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Samantha Barks (born 2 October 1990, Laxey) is a singer and actress who came third in the BBC talent show-themed television series I`d Do Anything in 2008.
Barks was born and brought up on the Isle of Man. She attended Laxey Primary School in Laxey and St. Ninian`s High School in Douglas before moving to London to study A levels at the The Arts Educational Schools (ArtsEd) in Chiswick. Barks has won an international song competition in Malta, and performed at the 2007 Peel Bay Festival which also saw appearances by Matt Willis, Madness, Sugababes and The Who. In 2007, she released her debut album, Looking in Your Eyes. In 2008, Barks competed in I`d Do Anything in which she was one of the finalists in a search for a new, unknown lead to play Nancy in a West End revival of the British musical Oliver!. She reached the final where she finished third. On the 29th of April, 2008, the Isle of Man was renamed by the Tourism Minister Adrian Earnshaw to be the "Isle of Sam" as a sign of support. Airport and road signs were changed after a renaming ceremony. In week eight she performed "Defying Gravity" from the musical Wicked and in the week leading up to the show she was given support from American actress, Idina Menzel who achieved fame for her performances as Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West in Wicked. In week nine, Barks received the lowest number of public votes and so had to participate in the sing-off with Rachel Tucker. They sang "Memory" from the musical Cats. Andrew Lloyd Webber chose to save Barks and eliminate Tucker saying, "Last night Cameron and I were both saying that we thought both of you would be fantastic Nancys and now here am I faced with this. But I`ve got to make a decision and I`ve got to think of where the show ultimately for Cameron is going to go and I think I have to go with you Samantha. In the week leading up to the final shows on 31 May, the Nancy finalists posed for publicity pictures recreating some of Madonna`s iconic images. Barks was dressed in hotpants copying the pose from the cover of the 2008 album, Hard Candy.Each Nancy also had a "Master Class" with Liza Minnelli in London.
At the end of Show one of the final, Barks was announced as finishing third with Andrew Lloyd Webber saying, "Do you know what, I did think this would happen. But you`ve done so well to have got this far Samantha." Barks said, "`It`s been the most amazing experience of my life. Thanks to everyone and the panel for making it so incredible."
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Samantha Jane Barks
Claim to Fame
Eponine in the 2012 film Les Miserables
Samantha Jane Barks (born 2 October 1990) is a Manx actress and singer who has performed on stage and screen as well as television. She rose to fame after coming third in the BBC talent show–themed television series I'd Do Anything in 2008. In 2012, she starred alongside Jonathan Bailey in the Disney Channel series, Groove High, and made her film debut as Éponine in the film version of the musical Les Misérables.
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St. Ninian`s High School in Douglas
The Arts Educational Schools (ArtsEd) in Chiswick
Kitten (girl Who Dates Old Men)
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
United Agents (UK), Luber Roklin Entertainment (LA)
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