Posted by SamClaflinFans on August 20th, 2019


Sam attended the Peaky Blinders Q&A at BuildSeries London with co-stars Finn Cole, Harry Kirton and director Anthony Byrne. They talked about all things Series 5 and also shared exclusive behind-the-scenes photos as well as an exclusive clip! We are getting close to series 5 premiering on Sunday 25th at 9pm on BBC One. Make sure to follow us on Twitter and join our live tweet!

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Watch the exclusive clip of Oswald Mosley and Tommy Shelby: Here

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More photos: Here



Posted by SamClaflinFans on August 20th, 2019


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The Nightingale came out in various cinemas across the US and Australia this month, as well as during film festivals such as the London Sundance Film Festival and the Venice International Film Festival. With the help of our friend Olga, we compiled a few reviews mentioning Sam’s amazing performance as Hawkins in the movie. Obviously, this is a non-exhaustive list that we will try to update.

The Nightingale also won Best Australian Feature Award at the 2019 Melbourne International Film Festival and the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival.

You can also watch our interview with Sam and spoiler-free review below:

Awards Circuit: “Meanwhile, Claflin showcases career-best work. When he is pushed, he is terrifying to everyone around him. He shows no remorse and pure anger at those around him. His entitlement drips from the screen, and his performance as an angry white man comes through in spades. He is dangerous and violent, but what could be the most chilling of all is the righteous way he performs these acts.”

Slashfilm: “On the opposite end of the spectrum is Claflin, as the consistently cruel Hawkins. This is a tricky character, because Claflin has to portray him as both someone with zero redeeming qualities who also thinks he’s entirely justified in his actions. It’s a tightrope act – in Hawkins’ mind, the violence he enacts towards Clare, Billy and others is perfectly natural, because he’s superior to them. The actor nails this…

Variety:  “Sam Claflin, playing adventurously and horrifically against type.”

A.V. Club Claflin, so charismatic in the Hunger Games and elsewhere, provides shades of a soul, shining very faintly beneath his barbarism.”

Joe Blo’s Movie Emporium:Claflin’s never disappeared into a part like this, thoroughly embracing how repugnant the character is in a way that calls timing vintage Oliver Reed.”

Nerdist:the towering performances (especially by Sam Claflin, whose Hawkins is one of the most sadistic, cruel, and eminently punchable villains since Joffrey Baratheon)”

Collider: “Sam Claflin brings an especially vile form of evil to screen playing the leader of the aforementioned group of soldiers, Lt. Hawkins.”

Jumpcut online: “Another surprising aspect of The Nightingale is that it features a completely different kind of role for Sam Claflin. Claflin has certainly been moving on and growing up from his origins in big-budget franchises (The Hunger Games, Pirates of the Caribbean, Snow White) and rom-coms (Love, Rosie and Me Before You). In recent years, he has been taking on much more morally complex roles in The Riot Club, My Cousin Rachel and Journey’s End. The role of Hawkins here is definitely his most out-and-out villainous and evil role yet, but one he leans into well, without becoming cartoonish. He mostly sticks to his accent – which is of Northern England (yet another unexpected choice) throughout and entirely divests himself of any of the boyish charm which he displayed as recently as last year’s Adrift.”

Weliveentertainment“If you are like me, you probably never thought you could hate Sam Claflin because he always plays that lovable nice guy that somehow manages to die in every other film. Well, I hate to break it to you, but Jennifer Kent has managed to make Claflin play a character that is so deplorable and vile that you may never be able to look at Sam Claflin the same way ever again. His performance is so deeply disturbing because he plays a character that shows zero remorse for his actions. He rapes and kills without a care in the world. Claflin’s performance as Hawkins is some next level acting. I honestly can’t believe that I was watching the same guy who was in Their Finest because he transforms into a man that not only abuses his power but one that doesn’t have a single redeemable quality about him.”

The Lamplight Review:“Claflin, so dashing and charming in the Pirates of the Caribbean and Hunger Games franchises, is absolutely monstrous as the sadistic Lieutenant, and viewers will have a difficult time conjuring up a cinematic villain that evokes so much hatred.

