Samuel Bottomley

Samuel Bottomley (born 14 June 2001) is an English actor, known for his roles as Brandon Kelleher on the CBBC series Rocket's Island and Jordan Wilson on the Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge. He is also set to portray the role of Dean Paxton in the film adaptation of Everybody's Talking About Jamie.

Samuel Bottomley
Born (2001-06-14) 14 June 2001 (age 19)
Wibsey, Bradford, England
Education
  • St Paul's Amateur Operatic Dramatic Society
  • Yorkshire School of Acting
OccupationActor
Years active2011–present
TelevisionRocket's Island
Jericho
Ackley Bridge
Kiss Me First
Ladhood

Early lifeEdit

Bottomley was born on 14 June 2001 in Wibsey, Bradford.[1] Bottomley was a member of the Buttershaw St Paul's Amateur Operatic Dramatic Society, and in 2014, he joined The Yorkshire School of Acting at the Bradford Playhouse.[2][3]

CareerEdit

At the age of nine, Bottomley made his professional acting debut in the 2011 drama film Tyrannosaur.[4] He then appeared in the 2012 film Private Peaceful as the younger version of Tommo.[5] Later that year, he began portraying the role of Brandon in the CBBC series Rocket's Island, a role he portrayed until 2015.[6] From 2017 to 2018, Bottomley portrayed the role of Jordan Wilson in the Channel 4 school drama Ackley Bridge.[7][8] In 2019, he starred in the comedy film Get Duked! as Ian.[9] In the same year, he began starring in the iPlayer series Ladhood as Ralph Roberts.[10] In 2021, he is set to star in the film Everybody's Talking About Jamie, in the role of Dean Paxton.[11]

FilmographyEdit

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Tyrannosaur Samuel
2012 Private Peaceful Young Tommo
2017 Ghost Stories Young Goodman
2019 The Last Right Louis Murphy
2019 Get Duked! Ian
2021 Everybody's Talking About Jamie Dean Paxton Post-production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2012–2015 Rocket's Island Brandon Kelleher Main role
2015 Sons of Liberty Christopher Seider 1 episode
2015 Wolf Hall Young Thomas Cromwell Recurring role; 3 episodes
2016 Moving On Connor 1 episode
2016 Jericho George Quaintain Main role; 8 episodes
2017–2018 Ackley Bridge Jordan Wilson Main role
2018 Kiss Me First Ben / Denier Main role
2019–present Ladhood Ralph Roberts Main role

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sam stars in major new Yorkshire drama". Telegraph & Argus. Archived from the original on 26 December 2019. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Sundance winner "Tyrannosaur" features Bradford actor Sam Bottomley". Telegraph & Argus. Archived from the original on 26 December 2019. Retrieved 26 December 2019.
  3. ^ Clayton, Emma. "Bradford teens go back to school in new TV drama Ackley Bridge". Telegraph & Argus. Archived from the original on 21 September 2019. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  4. ^ Scott, A. O. (17 November 2011). "'Tyrannosaur' With Peter Mullan - Review". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 11 November 2019. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Private Peaceful". Variety. 12 October 2012. Archived from the original on 29 June 2017. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Rocket's Island - S2 - Episode 8: The Wolf Tree". Radio Times. Archived from the original on 21 September 2019. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  7. ^ Anderton, Joe (12 June 2018). "Ackley Bridge abuse story praised for its sensitivity". Digital Spy. Archived from the original on 27 July 2019. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  8. ^ "Ackley Bridge child abuse scene has viewers in tears as Jordan is viciously beaten by his dad". Radio Times. Archived from the original on 6 May 2019. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
  9. ^ Miska, Brad (8 May 2020). "SXSW Horror-Comedy 'Boyz in the Wood' Hits Amazon Prime This August". Bloody Disgusting. Archived from the original on 16 August 2020. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  10. ^ Nicholson, Rebecca. "Ladhood review – boisterous comedy smells like teen spirit ... and Lynx". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 26 November 2019. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  11. ^ Tossell, Shaun (1 July 2019). "FURTHER CASTING FOR EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE FILM REVEALED". Theatre Fan. Retrieved 27 November 2019.

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