Tommy Knight

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Tommy Knight
Tommy Knight 2010.png
Knight in 2010
Born Thomas Lawrence Knight
(1993-01-22) 22 January 1993 (age 21)
Chatham, Kent, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001–present
Television Waterloo Road (2012–present)
The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007–11)

Thomas Lawrence "Tommy" Knight (born 22 January 1993, Chatham, Kent) is an English actor best known for playing Luke Smith in The Sarah Jane Adventures and Doctor Who and Kevin Chalk in Waterloo Road [1]

Personal life[edit]

Born in Chatham, Kent on 22 January 1993, he is the third-oldest of five siblings (3 boys, 2 girls ), all of whom act.[2] He attended Delce Junior School in Rochester from year 4 onwards and formerly attended the Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School.

In 2008 Knight told Doctor Who Magazine, "I'd like to be a pediatrician when I'm older."[2]

Career[edit]

He started in West End Theatre with Deborah Warner's production of Euripides' Medea, (Queens Theatre, 2001),[3] and has since appeared in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, (London Palladium, 2002),[3] The Snowman, (Peacock Theatre, 2003),[3] The Full Monty, (UK National Tour, 2004)[3] and the Royal Shakespeare Company's Macbeth (Albery Theatre, 2005).[3]

Additional television performances include roles in TV to Go, (BBC, 2002),[4] Casualty, (BBC, 2005 and 2008),[4][5] The Impressionists, (BBC, 2006),[6] Sorted,[7] (BBC, 2006), Doctors (BBC, 2006),[8] and The Bill (Talkback Thames, 2006 and 2009),[9] and Myths (BBC, 2008).[10]

Knight is best known for playing Luke Smith, adoptive son of Sarah Jane Smith, in the first three series of The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007, 2008, 2009) and in the 2008 Doctor Who episodes "The Stolen Earth" and "Journey's End". He was featured in the second part of The End of Time, the two-part 2009 Doctor Who Christmas specials.[11] He was written out as a regular on The Sarah Jane Adventures in the first serial of the fourth series in 2010, when Luke drives off to Oxford University, however he continued to make semi-regular appearances in the show up to the end of the fifth and final series, usually via webcam from his dorm room. His final appearance was in the show's final episode, "The Man Who Never Was".

He has also featured in a CEOP e-Safety Video 'Tom's Story', which can be found on YouTube

Tommy Knight will feature in a darker role than usual in an independent UK horror film due for release in 2012 entitled A Suburban Fairytale, in which he will act alongside real life half-sister Yohanna Farrel in an incestuous and murderous role.[12]

Tommy is in Waterloo Road Series 8, which started August 23, 2012, and he first appears in Episode 8. He plays a boy called Kevin Skelton who is in care, and has a history of moving around different schools and foster homes a lot. Kevin is more intelligent than he lets on, and forms a bit of a bond with the maths teacher Mr Chalk, whom in Episode 10 he asks to be fostered by, to which Mr Chalk says yes.

List of credits[edit]

Commercials[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2002
Nationwide Building Society Commercial[3] Young Footballer
Various
Filmed at Hackney Marshes, London
KFC Commercial[3] Child of Family 2
Various
Filmed at Wood Green, North London.
2003
Little Monsters Commercial[3] Bullied child in title scenes and Body Double
Sky
Filmed at Canning Town, London.
2006
Sainsbury's Commercial[3] Boy in a Park
Various
Filmed with Jamie Oliver in Brighton
Low Low Commercial for Ireland[3] Middle Son
Various
Directed by Declan Lowry, filmed on location in Manchester.