Discussing Film: “Sam Claflin is unrecognisable as the irredeemable white-devil-like officer, his performance is unfathomably intense and Claflin gets lost within.”

The List: “As Claflin bristles with dangerous levels of entitlement, it recalls his performance in contemporary drama The Riot Club, with white male privilege then and now spilling over into violence.”

Observer:A veteran of the Hunger Games films, Sam Claflin is terrifying as Hawkins, the lieutenant who is infatuated with Clare’s beauty but has complete disregard for her humanity.”

Hollywood News: “So too is Sam Claflin, whose Hawkins is about as vile a human as possible to be depicted on screen.”

Rolling Stone: “Claflin, the blond dreamboat Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games series, plays this colonial monster without dropping his charm and good looks, which makes him doubly scary. It’s a bold gamble of a performance that pays off.”

Reeling Reviews:but the most astounding performance comes from Claflin, showing complex layers of villainy rooted in the fragility of the male ego like nothing we’ve seen from him before.”



Posted by SamClaflinFans on August 9th, 2019


BBC finally announced the release of Peaky Blinders Series 5… it will be starting on August 25th at 9pm on BBC1. We will definitely be living tweeting during the show, so feel free to join us and comment on what you think of Sam’s performance as Oswald Mosley.

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To celebrate the announcement, 4 exclusive photos of Sam as Oswald Mosley were release via RadioTimes. Click on the link to check out their full article.

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Exclusive BTS picture from GQ Magazine interviewing Anthony Byrne, the director of Peaky Blinders Series 5: “Each series of Peaky Blinders brings on a new director to give their vision of the Shelby family. For series five, that director is Anthony Byrne (In Darkness, Ripper Street). He takes on a story that sees Tommy Shelby embedded in the world of politics, where he comes into the sights of rising MP Oswald Mosley, who sees a fascist future for Britain. The two men’s different views of the world makes them dangerous enemies and gives Tommy a rival unlike any he’s faced before. Anthony Byrne tells us about finding new dark depths in Tommy’s soul and reveals what to expect in series six.” 

Click here to read the full interview.



Posted by SamClaflinFans on July 25th, 2019


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This is only the beginning of many future interviews! Zoom in to find out what Sam had to say about Peaky Blinders Series 5:

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TV Times Magazine also reveals an exclusive photo of Sam as Oswald Mosley. We did a bit of cropping for you guys :)

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Posted by SamClaflinFans on July 24th, 2019


SCF was lucky to attend the preview screening of Peaky Blinders Series 5 on Tuesday the 23rd of July at BFI Southbank in London.

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BFI Southbank did a great job at creating a very special Peaky Blinders atmosphere with portraits of the characters hanging on the walls inside the big venue. After picking up our tickets from the box office, we took place inside the cinema where BBC people introduced Series 5. All we can say is that fans won’t be disappointed with the beginning of the new season.

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You will have to wait quite some time during the episode to see Sam as Oswald Mosley, but what a delight it is when he finally appears on screen! We are looking forward to seeing his character’s journey.

When episode 1 finished, we also got to see a little preview of episode 2 before the screenwriter and cast came on stage for the Q&A.

You can watch the video above if you are interested in watching the whole panel (we missed the very beginning and the very end, apologies). We also got the chance to ask Sam a question! Let us know if you’ve recognized our question :)

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We did not expect the Q&A to last such a long time, which was great! There were some really interesting questions and the cast took their time to reply. After the Q&A, we headed to the after party where the Peaky Blinders atmosphere took a all new level!

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We also got the chance to chat with Sam for a bit and he mentioned that he was currently busy filming his upcoming movie Enola Holmes. Needless to say we are very excited for that one!



Posted by SamClaflinFans on July 21st, 2019


EAAqWaLXoAoj0_LSam discusses his new role in Peaky Blinders series 5 as Oswald Mosley with totalfilm magazine: “As much as I may not be involved in violence … at some point, there will be blood“.

Peaky Blinders will return in August! We are looking forward to seeing Sam in this new role.


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