Sam Reid (actor)

Sam Reid
Sam Reid actor 2013 TIFF.JPG
New South Wales, Australia
Alma materLondon Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (2010)
Years active2007–present
RelativesRupert Reid (brother)

Sam Reid, known during his early career as Sebastian Reid, is an Australian actor. He is known for his work in Anonymous, Belle, The Railway Man, and Prime Suspect 1973.

Early life and education[]

Reid was born in rural New South Wales,[1] Australia, where his father was a cattle farmer. His older brother is Rupert Reid, who is also an actor.[2]

He attended Cranbrook School, a private boys' school in Sydney. Upon completion of school, Reid briefly lived in New York City before moving to London to study acting.[3] In 2010, he graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).[4]


During his final semester at LAMDA, Reid was given an opportunity to audition for a part in Anonymous (2011). Despite not receiving a script prior to his audition, he was offered the role of the Earl of Essex the next day.[3] He was at this time cred as Sebastian Reid.[5][6][7]

In 2012, Reid was cast in period drama Belle after actor Sam Claflin left the project due to scheduling conflicts.[4][8]

In February 2016, he appeared in Flume's music video for his song "Never Be Like You" alongside Sophie Lowe.[citation needed]

In 2019, Reid appeared in the Australian web television series Bloom, the subscription television series Lambs of God, and SBS TV drama mini-series The Hunting.[citation needed]

In 2021, Reid was cast as Lestat de Lioncourt in the upcoming AMC television series Interview with the Vampire.[9]

Reid played up-and-coming news presenter Dale Jennings in the ABC series The Newsreader, released in August 2021.[10][11]


Year Title Role Notes
2007 All Saints Marty Arent Season 10, episode 2 "The Hardest Word"
2010 The Taking of Prince Harry Prince Harry TV film (cred as Sebastian Reid)
2011 Anonymous Earl of Essex (cred as Sebastian Reid)
2011 Spooks Young Harry Series 10, episodes 1 & 6
2012 Endeavour Brian Lomax TV film
2012 Whitechapel Damon Nelson Series 3, episode 4
2012 Hatfields & McCoys Tolbert McCoy TV miniseries
2012 Inhuman Resources William Tucker
2013 Agatha Christie's Marple Nat Fletcher Greenshaw's Folly
2013 The Railway Man Younger Finlay
2013 Belle John Davinier
2014 '71 2nd/Lt. Armitage
2014 Serena Vaughn
2014 The Riot Club Hugo
2014 Tigers Frank
2015 The Second Coming Joe Panther
2015 The Astronaut Wives Club John Glenn TV miniseries
2016 Despite the Falling Snow Alexander
2016 The Limehouse Golem John Cree
2017 Prime Suspect 1973 DI Len Bradfield TV Series
2017 2:22 Jonas
2019 Bloom Young Max
2019 Lambs of God Ignatius
2019 The Hunting Ray TV miniseries (SBS)
2019 Waiting for the Barbarians The Lieutenant
2021 The Newsreader Dale Jennings TV series (ABC)
2021 The Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson Sergeant Klintoff Film written and directed by Leah Purcell
2022 Interview with the Vampire Lestat de Lioncourt TV series [12]


  1. ^ "Sam Reid Nylon Magazine". Nylon Magazine. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  2. ^ "TIFF 2014: Sam Reid breaks out". Women's Wear Daily. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Creative Type: a GQ Fashion Shoot featuring actor Sam Reid". GQ Australia. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Sam Reid Cast in Belle". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Get to Know About Sam Reid - Facts and Pics of "Anonymous" Actor With Personal Details". Glamour Path. 5 March 2021. Retrieved 17 July 2022.
  6. ^ Frost, Vicky (8 October 2010). "Teledrama to show Prince Harry as hostage". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  7. ^ Koehler, Robert (10 September 2011). "Anonymous". Variety. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  8. ^ Mbatha-Raw, Gugu; Reid, Sam. "The legacy of Belle". Interview (Interview). Interviewed by Rapazzini, Adrian. Retrieved 17 July 2022.
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (13 August 2021). "'Interview With The Vampire': Sam Reid To Play Lestat In AMC Series Based On Ann Rice's Book". The Hollywood Reporter.
  10. ^ Mediaweek (12 July 2021). "ABC announces new drama The Newsreader to premiere in August". Mediaweek. Retrieved 17 July 2022.
  11. ^ Green, Natalie (19 July 2021). "Everything we know about ABC iview's The Newsreader so far". KidSpot. Retrieved 17 July 2022.
  12. ^ Interview with the Vampire at IMDb

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