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2002
TV to Go[13] Timothy
BBC Two
Series 2, Episodes 1 and 4
15 Storeys High[3] Various background characters
BBC Two
2005
Casualty[14] Liam Woodbridge
BBC One
Series 19 Episode 45 "Aftermath"
The Impressionists[6] Paul Cézanne Junior
BBC One
Mini-series
2006
Doctors[8] Kevin Dobson
BBC One
Series 8 Episode 38 "Fighting Talk"
Sorted[7] Robert
BBC One
Series 1 Episode 4
The Bill[9] Shaun Perkins
ITV
Series 22 Episode 49 "426"
Credited as Thomas Knight.
Think You Know?[3] Tom
CEOP Website
2007 - 2011
The Sarah Jane Adventures [15] Luke Smith
CBBC and BBC HD
Invasion of the Bane
All episodes of Series 1,[16] 2[17] and 3[18] except The Eternity Trap.
2009 Comic Relief special.
Series 4:[19] The Nightmare Man, The Vault of Secrets Part 1, Death of the Doctor Part 1 and Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith.
Series 5:[20] Sky Part 1 and The Man Who Never Was.
2007
Chute[3] Luke Smith
CBBC
Episode 9
Blue Peter[21] Himself
BBC One
Episode dated 26 September 2007
TMI[22] Himself
BBC Two
Episode dated 20 October 2007
Credited as Thomas Knight.
Casualty[5] Jugg (Matt Turner)
BBC One
Series 22 Episode 26 "Say Say My Playmate"
2008
Doctor Who[23][24] Luke Smith
BBC One
Series 4 Episode 12 "The Stolen Earth"
Series 4 Episode 13 "Journey's End"
Credited as Thomas Knight.
Myths[10] Paris
BBC Switch
Series 1 Episode 1 "Paris and the Goddesses"
Short (5 minutes)
Blue Peter[25] Himself
BBC One
Episode dated 7 October 2008
TMI[26] Himself
BBC Two
Episode dated 25 October 2008
2009
CBBC[27] Himself
CBBC
Continuity link question and answer session.
2010
Doctor Who [28] Luke Smith
BBC One and BBC HD
The End of Time Part 2
Credited as Thomas Knight.
The Bill[29] Greg Holbrook
ITV 1 and ITV 1 HD
Series 26 Episode 2 Held Responsible
Sam & Mark's TMi Friday[30] Himself
CBBC
Episode dated 8 October 2010
Sarah Jane's Alien Files[31] Luke Smith
CBBC
Episodes 3 and 6
2011
My Sarah Jane: A Tribute to Elisabeth Sladen [32] Himself
CBBC
Uncredited
2012–
Waterloo Road [33] Kevin Chalk
BBC One & BBC One HD
Series 8, Episodes 8-30 and all episodes of Series 9 Regular Cast.
2013
Let's Dance for Comic Relief [34] Himself
BBC One & BBC One HD
Episode 2
12 Again[35] Himself
CBBC
Doctor Who Special

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Nokia Shorts Competition Entry "There's No Santa Dumbass"[3] Thomas Directed by Pier Van Tijn, produced by Pye Films. Filmed on Location in Finchley, London.
Beneath the Steel Sky (Student Film)[3] Peter Directed by Sunny Audit, Filmed on Location in Milton Keynes, Twickenham and Dartford.
The Real Guthrie[3] Young Guthrie Directed by Jason Williams Filmed on Location at Camber Sands, Sussex.
2005 Dialogue for One[36] Boy Directed by Jeremy Bond, Short (3 minutes).
2007 Runaways[37] Charlie Directed by Zaheer Ahmad, Short (10 minutes).
Pudding Bowl[38] Jack Directed by Vanessa Caswill, Short (8 minutes).
2009 The Silver Key[39] Dark haired boy Directed by Brian McGleenon, Short (7 minutes).
2011 Why[40] Grandson Directed by Peter Coster, Short (1 minute).
Il Maestro[41] Pianist Directed by Jennie Paddon, Short (14 minutes).
2012 Stitches[42] Tom Directed by Conor McMahon, Feature Film.

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Theatre
2000
Whistle Down The Wind (show cancelled.)[3] Poor Baby Aldwych Theatre, London
2001
Medea[3] Medea's son Queen's Theatre, West End
2002–2003
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang[3] Rolf London Palladium, West End
2003
Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All to You[3] Thomas Barons Court Theatre, London
2003–2004
The Snowman[3] The boy Peacock Theatre, West End
2004
The Full Monty[3] Nathan UK national tour
2005
Macbeth[3] Young MacDuff Albery Theatre, West End

Radio/Audio[edit]

