Luke Newberry

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Luke Newberry
Luke Newberry 2012.jpg
Newberry in May 2012
Born (1990-02-19) 19 February 1990 (age 27)
Exeter, Devon, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1997–present

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.

Early life[edit]

Newberry was born in Exeter, Devon. He has two older sisters.[1] He attended Exeter College, where he studied filmmaking, fine art, and English literature, and played the lead role in a college production of Hamlet.[2] Aged 18, he attended the prestigious Bristol Old Vic Theatre School to study acting, graduating in 2011.[3]

Career[edit]

Newberry was first signed with an agent aged seven. At age 11, he played the role of Colin Craven in the stage version of The Secret Garden, and also appeared in the film The Heart of Me. 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.[4] He has acted on stage, playing Haemon in Sophocles' Antigone at the National Theatre.[1] In 2015, Newberry played the lead role of Gabe in Teddy Ferrara at the Donmar Warehouse.

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 series 2 began airing on BBC Three in the same year.[6] Newberry was also nominated for Best Actor at the RTS Awards 2014.

In 2013, Newberry was one of Screen International's Stars of Tomorrow. He stars in the upcoming film Dusty and Me.

Charity work[edit]

Newberry is a supporter of the HeForShe feminism campaign.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Alone Jason
2000 Thin Ice Charlie Television film
2002 The Heart of Me Anthony
2008 It's Better Now Tom
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 Teddy Lupin Scenes cut
2012 All Men's Dead William
2012 8 Minutes Idle Jonno
2012 Eradicate Youngest Son
2012 Anna Karenina Vasily Lukich
2012 Quartet Simon
2013 Frankenstein's Army Sacha
2014 Hercules: The Legend Begins Agamemnon
2015 Dusty and Me Derek Springfield

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003–2004 My Dad's the Prime Minister Lighthouse
2012 Sherlock Young Policeman Episode: "A Scandal in Belgravia"
2013 Lightfields Harry Dunn
2013 Mrs Biggs Gordon
2013–2014 In the Flesh Kieren Walker
2014 Suspects Nate Turner 2 episodes
2015 Banana Josh
2015 From Darkness DS Anthony Boyce
2016 To Walk Invisible George Smith
2017 Death In Paradise Steve Thomas 2 episodes "Man Overboard"

Stage[edit]

Year Title Venue
2001 The Secret Garden RSC
2002 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang London Palladium
2006 God Save The Teen National Youth Theatre
2011 The Aliens Trafalgar Studios
2012 Finer Noble Gases Theatre Royal Haymarket
2012 Antigone National Theatre
2013 A Little Hotel on the Side Theatre Royal Bath
2015 Teddy Ferrara Donmar Warehouse
2016 The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures Hampstead Theatre

Radio[edit]

Year Title Channel
1998 The Greengage Summer BBC Radio 4
2003 Jennings and Darbyshire BBC Radio 4
2005 The Papers of AJ Wentworth BBC Radio 4
2011 Do You Like Banana Comrades? BBC Radio 4
2015 John Gabriel Borkman BBC Radio 4

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist
2015 "Wherever I Go" Mark Knopfler

Awards and Nominations[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lougher, Sharon (22 March 2013). "Meet In The Flesh star Luke Newberry | Metro News". Metro.co.uk. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Jimmy Donnellan. "Ones to Watch: Luke Newberry". Cultured Vultures. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Bristol Old Vic Theatre School - Past Students". Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Krystal Sim (7 March 2013). "In The Flesh star "gutted" to be cut from Harry Potter". 
  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. ^ http://www.standard.co.uk/showbiz/celebrity-news/russell-crowe-and-douglas-booth-among-male-celebs-tweeting-support-for-emma-watsons-heforshe-campaign-9753448.html

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