In addition, they have various characters in common:
- Both have played Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing (Sam at Sheffield and Charlie at the Globe) and Richard II (Sam for the RSC and Charlie at the Globe). I also tweeted about this here.
- Sam played Robert in Betrayal (Donmar, directed by Roger Michell!) and Charlie also played him in a BBC Radio 4 adaptation of the play
- They have played Algernon in The Importance of Being Earnest (Sam at the Royal Exchange Theatre and Charlie for the English Touring Theatre)
- Sam played George VI in the film Hyde Park on Hudson and Charlie also played the king in the stage adaptation of The King's Speech
- Charlie played Bassanio in The Merchant of Venice for Birmingham Rep and Sam played him on BBC Radio 4