Luke Ford (actor)
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Ford in August 2011
26 March 1981 |
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Luke Ford (born 26 March 1981) is a Canadian-born Australian actor.
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 ongoing teacher at the school between film and television work.
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.
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.
In 2009, he had roles in 3 Acts of Murder and Ghost Machine.
|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)|
|Headland||Seth Baxter||5 episodes|
|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|
|The Movie Loft||Himself||1 episode|
|3 Acts of Murder||Snowy Rowles||TV Movie|
|2010||Animal Kingdom||Darren Cody|
|Face to Face||Wayne Travers|
|2012||The King is Dead||Shrek|
|Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms||Snowy|
|The Magic of Belle Isle||himself||A Morgan Freeman movie|
|2013||Underbelly: Squizzy||Albert "Tankbuster" McDonald||7 episodes|
- http://www.theactorspulse.com/faculty.html Actor's Pulse profile
- Michael Fleming, "Ford to star in third 'Mummy': Shooting will begin in Montreal 27 July", Variety, 30 Apr. 2007