Luke Thompson – Bridgerton Cast

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.

LIFE

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.

Phoebe’s portrait made by Luke during the Bridgerton filming

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 Lysander

Michael Coveney
The Independent

There’s an excellent Lysander from Luke Thompson, half upper-class twit and half-fervent lover, he’s the pick of the young mortals

Maxwell Cooter
WhatsOnStage

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:

Year:Title:Role:
2010-2013Fairyland (RADA)Sir Walter Ralegh
2010-2013Hippolytus (RADA)Phaedra
2010-2013The Relapse (RADA)Loveless / Sir Tunbelley Clumsey
2010-2013Bloody Poetry (RADA)Lord Byron
2010-2013Six Pictures of Lee Miller (RADA)Aziz Eloui Bey / Major Spiros
2010-2013All’s well that ends well (RADA)Dumaine Brother
2013A Midsummer Night’s DreamLysander
2013Blue StockingsWill
2014Julius CaesarMark Anthony
2014Tiger CountryJames
2015The Broken HeartIthocles
2015OresteiaOrestes
2017HamletLaertes
2019King LearEdgar

CURIOSITY: He and Jonathan Bailey (Anthony in Bridgerton) already played the same character in different years, Edgar in King Lear.

On the left, Luke Thompson playing Edgar in 2019 King Lear. On the right, Jonathan Bailey, his co-worker friend and brother on screen, playing the same character in 2017.

FILMS AND SERIES HE HAS PLAYED IN:

Year:Title:Film or Series:Role:
2013Mary Gloster (RADA)FilmRichard Gloster
2014In the ClubSeriesSimon
2014The Suspicions of Mr. WicherSeriesJoshua Hallows
2016Making Noise QuietlyFilmOliver Bell
2016DunkirkFilmWarrant Officer
2017Kiss me FirstSeriesConnor
2020MisbehaviourFilmPeter Hain
HellnessSeriesLord Byron

WORK FOR RADIO:

Year:Title:Role:
2018The Judge’s HouseMalsolmson
2018The Vertical LadderRiz

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