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sensation herself that is...

MISS SAMANTHA BARKS!

The very talented TV, National and West End Theatre star and now a Film star too!


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About Sam

  • Name: Samantha Jane Barks
  • Age: 22
  • D.O.B: 02 October 1990
  • Place of birth: Isle of Man (which was renamed the Isle of Sam for one day to support Sam during her time in BBC1 show 'I'd Do Anything' in 2008)
  • Originally from: Laxey, Isle of Man
  • Eye Colour: Brown
  • Hair Colour: Dark Brown
  • Hair Length: Long
  • Height: 5ft 5 3/4 "
  • Horoscope: Libra
  • Siblings: 1 Older Sister and 1 Older Brother
  • Niece(s)/Nephew(s): Chloe (aged 1)
  • Pets: A family King Charles Cavalier Spaniel called Halle (although she calls her Linda) and her own Chihuahua called Lily
  • Hobbies: Singing, Dancing, Shining on Stage, Sleeping, Playing with Lily (her chihuahua), Eating (especially red velvet cake and chocolate), Partying with friends, Shopping, Watching TV
  • Huge fan of: Ricky Gervais
  • Scared of: Mittens
  • Hates: Vegetables, Early Mornings

Professional

  • Occupation: Professional Actress/Singer
  • Years Active: 2008-present
  • Training: Arts Education School in Chiswick before entering Andrew Lloyd Webber's BBC competition 'I'd Do Anything' in 2008 looking for an unknown talent to play Nancy in a new West End production of Oliver!
  • Current Job(s):
  • Past Jobs: Numerous amateur productions with the Manx Operatic Society and performances with her band on the Isle of Man (full details in the 'Sam's Career So Far section), Sally Bowles (Cabaret UK Tour 2008-9), Aladdin (Panto in Windsor 2009-10), Eponine in Les Miserables at the Queen's Theatre in London's West End (2010-11), Eponine in the Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert at the O2 Arena on 3rd October 2010, Zoe in 'Groove High' (Disney - due to air spring 2012). Nancy in Oliver! UK Tour (2011 - April 2012), Eponine in Les Miserables 2012 Film
  • Dream in life: To be starring as a leading lady in a West End show (ACHIEVED)
  • Dream Role: Elphaba (Wicked)
  • Role Models: Catherine Zeta Jones, Idina Menzel

Favourites

  • Musical: Wicked
  • Song: Defying Gravity (from Wicked)
  • Singer: Regina Spektor
  • Book/Magazine: The Stage
  • Place to be: On stage, at home or Disneyland Florida
  • Films: Zoolander, Happy Feet, Sex and The City
  • TV Programmes: The Office, Extras, Friends, Sex and The City
  • Animal: Penguin
  • Item of Clothing: Shoes
  • Colour: Red
  • Food: Chocolate, Red Velvet Cake, Vegetable Lasagne, Cheese and Onion Tayto Crisps
  • Chocolate Bar: Lion Bar, Daim Bar

Groove High

Groove High
Sam will star as the lead role, Zoe, in a new Disney TV Series called 'Groove High'. Voice recording started on 28th April 2010 and filming happened between Aug 2010 and late Oct 2011 in Ireland! It will air on the Disney Channel in spring 2012!

Les Miserables 2012 Film

Les Miserables 2012 Film
Sam will star as Eponine in the new Les Mis film!

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Les Miserables - 23rd June 2010

I went to see Sam in Les Mis today and all I can say is WOW!!! She was sensational!! Her acting has really improved, I totally believed her character so much that at one point when she is watching Marius (Nick Jonas) and Cosette (Camilla Kerslake) together, I actually felt sorry for her.

She looked very much the true professional we all know she is and you couldn't tell it was only her 3rd show!

Her voice has grown so much, I think it is a lot more powerful now and she filled the theatre no problem. When ever I hear her sing I get goosebumps and it sends chills down my spine, but this time I had a lump in my throat too and just about managed not to cry!

The man sitting next to me was so impressed with her voice that half way through her solo, 'On My Own', he turned to his wife and said 'wow! that's what you call a voice! totally amazing!!' I couldn't help but sit there and feel proud!

