Birth Name: Samantha Barks
Birth Place: Laxey, , IM
Born Oct. 2, 1990 in the village of Laxey on the Isle of Man, Samantha Jane Barks began dancing at the age of three and made her stage debut in a school production the following year as Snow White. She soon became a staple of amateur theater on the Isle of Man, amassing an impressive collection of credits that included "Sleeping Beauty," "Guys and Dolls" and "Grease," as well as several ballets. In 2007, she released her debut album, Looking in Your Eyes
, which featured the single "Nothing Else," a song she co-wrote and later performed in the 2007 Maltese International Song Competition. Barks captured top honors in the contest, as well as the title of Best Foreign Song.
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"But it's Barks who walks out the door in torch song triumph" - Michael Coveney
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Were critics on cloud nine for City of Angels? - Review Round-Ups - 18 Dec 2014
Josie Rourke's production opened at the Donmar Warehouse earlier this week
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"The absolutely stunning Samantha Barks as the mysterious fictional Mallory Kingsley has remarkable sensual prowess, whilst her real-life ditsy Avril Raines is a perfect contrast."
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Revew: City of Angels (Donmar Warehouse) | So So Gay magazine
Josie Rourke's classy revival of this private-eye musical is a classy affair, and boasts an ensemble cast of stage greats. Unmissable.
Sunday 21st of December 2014 02:22:54 PM