Luke Newton was born on February 5th, 1997 in Brighton, England, where he grew up alongside his younger sister, Lauren. He became uncle of his first nephew in June 2020, a baby boy named Kobe. He currently resides in London, with his girlfriend, the actress Jade Davies.
He studied at the London School of Musical Theater (LSMT) and appeared as one of the notable alumni on the school’s Wikipedia page. His first television job was in The Cut, where he played the character, Luke Atwood, at the time he was just 13 years old. However, he came to be better known for the Disney Channel series, The Lodge, where he played Ben Evans, one of the main character’s love interests, thus having a prominent role.
Besides acting, Luke has an incredible voice and is a born singer. We can see that he makes the best use of this gift, Luke has already posted some videos singing that even make us wish that Bridgerton was a musical, just to see Colin singing a serenade to Penelope. In The Lodge, which is a tv show where the characters sing and dance, Luke sings several times, both with teammates, as well as solo. In the tv show, we can also see his skills as a great dancer, in elaborate choreographies.
In 2016, in an interview for the Wonderland Magazine, Luke talked about working with a racial diversity cast on The Lodge, something that happened again in Bridgerton, which has a cast that values diversity.
“What I think is difficult: when you do watch a series or a show and there’s a really diverse cast, and that feels new? Why is that? Why is that diversity a shock? When I see it, I’m like, ‘This is amazing, I should feel more like this is the norm.”
“You know when people have been in industry and they say, ‘Ah, back in my day!’ It’ll be so exciting to look back, in the future, and say, ‘Thank goodness that’s over, that that progress has happened!Luke Newton for Wonderland Magazine
Luke acted in the play The Book of Mormon, which is a religious musical satire, at the Prince of Wales Theater. The theatre play received good reviews from several critics. He replayed his role as Elder Price a few times. He also played Warner in a Legally Blonde revival in 2015, at Kilworth House Theater, which also received great critics.
We all know that Luke Newton was the perfect choice for the role of Colin Bridgerton, after all, the actor and the character share a remarkable characteristic: the love for food. On his social media, there are pictures of various dishes and of Luke himself with several delicacies, not to mention that, like any other proper Englishman, he loves tea with cookies.
LUKE’S ON STAGE APPEARANCES:
|–||Book Of Mormon||Elder Price|
|–||All Shook Up||–|
FILMS AND SERIES HE HAS PLAYED IN:
|Year:||Title:||Film or Series:||Role:|
|2010||The Cut||Series||Luke Atwood|
|2014||Mr. Selfridge||Series||Richard Brackenbury|
|2014||Twist and Pulse’s Halloween Thriller||Short Film||Michael|
|2016-2017||The Lodge||Series||Ben Evans|
|2018||Lake Placid: Legacy||Film||Billy|
|2019||Youth in Bed||Short Film||Ethan|
Take a look at Luke singing with his girlfriend in the beginning of quarantine!