Sam is featured as one of four cover stars on the October 2016 edition of L’Officiel Hommes NL. As well as a stunning photo-shoot by Roger Rich, the magazine has a fantastic interview with Sam, which we have transcribed below. In it, he talks about his hopes for the future, his memories from the past & how life has changed since the birth of his & Laura’s Son in December 2015. Enjoy!
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Up Close & Claflin
The new James Bond. The new Hugh Grant. Sam Claflin (1986) has heard all of the comparisons. The steady actor lets the compliments slip. There are more important things in the world. Acting for him ‘a job’, but one to which he is fully committed.
Sam Claflin has starred in The Riot Club, a take on student life in Oxford, in fantasy films like Pirates of the Caribbean, Snow White and the Huntsman and The Hunger Games, but also in romantic roles such as Me Before You and Love, Rosie. For others, his career sounds like a dream – and it is – though the actor remains with both feet firmly on the ground. Last summer he was both thirty and a father, making life suddenly feel different for the young Englishman. “I feel like an adult for the first time. I’ve started a new chapter in my life and have to remind myself that I have a responsibility.”
Will you always make different types of movies?
I always try to find new challenges. Much of my work until now has been suitable for the whole family. Now I want to explore new aspects of this profession to prove that I am more than what you think you know.
What kind of movies feel most natural to you?
Hard to say. I do not think I’m an action hero but I would have liked a try. At the same time I like to get down and dirty for a role, feel the real depth of it. I feel at ease when I continually push myself. That’s what I want to do more and more.
Some people see in you the new James Bond.
I think I speak for every Englishman, and basically for every man, when I say that it would be an absolute honor to play James Bond. It’s such a great character. But I’m not putting bets on me taking on that role. It would be wonderful but I keep focusing on other things.
You studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art; What was your most valuable lesson which you learnt there?
I learned so much there. It was the most valuable three years of my life. It taught me a lot about the whole business of film, politics and everything around it. Things of which I was unaware. It also made me realize that everyone approaches this profession differently. The main lesson is: be yourself, try not to emulate anybody. You work with different actors and directors, and they all approach the subjects differently. So be comfortable with whom you work with and what you do.
You also performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company. How was that?
It is not my strongest point. With all due respect to my former teachers, Shakespeare was not very well taught to us. That’s why I cherish the little warm feelings I do have for it. It’s something which I gradually grew to love with Drama, but I’m certainly not a natural talent in Shakespearean roles. Read more »
Sam, along with his Me Before You co-star Emilia Clarke, author of the book Jojo Moyes & director Thea Sharrock were photographed by Sarah Dunn for some special promotional shots for the film. And aren’t they stunning? Photographs sourced from @EmiliaClarkeTM on Twitter.
Sam was recently interviewed by Adam Thorn for Gentleman’s Journal and it really is a good one. Sam discusses his career to date, aspirations for the future and what drew him to acting, amongst other things. Along with the great interview is an incredible photo-shoot by Gary Houlder. And we are sure you will agree that Sam looks stunning in all of these amazing photos! Enjoy the interview & photos below! ***Please credit us if using our photos/scans – Thank you*** Read more »
Sam is featured in the May/June 2016 Issue of The Gentleman’s Journal: “Sam Claflin is already as star. But can he become one of his generation’s great actors, too?”. Be sure to check our website soon for more updates!
Sam was recently interviewed by Kate Wills from Red Magazine. In this great interview, Sam discusses his upcoming role as Will Traynor in Me Before You (in cinemas June 3rd), as well as his thoughts on fame and fatherhood! Read our transcript of the interview & see the scans below **Please credit us if you use our transcript or scans – thank you***
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His Hunger Games face is teen-familiar, but this year, Sam Claflin matures on screen in the long-awaited film version of bestseller Me Before You. It’s been the making of him, he tells Kate Wills. Read more »
Sam was recently photographed by Roger Rich as part of a feature in Issue 50 of Zoo Magazine. The classy black & white shoot is gorgeous, and Sam looks incredible as always. We are unsure if there will be an interview to accompany this amazing shoot but as soon as we know we will post so be sure to keep checking back!
Whilst promoting Mockingjay Part 2 last November, Sam took part in an interview with Laura Antonia Jordan for Un-Titled Project Publication. It is such a brilliant interview. As always, Sam is so open, honest and refreshing to listen to. And to accompany this incredible interview are some absolutely stunning photographs! You can read our transcript of the interview (& find the gorgeous photos!) below.
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To say Sam Claflin’s star is rising seems woefully inadequate; rocketing would be a more appropriate term. Certainly there has been nothing steady about the actor’s career path to date. Just months out of LAMDA he was notching up parts in prestigious TV shows, chasing this up with scene stealing roles in Hollywood blockbusters like Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Snow White and the Huntsman. Claflin, 29, isn’t someone who’s about to rely on a megawatt smile and ‘nice guy’ reputation to keep stoking his career, however, if you’ve seen his turn in The Riot Club you’ll know he’s not afraid to do nasty. Read more »
Sam was photographed by Ben Parks for a feature in an upcoming edition of Wonderland Magazine. Via his Instagram & site, Ben has shared four lovely photos from the shoot with us. And they are absolutely stunning. Sam looks incredible as always in this brooding, classic black & white shoot. We are unsure if there will be an interview to accompany these photographs but we will be sure to post it if there is so keep checking back with us! In the meantime, check out all four of the gorgeous images below!
Sam was featured in The Guardian fashion page, modelling some of the season’s most dashing looks. We think you can all agree he looks incredible! With grooming by Ciona Johnson-King and styling by Helen Seamons, Sam was photographed by Alex Bramall wearing looks by designers such as Valentino, Paul Smith, Burberry and Prada amongst others. Check out all the stunning photos below!
Sam is featured in the November issue of InStyle Magazine as their ‘Man Of Style’. The photos are absolutely gorgeous and the shoot is relaxed and stylish, showing Sam wearing designers such as Polo, Ralph Lauren and Ermenegildo Zegna Couture. We will be sure to post a transcript & scans of the interview as soon as we can get hold of it, so keep checking back with us!