Actor Sam Spruell made one of his earliest film appearances in Kathryn Bigelow's Hollywood actioner K-19: The Widowmaker (2002), then followed it up with work on numerous British television series including The Ghost Squad, Rosemary & Thyme, and Silent Witness. Spruell received an international crossover role with his turn as a nasty hoodlum in Paul Andrew Williams' big-screen urban thriller London to Brighton (2006), then tackled a bit part in Shekhar Kapur's arthouse period drama Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) and a supporting role in Lisa Gornick's offbeat comedy drama Tick Tock Lullaby (2007). In 2008, he appeared in the Edward Zwick WWII drama Defiance, starring Daniel Craig.
Biography by Nathan Southern
- Worked with the National Theatre for a year in 2006 on the plays The Alchemist and Life of Galileo; The Alchemist co-starred Ian Richardson in one of his final roles before his death.
- Appeared opposite Jonathan Pryce in the 2010 West End production of The Caretaker.
- Bleached his hair for his role as Finn in Snow White and the Huntsman (2012).