An Irish actor who began his acting career in the role of Killen in the Irish film The Other Side of Sleep directed by Rebecca Daly. He was chosen for this role after attending an open casting in his home town of Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland in 2010. Since then he won a role in the Bafta award winning series Misfits appearing in Series 2, Episode 2, as Jamie, Nathans brother. Shortly after this Sam was cast as Desmond in Paulo Sorrentinos This Must Be The Place starring Sean Penn and Frances Mcdormand which was shot predominantly in Ireland. Both The Other Side of Sleep and This Must Be The Place premièred at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. Since then Sam has appeared in the TV3 Magma Productions series of Jack Taylor films starring alongside Iain Glen in The Pikemen.He worked on a post production project for Dream House with Jim Sheridan, and Season 4 of Raw, an Irish original TV Series where he had a leading role. He played the part of Conor Harris in the feature film What Richard Did directed by Lenny Abrahamson which was released to great acclaim in 2012. Sam was cast in his first lead role of Michael in the Si Fi Sequel Monsters Dark Continent, which is due for release later this year. From there Sam was cast as Charles Ramsdell in the Ron Howard epic In the heart of the sea along side Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, and Brendan Gleeson. This movie is due for release on March 15th next year (2015). Summer 2014, sees Sam in London playing the role of David opposite Bradley Cooper,Uma Thurman Sienna Miller Jamie Dornan Emma Thompson Omar Sy and Daniel Bruhl In the Weinstein Company production John Wells directed Adam Jones.
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