Luke Arnold

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Luke Arnold
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Arnold in 2017
Luke Arnold

(1984-05-31) 31 May 1984 (age 35)

Luke Arnold (born 31 May 1984)[1] is an Australian actor.

Early life[edit]

Arnold was born in Adelaide, South Australia and went to primary school there until his family moved to Sydney.[2] He moved to Queensland for his last two years of high school at Sunshine Beach High School on the Sunshine Coast. At the age of 18, he worked as an assistant swordmaster on the 2003 film Peter Pan.[3] He graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2006,[4] and made his film debut as the lead in Broken Hill in 2009.


On stage he appeared in Tim Conigrave's Like Stars in My Hands at La Mama Courthouse, Melbourne in 2008. He appeared in television guest roles in City Homicide, McLeod's Daughters, and a recurring role in Winners & Losers.[5]

In 2014, he appeared in two major television roles: playing INXS singer Michael Hutchence in INXS: Never Tear Us Apart,[6] and as the pirate John Silver in the Starz drama series Black Sails.[5] In 2017 he appeared in all six episodes of the second season of Australian paranormal drama Glitch.[7] In 2018 he co-starred in the movie Half Magic as Freedom.

Personal life[edit]

Arnold is an Ambassador for Save the Children Australia.[8]



Year Title Role Notes
2018 Half Magic Freedom
2013 Murder in the Dark Kevin
How to Be a Man Production Assistant
2012 Loaded Sammy Short film
2011 Dealing with Destiny Blake
The Tunnel Jim 'Tangles' Williams
2010 Letters to Sally Tim/Damian Short film
2009 Broken Hill Tommy McAlpine
2006 One Perfect Day Video short
2003 Peter Pan Stunts


Year Title Role Notes
2018 Salvation Bass Sheperd
2017 Glitch Owen Nilsson 6 episodes
2014-2017 Black Sails John Silver 38 episodes
2014 INXS: Never Tear Us Apart Michael Hutchence 2 episodes
2012 Winners & Losers Lachie Clarke 6 episodes
Lowdown Leon Season 2, Episode 3
Event Zero Tully Season 1, Episode 3
2011 Twentysomething Backpacker #1 Season 1, Episode 2
City Homicide Drew Preston Season 5, Episode 4
Panic at Rock Island Tyson TV Movie
2010 The Pacific Augie Season 1, Episode 4
2009 Rush Constable Elliot Ryan 2 episodes
Rescue Special Ops Rick Jones 2 episodes
2008 The Elephant Princess Jago 4 episodes
The Strip Muz Season 1, Episode 7
2007 McLeod's Daughters Rhys Plaidy Season 7, Episode 26


  1. ^ "Woo! Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes. I did my best to dance like a rock star and drink like a pirate. Love to you all!". Twitter. 1 June 2015. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  2. ^ Debelle, Penelope (22 February 2014). "INXS miniseries star and Adelaide actor Luke Arnold uses rising fame to help kids". The Advertiser. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  3. ^ Brown, Emma: Discovery: Luke Arnold, Interview, January 2014.
  4. ^ The actors playing INXS band members in Never Tear Us Apart speak about their roles, The Daily Telegraph, 10 February 2014.
  5. ^ a b Knox, David: Luke Arnold a new sensation, TV Tonight, 2 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Luke Arnold to play Michael Hutchence in TV series about INXS". 4 April 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2014.
  7. ^ "'Glitch' Season 2 News: Episode Titles And New Cast Members Announced". The Inquisitr. 24 January 2017. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Save the Children Ambassadors". Save the Children Australia.

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