Samuel Valentine

Photography © Claire Newman-Williams

Roger Davidson


Samuel trained at RADA and graduated in 2014, winning the Spotlight Prize and achieving runner up in the Carlton Hobbs Award, which culminated in a stint with the BBC Radio Drama Company. He made his theatrical debut playing Romeo in Dominic Dromgoole’s production of Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare’s Globe and went on to play Friar Laurence in Kenneth Branagh’s production of the same play in the West End at the Garrick Theatre. He played Cyril Bennett in The Stepmother at Chichester Festival Theatre, directed by Richard Eyre and most recently starred in the title role of Don Carlos for  Exeter, Southampton, Rose Theatre Kingston directed by Gadi Roll. Notable television credits include; Lord Gray in the BBC’s Hollow Crown and appearances in Poldark and King Lear for the BBC, Will for TNT and Black Mirror for Channel 4. Samuel was born in Kings Cross, but grew up in Bristol and is now based in Waterloo. He has strong musical/song writing skills, a natural ease with classical text and is a keen fitness devotee.

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