is an Olivier and two-time Tony nominated actor. He is currently in preparations to revive his role in the London transfer of Feeling Afraid As if Something Terrible Is Going To Happen
at the Bush Theatre. This one man play, written by Marcelo Dos Santos was a critically acclaimed and award winning hit at the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
In 2022 Samuel starred opposite Ralph Fiennes in Straight Line Crazy
, directed by Nicholas Hytner at the Bridge Theatre. On screen he filmed the role of Cecil Beaton in the feature film Lee,
opposite Kate Winslet due for release this December. Sam will also star in upcoming comedy film And Mrs
alongside Harriet Walter and Aisling Bea.
In 2016 Samuel starred in the title role of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
for BBC America opposite Elijah Wood. The show, created by Max Landis, was inspired by the novel of the same name by Douglas Adams and ran for two seasons.
Samuel received his second Tony nomination in 2014 for his portrayal of Viola in Twelfth Night
on Broadway, directed by Tim Carroll. His first Tony nomination was for the original production of Alan Bennett’s acclaimed History Boys
, for which he also won the Drama Desk Award and was nominated for an Olivier Award. In 2006 he was nominated for Most Promising Newcomer at the British Independent Film Awards for the film adaptation.
Other screen credits include The Lady in the Van
, Jupiter Ascending, The Amazing Mr Blunden
(Sky), Penny Dreadful
(Showtime), Twenty Twelve
(BBC) and Beautiful People