Samantha Barks
Samantha Jane Barks
Laxey, Isle of Man
Birth date
October 2, 1990
Actress, Singer
Active Years
Notable Roles
Les Miserables
The Christmas Candle
I'd do anything

Samantha Barks is a Manx professional singer and actress who came third in the BBC talent show-themed television series I'd Do Anything in 2008. On Tuesday 31 January 2012, Cameron Mackintosh appeared during the curtain call of the Oliver! UK tour (then running at the Palace Theatre in Manchester) to announce that Barks would play Eponine in the film version of the long running musical Les Misérables (watch a video of the moment below). Barks later tweeted this as the 'Most incredible moment of my life'.


Year Title Role
2010 Les Misérables: 25th Anniversary Concert Éponine
2012 Les Misérables


2013 The Christmas Candle

Emily Barstow



Cameron Mackintosh interrupts the curtain call of Oliver! to announce that Barks will play Éponine in the Les Misérables motion picture:

Samantha Barks is Eponine in Les Mis Movie!!03:54

Samantha Barks is Eponine in Les Mis Movie!!

Barks sings "On my Own" in the Les Misérables: 25th Anniversary Concert:

Samantha Barks On My Own04:17

Samantha Barks On My Own

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