Samuel George 'Sam' Claflin (born 27 June 1986) is an English actor, best known for his role in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and playing William in Snow White & the Huntsman. He will also be starring in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the second film in The Hunger Games trilogy as Finnick Odair. Claflin was born in Ipswich. His father is an accountant/finance manager for a charity radio station, and his mother is a classroom assistant. He attended Costessey High in Norwich, UK, and was a member of the School of Excellence for Norwich City FC. In 2003, he took up Performing Arts at Norwich City College, before going on to attend the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. In 2010, Claflin appeared on the television series The Pillars of the Earth and Any Human Heart. In April 2010, he was cast as Phillip Swift in 2011's Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fourth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean film series.