What Was Actor Sam Retford In?

Joseph in Death in Paradise is played by Sam Retford, an actor who will be known to fans of Ackley Bridge.

Sam, who plays Cory on Channel 4’s comedy drama, is only 21 years old but is already building an impressive resume as an actor.

Read on to find out more about the young TV star.


Sam’s biggest role to date is Cory in Ackley Bridge (Image Credit: Vision Cinema / YouTube)

Who is Sam Retford, the actor who plays Joseph in Death in Paradise?

Actor Sam was born in Australia but moved to England as a child.

He told the website North Soul: “I always called Manchester at home. I love it here and my family is there. Also, Australia doesn’t really have the same artistic career paths as the UK.

“It all started for me at school. I was the loud kid, so the teachers put me first at every meeting and school play. I just fell for it and started playing outside of school. “

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He added, “I never thought I could make any money with it. I wanted to be something of a marine biologist at first, believe it or not. “

His acting career began with a role on Tom’s Life, a 2014 spin-off of Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks.

This show centered on Tom Cunningham (Ellis Hollins) and Sam played a character named Nate.

Sam spoke about Tom’s life in his chat with Northern Soul and revealed that it “gave him a taste for [acting] as a viable career ”.


Sam was on all three seasons of the popular comedy drama (Credit: Channel 4 / YouTube)

Sam’s TV roles including Cory Wilson in Ackley Bridge

Since Tom’s life, Sam has appeared on several TV shows.

He’s been in All Seasons of Ackley Bridge, the Channel 4 comedy drama about an academy school in Yorkshire.

I wanted to be something of a marine biologist at first, believe it or not.

Sam’s character, Cory Wilson, is the older brother of Sam Bottomley’s Jordan.

The young star was also featured on an episode of Casualty Series 34, which aired in 2019, which played a soldier on leave named Tyler Begbie.

Elsewhere, Sam was in a 2020 short film called SAM


Actor Sam (center) with Niamh Cusack and Luke Bailey in Death in Paradise (Image Credit: Red Planet / Denis Guyenon / BBC)

Sam as Joseph in death in paradise

In the BBC crime drama Death in Paradise, Sam appears alongside Lia Williams, Niamh Cusack, Luke Bailey and Adrian Schiller

Sam plays Joseph, the son of the famous concert pianist Pasha Verdinikov (Adrian), who is shot in the first part of a two-part series.

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Lia plays Pasha’s wife, Grace, while Niamh portrays the housekeeper Maggie and Luke, a gardener named Delford.

It is the second series with the former star of the Royle family, Ralf Little, at the helm as the lovable footpot DI Neville Parker.


Sam was also in an episode of Casualty and a short film called SAM (Credit: Canal Street Online / YouTube)

Is Sam Retford on social media?

Yes, fans can find Sam on Instagram on the handle @samretford, where he loves to show his love for the great outdoors.

Recent posts show that he enjoys swimming, hiking and camping in incredible surroundings.

He posts often and has an impressive number of followers of over 110,000.

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