Most of the time, movies and TV series that are adaptations of novels are a treat for fans and bring new characters to the original story. It’s very difficult to make a great edit, the words on the page are so different from the pictures on the big screen. For example, conveying the ideas of characters is one of the most challenging tasks that filmmakers have to undertake.

There are some actors who, for personal preference or coincidence, have been a part of many adaptations of famous novels. One example of an actor who has made book adaptations throughout his career, including his big break, is Sam Claflin. The British actor has an impressive number of projects under his belt that spawned into the white pages of the book. He has become known for making many adaptations, even if the roles he plays are significantly different.

In chronological order, here are all the adaptations Sam Claflin has starred in.

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10 any human heart

Channel 4

It was Sam Claflin’s first adaptation of the miniseries any human heart. The four-episode series was based on the novel of the same name by William Boyd. Episodes aired in 2010. Logan Mountstewart (Jim Broadbent) is in his eighties when he suffers a heart attack. Then he starts reading the diaries he wrote as a young man. Sam Claflin and Matthew Macfadyen played Logan when he was younger at different moments in his life.

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9 Earth pillars

Earth pillars

These historical series, Earth pillarsAnd It is an adaptation of the novel by Ken Follett, which was published in 1989. The book is the first in the Kingsbridge saga. The Starz series was released back in 2010 in the United States. The story is set in the year 1123, in England, and focuses on the political and religious drama of the time during the construction of the cathedral in Kingsbridge. This was the second time the actor had worked with Matthew Macfadyen. Claflin plays Richard, Earl of Shiring, who has a dark, traumatic past that directly affects his present.

8 hunger Games

Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Sam Claflin’s big break came with the fan favorite role as Finnick hunger Games franchise. His first appearance was in the second film, an adaptation of the novel by Suzanne Collins Firefighting. Clavin was then in the next two films, Mockingjay parts 1 And 2with the same personality. hunger Games It was a huge hit when it was released and catapulted Claflin’s career. The actor delighted both fans of the book and the audience with the way he portrayed the confident victor of the Fourth District. He was reunited with actor Donald Sutherland, who was also in Earth pillars.

7 Love, Rosie

Love, Rosie

Love, Rosie It is a romantic comedy starring the actor and Lily Collins as the lead duo. Based on the novel by Cecilia Ahern, Where the rainbow endsThis story is about two childhood friends, Alex and Rosie, who fall in and out of love over the years. It’s a movie about being the right person at the right time and how it doesn’t necessarily happen to both people at the same moment in their lives.

6 My cousin Rachel

My cousin Rachel
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Some classic books have been adapted many times. A novel by Daphne du Maurier Rebecca is one of them. In 2017, Claflin starred in another thriller/mystery written by du Maurier, My cousin Rachel. Claflin plays Philip, an orphan who is raised by his cousin Ambrose (Diano Mitchison), who is in love with him. However, after his cousin’s letters saying he feared for his health, he eventually dies. Philip is confident that Ambrose’s wife, Rachel (Rachel Weisz), has something to do with this and will go after her to prove it.

5 their best

their best
BBC Movies

their best It is a historical drama set in the year 1940 during the London Blitz. A film crew wants to make a film to help boost Britain’s morale during the war. It was an adaptation of the novel the The coolest hour and a half by Lisa Evans, which, while not a true story, was based on war propaganda films of the time. Claflin plays a strict film producer named Tom Buckley. While the setting is a dark time in history, the movie has a lighter tone than expected.

4 I am before you

I am before you
Warner Bros.

I am before you It is an adaptation of the Jojo Moyes novel of the same name and was also released in 2016. The film follows a bittersweet romance as William Traynor (Sam Claflin) becomes paralyzed after an accident. Louise Clarke (Emilia Clarke) becomes a full-fledged nurse – even if it’s against his will. Louise’s optimism and colorful outfits restore William’s much-needed happiness, if only for a while. The film and novel received some negative feedback regarding how they dealt with the portrayal of disability.

3 adrift

Adrift Claflin Woodley
stx entertainment

adrift It was released in 2018, and the actor took on the title role as Richard alongside another actress who has done her fair share of alterations: Shailene Woodley. The film was based on a memoir written by Tammy Oldham Ashcraft Red sky in mourning. Based on a true story during Hurricane Raymond, Richard and Tammy are sailing in Tahiti when a terrible storm hits them. Tammy wakes up alone and breaks their boat. She will have to figure out how to get to Earth and how to save Richard’s life.

2 Enola Holmes

Sherlock, Enola and Mycroft in Enola Holmes

Enola Holmesnow with two movies in the series, is being produced by Netflix and released in 2020. However, the movie is not an adaptation of any of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s works, as many might wonder as his famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, is in the movie. Enola Holmes It is an adaptation of the Nancy Springer novel The case of the missing marquess. Claflin plays Mycroft Holmes, who, along with Sherlock Holmes (Henry Cavill), is one of the brothers of the protagonist. Due to scheduling issues, the actor was not in the sequel to this story.

1 Daisy Jones and the Six

Daisy Jones and Six Sam Claflin
Prime Video

Daisy Jones and the Six It was the last mod Claflin was a part of. The series was an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Taylor Jenkins Reed. Claflin plays one of the two protagonists, annoying guitarist Billy Dion. Dion is the lead singer and guitarist for The Six. He has to figure out how not to let fame get in his head and lead him down darker paths, including substance addiction, as well as how to best deal with the new addition to the squad: Daisy Jones (Riley Keough).


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