Samantha Barks trained at the Arts Educational school for a year before entering I’d Do Anything, the BBC search for the new Nancy in Cameron Mackintosh’s Oliver! where she finished in the top three. Following I’d Do Anything she took part in the workshop for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies. Samantha made her stage debut as Sally Bowles in the national tour of Cabaret, before taking the classic role of Aladdin in Aladdin at the Theatre Royal Windsor. Last year Samantha made her West End debut in the role of Eponine in Les Misérables, and played the role again in the Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Concert at The O2.
Television credits include the lead role of Zoe in the Disney TV series Groove High.