Samuel Roukin

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Samuel Roukin
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Samuel Roukin

(1980-08-15) August 15, 1980 (age 39)

Samuel Roukin (born 15 August 1980) is an English actor and DJ. (His last name is pronounced "ROO-kin.") He is best known for his role as John Graves Simcoe in the series, Turn: Washington's Spies.

Early life and education[edit]

Roukin was born in Southport and currently lives in northern New Jersey. He displayed an interest in drama from an early age. He completed secondary school at Merchant Taylors' School, Crosby where he was involved in many school productions. He goes back to the school to give acting workshops to pupils involved in drama and English. Roukin went on to train at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, graduating in 2003. Roukin finished filming Bright Star, directed by Jane Campion and based on the three-year romance between 19th century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne.


Roukin starred in the 2008 film Happy-Go-Lucky as the love interest of the main character, Poppy (played by Sally Hawkins).

ITV's two-part drama pilot for the television series DCI Banks had Roukin portraying one half of a serial killing couple.[1]

Roukin later portrayed a detective in the ITV1 Drama Appropriate Adult, a two-part dramatization exploring the aftermath of the capture of serial killers Fred West and Rosemary West.[2]

He played Bagot in Richard II, part of the cultural Olympiad of Shakespeare, directed by Rupert Goold and produced by Sam Mendes for BBC2 and NBC.

Roukin also portrayed British Lieutenant-Colonel John Graves Simcoe, one of the main antagonists of the 2014 AMC series Turn: Washington's Spies, a period drama about American Revolutionary War spies.[3][4]



Year Title Role Note
2008 Love You More Teacher Short film
2008 The End John Short film
2008 Solomon Kane Marcus Kane
2008 Happy-Go-Lucky Tim
2009 Bright Star John Reynolds
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Snatcher
2011 The Decoy Bride 2nd Paparazzi
2016 Equity Ed


Year Title Role Note
2009 Seven Jewish Children
2010 The Lieutenant of Inishmore Mad Padraic


Year Title Role Note
2008 Housewife, 49 Michael Hockey Television film
2008 Miss Austen Regrets Harris Bigg Television film
2010 DCI Banks Marcus Payne 2 episodes
2011 Appropriate Adult Detective Constable Darren Law Television film
2012 Richard II Bagot Television film
2014–2017 Turn: Washington's Spies John Graves Simcoe 36 episodes
2016 Salem Beelzebub 8 episodes
2017 The Magicians Fairy Ambassador 2 episodes
2017 The Librarians Darrington Dare Episode: “And the Bleeding Crown”
2018 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Faulnak 2 episodes
2019 Counterpart Yanek (young) Episode: “Twin Cities”


  1. ^ "DCI Banks". IMDB. IMDB. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Appropriate Adult". IMDB. IMDB. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  3. ^ (11 May 2014). TURN Q&A – Samuel Roukin (John Graves Simcoe), AMC TURN blog, Retrieved 21 November 2014
  4. ^ (6 May 2014). Old Boy Roukin Stars in 'Revolutionary' American TV Series, Liverpool Echo

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