Welcome to Peaky Blinders! Sam will playing the role of the politician Oswald Mosley, who was the MP for Harrow between 1918 and 1924. He became leader of the British Union of Fascists in 1932, hosting a rally at Bingley hall [x].
On the 9th of January, he was seen filming in Stockport alongside other cast members. Check out all the photos posted on the DailyMail.
We look forward to watching Sam when the new season airs this spring 2019!
As we mentioned in Sam’s birthday post – he managed to miss his entire birthday as he was on his way out to Fiji to begin filming on Adrift opposite Shailene Woodley. If you haven’t heard about this one, then check out the synopsis below thanks to Variety:
“Adrift” is written and produced by Aaron and Jordan Kandell. Baltasar Kormákur will direct and produce the film under his RVK Studios banner, with production set to begin in June.
Woodley signed on to star in “Adrift” during the Berlin Film Festival, where STX began selling rights.
“Adrift” is based on the true story of Tami Oldham, who, after being knocked unconscious by the largest hurricane in the history of the Pacific Ocean, awakens to find her fiancé Richard Sharp badly injured, their boat in ruins, and no means of communication or navigation. She must race against the clock to save herself and the only man she’s ever loved.
The premise of the film sounds really interesting & we can’t wait to hear more about it as filming progresses! Meanwhile Sam has taken to Instagram whilst over in Fiji to show us the beauty of the South Pacific country where he is currently staying and the warm welcome he got when he first arrived.
mrsamclaflin – Bula Fiji. Continue reading
Exciting news! It seems our fave guy has a new project on the horizon! According to Variety Sam has signed on to star in thriller The Nightingale alongside Aisling Franciosi.
Synopsis: Set in Tasmania in 1825, “The Nightingale” follows a 21-year-old Irish female convict who witnesses the brutal murder of her husband and baby by her soldier master and his cronies. Unable to find justice, she takes an Aboriginal male tracker with her through the hellish wilderness to seek revenge on the men.
Production is due to begin this month in Tasmania, Australia. What another brilliant, different & challenging film for Sam to take on! We are excited to hear more about the film & on the role Sam will play in it! Keep checking back with us for further info as & when we get it!
On November 7th, filming commenced on Sam’s newest project Journey’s End. Based on the 1928 play by R C Sherriff, it tells the story of life in the trenches during WW1. Sam will portray Captain Dennis Stanhope, a young commanding officer who has changed dramatically due to his time on the front line in France. The cast also includes Asa Butterfield, Paul Bettany, Tom Sturridge, Toby Jones & Robert Glenister. Below, we have written a synopsis & a description of some of the main characters so you can familiarise yourself with them!*
Synopsis: Set during the First World War, Journey’s End concerns the lives of a group of British officers on the front line and opens in a dugout in the trenches in France. Raleigh, a new eighteen-year-old officer, fresh out of English public school, joins the besieged company of his friend and cricketing hero Stanhope, and finds him dramatically changed…
Stanhope (Sam Claflin) – Commanding Officer of an infantry company. Tall, with dark hair, carefully brushed, his uniform, though old & war stained is well cut & cared for. He is good looking, rather from attractive features, than the healthy good looks of Raleigh. Although tanned from months in the open air, there is a pallor under his skin and dark shadows under his eyes. Continue reading
As filming nears its end, Sam has traveled to Arezzo, Tuscany to film some scenes as Philip Ashley in the upcoming remake of Daphne Du Maurier’s My Cousin Rachel. Doesn’t he look dashing in his perfectly period outfit? As always, he also took some time out to chat to fans & have photos taken during his time there. He really is the best!
@graceburrin_ – is even more beautiful in person 😍
All Photos Here
With thanks to The Telegraph & Fox Searchlight we have been given our very first exclusive look at Sam in his new role as Philip Ashley in the upcoming remake of Daphne Du Maurier’s My Cousin Rachel, set for release in 2017! Sam will star alongside Rachel Weisz, Iain Glen & his The Riot Club co-star Holliday Grainger in the dark romantic thriller, in a role originally made famous by the legendary Richard Burton. I think we can all agree he looks incredible, and we are so excited to find out more about it as filming continues!
Synopsis – Adapted from the classic Daphne Du Maurier novel of the same name, My Cousin Rachel tells the story of Philip Ashley (Claflin), a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms. It was previously adapted for screen in 1952 & starred Richard Burton alongside Olivia de Havilland.
According to ComingSoon.net, Principal Photography on Sam’s latest project My Cousin Rachel, alongside Rachel Weisz will begin on April 4th. Filming will begin in England, before moving to Italy and wrapping in mid-June. It will also star his The Riot Club co-star Holliday Grainger, along with Iain Glen & Simon Russell Beale.
Adapted from the classic Daphne Du Maurier novel of the same name, My Cousin Rachel tells the story of Philip Ashley (Claflin), a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms. It was previously adapted for screen in 1952 & starred Richard Burton alongside Olivia de Havilland.
Fox Searchlight Pictures is behind the remake, which will be directed by Roger Michell & produced by Kevin Loader with Anita Overland as co-producer. Roger Michell is quoted as saying “So many really great films have grown out of the works of Daphne Du Maurier: ‘Don’t Look Now,’ ‘The Birds,’ ‘Rebecca’… .and here’s another of her classics which is at once detailed, dark, sexy, cinematic and full of surprises. I look forward to bringing this thrilling story to the screen with such a brilliant cast.”
We must admit that we are very excited for this project too! It sounds like another completely different & challenging role for Sam & we will be sure to keep an eye out for further news & updates as filming begins!
A couple of weeks after tweeting that he was starting filming, it looks like Sam is hard at work on his new film Their Finest Hour and a Half alongside co-star Gemma Arterton. The Daily Mail have posted photos from the set which show Sam and Gemma’s characters in what seems to be a highly charged scene. Sam looked amazing in typically period 1940’s attire to play Buckley, including a pair of round spectacles along with a smart three piece suit.
Their Finest Hour and a Half is directed by The Riot Club director Lone Scherfig and is based on the novel of the same name by Lissa Evans.
All photos in this post sourced from Daily Mail. More photos HERE
Sam tweeted on September 3rd that he has begun filming his new project Their Finest Hour and a Half. He will star alongside Gemma Arterton & Bill Nighy in the wartime comedy which is being directed by The Riot Club director Lone Scherfig. And it appears he will be playing Buckley.
Synopsis – A romantic comedy with a difference set in the early 1940s, the film combines the quick-fire repartee of a screwball battle of the sexes infused with the reality of filmmaking under threat of invasion and London in the Blitz. It is described as “a witty, warm-hearted and moving portrayal of a young woman screenwriter finding her way in matters of life, death and the heart.”
The book by Lissa Evans on which the film is based is available to buy from Amazon.
We wish Sam the very best of luck with filming & we cannot wait to see the finished film!