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On July 17, it was reported that actor Sam Claflin had nabbed the coveted role of Finnick Odair in the highly-anticipated sequel to The Hunger Games, Catching Fire. But just who is the beautiful Brit?

While Sam may be a relative new face for American audiences, the 26-year-old already has quite a few credits to his name. The majority of his early projects are British television series and movies — such as Any Human Heart and United, respectively — but he has steadily been gaining recognition for his work around the world.

In 2011, he played Philip in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and most recently, he portrayed Prince William in Snow White and the Huntsman, opposite Kristen Stewart.

If Claflin has, in fact, been cast as Finnick — a skilled former tribute with a heartbreaking past — it will be his first major role in an American film.

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