We came to love Sam Barnett from his breakout role as Posner in The History Boys. He followed that up by channeling Simon Doonan in Beautiful People. And more recently, he played Daniel Stroud in the BBC’s bitingly funny satire, Twenty Twelve, about hapless organizers of the London Olympics.
Since openly gay Barnetton currently can be seen in London in his role as Queen Elizabeth in Tim Carroll’s hit all-male production of Shakespeare’sRichard III at London’s Globe Theater. We asked him to give us a tour of some of his favorite places in the city. Check out his choices on the following pages.
Photography by Sam Barnett
Outside the Royal Academy, blending old and new
Protest art on the banks of the Thames
The South Bank, attacked by pterodactyls!
Funked-up statue outside the National Theatre
The beautiful rose garden in Regent’s Park
A hot summer’s day on the South Bank