Not only was she playing Eponine, but she was also in the ensemble for most of Act 1 before Eponine makes an appearence. This amused me greatly, playing 'spot Sam' everytime anyone new came on stage!

The whole cast are great and they already are working so well together. I wasn't too sure on Nick Jonas's voice though. It sounded a bit too quiet and weak to me. I was expecting more from him, being a professional singer and all. Although he stood no chance when singing with Sam. She totally outsung him and out shone him! She made the show!!

I got to meet up with her before the show at stage door which was lovely (whilst trying to avoid the huge queue of Jonas fans). I only got to chat with her for a few mins as she had to go and get ready but it was still awesome.



I got to see her afterwards too but only for about 30 secs as she had to rush off to meet someone before her next show!

What an amazing day!! I want to re-live it again and again!!

2 comments:

江婷 said...

一棵樹除非在春天開了花,否則難望在秋天結果。.................................................................                           

wbn3 said...

I saw the matinee show on 10 July, having seen the show last year. Both times from the front row of the stalls. I am a big fan of Sam Barks and saw her in Cabaret in a few different theatres. Also went to Windsor to see Aladdin.
She is very talented and played Eponine with great conviction and she really captured the character and displayed all the range of emotions in the various scenarios. I thought the death scene was particularly convincing and well done.
I aam going back to see Sam on 7 August and am really looking forward to seeing the show again.

Sam as Sally Bowles in Cabaret

Sam played the leading role of Sally Bowles in the UK touring version of Cabaret from 29th August 08 - 11th July 09.

I thought I would leave the dates of the tour on here out of interest and for future reference.

29 August 2008 to 13 September 2008 Birmingham Repertory Theatre - The Door, Birmingham

15 September 2008 to 20 September 2008 Hippodrome, Bristol

22 September 2008 to 27 September 2008 Liverpool Empire Theatre, Liverpool

29 September 2008 to 04 October 2008 Theatre Royal, Nottingham

06 October 2008 to 11 October 2008 Palace Theatre, Manchester

13 October 2008 to 18 October 2008 New Victoria Theatre, Woking

20 October 2008 to 25 October 2008 Everyman Theatre - The Other Space, Studio, Cheltenham

27 October 2008 to 01 November 2008 Theatre Royal - Ustinov Studio,The Egg, Bath

03 November 2008 to 15 November 2008 Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds

17 November 2008 to 22 November 2008 Hall for Cornwall, Truro

24 November 2008 to 29 November 2008 Royal and Derngate, Northampton

02 December 2008 to 06 December 2008 Congress Theatre, Eastbourne

08 December 2008 to 13 December 2008 Malvern Theatres - The Cinema, Forum Theatre, Festival Theatre, Malvern

12 January 2009 to 17 January 2009 Theatre Royal, Brighton

19 January 2009 to 24 January 2009 Sheffield Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

26 January 2009 to 31 January 2009 Sunderland Empire Theatre, Sunderland

02 February 2009 to 07 February 2009 Theatre Royal, Plymouth

09 February 2009 to 14 February 2009 Mayflower Theatre – Southampton

16 February to 21 February Darlington Civic Theatre, Darlington

23 February 2009 to 28 February 2009 Hull New Theatre - Hull City Hall, Hull

02 March 2009 to 14 March 2009 The Villa Marina and Gaiety Theatre - Douglas, Isle of Man

16 March 2009 to 21 March 2009 His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen

23 March 2009 to 28 March 2009 Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh

30 March 2009 to 04 April 2009 Theatre Royal, Glasgow

13 April 2009 to 18 April 2009 Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes

20 April 2009 to 25 April 2009 The Churchill, Bromley

27 April 2009 to 02 May 2009 New Theatre, Cardiff

04 May 2009 to 09 May 2009 Richmond Theatre, Surrey

18 May to 23 May 2009 Grand Theatre, Blackpool

25 May to 30 May 2009 Grand Opera House, Belfast

01 June to 06 June 2009 Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

08 Jun to 13 Jun 2009 The Hexagon, Reading

15 Jun to 20 Jun 2009 Barnstaple Queens Theatre

22 Jun to 27 Jun 2009 Salford Lowry Theatre

29 Jun to 04 Jul 2009 Theatre Royal, Windsor

06 Jul to 11 Jul 2009 Newcastle Theatre Royal

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