Clifford Samuel trained at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Clifford is currently starring in the comedy ’One Monkey Don’t Stop no Show’ at the Tricycle theatre.
He was recently nominated for Best Actor by the MTAwards for the one man show ‘Obama-the Mamba’.
In 2012 Clifford starred in the hit production ‘The Girl In The Yellow Dress‘ at the Salisbury Playhouse, which later transferred to London’s Theatre 503.
He also starred in the prison drama ‘Every Coin’ at The Soho Theatre – an extraordinary first play written by Carlon Campbell Robinson, a currently serving lifer prisoner who, whilst inside, has written 2 plays, a novel and a screenplay.
Clifford has also shot British comedy feature ‘Betsy & Leonard’ directed and produced by Bernhard Pucher and is lined up for the lead role in Kiloshe (In Search Of Nigeria’s next Popstar) – a comedy of errors set in Glasgow and Abuja.
Clifford played Charly Charles the 1970s drummer in the film biopic, Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll about rock star Ian Dury and the Blockheads released in 2010.
He graduated early from Guildhall to make his debut at the Royal Shakespeare Company, in Julius Caesar and The Two Gentlemen of Verona, in Stratford-upon-Avon and also toured in the United States. Clifford played Octavius Caesar at the Lyric theatre Hammersmith, in London in 2005. He then went on to work for the Cheek by Jowl Theatre company, in the classical play, The Changeling at the Barbican theatre in London which later embarked on an extensive European tour where it was awarded Best Foreign Play 2006 in Spain. From that period onwards, he worked periodically with the English theatre and film director and innovator, Peter Brook. Clifford also appeared at The National Theatre as ‘Eilif’ in Mother Courage and Her Children opposite Fiona Shaw directed by Deborah Warner.
Clifford currently lives in London.