Luke Newberry

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Luke Newberry
Luke Newberry 2012.jpg
Luke Newberry in 2012.
Born (1990-02-19) 19 February 1990 (age 24)
Exeter, Devon, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1997–present
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)

Luke Newberry (born 19 February 1990) is an English actor whose most notable role is that of Kieren Walker, the protagonist in the BBC Three drama In the Flesh which first aired in 2013.


Newberry was first signed with an agent aged 7 and at age 11 He played the role of Colin Craven in the musical The Secret Garden. In 2002 he was the winner of Best Young Musical Theatre Singer from the ITV show Britain's Brilliant Prodigies[1] and also appeared in the film The Heart of Me with Helena Bonham Carter.

In 2010 Newberry was cast to play Teddy Lupin in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 but was cut from the final film.[2] He appeared in the 2012 BBC Sherlock episode A Scandal in Belgravia playing the role of a young policeman.[3] He has acted on stage as well in films playing Haemon in Sophocles' Antigone.[4]

In 2013 Newberry starred in the leading role of the BBC Three supernatural drama In the Flesh.[5] He was nominated for BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor for the series 1 in 2014 and the series 2 began airing on BBC Three in the same year.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Newberry was born in Exeter, Devon. He attended Exeter College, where he studied English Literature and played the lead role in a college production of Hamlet. Aged 18, he went to the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School to study acting, graduating in 2011.[7]

Newberry has two older sisters who are dancers.[4]


Film and TV[edit]



  • The Greengage Summer (1998, BBC Radio 4)
  • Jennings and Darbyshire (2003, BBC Radio 4)
  • The Papers of AJ Wentworth (2005, BBC Radio 4)
  • Do You Like Banana Comrades? (2011, BBC Radio 4)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2014 BAFTA Awards Best Actor In the Flesh Nominated


  1. ^ "Britain's brilliant prodigies". BBC. 2002. 
  2. ^ Krystal Sim (7 March 2013). "In The Flesh star "gutted" to be cut from Harry Potter". 
  3. ^ "Luke Newberry | BBC Sherlock". Sherlockology. 19 February 1990. Retrieved 27 March 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Lougher, Sharon (22 March 2013). "Meet In The Flesh star Luke Newberry | Metro News". Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  5. ^ Zai Bennett, Controller, BBC Three. "Media Centre - Filming begins on BBC Three drama In The Flesh". BBC. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  6. ^ Richard Vine (13 May 2014). "Bafta TV awards 2014: who should win best actor?". The Guardian. 
  7. ^ "Bristol Old Vic Theatre School - Past Students". Retrieved 30 December 2013. 

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