Luke Ford (born 26 March 1981) is a Canadian-Australian actor. His career began in television in 2000 and his first film role was in 2006 before being cast in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor in 2008. Ford's regular television roles include those in the Australian series Underbelly in 2013, Cleverman in 2017, and Amazing Grace in 2021.
Ford was born on 26 March 1981[better source needed] 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.
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 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 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 instalment 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 and grossed $403 million worldwide.
|2002||Junction Boys||Perch||TV Movie|
|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||Replacing Freddie Boath from The Mummy Returns|
|3 Acts of Murder||Snowy Rowles||TV Movie|
|2010||Animal Kingdom||Darren Cody|
|Face to Face||Wayne Travers|
|2012||The King is Dead||Shrek|
|2016||The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One||Bill|
|2017||What If It Works?||Adrian McKinnon|
|2018||A Suburban Love Story||Brett|
|2000||Water Rats||Harley Strachan||1 episode (Family Ties)|
|Home and Away||JT Hanson||5 episodes|
|2001||Stingers||Craig Williams||1 episode (Just Another Day)|
|McLeod's Daughters||Craig Woodland||22 episodes (2001–2004)|
|2002||All Saints||Leon Fahey||1 episode (Overload)|
|2004||All Saints||Ray Branal||1 episode (Bad Seed)|
|2005||headLand||Seth Baxter||5 episodes|
|2012||Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms||Snowy|
|2013||Underbelly: Squizzy||Albert "Tankbuster" McDonald||7 episodes|
|2017||Cleverman||Tim Dolan||6 episodes|
|The Other Guy||Henry||2 episodes|
|2020||Halifax: Retribution||Neil||1 episode|
|2021||Amazing Grace||Paul||8 episodes|
|Fires||Panicked Man on Phone||1 episode|
|2008||The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (video game)||Alex O'Connell||Voice|
- "Luke Ford". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 25 September 2022.
- "Faculty". Archived from the original on 15 September 2008. Retrieved 12 June 2008. Actor's Pulse profile
- Michael Fleming, "Ford to star in third 'Mummy': Shooting will begin in Montreal 27 July", Variety, 30 April 2007
- "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)". Box Office Mojo. 1 August 2008. Retrieved 18 August 2010.