Film & TV Guest
Luke was born in Manchester England, the youngest of four children. At the age of three, he emigrated to Sydney, Australia where he grew up in the beachside suburb of Cronulla.
Classically trained, Luke studied drama and music at The McDonald College of Performing Arts – a selective full-time institution in Sydney. After graduating, he fast-tracked his Bachelor of Business in two years at Bond University, before moving to London where he was discovered by legendary West End casting director, Pippa Ailion, during preproduction of Spring Awakening the Musical – which he auditioned and workshopped with Broadway creatives Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater.
Luke’s talent, passion for acting and unique look lead him to Los Angeles, and subsequently the big screen, where he appeared in features such as Gold Circle Films’ THE POSSESSION OF MICHAEL KING, AS NIGHT COMES, SAVING MR. BANKS and a role alongside Aussie Pal Teresa Palmer in THE EVER AFTER.
In 2016, Luke starred as the lead and Wes Craven’s last serial killer in the film THE GIRL IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS, which premiered to a sold-out crowd at the 2015 Toronto Film Festival. Released in April 2016, Luke’s turn as the creepy, obsessed killer garnered him critical buzz from fans and critics alike, including The Wrap, The Line Up and Press Pass LA.
In TV, Luke landed the recurring role of Jonathan Morgenstern, the main villain in the remaining episodes of the third and final season of Freeform’s fantasy drama series Shadowhunters. This role gained him rave reviews and landed him a Teen Choice Award for Best TV Villain.
In 2019, Luke stared opposite Andrew Garfield, Riley Keough, Zosia Mamet and Jimmi Simpson in David Robert Mitchell’s UNDER THE SILVER LAKE. UNDER THE SILVERLAKE premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. A24 released it worldwide April 2019.
This August, Luke leads in the indie thriller A DARK PLACE written, produced and directed by Christopher Piñero. Gravitas Ventures acquired the US rights and will be releasing it on Digital HD, Blu-ray TM, DVD and on Demand on August 13, 2019.
Other recent film credits include, Syfy movie, TRUTH OR DARE, directed by Nick Simon, and indie horror, FRIGHT FEST.
Off camera, Luke has a branded content production company, Go Forth Content, with partners Rachael Taylor and Tahyna Tozzi. A skilled writer, he is currently working on his fourth feature script and has his latest work, In Repair, in pre-production at Culmination Productions.
Philanthropically, Luke is an ardent supporter of Oxfam International. He also works locally in Los Angeles with the VET Hunters Project – connecting homeless veterans with government programs, and BCR Burbank – a center for adults and children with developmental disabilities.
Shadowhunters as Jonothan
The Girl in the Photograph as Tom
Under The Silver Lake as Jesus