Cooke attending London Film Comic Con in July 2008
|Born||Christian Louis Cooke
15 September 1987
Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK
Christian Louis Cooke (born 15 September 1987) is an English actor. He is known for playing Luke Kirkwall in Where the Heart Is, Luke Rutherford in Demons, Dorian Gaudain in Trinity, Freddie Taylor in Cemetery Junction and Len Matthews in the Channel 4 mini series The Promise. Cooke's most recent roles include Danny Evans in Magic City and Frederick Beauchamp during Season 2 of the Lifetime series Witches of East End.
Cooke was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, where he attended St. Mary's Catholic High School, Menston and Bingley Arts Centre. He has an older brother, Alexander, and younger sister, Gabrielle.
Cooke began his acting career at the age of 10 when he appeared in a production of Bedazzled at the Bingley Arts Centre. His first television appearance was in a commercial for Birds Eye beef burgers. His career has progressed from there.
Cooke played the role of Luke Kirkwall from 2000 to 2006 in the ITV drama Where the Heart Is. He has also guest starred in Doctors, The Royal, Casualty and Inspector George Gently. He starred in one episode of the BBC's Robin Hood as Will Scarlett's younger brother, Luke Scarlett.
Cooke also appeared in BBC One's The Chase and played Brae Marrack in the ITV1 soap opera Echo Beach. He guest starred in the 2008 Doctor Who episodes "The Sontaran Stratagem" and "The Poison Sky", playing UNIT soldier Ross Jenkins.
In early 2009, he played the lead role of Luke Rutherford in ITV1 supernatural drama Demons and, later that year, appeared in ITV2's eight-part drama Trinity, where he had several rear nude scenes in its first episode. He then went on to play the lead role of Freddie Taylor in Cemetery Junction and starred in the critically acclaimed Channel 4 four-part drama The Promise, directed by Peter Kosminsky in 2011.
He has also completed a Paramount Pictures romantic comedy, titled Destination Wedding, and featured in 1950s Miami-set drama series, Magic City. The series came to a close after 2 seasons in August 2013.
Cooke's film career has also grown in the form of two collaborations with director Bryn Higgins, titled Unconditional and Electricity, starring alongside Charlie Cox in British independent Hello Carter and playing Mercutio in Carlo Carlei's Romeo and Juliet (2013). More recent projects include British-American romantic comedy Love, Rosie, starring alongside Lily Collins and featuring regularly throughout the second season of American television series Witches of East End  before Lifetime announced the show's cancellation in November 2014.
Projects currently in the pipeline for Cooke include BBC two-part drama Stonemouth opposite Peter Mullan, Sharon Small & Gary Lewis; it's the first adaptation of Iain Banks' work since his death in 2013; and a movie adaptation of Magic City starring alongside Bruce Willis & Bill Murray.
|Wilmot||1999||Wilmot Tanner||Main role|
|Where the Heart Is||2000–06||Luke Kirkwall||68 episodes|
|Casualty||2002||Mark Booth||"Only The Lonely"|
|Barking!||2004||Ryan||"The Big Sausage"|
|Casualty||2006||Jude Becket||"Sons & Lovers"|
|Inspector George Gently||2007||Billy Lister||"Gently Go Man"|
|The Chase||2007||Liam Higgins||9 episodes|
|The Royal||2007||Bobby Horrocks||"Starting Over"|
|Robin Hood||2007||Luke Scarlett||"The Angel of Death"|
|Echo Beach||2008||Brae Marrack||Main role|
|Moving Wallpaper||2008||Himself||3 episodes|
|Moving Wallpaper: The Mole||2008||Himself||Webisode; Episode 1.4|
|Doctor Who||2008||Ross Jenkins||"The Sontaran Stratagem", "The Poison Sky"|
|Demons||2009||Luke Rutherford-Van Helsing||Main role|
|Trinity||2009||Lord Dorian Gaudain||Main role|
|Dark Relic||2010||Paul||Television film|
|The Promise||2011||Sergeant Leonard Matthews||Miniseries|
|Magic City||2012–13||Danny Evans||Main role|
|Witches of East End||2014||Frederick Beauchamp||Main role; Season 2|
|Stonemouth||2015||Stewart Gilmour||Main role|
|Cemetery Junction||2010||Freddie Taylor|
|Romeo & Juliet||2013||Mercutio|
|Anomaly||2014||Oliver Grier||Short film|
|Magic City||????||Danny Evans|
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- "Christian Cooke Spotlight".
- Barnett, David (19 December 2008). "Christian is fired up for star TV role". Telegraph & Argus. Retrieved 22 December 2008.
- Hardaker, Andrea (2 January 2009). "Christian Cooke stars in prime time ITV show". Ilkley Gazette. Retrieved 29 April 2009.
- Christian Cooke – TV.com
- "The Sontaran Strategem". Doctor Who. 2008-04-26.
- "The Poison Sky". Doctor Who. 2008-05-03.
- Wilkes, Neil (11 December 2008). "2009 TV Preview: ITV2's 'Trinity'". Digital Spy. Retrieved 22 December 2008.
- "Ricky Gervais talks Cemetery Junction". Indie London. Retrieved 29 April 2008.
- Paramount Pictures films movie in Nicaragua Business of Cinema. 3 June 2011
- Starz Series 'Magic City' Full Cast Announced The Hollywood Reporter. 9 June 2011
- Magic City Cancelled by Starz tvseriesfinale. 5 August 2013
- Witches of East End Season 2 Premiere Date tvline. 7 May 2014
- Witches of East End Cancelled by Lifetime insidetv. 4 November 2014
- "Stellar cast announced for BBC adaptation of Iain Banks’ Stonemouth" BBC Television. 21 October 2014
- Dineen, Steve (5 March 2015) "Christian Cooke is one of the UK’s hottest new actors" City AM. 5 March 2015
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