To start the promotion of his upcoming movie The Nightingale, Sam first attended a press conference and photocall. He was joined by co-star Aisling Franciosi and various other cast and team at the Venice Film Festival on September 7th.
“This film was very very challenging. I wasn’t really aware about the true brutality of colonisation and now I’m quite ashamed of. Stepping in my character’s role is the farthest I’ve ever gone”.
A bit later, he also attended the premiere of the movie. A very exciting moment for the cast and crew, all very proud to share their work!
And later that night, The Nightingale took home the special jury prize! We are all so proud and look forward to seeing the movie…
If you still haven’t read what The Nightingale is all about make sure to read this fantastic article giving a real insight into Sam’s character Hawkins. We are so exciting to see Sam take on a role like this which is so unlike any other he’s done before.
Sam attended the Giffoni Festival on the 24th of July 2018, and spent some time with his fans on the red carpet while talking to journalists about his new movie Adrift and why he loves the Giffoni experience so much. You can read what he had to say about his experience there:
“Giffoni is the most important festival in the world because it is dedicated to the youth, and they have the power to decide the future of humanity as well as the future of the most creative side of the cinema industry. They are jurors at Giffoni, and they also know that no one will judge them here: they can finally feel free and listened. I wish I had had the same opportunity when I was a child”.
He also talked about the theme of Giffoni Film Festival’s 48th edition, Aqua: “I’m glad many people are becoming more and more aware of the environmental emergency faced by our oceans. It wouldn’t remain much without water. However, I won’t lose hope despite the current situation. I’m hopeful, the situation is changing a lot, especially thanks to the environmentalists”.
“Giffoni is a special place and your warm welcome moves me to tears. I am touched by all your love and coming back here is extraordinary. I can feel the enthusiasm of that young guy who created this festival almost 50 years ago, and I really wish one day your children will have the incredible chance of being jurors too. You are very lucky – he said in Sala Truffaut – but I am even luckier because I can spend some of my time with you and I am honoured to contribute, in my own little way, to build the history of this event”. [x]
On May 23rd, Sam attends the Adrift Movie Premiere alongside his-costar Shailene Woodley in Los Angeles. The pair looked stunning as they walked the red carpet for a few interviews before entering the cinema to present the movie. Lucky people inside the theatre will be the first people to watch the movie! Out in on June 1st in the United States.
As you may know Journey’s End was released in the UK on February 2nd. A couple of interviews were released for the occasion. Sam shares with us a bit of his life, mentioning his family as well as his career choices.
“My latest film, Journey’s End, is set in the First World War. I play a mentally disintegrating officer, Captain Stanhope. When I read the script, I was sold — hook, line and sinker. I’d never call myself a method actor, but I do sometimes find that I take my work home with me. I’d been walking around on set being angry all day, pretending I was drunk. Laura understood the need for me to have some quiet time after all that.” – Read more at The Sunday Time, “A Life In The Day: Sam Claflin“.
“Stanhope is the character that everyone wants to play. What’s interesting about him is that he’s still a young lad, but at the same time he’s lived and experienced so much he’s like a 60-year-old man, you know? “I think there are some similarities between myself and Stanhope. For example, his anger comes from fear and when I get scared, I tend to take it out on people—the people I love and who are closest to me. I think everyone does to an extent.” – Read more at Readers Digest.
On October 14th, the day after the London Film Festival Premiere of the film, SCF were lucky enough to have advanced tickets to a screening of Their Finest. Watch Jemma from the team’s video review below. And don’t worry – it’s spoiler free! The film will have its general release in Spring 2017. Huge thanks, as ever, to @jonnyhadapigeon for doing an incredible job of editing the video for us! Enjoy!
Film Synopsis: ‘Their Finest’ 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. A witty, warm-hearted and moving portrayal of a young woman screenwriter finding her way in matters of life, death and the heart.
Sam also attended Their Finest Mayor’s Centrepiece Gala screening during the 60th BFI London Film Festival at Odeon Leicester Square in London, on October 13. He was accompanied by his lovely wife Laura Haddock, the pair looked absolutely stunning together, as always! And Sam was also seen alongside the rest of the cast. Make sure to check out all the lovely photos of Sam posing with his wife, his co-stars, and of course, the fans!