Samuel George "Sam" Claflin is an English film and television actor. He is best known for portraying Philip Swift in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Finnick Odair in the The Hunger Games film series, William in Snow White and the Huntsman and Alex Stewart in Love, Rosie. Claflin made his acting debut in 2010, when he appeared on the television miniseries The Pillars of the Earth as Richard and in the TV series Any Human Heart as young Logan Mountstuart
As a child, he had an interest in football. He played throughout his childhood until he broke his ankle, an injury that he felt would prevent him from playing professionally. After some persuasion from his parents and a teacher with whom he'd made an impression during his high school play at Costessey High School, he pursued acting. He was a member of the School of Excellence for Norwich City FC
In 2011, Claflin started dating actress Laura Haddock. The two married in July 2013 in a private ceremony.