RISING British star Sam Claflin was walking the red carpet at the premiere of the latest Hammer horror production The Quiet Ones this week – and it won't be the last we see of this busy young actor this year.

He stars in three more movies being released before 2014 is out, including the next instalment in the Hunger Games franchise in which he plays Finnick Odair.

Since leaving drama school in 2009 he's hardly stopped working yet still found time to marry actress Laura Haddock last year.

"I was working and she was working, we both had a weekend off and got married, then went back to work on Monday. We still haven't managed to squeeze in a honeymoon," he says.

"She was amazing because she was working as one of the leads in a TV show called Da Vinci's Demons at the same time as planning our wedding. We didn't have a wedding planner, she did pretty much everything.

"It was very tough and we definitely felt we weren't together enough. But it's always been that way with us and I still love her so much as she does me."

Claflin used two days off filming the latest Hunger Games movie to fly to London for the premiere and to do press for The Quiet Ones. Then it was back to Atlanta to resume shooting Mockingjay - Part One.

In The Quiet Ones, which comes from the producers of Let Me In and The Woman In Black, plays a young film-maker recruited to document Professor Coupland and a team of university students conduct an experiment on a young girl, Jane Harper, who harbours supernatural secrets. The outcome is not, shall we say, very pleasant.

"I sat and watched it in a big cinema on my own – it was quite scary," says Claflin. "It was one of those moments where you want to enjoy being scared with other people so I'm quite intrigued to see what other people think.

"I am a fan of horror films. It's not something I watch every day but I'm definitely intrigued by psychological and horror movies. I like to be scared. I like my mind to race, I like the feeling when you leave a really good horror movie."

He refers to the movie Paranormal Activity, about a couple plagued by things that go bump in the night, which he saw the film with his wife. "I remember us going to bed that evening and both of us lying wide awake. I didn't want to admit I was listening to every crackle in the radiator wondering what the noise was. But I have to admit I was left frightened by the film."

He's too young to remember the old Hammer films but watched quite a few before filming The Quiet Ones. But the horror movie that really scared him was The Blair Witch Project, the first of its kind that used "found footage" to tell the story.

"I remember saying I would never go and investigate a horror or supernatural thing in the woods on my own. It's a silly thing to do but that's what's so great about a horror movie – you get frustrated with the characters doing things they shouldn't."

Prer-Finnick, Claflin had already worked on a couple of blockbusters playing Prince William in Snow White and the Huntsman alongside Kristen Stewart and youthful missionary Philip, the romantic leader in Prates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

TV roles have included C4 mini-series Pillars Of The Earth, based on Ken Follett's novel, and Any Human Heart, playing the younger version of a character played in later years by Jim Broadbent and Matthew Macfadyen. He also appeared in the BBC drama White Heat.

As well as reprising his Finnick Odair role, cinemagoers will see him soon with Lily Collins in Love, Rosie, based on Cecilia Ahern’s novel Where Rainbows End and Posh, based on the London stage play of the same name that follows students at Oxford University as they join the infamous Riot Club.

He manages to look different in most of his roles. "That's something that's hugely important to me, to change it up. I like to think of myself as a chameleon and have the opportunity to show that I can do different things and not just be the love interest or the nice guy," he says.

"I like to challenge myself. I don't understand why some actors look the same in every part and have the same voice and physicality - and then struggle with walking down the street and being recognised."

The Hunger Games threatens to change that. "I was on a plane and a young teenage came up and said, 'are you Finnick Odair?'. That's because I've got his hair as I'd literally finished filming the day before. Still, they asked if I was rather than saying you are Finnick Odair. I'm based in England and when I spend time here I happily go unnoticed."