Sam Spruell as Toran Prichard in The Bastard Executioner | FX
Sam Spruell portrays "Toran Prichard," a strong but cynical Welsh farmer who is Wilkin’s closest friend. He is forever loyal to his countrymen and will fight at whatever cost to protect them from noble abuses of power.
Spruell is a British actor who gained early success in 2002 playing “Dimitri” in Kathryn Bigelow’s K19 The Widowmaker. He worked with Bigelow a second time on her acclaimed film The Hurt Locker and has also been cast by Ed Zwick in Defiance, Ridley Scott in The Counselor, and Shekhar Kapur in Elizabeth: The Golden Age. As well as these international projects, Sam has worked on a range of British independents. Paul Andrew Williams’ London to Brighton was a huge critical success, as was David Mackenzie’s Starred Up and Mat Whitecross’s Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll.
Sam spent a year at the National Theatre, working on two plays, The Alchemist and Life of Galileo. Additional stage credits included Edward Bond’s Lear, Othello at The Royal Exchange Manchester and Simon Stephens’ Pornography at the Traverse and Tricycle Theatres. Sam starred alongside Jonathan Pryce in the West End production of The Caretaker and most recently in the Pulitzer winning Clybourne Park at the Royal Court and Wyndhams Theatre.
Spruell’s profile has continued to rise in both the UK and US with television roles in Luther, The Last Ship, The Runaway, City of Vice, Foyle’s War, Mayday, Cardinal Burns, and Catastrophe.
In 2012, he starred in Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman, followed by Millennium Film’s Good People. Other films include Child 44, Taken 3 and most recently Working Title’s Legend.