Samuel Anderson (actor)

Samuel Anderson (born 27 April 1982) is a British actor. He played Crowther in The History Boys, Danny Pink in the BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who and Daniel in the Sky1 sitcom Trollied.

Samuel Anderson
Born (1982-04-27) 27 April 1982

Early life

Anderson was born in Handsworth, Birmingham, to an Irish mother and Jamaican father. From early life, Anderson made it clear that he wished to pursue acting as a career. He attended Stuart Bathurst, a Catholic secondary school.[1]


Anderson attended the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in London before going on to originate the role of Crowther in the 2004 National Theatre production of Alan Bennett's play The History Boys. He subsequently performed the same role in the Broadway, Sydney, Wellington, and Hong Kong productions, and radio and film versions.[2][3]

On television, Anderson has appeared in Hex for Sky One in 2004, and Totally Frank for Channel 4 in 2006-2007. In 2007, he appeared in the BBC Three comedy series Gavin & Stacey as recurring character Fingers. He made another appearance in the show in 2009. He has also appeared in the BBC Four comedy film Stuck, and made various guest appearances in Doctors and Casualty on BBC One.[4]

From October 2007, Anderson starred in the ITV1 soap opera Emmerdale as Ross Kirk. His casting in the role was announced in September 2007, with Anderson stating that it was "great" to be joining "such a successful show".[5] Emmerdale series producer Kathleen Beedles stated that Anderson was "a fantastic addition to the cast".[5] Anderson remained a series regular in Emmerdale until January 2009, with major storylines including his character having an affair with Donna Windsor-Dingle and his wrongful imprisonment for the murder of Shane Doyle.[6]

Anderson played Mr. Romantic in a Carte Noire coffee advertising campaign in 2011. He also featured in an advertising campaign for Ginsters in 2012. In February 2014, he had a small role in an episode of BBC drama series Death In Paradise. Also in February 2014, it was announced that Anderson had been cast as recurring character Danny Pink, a teacher at Coal Hill School, in the eighth series of Doctor Who,[7] and he appeared in 11 episodes. Between 2014 and 2017, Anderson appeared in Sky1 sitcom Trollied, playing the role of Daniel. In February 2016, he appeared in the BBC One drama series Moving On. Currently, starting in the comedy Loaded on Channel 4.


2006The History BoysCrowther
2007–2009EmmerdaleRoss KirkSeries Regular
2007–2009Gavin & StaceyFingersrecurring character
2009, 2012CasualtyKris Kingsleyrecurring character
2012BedlamTaylor1 episode ('Dare')
2013Midsomer MurdersPerry Stevens1 episode ('Death and the Divas')
2014Death in ParadiseSwimming Model1 episode (Season 3, episode 6 'The Early Bird')
2014Doctor WhoDanny Pink11 episodes
2014–2017TrolliedDaniel WilsonSeries regular, 24 episodes
2015Pleasure IslandNateSupporting character
2015The Lady in the Van Jehovah's Witness
2016–2018WitlessPatrickMain role
2016DCI BanksDC Vince Grady6 episodes
2017Loaded Leon6 episodes
2019Father BrownAlan Tylett1 episode ('The Sacrifice of Tantalus')
2019Another LifeWilliam10 episodes


2019 Plebs

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