Xavier Samuel (born 10 December 1983) is an Australian actor. He has appeared in leading roles in the feature films Adore, September, Further We Search, Newcastle, The Loved Ones, Frankenstein, A Few Best Men, and played Riley Biers in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and Billy in Spin Out.
Samuel follows Australian rules football and is a supporter of the Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League.
Samuel was born in Hamilton, Victoria, the son of Maree and Clifford Samuel. He grew up in Adelaide, South Australia and graduated from Rostrevor College in 2001. He has a younger brother, Benedict, a writer, producer and actor, as well as an older sister, Bridget, a stage manager.Despite completing his senior secondary years at Rostrevor College, Samuel undertook final year drama at Christian Brothers College under the tutelage of Amanda Portus, where he played the part of Tom Snout (the wall) in Rostrevor College's production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream as well as playing Belvile in CBC's production of Aphra Behn's The Rover (The Banished Cavaliers).Samuel later attended Flinders University Drama Centre in 2005. He played Hamlet in the graduate production.
Movies & TV shows
1 TV show
Tell Me Your Secrets
A young woman who once looked into the eyes of a dangerous killer, a former serial predator desperate to find redemption, and a grieving mother are some of the characters that you can follow. As they ...
2 Movies · 1 TV show
A Few Less Men
The travel plans for three men went wrong.
Seven Types of Ambiguity
A gripping psychological mystery told from the shifting perspective of six characters following a complicated chain of events triggered when a child is taken and relationships are thrown into crisis.
Carrie accepted an invitation from her fiancée for a long weekend away. When she senses something is not right, she leaves the house and tries to escape into a forest fearing for her life and fighting...
Billy and Lucy grew up together in a small, close-knit Australian country town where they formed one of the town's most formidable ute driving teams. Billy is sent into a spin when Lucy says she is mo...
Love & Friendship
Lady Susan Vernon visits the estate of her in-laws to wait out rumors of her dalliances and to find husbands for herself and her daughter. Her plans are complicated by two men.
A mother and daughter are friends. There is a building. An arrangement that only lasts six months is fifteen years long.
The Death and Life of Otto Bloom
A chronicle of the life and great love of Otto Bloom, an extraordinary man who experiences time in reverse and only remembers the future.
After he is artificially created, then left for dead by a husband and wife team of eccentric scientists, Adam is confronted with aggression and violence from the world around him. The monster has to c...
In the last months of World War II, the Allies made their final push. An Army sergeant named 'Wardaddy' commands a Sherman tank called 'Fury' and its five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lin...
A man who has almost given up on life is sentenced to a low-security prison farm, where it is believed that some individuals can be reformed. At Won Wron, Case Worker Matt Perry has established a uniq...
The surf industry was started in the 70s by two brothers who battled killer waves, conservative society and ruthless bikers.
Despite being married, a young singer/songwriter becomes involved with her new guitarist, who she discovers has a dark past and may be a danger to her and those close to her.
In an idyllic beach town, the two lifelong friends were neighbors. Their sons have a strong friendship with their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering emotions that have been moun...
Boys On Film 6: Pacific Rim
Boys On Film goes down under to bring a fresh batch of funny and touching tales courtesy of our Aussie and Kiwi cousins, while stories of men falling in love from the USA and Hawai'i to Singapore via ...
Set against the backdrop of the Essex Rebellion against Queen Elizabeth I, the story advances the theory that Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, was the author of Shakespeare's plays.
A Few Best Men
Two people are going to Australia for a wedding.
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, she finds herself surrounded by danger again. In the midst of it all, she is forced to...
A group of teenagers are menaced by a train in the Australian desert.
Further We Search
The story of a young mans journey to a new city is told in Further We Search. The film follows his encounters and the dynamics of his relationships as he searches for a sense of connection. It is an e...
Things are not the same for Mik. His place in his family has been redefined by the sudden death of his older brother. Dan is the most important thing in Mik's life. Dan has a new girlfriend.
The Loved Ones
He wasn't going to the prom because he was asked. When she doesn't get what she wants, she uses Daddy's help to throw a prom of her own, where she is queen and he is king, whether or not he likes it o...
17-year old Jesse lives in the shadow of his older brother Victor's failure to become surfing's Next Big Thing. Even when he's in his natural habitat of magnificent surf breaks, his blue-collar future...
Someone died in the school bathroom. The day was told from the point of view of six different students.
She has been waiting all her life in the middle of Australia's desolate landscape. Waiting for her boyfriend to return from the army and marry her, waiting for her mother to sober up, waiting for her ...
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