London, United Kingdom
|Relatives||David Collings (Father), Karen Archer (Mother), Eliza Collings, Kate Collings (Siblings)|
Samuel Collings is a British actor from London.
Samuel Collings is the son of actors David Collings and Karen Archer. His twin sister, Eliza, is also an actor. Collings became interested in acting from a very early age and was highly involved in the creative arts--particularly theater, dance and music--before joining both the National Youth Theatre and Glyndebourne Youth Group, among other companies.
Professionally he has appeared on stage and screen in the UK, US and internationally. In the television series Hex he played the regular character of Tom, who is secretly gay and in love with his best friend, and the role of King Zedekiah in the Emmy Award-winning drama The Bible. Other credits include The Last Czars, The Lost Pirate Kingdom (both Netflix), Outlander (Seasons 4 & 5), Shakespeare Uncovered, New Tricks, The Insiders, Envoi, Dr Faustus, School For Scandal, Bluebird, The Briefcase, Doctors and Holby City.
Alongside screen acting, Collings has worked extensively in theater and radio drama, as well as featuring on audio books, recordings and in other media. He also appeared in verbatim theatre and staged readings for the companies Ice and Fire and Actors For Human Rights (née Actors For Refugees) in London and across the UK, as well as performances for charity organisations including Amnesty International and the NSPCC. Further outreach work has involved projects and workshops with correctional facilities in both the US & UK.
Selected radio includes BBC productions of Orpheus, I Am David, two adaptations of War and Peace, Soldiers' Loves and Soldiers' Lives, The Dora Bella Variation, Science at Sea, Cinderella D-Day and Penmarric, in addition to numerous live broadcasts and recordings for BBC New Writing, Resonance, Holy Mountain and others.
Samuel Collings performed alongside his parents and twin sister in a one-off performance of The Chances, a Jacobean comedy by John Fletcher. It was presented at Shakespeare's Globe as part of its Read Not Dead series. He worked in radio and appeared on stage both with his late father, David Collings, (Edward II, The Royal Exchange) and sister, Eliza Collings, (Lady Windermere's Fan, The Royal Exchange & The Curse of the Egyptian Mummy, Regent's Park) and played alongside his mother, Karen Archer in School Play- a performance at The Duchess Theatre, West End. He appeared as her son.
Samuel Collings is a member of Equity, the trade union for professional performers.
|2005||Dr Faustus||Good Angel/Sin/Various||Liverpool Playhouse||Liverpool, United Kingdom|
|2007||An Inspector Calls||Eric Birling||The Dukes||Lancaster, United Kingdom|
|2009||The School for Scandal,Dr Faustus||Joseph Surface
Stage on Screen
|London, United Kingdom|
|2010||The Lady from the Sea||Lyngstrand||Royal Exchange Theatre||Manchester, United Kingdom|
|2010||The Comedy of Errors||Antipholus of Syracuse||Royal Exchange Theatre||Manchester, United Kingdom|
|2011||Edward II||Gaveston/Lightborn||Royal Exchange Theatre||Manchester, United Kingdom|
|2010-2011||The Man with the Flower in His Mouth||The Man||Oxford Playhouse/Greenwich Theatre/Metta/Tour||London, Oxford, Various, United Kingdom|
|2012||Lady Windermere's Fan||Lord Darlington||Royal Exchange Theatre||Manchester, United Kingdom|
|2012||Stand Up Diggers All,
|Various||Latitude||Latitude Festival, United Kingdom|
|2012||Mansfield Park||Henry Crawford||UK No.1 Tour/Theatre Royal||Various, United Kingdom|
|2013||A Midsummer Night's Dream||Demetrius||Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre||Chester, United Kingdom|
|2013||Othello||Cassio||Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre||Chester, United Kingdom|
|2013-2014||Antony & Cleopatra||Octavius Caesar||Royal Shakespeare Company, Public Theater, Gablestage Theater||Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK
New York, Miami, USA