Samuel George "Sam" Claflin (born 27 June 1986) is an English actor. He is known for portraying Finnick Odair in the The Hunger Games film series, Philip Swift in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Will Traynor in Me Before You, Alex in Love, Rosie.
Sam Claflin was born in Ipswich, Suffolk, the third of four sons of Mark, a finance officer, and Sue Claflin, a classroom assistant. He has two older brothers, Benjamin and Daniel, and a younger brother, Joseph, who is also an actor. He grew up in Norwich, Norfolk. 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 Norwich City School of Excellence. In 2003, he took up Performing Arts at Norwich City College, before going on to attend the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, from which he graduated in 2009.