Luke Ford (actor)

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Luke Ford
LukeFordAug2011.jpg
Ford in August 2011
Born (1981-03-26) 26 March 1981 (age 33)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation Actor
Years active 2000–present

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.[citation needed]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 Water Rats, followed by roles on McLeod's Daughters, Home and Away, Stingers, Breakers, and All Saints. He appeared in the TV movie The Junction Boys alongside Tom Berenger, as Iphicles in the NBC miniseries Hercules, and in the short-lived Australian series 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 Kokoda in 2006, delivering a performance as Burke, a slain soldier on the Kokoda Trail.

Next came The Black Balloon with 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.

Immediately following The Black Balloon, Ford signed on to star in the third installment of the Mummy series, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor opposite 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, Red Dog and Face to Face.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2000 Water Rats Harley Strachan 1 episode (Family Ties)
Home and Away J.T. Hanson 5 episodes
2001 Stingers Craig Williams 1 episode (Just Another Day)
McLeod's Daughters Craig Woodland 22 episodes (2001–2004)
2002 Junction Boys Perch TV Movie
All Saints Leon Fahey 1 episode (Overload)
2004 All Saints Ray Branal 1 episode (Bad Seed)
2005 Hercules Iphicles TV Movie
Headland Seth Baxter 5 episodes
2006 Kokoda Burke
2008 The Black Balloon Charlie Mollison AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Alex O'Connell
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (VG) Alex O'Connell Voice Only
HBO First Look Himself 1 episode (The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Himself 1 episode
2009 Ghost Machine Vic
The Movie Loft Himself 1 episode
3 Acts of Murder Snowy Rowles TV Movie
2010 Animal Kingdom Darren Cody
Nomads Zack TV Movie
2011 Red Dog Thomas
Face to Face Wayne Travers
2012 The King is Dead Shrek
Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms Snowy
The Magic of Belle Isle Self A Morgan Freeman movie where Luke Ford plays the role of himself, an actor looking to acquire the rights to one of Morgan Freeman's books.
2013 Underbelly: Squizzy Albert "Tankbuster" McDonald 7 episodes
2013 Charlie's Country

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