Sam Claflin became a famous face to audiences worldwide when he was cast as Finnick Odair in the phenomenally popular "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" (2013). Born in Norwich, England, Claflin was devoted to English football throughout his youth, and enjoyed playing at every opportunity. But during his teens, he broke his ankle during a game, forcing him to take a break from the sport and focus his energies elsewhere. Claflin had enjoyed participating in a few school plays at that point, and decided to pursue acting with greater focus. The interest took hold, and Claflin eventually graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. His first break as an actor came when he was cast in the mini-series "The Pillars of the Earth" (Channel 4, 2010) and "Any Human Heart" (Channel 4, 2010) in 2010. The following year, Claflin was cast in the latest installment in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise, "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" (2011). With a firm toehold in American film, he next appeared in the big budget fantasy film "Snow White and the Huntsman" (2012), before landing the role in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" that would make him a star to millions of young fans. Claflin married fellow actor Laura Haddock that same year. He would go on to appear in the subsequent films in the "Hunger Games" franchise, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" (2014) and "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" (2015), before reprising his role in "Snow White and the Huntsman" for the sequel, "The Huntsman: Winter's War" (2016). Claflin won accolades for his performance as a quadraplegic in "Me Before You" (2016) as well as for his performance in the period thriller "The Nightingale" (2019). In 2019, Claflin and Haddock announced their separation. That same year, he joined the cast of the period crime drama "Peaky Blinders" (BBC, 2013-).