Magazine article Screen International

Stars of Tomorrow 2017: Sam Otto (Actor)

Magazine article Screen International

Stars of Tomorrow 2017: Sam Otto (Actor)

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Read profiles of all of our 2017 Stars.

Sam Otto

Sam Otto left Drama Centre London a few months early in 2016 for a part in Richard Wilson’s FRACKED! at Chichester Festival Theatre.

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Before the play had even started, the 25-year-old native of Basingstoke (though raised near Bath) had secured the lead in Peter Kominsky’s explosive drama The State, which aired in the UK for four consecutive nights on Channel 4 in late August (it premiered on National Geographic in the US in September).

Playing a young Muslim man from a north London working-class background who ups sticks to fight in Syria, the role was a huge opportunity for Otto, whose British father has roots in Germany (explaining the surname) and mother has a Ugandan/Indian heritage. …

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