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Samuel Louis Joslin (born 18 January 2002) is a British actor. He is known for playing the role of Thomas in The Impossible and Jonathan Brown in Paddington.[1]

Samuel Joslin
Born Samuel Louis Joslin
(2002-01-18)18 January 2002
Kensington, London, England
Nationality British
Occupation Actor
Years active 2012–present



In 2012 Joslin got his first mayor role as Thomas Bennett in The Impossible, a true story about a family that survived the Indian Ocean tsunami on 26th December 2004.[2] In 2014 Joslin starred along Lambert Wilson in the short film The Nostalgist.[3] The film focuses on the father (Wilson) and his unusual son (Joslin) in a future world.[4] In the same year he got the part of Jonathan Brown in the British movie Paddington.[5] In 2015 Joslin played Marcus Maudsley in The Go-Between.[6] In 2017 Joslin reprised his role as Jonathan Brown in Paddington 2.[7]



Year Title Role Notes
2012 The Impossible Thomas Bennett
2014 The Nostalgist The Boy Short film
Paddington Jonathan Brown
2017 Paddington 2 Jonathan Brown


Year Title Role Notes
2015 The Go-Between Marcus Maudsley Television film
2016 Houdini & Doyle Peter Bennett Episode: "A Dish of Adharma"

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2012 34th Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor The Impossible Nominated
2012 St. Louis Film Critics Association Special Merit (shared with Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland, Oaklee Pendergast) The Impossible Won
2013 Online Film & Television Association Most Cinematic Moment (shared with Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland, Oaklee Pendergast) The Impossible Nominated


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