Do you know who’s the person playing our favourite painter and and gentlemen? In this article we’ll be talking about everything we know about him.
Born on the 4th of July in 1988, Luke spends a period of his life living in Paris, France, because of his father’s work at the EuroDisney construction. In an interview with Go London in 2013, Luke says that, because of that, when he came back to England he had problems with the language.
“I used to feel much more comfortable in French than English,” he says. ‘When I spoke English I used to feel blank.”Luke Thompson for Go London
He studies at the University of Bristol until 2010 and after playing Romeo in a theatrical group in that year, he decides that this is what he wants to do for the rest of his life. Then he gets a spot in RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art), one of the most famous and difficult drama schools in the UK, were he studies from 2010 to 2013, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Acting.
Beyond French, in his list of skills we can also see that he is able to speak in a variety of accents like American-Southern States, American-Standard, Cockney, Irish-Southern, Scottish-Standard, Welsh-Standard, West Country and Yorkshire. There’s almost nothing our Luke can’t do! He’s versed in the waltz and period dances, has a tenor voice range, is a fencer, knows stage combat and is high skilled at the piano. And, according to his co-worker, Phoebe Dynevor, Luke can draw too and even made a portrait of her during the filming of Bridgerton.
We can call Luke Thompson a Sheakesperean actor at heart. Most of his jobs were on stage, mainly at The Globe, with key roles in plays like King Lear, Julius Caesar, Oresteia and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (highly praised as Lysander). He also had appearances in movies like Dunkirk, and in TV Shows like In the Club, Kiss me First and at the end of this year, Bridgerton!
The strongest performance comes from Luke Thompson, fervently intense yet self-aware as Mark Antony.Henry Hitchings
The Evening Standard on Julius Caesar
Because of his performance as Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, he was shortlisted for The Evening Standard Outstanding Newcomer Award in 2013.
Luke Thompson a stand-out silly ass LysanderMichael Coveney
There’s an excellent Lysander from Luke Thompson, half upper-class twit and half-fervent lover, he’s the pick of the young mortalsMaxwell Cooter
He also took part on a series of radio plays for BBC Radio 4 in 2018, The Judge’s House and The Vertical Ladder, where met his future Bridgerton co-worker, Kathryn Drysdale (Genevive Delacroix).
He attended the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme in Westminster Abbey, in 2016, and read (in the presence of the Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh no less) “A Trench Narrative”, written by the by Second Lieutenant Jocelyn Buxton, who was killed in action on the first day of the Somme.
LUKE’S ON STAGE APPEARANCES:
|2010-2013||Fairyland (RADA)||Sir Walter Ralegh|
|2010-2013||The Relapse (RADA)||Loveless / Sir Tunbelley Clumsey|
|2010-2013||Bloody Poetry (RADA)||Lord Byron|
|2010-2013||Six Pictures of Lee Miller (RADA)||Aziz Eloui Bey / Major Spiros|
|2010-2013||All’s well that ends well (RADA)||Dumaine Brother|
|2013||A Midsummer Night’s Dream||Lysander|
|2014||Julius Caesar||Mark Anthony|
|2015||The Broken Heart||Ithocles|
CURIOSITY: He and Jonathan Bailey (Anthony in Bridgerton) already played the same character in different years, Edgar in King Lear.
FILMS AND SERIES HE HAS PLAYED IN:
|Year:||Title:||Film or Series:||Role:|
|2013||Mary Gloster (RADA)||Film||Richard Gloster|
|2014||In the Club||Series||Simon|
|2014||The Suspicions of Mr. Wicher||Series||Joshua Hallows|
|2016||Making Noise Quietly||Film||Oliver Bell|
|2017||Kiss me First||Series||Connor|
WORK FOR RADIO:
|2018||The Judge’s House||Malsolmson|
|2018||The Vertical Ladder||Riz|