Clifford Samuel is a British actor. Clifford Samuel began acting at the Anna Scher Theatre. He is from North London and born of Nigerian heritage. Clifford trained at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and graduated early to make his debut at the Royal Shakespeare Company, in Julius Caesar and The Two Gentlemen of Verona, in Stratford-upon-Avon and also toured in the United States. Clifford played Octavius Caesar at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, in London in 2005. He then went on to work for the Cheek by Jowl theatre company, in the classical play, The Changeling at the Barbican theatre in London. Clifford toured with The Changeling on an extensive European tour in 2006, where it was awarded Best Foreign Play 2006 in Spain. From that period onwards, he worked periodically with the English theatre and film director and innovator, Peter Brook. Clifford portrayed Tony Anderson, opposite actor Jack Shepherd, in the play Chasing the Moment at the Arcola Theatre. He later appeared as the co-lead in the much anticipated two-part special of The Bill, which went on to win the Best Diversity In Drama Production at the Screen Nation Awards 2007, best continuing drama at the Royal Television Society Awards and nominated for Best Continuing Drama at the 2008 BAFTA TV Awards.