Samuel Barnett

Born Apr 25, 1980
Age 36
Hometown Whitby
Other Names Actor

Samuel Barnett is an English actor. He has performed on stage, film, television and radio, and achieved recognition for his work on the stage and film versions of The History Boys by Alan Bennett. His most recent television performance was in the BBC comedy Twenty Twelve.… Read More

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  • Encounters : Samuel Barnett Discusses His Female Roles In Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ And ‘Richard Iii’
    NYTimes - Feb 12, 2014
  • Theater: Murder, Magic And Memories In Four New Shows
    Huffington Post - Nov 22, 2013
  • 'twelfth Night': Hilarity And Romance In Shakespeare's England
    Huffington Post - Nov 15, 2013
  • First Nighter: Mark Rylance And Company's Superb Richards Iii And Twelfth Night
    Huffington Post - Nov 11, 2013


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1980 Birth Born on April 25, 1980.


2002 22 Years Old Barnett was nominated for Evening Standard Award as Most Promising Newcomer for his role in The Marriage of Figaro in 2002. … Read More
2006 26 Years Old 1 More Event
He won a 2006 Drama Desk Award and was nominated for a 2006 Tony Award for his work on the Broadway production.
2009 29 Years Old In 2009 he played John Everett Millais in the BBC series Desperate Romantics, and Joseph Severn in the film Bright Star. … Read More


2012 32 Years Old The production transferred to the Apollo Theatre in the West End, opening 2 November 2012 and running for a limited engagement. … Read More
2014 34 Years Old In 2014, Barnett received a nomination for a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his work in Twelfth Night.
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