In case you are unfamiliar with who I am, my name is Sam Coleman and I have many hats. Not hats in the fabric, physical sense but in terms of my interests and activities. Besides, with the size of my bulbous noggin, you'd seldom find a helmet large enough.
By trade, I am an actor and - if I dare categories myself in this way - a creative. This has been the main career pursuit of mine since about the age of 15 when I realised that taking over from Tony Robinson as the presenter of Time Team was an unrealistic and mightily specific career goal. Thus far, this career has served me well and I have been fortunate in the job opportunities I have been able to pursue on account of my doing the right thing in the right place at the right time on several fortuitous occasions.
Most notably, as of writing this, I was fortunate to be cast as Young Hodor in HBO's hit show Game of Thrones - the one with all the dragons and partial nudity. I've also been in films such as Leatherface, Lords of Chaos and a whole litany of other projects.
I'm also a relatively inexperienced but much researched mentalist which, for the uninitiated, is essentially a magician without the flashy props and a lot more temple touching. I was once described as a 'pound shop Derren Brown' and, you know what? I'll take it!
Along with my acting work and broader 'creative' exploits, I also have other means of sustaining a living including teaching both acting and film production at various external performing arts groups in my local area.
As of May 2019, I am also an elected representative for my village, Sidley, on Rother District Council. I stood following several years of socio-political campaigning in and around my area whereby the main roadblock to achieving things was often at the feet of the local councils. I figured, if you can't go over it, you can't go under it and you can't go around it, you have to go through it!
I have had no previous desire to run for any office and to this day, I have no political ambitions career-wise however a large part of my ethos on life centres around helping others. I don't wish to sound cheesy and wishy-washy here, but having grown up caring for two disabled family members and witnessing widespread
deprivation in my local area, I have from a young age been socially and politically aware.
If I achieve nothing in my short existence but relative social change, I will be happy.
I belong to several socio-political organisations including Humanists UK, the Vegan Society,
Equity the union (where I sit as a member of the Young Members Committee), Momentum
and the Labour Party with whom I was elected. There are other organisations I belong to but
I wish to sit here listing them as little as you wish to sit here reading them so I shall continue.
I consider myself a socialist, a humanist, a feminist, an environmentalist,
a disestablishmentarian, a vegan and a pacifist as well as multiple other
categorisations but more than anything, I consider myself to be compassionate.
And, whilst that is a more than fallible trait, I do try my upmost to pursue every
decision with compassion in mind.
Now that the mushy bit is out of the way, I'd like to finish this grandiose
self-assessment by saying: thank you for reading all of this - people seldom
stick to a website for more than 30 seconds these days!
From Young Hodor to Hamlet, i've been fortunate to act in a variety of TV, film and theatre productions. (And there's more to come...)