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Samantha Barks

Samantha  Barks
Samantha Barks
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Biography

Samantha Barks garnered rave reviews and acclaim for her performance as Éponine in Universal’s film adaptation of Les Misérables. She received the Breakout Award at Glamour magazine’s Women of the Year Awards, Best Female Newcomer by the Empire Awards, the Spotlight Award from the Hollywood Film Festival, and was nominated for Young British Performer of the Year by the London Critics Circle. In 2008, Barks competed in the UK television program I’d Do Anything in which she was one of the finalists in a search for a new, unknown lead to play Nancy in a West End revival of Oliver!. Barks’ career on the West End includes starring in The Donmar Warehouse’s production of City of Angels, Honeymoon in Vegas, Oliver!, The Last Five Years and Les Misérables. Other theater credits include Velma in the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s production of Chicago at The Hollywood Bowl, and her critically acclaimed performance of the title role in the world premiere of Amelie at Berkley Rep. Barks’ film credits include The Christmas Candle, Bitter Harvest, The Revenger and Interlude in Prague.

Videos

Backstage at Pretty Woman with Samantha Barks, Episode 3: Barks-Off

Join Pretty Woman star Samantha Barks as she has a chinwag with Andy Karl, Orfeh and more about Brit slang. Plus, singing dogs and more shenanigans!

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