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Samuel Roukin is a Actor British born on 15 august 1980 at Southport (United-kingdom)

Samuel Roukin

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Birth name Samuel Roukin
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 15 august 1980 (39 years) at Southport (United-kingdom)

Samuel Roukin (born 15 August 1980) is an English actor. (His last name is pronounced "ROH-kin.")


Roukin was born in Southport, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. He displayed an interest in drama from an early age. After completing secondary school at Merchant Taylors' School, Crosby where he was involved in many school productions and where he now returns to give acting workshops to the pupils involved in drama and English, he went on to train at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, graduating in 2003. Roukin finished filming Bright Star, directed by Jane Campion and based on the three-year romance between 19th century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne, which was cut short by Keats' death at age 25.

Roukin starred in the 2008 hit film Happy-Go-Lucky as the main character's (Poppy, played by Sally Hawkins) love interest. According to the review on the Independent website by Jonathan Romney, ( Poppy ) "Realising one of her pupils is unhappy, she takes action that results in her meeting a simpatico social worker (Samuel Roukin), leading to possibly the single most convincing, no-nonsense, outright charming flirtation scene I've seen in cinema."

The film directed by the multiple award winning Mike Leigh won a host of nominations and awards worldwide for the film.

Roukin played a Snatcher in the two-part finale of the Harry Potter franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I & Part II. He was recently interviewed by DemonFM in Leicester about his current stage work.

ITV's recent two part drama DCI Banks featuring Stephen Tompkinson had Samuel playing the lead villain in a prime time mini series that was watched by over 5.5 million viewers.

After Samuel's success in DCI Banks he was chosen to play the lead detective in the ITV1 Drama Appropriate Adult the controversial drama regarding the capture of Fred West & Rosemary West. Samuel was accompanied in the drama by Double Oscar nominated actress Emily Watson (Oranges and Sunshine, Gosford Park) and Dominic West (The Hour, The Wire) who portrayed Fred West.

He played Bagot in the critically acclaimed 'Richard II', part of the cultural Olympiad of Shakespeare, directed by Rupert Goold and produced by Sam Mendes for BBC 2 and NBC.

Best films

Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)

Usually with

Nina Gold
Nina Gold
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J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling
(1 films)
M. J. Bassett
M. J. Bassett
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Samuel Roukin (9 films)

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The Decoy Bride
Directed by Sheree Folkson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors David Tennant, Alice Eve, Kelly Macdonald, Dylan Moran, Federico Castelluccio, Michael Urie
Roles 2nd Paparazzo
Rating61% 3.099393.099393.099393.099393.09939
Lara Tyler (Alice Eve) is one of the most famous film stars around, but all she wants to do is marry her fiancé, writer James Arber (David Tennant). After a supposedly secret traditional church wedding is interrupted by paparazzi Marco Ballani, hiding in a cabinet at the altar, with Lara chasing him away, she and James become desperate to find someplace unknown and wed in peaceful bliss.
Appropriate Adult, 2h20
Directed by Julian Jarrold
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Dominic West, Emily Watson, Monica Dolan, Robert Glenister, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Samuel Roukin
Roles Detective Constable Darren Law
Rating74% 3.746353.746353.746353.746353.74635
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, 2h26
Directed by David Yates
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about education, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Transport films, Films about snakes, Harry Potter, Films about dragons, Ghost films, Road movies, Children's films, Reptile
Actors Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Felton
Roles The Snatcher
Rating77% 3.8512853.8512853.8512853.8512853.851285
The Minister of Magic, Rufus Scrimgeour, addresses the wizarding media, stating that the Ministry would remain strong even as Lord Voldemort gains strength. Harry, Ron and Hermione prepare for a journey to find and destroy Voldemort's Horcruxes, with Harry watching Dursleys depart and Hermione wiping her parent's memories of her.
Bright Star, 2h
Directed by Jane Campion
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Poésie
Actors Ben Whishaw, Abbie Cornish, Paul Schneider, Kerry Fox, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Edie Martin
Roles Reynolds
Rating68% 3.448763.448763.448763.448763.44876
In 1818 Hampstead, the fashionable Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish) is introduced to poet John Keats (Ben Whishaw) through the Dilke family. The Dilkes occupy one half of a double house, with Charles Brown (Paul Schneider)—Keats' friend, roommate, and associate in writing—occupying the other side.
Solomon Kane, 1h44
Directed by M. J. Bassett
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about slavery, Films about magic and magicians, Films about religion, Demons in film, Witches in film
Actors James Purefoy, Max von Sydow, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Pete Postlethwaite, Jason Flemyng, Alice Krige
Roles Marcus Kane
Rating60% 3.0483853.0483853.0483853.0483853.048385
The film opens in North Africa, 1600, with the English mercenary Solomon Kane as he leads his ship's crew into battle against the Ottoman occupiers of a fortress town. After defeating the defenders, Kane and his men raid the fortress, where most of the crew are killed by demons. Kane fights his way to the throne room, but, before he can loot the riches, he is confronted by a demon that tells him his soul is forfeit to Satan. Solomon rejects his fate and jumps out a window. Following this encounter, Solomon returns to England and finds sanctuary in a monastery. After a prophetic dream, the abbot apologetically expels Kane, and Kane travels by foot to his ancestral estate, from which he had been expelled in his youth after defying his father. Along the way, he is ambushed by robbers who mock his vow of pacifism and leave him for dead. He is found and treated by the Crowthorns, a family of Puritans traveling west to the New World. When the Crowthorns are slaughtered by corrupted followers of the evil sorcerer Malachi, Kane renounces his vows and swears to avenge their deaths and rescue Meredith Crowthorn, who has been marked by a witch and kidnapped by the Masked Rider, Malachi's lieutenant.
Happy-Go-Lucky, 1h58
Directed by Mike Leigh
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Elliot Cowan, Samuel Roukin, Sinead Matthews
Roles Tim
Rating69% 3.49833.49833.49833.49833.4983
Thirty years old and single, Pauline "Poppy" Cross shares a London flat with her best friend Zoe, a fellow teacher. Poppy is free-minded, high-spirited and kind-hearted. The film opens with Poppy trying to engage a shop employee in conversation. He ignores her, yet his icy demeanour does not bother her. She maintains her good mood even when she discovers her bicycle has been stolen. Her main concern is not getting a new one or finding the bicycle, but that she did not get a chance to say goodbye to it. This prompts her to decide to learn how to drive.
Miss Austen Regrets, 1h30
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Documentary, Romance
Actors Olivia Williams, Imogen Poots, Greta Scacchi, Hugh Bonneville, Jack Huston, Samuel Roukin
Roles Harris Bigg
Rating70% 3.5428053.5428053.5428053.5428053.542805
Le téléfilm s'appuie en grande partie sur certains épisodes réels de la vie de Jane Austen, et notamment sur ses relations avec l'une de ses nièces préférées, Fanny Knight, future Lady Knatchbull, qu'elle aimait « presque comme une sœur » (« almost like a sister »).