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Rachel Weisz, Iain Glen & his The Riot Club co-star Holliday Grainger in the dark romantic thriller, in a role originally made famous by the legendary Richard Burton.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.
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***
MEET THE MAN YOU’RE ABOUT TO FALL FOR
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 »
Promoting the upcoming romantic-drama Me Before You, set for release on June 3rd (UK), Sam was interviewed by Stefan Pape from HeyUGuys about his stunning portrayal of Will Traynor. Sam sets a strong focus on understanding not just the fictional authenticity of portraying Will’s changing moods from animosity to amiability, but the real ‘eye-openers’ of his research into the different challenges and realities faced by quadriplegics in adapting to their new lives. Clearly, Me Before You has left an indelible mark on him, as it has for us and all its readers.
You can watch the interview below:
The Me Before You second UK trailer has finally arrived! Watch as Emilia Clarke and Sam bring to life Jojo Moyes’ characters Lou and Will in these exquisite extended scenes from castles to dance floors and every adventure in between – no spoilers until June 3rd! Give it a watch below…it’s too beautiful! We are counting down to release date now!
Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures are pleased to present a brand new trailer for ME BEFORE YOU, the eagerly anticipated adaptation of Jojo Moyes’ best-selling novel. Featuring a variety of British stars including Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Janet McTeer, Charles Dance, Brendan Coyle, Matthew Lewis, Jenna Coleman and Vanessa Kirby, ME BEFORE YOU will be released in cinemas on June 3.
Oftentimes you find love where you least expect it. Sometimes it takes you where you never expected to go…
Louisa “Lou” Clark (Clarke) lives in a quaint town in the English countryside. With no clear direction in her life, the quirky and creative 26-year-old goes from one job to the next in order to help her tight-knit family make ends meet. Her normally cheery outlook is put to the test, however, when she faces her newest career challenge. Taking a job at the local “castle,” she becomes caregiver and companion to Will Traynor (Claflin), a wealthy young banker who became wheelchair bound in an accident two years prior, and whose whole world changed dramatically in the blink of an eye. No longer the adventurous soul he once was, the now cynical Will has all but given up. That is until Lou determines to show him that life is worth living. Embarking together on a series of adventures, both Lou and Will get more than they bargained for, and find their lives—and hearts—changing in ways neither one could have imagined.
ME BEFORE YOU will be released in cinemas on June 3.
Some fans was lucky enough to meet Sam today as he watched his good friend Jamie take part in the historic London Marathon. What sweet photos!
On Saturday, Sam paid a visit to see his good friend, and Their Finest Hour and a Half co-star Gemma Arterton as she performed in her play Nell Gwynn at the Apollo Theatre in London’s West End. Afterwards, he sang her praises on Instagram, posting “Just got back from seeing ‘er in ‘er play int i? If you haven’t already, make sure you go see the fabulous @gemmaarterton in Nell Gwynn at the Apollo. It’s the last week next week so don’t miss out. Fantastically humorous and yet another class performance. She’s just bloomin’ marvellous.”
The Daily Mail also posted some really sweet photos of Sam catching up with Gemma at stage door after the performance had finished. We are so excited to see these two work together later on in the year when Their Finest Hour and a Half is released!
As promised, when Sam hit an INCREDIBLE 700K Twitter followers the other day, he took part in a fantastic #AskSam Q&A with his Twitter followers. As always, we got some classic Sam answers to some brilliant questions, including his weirdest moment with a fan…and his current celeb crush! Read our full transcript of the Q&A below
SC: Let’s begin.
@officialexid: How are you this morning?
SC: I am good. Excited for the week ahead. And you?
@maddyizdabest: Would you ever come to Australia and do a tour there with the Hunger Games?
SC: I would love to come to Australia, be it with the Hunger Games or any other means. Read more »
With only 50 days left until Me Before You is released, Sam just cannot wait for us all to see it. So much so that, in anticipation of its release, he has decided to start a 50 day, photo a day countdown to the big day! Be sure to check out his Instagram (@mrsamclaflin) to count down with him & check out all of the random posts that only Sam could do!
It’s that time of year again! Time to start wishing our fave guy a happy birthday! And this year…it’s the big 3-0! We know that there is still a while to go before his actual birthday on June 27th, but as you know from last year, the process of putting something special together takes time, and the more time we have the better!
As always, we will be doing a birthday video for Sam too, and there will be more info on that a bit closer to the date. But we are also doing another scrapbook! If you didn’t see last year’s scrapbook (or video), check out our post HERE. As you can see, Sam was so touched to receive it & read all of the lovely messages
Want to take part this year? Due to it being Sam’s 30th we have decided to do something a little extra. SO…here is all the info you need: Read more »
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!