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!
We will soon be posting about our SCF adventure at the premiere, as well as the reviews of the movie!
On October 13, Sam attended Their Finest photocall and press conference during the 60th BFI London Film Festival in London. He was seen alongside Producer Stephen Woolley, actors Rachael Stirling, Bill Nighy, Gemma Arterton, director Lone Scherfig, director of the BFI London Film Festival Clare Stewart and producer Amanda Posey dProducer Stephen Woolley, actors Rachael Stirling, Bill Nighy, Gemma Arterton and director Lone Scherfig. You can watch the full video of the conference above!
We all know our Sam is such a kind hearted guy. Back in May he proceeded to send fans in London into a frenzy of excitement when he very kindly left his signed copy of Me Before You (book) on a London tube for one lucky fan to find. And on October 8th he decided to do it again! This time, Sam was leaving his signed copy of the brand new Me Before You DVD somewhere in Central London. The DVD is not officially out in the UK until the 10th, so for the lucky fan who would manage to find this, it would be a wonderful surprise!
mrsamclaflin – So, even though the ME BEFORE YOU DVD isn’t officially out until Monday, I’ve been lucky enough to get my hands on one. Now, I’ve ruined it with my scribble, so, sorry about that, but I’m heading out in to central London soon to leave it somewhere for someone to find… Tune in soon and I’ll let you know where it’ll be. Happy seeking.
A little while later, Sam (as promised) posted a sweet little video giving clues as to the DVDs location………
And one fan was lucky enough not only to find the DVD but to actually see Sam as he recorded the video! Congratulations Vanessa – we hope you treasure it! And once again, a shout out to Sam for just being the best guy!!
vanessapolke – Sooo this just happened @mrsamclaflin went into central London to hide a little something for his fans and I just happened to sit at Leicester Square, actually see him take the video without realizing it was him I just saw this cute looking guy walking around the fountain, taking a video of himselfThank you for doing this. My highest respect for being so human and kind. What a man Now come back so I can actually say hi and thank you in person
On October 3rd, Sam attended the Emporio Armani show as part of the Fashion Week in Paris. He was seen sitting front row at the Studio Marcel Cerdan next to Elodie Frege and Dylan Penn, and also took a photo with the creator himself, Mr. Armani, who invited Sam to the see his new collection. Not the first time Sam has attended an Emporio Armani fashion show! As always he looked amazing!
With thanks to Entertainment Weekly we are able to have our first exclusive look at Sam’s new film Their Finest. Based on the novel Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans, the film follows a group of filmmakers charged with creating an inspiring film during the Blitz of London during World War II. Sam plays Tom Buckley, a lead writer for the Ministry of Information’s Film Division, a somewhat tetchy, sarcastic man who clashes at first with Gemma Arterton’s character Catrin. It is a completely different character for Sam and we think you can see from the clip below that he is fantastic in it! We really cannot wait to see the full film when it is released!
On September 11th, Sam’s latest film Their Finest had its world premiere at the 2016 Toronto Film Festival and Sam was there alongside co-stars Gemma Arterton & Bill Nighy to promote it. The comedy drama, which follows a group of filmmakers charged with creating an inspiring film during the Blitz of London during World War II, will have its UK premiere on October 13th at the London Film Festival & it is already attracting some incredible reviews, including this one from Variety, in which Sam’s performance is praised highly:
Claflin reveals an entirely different side of his performing talents. His youthful good looks obscured by thick Joycean glasses, a slightly receded hairline, and that particular type of poor posture that can’t help but scream “writer,” the actor translates the insinuating arrogance of his “Hunger Games” role into tetchy, neurotic sarcasm with admirable success.
Anna from our team was lucky enough to be a juror at Giffoni Film Festival, which Sam attended on July 21st and she was present at the Meet The Stars Q&A session that he took part in. She has written all about her experience, which you can read below. She also managed to take some gorgeous photos & videos so check those out too! Read more »
Originally known as Their Finest Hour And A Half and then condensed to Their Finest (or We Happy Few), Sam’s latest film will have a Gala screening at Toronto International Film Festival which will take place from the 8th to the 18th September 2016.
Starring alongside Gemma Arterton & Bill Nighy to name a few, Sam will portray Buckley in the big screen adaptation of Lissa Evans’ 2010 novel. The British romantic comedy set in WWII will make its début at TIFF, just like The Riot Club did back in 2014. We can’t wait for the fun to begin!
It looks like Sam had an incredible time at Giffoni Film Festival! Despite the heat of the Italian summer, he arrived with a cheery smile, greeting fans lined up outside the venue and then heading in for a Q&A session (that was fortunately live-streamed for international fans!) to start the day. From fatherhood to football, LAMDA, love and Finnick Odair, he entertained the audience with his stories; reminding everyone that it’s always important to keep yourself surrounded by friends & family.