Ford in August 2011
26 March 1981
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Luke Ford (born 26 March 1981) is a Canadian-born Australian actor.
Early life [ edit ]
Ford was born in
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada but raised in Sydney, Australia. He attended Parramatta Marist High School in Westmead, Sydney, and once worked at the Winston Hills Hotel, and a short stint at Universal Magazines in North Ryde. Ford studied acting at The Actor's Pulse in Sydney, becoming one of the school's earliest graduates. He later returned to teach the Meisner Technique when he was between film roles. In 2002 he graduated from The Actors Pulse in Sydney where he received the 'Student of the Year' award. He subsequently became an on-going teacher at the school between film and television work.
Film career [ edit ]
Ford began acting professionally with a string of performances on Australian television, starting with a guest starring role on
, followed by roles on Water Rats , McLeod's Daughters , Home and Away , Stingers , and Breakers . He appeared in the TV movie All Saints alongside The Junction Boys Tom Berenger, as Iphicles in the NBC miniseries , and in the short-lived Australian series Hercules Headland.
Ford was short listed for a 'Best New Talent'
Logie Award for his recurring role of Craig Woodland on McLeod's Daughters. [1 ]
Ford's film career began with the release of the Australian film
in 2006, delivering a performance as Burke, a slain soldier on the Kokoda Kokoda Trail.
with The Black Balloon Toni Collette, a tour de force performance that won him an Australian Film Institute Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2008. In the film, Ford plays Charlie Mollison, a boy with autism and ADD. Ford spent six months researching the role, including taking to the streets of Sydney in character to determine the effectiveness of his characterisation. The Black Balloon premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, where it won the Crystal Bear award.
The Black Balloon, Ford signed on to star in the third installment of the Mummy series, opposite The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Brendan Fraser and Maria Bello. In the film, Ford plays Alex O'Connell, son of Fraser's Rick O'Connell and Bello's Evelyn O'Connell. The film was released in the US on 1 August 2008. [2 ]
In 2009, he had roles in
3 Acts of Murder and Ghost Machine.
In 2010 and 2011, he had roles in several Australian films, including
, Animal Kingdom and Red Dog Face to Face.
Filmography [ edit ]
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