Sam Spruell

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Sam Spruell
Born (1977-01-01) 1 January 1977 (age 45)
Southwark, London, England
Occupation Actor
Years active2002–present

Sam Spruell (born 1 January 1977) is a British actor. He is best known for playing villainous roles in film and television including Oleg Malankov in Taken 3 , Finn in Snow White and the Huntsman and Swarm in Doctor Who: Flux . He also appeared in a small role as a military contractor in the 2009 Academy Award for Best Picture winner The Hurt Locker .



His film credits include The Hurt Locker (2008), Defiance (2008), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), London to Brighton (2006), To Kill a King (2003) and K-19: The Widowmaker (2002). Spruell played hit man Jack "The Hat" McVitie in the 2015 film Legend , which told the story of the Kray twins.

His television roles include the recurring cameo of Jason Belling in Spooks (2007 in Episode 6.9 and 2004 in Project Friendly Fire ) and the recurring role of Wilkes in P.O.W. (2003).

In 2012, Spruell had a starring role in the film Snow White & the Huntsman , playing the brother to the Evil Queen played by Charlize Theron.

In March 2013 he appeared in one of the lead roles in the BBC One thriller drama series Mayday . He appeared in the television adaptation of The Last Ship later in the year. In 2015, Spruell played Oleg Malankov, the secondary villain in Taken 3 . He also played Owen Lynch in the drama series Luther in episode 1.2. He appeared as the character Swarm in the thirteenth series of Doctor Who .


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