Samantha Barks

Active - 2012 - Present  |   Born - Oct 2, 1990 in Laxey, Isle of Man  |  

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  • Started her training in ballet, modern dancing and tap dancing when she was 3 years old.
  • Moved to London by herself when she was 16 to pursue a career in singing.
  • Left arts school after a year to compete in the BBC TV show I'd Do Anything, where singers competed for a place in the West End production of Oliver! She finished in third place.
  • Made her West End debut in Les Misérables in 2010.
  • Got the part of Éponine in the 2012 film adaptation of Les Misérables over several others who auditioned, such as Lea Michele, Scarlett Johansson and Taylor Swift.