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The Rise & Rise of Sam Claflin & Lily Collins

A look at the careers of the young stars of Love, Rosie


Sam Claflin and Lily Collins are two of Hollywood’s biggest rising stars – they’ve both starred in big screen adaptations of best-selling YA novels and they can be seen together in the romantic film Love, Rosie. To celebrate their collaboration, we’re looking back at the careers of these young stars and how they came together in Love, Rosie.

The-Blind-Side-lily-collins-21307103-1706-960Lily Collins: The Blind Side

Lily made her big screen debut in style in the Oscar nominated The Blind Side. She played Collins Tuohy, Sandra Bullock’s daughter in the film who may not have liked opening their home to a stranger but soon loved the new family dynamic.



pillars-of-earth-30Sam Claflin: The Pillars of the Earth

Sam Claflin made his debut on the silver screen in the 2010 mini-series The Pillars of the Earth – an adaptation of Ken Follett’s novel by the same name. Sam played Richard of Kingsbridge, a knight who becomes a skilled soldier and leader but who often relies on his older sister Aliena (played by Hayley Atwell) for money. In 2011, the series was nominated for 3 Golden Globes, including Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.


priestLily Collins: Priest

Priest is a mixture of many genres – there’s some horror, dystopian and science fiction elements to the film. Lily plays Lucy Pace, the niece of Priest (Paul Bettany) who is kidnapped by vampires. While it may be set up that Lucy is the damsel in distress, that is not always the case and Lily brings some steely determination to the role.


pirates-of-the-caribbean-on-stranger-tidesSam Claflin: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Sam Claflin made his big screen debut in one of the biggest film franchises as he landed a role in the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Sam played Phillip, a faith filled man who falls in love with the beautiful mermaid Syrena (played by Astrid Bergès-Frisbey) after he unwittingly helped Blackbeard’s crew to capture her.


New-Abduction-Stills-HQ-2011-lily-collins-33491728-1024-686Lily Collins: Abduction

Lily starts to become a leading lady with her role as Karen Murphy in Abduction. She is a friend of Nathan (Taylor Lautner) who ends tangled up with him and criminals when they discover that his parents aren’t who they say they are.



sam snow whiteSam Claflin: Snow White and the Huntsman

In Snow White and the Huntsman Sam Claflin played Prince Charming – or William as he is known in this retelling of the classic fairy-tale. William fought alongside his childhood friend Snow White (Kristen Stewart) in order for her to take back her kingdom from the Evil Queen (Charlize Theron).


mirror_mirror_lily_collins_yellow_cape-2Lily Collins: Mirror Mirror

Lily takes on her own fairy-tale retelling in Mirror Mirror as she steps into the shoes of Snow White. After she is exiled from the kingdom, Snow White joins up with a group of bandits, learns to fight in order to save the Prince and her Kingdom. Mirror Mirror is a lot of fun and Lily makes a great Snow White as she as sweet and smart as her character.


movies-the-hunger-games-catching-fire-sam-claflin-finnickSam Claflin: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Sam Claflin joined the second book adaptation of the Hunger Games trilogy as Finnick Odair, a former winner of the Hunger Games who is forced to go back into the arena and become Katniss’s ally. Finnick is charming and clever – a perfect fit for Sam.



Clary Fray (Lily Collins) in MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES.Lily Collins: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Lily took the lead role in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones as she played Clary Fray, a teenager who finds out there is demons in the world. She learns magic and how to fight the demons in order to save her mother and is both witty and kind as she faces the dangers of this new world.


sam-claflin-awakens-evil-force-in-the-quiet-onesSam Claflin: The Quiet Ones

Supernatural horror film, The Quiet Ones, showed that Sam wasn’t afraid to try different things. He played Brian, a student who becomes involved with an experiment by a college professor (Jared Harris) who is attempting to prove poltergeists are just manifestations of the human psyche and not supernatural beings.


love rosieLily Collins & Sam Claflin: Love, Rosie

The two rising stars finally come together (it almost seems inevitable after they both starred in fairy tale retellings and popular YA adaptations) for Love, Rosie. A tale of friendship and love and how miscommunication can be your downfall – Love, Rosie is yours to take home right now.



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