Year Title Release Role Notes
2010
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 226 Extra Edition[43][44] iTunes Himself Only available to subscribers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Waterloo Road' newcomer Tommy Lawrence Knight teases Kevin role - Waterloo Road Interview - Soaps". Digital Spy. 2012-10-10. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  2. ^ a b Cook, Benjamin (20 August 2008 (cover date)). "Smells Like Teen Spirit: Luke Smith". Doctor Who Magazine (398): 40. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w "Tommy Knight". Knightkids.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. 2010-02-08. Retrieved 2012-11-12. 
  4. ^ a b TV to Go (TV Series 2001–2002) - IMDb
  5. ^ a b "Casualty" Say Say My Playmate (TV Episode 2008) - IMDb
  6. ^ a b The Impressionists (TV Mini-Series 2006) - IMDb
  7. ^ a b "Sorted" Episode #1.4 (TV Episode 2006) - Full Cast & Crew - IMDb
  8. ^ a b "Doctors" Fighting Talk (TV Episode 2006) - IMDb
  9. ^ a b "The Bill" 426 (TV Episode 2006) - Full Cast & Crew - IMDb
  10. ^ a b "Switch - Myths - Credits". BBC. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2012-11-12. 
  11. ^ "Star Trek Comedy And Doctor Who Tragedy – Revealed!". Io9.com. 2009-04-13. Retrieved 2012-11-12. 
  12. ^ "A Suburban Fairytale". Facebook. Retrieved 2012-11-12. 
  13. ^ Peak Practice (TV Series 1993–2002) - Full Cast & Crew - IMDb
  14. ^ "Casualty" Aftermath (TV Episode 2005) - Full Cast & Crew - IMDb
  15. ^ "Press Office - The Sarah Jane Adventures". BBC. 2006-09-14. Retrieved 2012-11-12. 
  16. ^ "Press Office - The Sarah Jane Adventures". BBC. 2007-09-03. Retrieved 2012-11-12. 
  17. ^ "Press Office -The Sarah Jane Adventures series two press pack: characters". BBC. Retrieved 2012-11-12. 
  18. ^ "Doctor Who - Sarah Jane Smith is back!". BBC. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2012-11-12. 
  19. ^ "Press Office - The Sarah Jane Adventures press pack: introduction". BBC. Retrieved 2012-11-12. 
  20. ^ "Press Office - Final series of The Sarah Jane Adventures starts on CBBC". BBC. Retrieved 2012-11-12. 
  21. ^ "Blue Peter" Episode dated 26 September 2007 (TV Episode 2007) - IMDb
  22. ^ "TMi" Episode #2.7 (TV Episode 2007) - IMDb
  23. ^ "Doctor Who - The Stolen Earth - Episode Guide". BBC. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2012-11-12. 
  24. ^ "Doctor Who - Journey's End - Episode Guide". BBC. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2012-11-12. 
  25. ^ "Blue Peter" Episode dated 7 October 2008 (TV Episode 2008) - IMDb
  26. ^ "TMi" Episode dated 25 October 2008 (TV Episode 2008) - IMDb
  27. ^ "Doctor Who - Ask Luke & Clyde!". BBC. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2012-11-12. 
  28. ^ "Doctor Who" The End of Time: Part Two (TV Episode 2010) - Full Cast & Crew - IMDb
  29. ^ "The Bill | Wk02 Held Responsible - ITV Press Centre". Itv.com. Retrieved 2012-11-12. 
  30. ^ 17:30 (2010-10-08). "CBBC Programmes - Sam & Mark's TMi Friday, Episode 5". BBC. Retrieved 2012-11-12. 
  31. ^ "CBBC Programmes - Sarah Jane's Alien Files, Episode 3". BBC. Retrieved 2012-11-12. 
  32. ^ My Sarah Jane: A Tribute to Elisabeth Sladen (TV Movie 2011) - IMDb
  33. ^ "Media Centre - Waterloo Road". BBC. 2012-08-21. Retrieved 2012-11-12. 
  34. ^ "Waterloo Road Comic Relief". BBC. 15 March 2013. Retrieved 2012-11-12. 
  35. ^ "12 Again Dr Who Special". BBC. Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  36. ^ Dialogue for One (2005) - IMDb
  37. ^ Runaways (2007) - IMDb
  38. ^ Pudding Bowl (2007) - IMDb
  39. ^ The Silver Key (2009) - IMDb
  40. ^ "Why - London Screen writers Festival". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-11-12. 
  41. ^ Il maestro (2011) - IMDb
  42. ^ Stitches (2012) - IMDb
  43. ^ "Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 226 Extra Edition". gallifreyanembassy.org. 3 November 2010. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  44. ^ "DWP Interviewing Tommy Knight (close up)". gallifreyanembassy.org. 12 November 2010. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 

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