Samuel Collings (actor)
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Samuel Collings Actor

Samuel Collings
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London, United Kingdom
Years active2000's-Present
RelativesDavid Collings (Father), Karen Archer (Mother), Eliza Collings, Kate Collings (Siblings)

Samuel Collings is a British actor from London.

Life and career

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,[1] 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.[2]

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.

Selected filmography

  • 2003: The Bill (ITV TV Series)
  • 2004: Message in a Bottle (Short)
  • 2005: Hex (Sky TV Series)
  • 2006: Dan Clark's Guide To Working (Comedy Central TV Series)
  • 2006: The Briefcase (Short)
  • 2007 & 2012: Doctors (BBC TV Series)
  • 2008: A Tale of Two Girls (Short)
  • 2008: The Insiders (C4/Online TV Series)
  • 2009: Holby City (BBC TV Series)
  • 2010: Bluebird (Film)
  • 2013: The Bible (US History/Lightworkers TV Series)
  • 2013: Sc.25 (Short)
  • 2013: Envoi (Film)
  • 2014: New Tricks (BBC TV Series)
  • 2016: Prose - "Further" (Music Video)
  • 2017: Measure For Measure/Shakespeare Uncovered (The Globe)
  • 2018: Outlander (Sony/Starz TV Series)
  • 2018: The Last Tsars (Netflix/Nutopia TV Series)
  • 2019: Outlander (Sony/Starz TV Series)

Selected theatre

Samuel Collings is a member of Equity, the trade union for professional performers.

Year Title Role Theatre Location
2005 Dr Faustus[3] Good Angel/Sin/Various Liverpool Playhouse Liverpool, United Kingdom
2007 An Inspector Calls[4] Eric Birling The Dukes Lancaster, United Kingdom
2009 The School for Scandal,[5]Dr Faustus Joseph Surface


Greenwich Theatre

Stage on Screen

London, United Kingdom
2010 The Lady from the Sea[6] Lyngstrand Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester, United Kingdom
2010 The Comedy of Errors[7] Antipholus of Syracuse Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester, United Kingdom
2011 Edward II[8] Gaveston/Lightborn Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester, United Kingdom
2010-2011 The Man with the Flower in His Mouth[9] The Man Oxford Playhouse/Greenwich Theatre/Metta/Tour London, Oxford, Various, United Kingdom
2012 Lady Windermere's Fan[10] Lord Darlington Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester, United Kingdom
2012 Stand Up Diggers All,


Various Latitude Latitude Festival, United Kingdom
2012 Mansfield Park[11] Henry Crawford UK No.1 Tour/Theatre Royal Various, United Kingdom
2013 A Midsummer Night's Dream[12] Demetrius Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre Chester, United Kingdom
2013 Othello[13] Cassio Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre Chester, United Kingdom
2013-2014 Antony & Cleopatra[14] Octavius Caesar Royal Shakespeare Company, Public Theater, Gablestage Theater Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK

New York, Miami, USA

External links

  • Spotlight Casting Directory CV:
  • Samuel Collings on IMDb


  1. ^ Karen Ho (5 October 2012). "The Cast of 'Hex': Where Are They Now?". Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "The School for Scandal. Cast Biographies. Samuel Collings". Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ Marjorie Bates Murphy (17 February 2005). "Dr Faustus". The Stage. Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ "An Inspector Calls review". 23 October 2007. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ Zoe Craig (9 October 2009). "Theatre Review: The School for Scandal @ Greenwich Theatre". Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ Dominic Cavendish (28 October 2010). "The Lady from the Sea, Manchester Royal Exchange, review". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2014.
  7. ^ "Comedy of Errors - Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester". 4 June 2010. Retrieved 2014.
  8. ^ "Edward II - The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester". 13 September 2011. Retrieved 2014.
  9. ^ Josephine Sarchet (14 May 2011). "Review: The Man with a Flower in his Mouth". Retrieved 2014.
  10. ^ "Lady Windermere's Fan - Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester". 22 May 2012. Retrieved 2014.
  11. ^ Andrew Clarke (20 September 2012). "Creating a feisty heroine in Mansfield Park". Retrieved 2014.
  12. ^ "Review: A Midsummer Night's Dream". 23 July 2013. Retrieved 2014.
  13. ^ "Othello - Grosvenor Open Air Theatre, Chester". 5 August 2013. Retrieved 2014.
  14. ^ Suzanna Bowling (9 March 2014). "Antony and Cleopatra Was Set Where?". Retrieved 2014.

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