HE’S well-known for being the boy who learned the drums to impress his first crush on Love Actually way back in 2003.
And Thomas Brodie-Sangster has gone on to star in some of the biggest films and TV shows, including Game of Thrones and the new Star Wars.
Rex Features Thomas Brodie-Sangster is an English actor who has starred in a number of world-famous movies and TV shows
Who is Thomas Brodie-Sangster?
Thomas is an English actor who has left his mark on a number of world-famous movies and TV shows.
One of the films that catapulted him to fame was his early role as the adorable boy Sam in Love Actually, who was madly in love with his classmate at school, an American schoolgirl called Joanna.
The London-based star was born in 1990 and has acting in his blood after being born to actors Anastasia (née Bertram) and Mark Ernest Sangster.
He is also linked to one of his Love Actually co-stars, Hugh Grant, who is Thomas’ second cousin, once removed.
As well as being a talented actor, Thomas also plays the guitar and learned to play left-handed to play the role of Paul McCartney in Nowhere Boy.
Alamy One of the films that catapulted him to fame was his early role as the adorable boy Sam in Love Actually, who was madly in love with his classmate at school
Who was Thomas Brodie-Sangster in Love Actually?
Thomas played the role of Sam, Liam Neeson’s on-screen son who was desperately trying to win the affections of a girl in his class at school.
His character poignantly learns to play the drums to impress her after his mother died.
At the end of the film, he chases her through the airport on Christmas Eve to declare his love before she moved back to America and managed to bag himself a kiss on the cheek as a reward.
There were also some tear-jerking moments between Sam and father Daniel, as the pair struggle to come to terms with the loss of Sam’s mother.
He made a return in 2017 for Red Nose Day Actually, a brand new, ten-minute sequel to Love Actually, created by original writer and director Richard Curtis for Comic Relief.
Most of the original cast signed up to reprise their roles in Red Nose Day Actually.
They included Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Keira Knightley, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Andrew Lincoln, Bill Nighy, Rowan Atkinson, Marcus Brigstocke, Olivia Olson and Game of Thrones star Thomas Brodie-Sangster.
The Love Actually sequel was shown as part of Red Nose Day 2017 on Friday, March 24 on BBC One.