The son of prolific English character actor Ian Redford, Sam Redford was inspired to perform from an early age. He made his screen debut in 1999 with a small role in the TV movie "Second Sight", which starred Clive Owen as a detective desperately trying to mask the fact that he's going blind. Three years later, Redford scored a supporting role in the Kathryn Bigelow-directed submarine drama "K-19: The Widowmaker", which co-starred Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson. After a string of one-off roles on British television, Redford landed a supporting role in the kooky biopic "Color Me Kubrick", which featured John Malkovich as John Conway, a man who famously and flamboyantly masqueraded as director Stanley Kubrick to win attention and free swag in the early 1990s. Next Redford broke into American television, playing the role of Plymouth mayor William Bradford on the History Channel docudrama "The Mayflower". After a recurring role on the American soap opera "One Life to Live", Redford reteamed with Bigelow on "The Hurt Locker", an independent drama about U.S. Army bomb squads stationed in Iraq that went on to win six Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Picture. With these successes, Redford has chosen to stay in the U.S., continuing to appear in American productions like the R-rated restaurant comedy "The Slammin' Salmon" and George A. Romero-hosted horror anthology "Deadtime Stories".