fire. Sam’s audition for the role of Finnick Odair proved to him that not only could he portray Finnick’s confident outgoing nature but also the lost, tormented soul underneath. Despite initial scepticism from the fans, Sam’s portrayal of the victor from District 4 proved all the doubters wrong and he has gone on to become a firm fan favourite both in Catching Fire & Mockingjay – Part 1. He reprised the role for the final time in Mockingjay – Part 2 in November 2015. Alongside the big budget productions, Sam has`continued to develop his skills in many other different genres and smaller independent films, including the TV film Mary & Martha as part of Comic Relief, the Hammer horror The Quiet Ones and in romantic comedy Love Rosie, based on the book Where Rainbows End by Cecilia Ahern. He also received critical acclaim for his performance as Alistair Ryle in Lone Scherfig’s The Riot Club, based on the stage play Posh by Laura Wade. In April 2016 Sam reprised his role as Prince William alongside Chris Hemsworth in the prequel to Snow White & The Huntsman entitled The Huntsman, and June 2016 saw the release of Me Before You, the romantic drama based on the book of the same name by Jojo Moyes. Sam plays Will Traynor, a quadriplegic who has seemingly lost all hope in life following a motorcycle accident. Emilia Clarke stars alongside him as a carer who may well change his life. The film has been a hit with fans of the book who have cited it as being an incredibly loyal adaptation of the much loved novel.
The future certainly looks bright for Sam, and in typical fashion he refuses to be typecast into one particular genre or role. Three new projects on the horizon are all challenging & very different. He has completed filming on wartime comedy Their Finest Hour and a Half alongside Gemma Arterton & also My Cousin Rachel alongside Rachel Wiesz – a remake of the 1952 mystery romance based on the novel of the same name by Daphne Du Maurier. Sam will take the role of Philip Ashley, a role made famous in the original by Richard Burton. Filming is also due to commence shortly on Friday, a biography of bad boy 1970’s football star Robin Friday in which Sam will play the title role.
Sam is a huge Norwich City fan. He realised a dream of playing at their home ground Carrow Road in 2014 when he played there in a charity match!
Sam & Laura’s dog Rosie is named such because they got her whilst Sam was in the middle of filming Love Rosie. Her given name was already Rosie so it looked like she was meant for them!
The collective term for Sam’s fans is ‘Claflin Cadets’
When Sam auditioned for The Riot Club, casting directors wanted him to audition for the role of Miles (eventually played by Max Irons). But Sam felt more drawn to Alistair, wanting the chance to portray a character a million miles apart from himself.
He is a huge fan of The X Factor and classes himself as an ‘original Directioner’ having stated in the past that he has been a fan of One Direction since the very start of their journey on the UK talent show!
Sam’s younger brother Joe is also an actor. He graduated from LAMDA in 2012 and has had roles in TV shows such as Game of Thrones and the ITV series Grantchester.