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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!

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Les Mis for 2nd time on 28th July 2010

I went to see Sam in Les Miserables again for the 2nd time on Wednesday. We met her at stage door before the show and had a quick chat as she was running late for warm-up. I gave her a bag full of presents for her and something for Lily, her chihuahua, as it was her 1st birthday on Tuesday. We had pictures taken with her and then let her go in as she was late.

I bought another program as I had taken my first one apart so I could put the signed page in my frame on my wall so I needed one that was whole haha. I then went and took my seat in the theatre. I was really close this time, only 7 rows back, as opposed to 13 rows back the first time. I got talking to this woman and her daughter who were sitting behind me, who had seen the show over 100 times as her dad wrote it apparently. I was talking to her about Sam and found out that she watched 'I'd Do Anything' and Sam was her favourite. She got quite excited at the fact that Sam was in the show and couldn't wait to watch her. Her daughter didn't know who Sam was but knew who Lucie was so she got excited when I told her Lucie was in the show too.

The show was amazing again, although I wasn't too keen on the new 'Javert' or 'Marius'. I don't know what it was about them, I suppose they just played it different, I'll get used to them I'm sure.

Sam was amazing as usual, even with a bad cough and not feeling her best. I managed not to go 'wooo' after her solo, 'On My Own' this time and just clapped as loud as I could instead. She made me cry 3 times this time; first time was the same bit that got me last time, where she was looking through the gate at Cosette (Lucie) and Marius. I'm not sure why it makes me cry, it must be her incredible acting as I can't help but sit there and feel sorry for Eponine and want to help her. Second time I cried was about half way through her solo. It was soo emotional and just hit me. The third and final time was her death scene. Last time I just about managed not to cry, but had a lump in my throat. This time I just couldn't help it.

Anyway, at the end of the show I was about one of the first to jump up to give them a standing ovation. I stood up as soon as they had finished the last word of the Finale and didn't wait for them to come back again haha. I hurt my throat by 'wooing' so much for Sam, but also for Lucie as she was amazing, Theo (who was in Cabaret), who i managed to spot this time and the little boy that played Gavroche as he was better than last time.

I then rushed round to stage door as we had arranged to meet Sam again after the show. This time was a lot better than last time as there were no barriers and no huge crowd of Nick fans. I had bought a poster in Dress Circle earlier in the day so I got Sam, Lucie and Simon Shorten to sign it for me. I am going to try and get as many of the cast to sign it as possible.

We got to talk to Sam for about 5-10 mins before she had to rush off to get food before her next show. She thanked me for all the presents and for Lily's sheep and I got another picture with her.

I then got her to call Lucie over so I could get a picture with both of them. I then started something as a few people who were stood behind me said 'Can I have a picture with both of them?', 'I want a picture with both of them!' so I apologised to Sam and Lucie for starting that one off haha.

Anyway, it was an amazing day again, thankyou to Sam for again, making it so amazing!! Can't wait til I go and see her in the show again on 25th September!!

2 comments:

肇戴佩 said...

人不能像動物一樣活著,而應該追求知識和美德............................................................

君黃怡黃怡 said...

做些小善事,說些愛的字句,世界更快樂。..................................................

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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