Sam Crane is an English actor. He attended Oxford University and LAMDA, where he won the Nicholas Hytner Award for the best actor of his year. He played Farinelli in Claire van Kampen’s Farinelli and the King opposite Mark Rylance at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and reprised his role when the production transferred first to the Duke of York's Theatre and then to the Belasco Theatre on Broadway. He is also known for playing Winston Smith in Headlong's production of 1984 in the West End, Fred Walters in the BBC's six-part drama series Desperate Romantics and Frederick Abberline in Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Syndicate.. In 2017 he played Patrick Plunket in an episode of the Netflix series The Crown.