Following in her late father’s footsteps and keeping the Beckinsale name woven into the fabric of the nation, Samantha is no stranger to British television, having captured the nations heart in her long running role as Kate Stevens in London’s Burning, with roles in Coronation Street, Holby City and Heartbeat. The director particularly went for Sam, in full knowledge that she could carry the hefty role of the controlling wife of Emperor Maxentius.  A delight to be with on set, Mike Redwood said “there can be no nicer person on screen or off it. Sam makes the role her own with such presence, I could never imagine anyone else playing Vita”.