Luke Newberry

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Luke Newberry
Born (1990-02-19) 19 February 1990 (age 25)
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.


Newberry was first signed with an agent aged 7 and 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 with Helena Bonham Carter and Paul Bettany.

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.[1] He has acted on stage as well in films playing Haemon in Sophocles' Antigone at the National Theatre.[2] In 2015, Newberry played the lead role of Gabe in 'Teddy Ferrara' at the Donmar Warehouse, directed by Dominic Cooke.

In 2013 Newberry starred in the leading role of the BBC Three supernatural drama In the Flesh.[3] He was nominated for BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor for the series 1 in 2014 and the series 2 began airing on BBC Three in the same year.[4] 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 with Genevieve Gaunt, Iain Glen and Lesley Sharp.

Personal life[edit]

Newberry was born in Exeter, Devon. He attended Exeter College, where he studied Film-making, Fine Art and English Literature, and played the lead role in a college production of Hamlet.[5] Aged 18, he attended the prestigious Bristol Old Vic Theatre School to study acting, graduating in 2011.[6]

Newberry has two older sisters.[2] He is a supporter of the HeForShe feminism campaign[7]



Year Title Role Notes
1997 Alone Jason
2000 Thin Ice Charlie Television Movie
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 Post-Production


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 Season 2; Episodes 1;2
2015 Banana Josh
2015 From Darkness DS Anthony Boyce


Year Title Revenue
2001 The Secret Garden RSC
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


Year Title Radio
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

Awards and Nominations[edit]

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


  1. ^ Krystal Sim (7 March 2013). "In The Flesh star "gutted" to be cut from Harry Potter". 
  2. ^ a b Lougher, Sharon (22 March 2013). "Meet In The Flesh star Luke Newberry | Metro News". Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Zai Bennett, Controller, BBC Three. "Media Centre - Filming begins on BBC Three drama In The Flesh". BBC. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Richard Vine (13 May 2014). "Bafta TV awards 2014: who should win best actor?". The Guardian. 
  5. ^ Jimmy Donnellan. "Ones to Watch: Luke Newberry". Cultured Vultures. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "Bristol Old Vic Theatre School - Past Students". Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  7. ^

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