Samantha Béart

Samantha Béart

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Samantha Béart (she/they) is a BAFTA and DICE nominated, GANG Award-winning actor. They are best known for their role as Karlach in Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios). They are also a member of this year’s BAFTA Breakthrough cohort, the first actor to enter the scheme on a video game, The Excavation of Hob’s Barrow (Wadjet Eye Games/Cloak and Dagger Games). Samantha is also the creator and host of “It Takes A Village”, a streaming chat show on Twitch featuring a live audience Q&A. The show is an attempt to shine a spotlight on those who are so often overlooked – the people who make our games – on themes of collaboration and community. VODs can be found on Samantha’s YouTube Channel. Most recently they co-hosted the “Future Games Show: Spring Showcase”.


Before training at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Samantha’s first professional acting job was as Random Dent in BBC Radio 4’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Quintessential Phase. This was to be the first of many audio drama collaborations with director Dirk Maggs, including Terry Pratchett’s Unseen Academicals, Alien: River of Pain by Christopher Golden, and How the Marquis Got His Coat Back & Calliope in The Sandman, both by Neil Gaiman. Samantha also appeared in two UK theatre tours with the original cast of “Hitchhikers”. They have been in 41 audio dramas with Big Finish Productions (42 can’t be far away now). Aside from various episodes of “Doctor Who”, highlights include Vienna with Chase Masterson, New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield with David Warner, The War Master with Derek Jacobi, and as team member Orr in three series of “Torchwood” – a new character created by Russell T Davies.

Other games include The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles (Capcom), The Solitaire Conspiracy (Bithell Games), Demon’s Souls Remake (Japan Studio/Bluepoint) and Age of Wonders III (Triumph Studios)

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