Luke Newton
Born (1993-02-05) 5 February 1993 (age 28)[dubious ]
OccupationActor
Years active2010–present
Known forThe Cut
The Lodge
Bridgerton

Luke Newton (born 5 February 1993)[1][2] is an English actor. He is known for his roles as Luke Attwood on the BBC Two drama The Cut and Ben Evans on the Disney Channel series The Lodge. In 2020, Newton began portraying the role of Colin Bridgerton in the Netflix series Bridgerton.

Early life

Newton is from Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex. He has a younger sister, Lauren. Their parents divorced, and their mother Michelle remarried in 2006.[2] He attended Greater Brighton Metropolitan College[3] and then the BRIT School in Croydon where he formed the boy band South 4 with Oli Reynolds (then Evans), Joel Baylis, and Henry Tredinnick.[4][5] He went on to train at the London School of Musical Theatre.[6]

Career

In 2010, Newton made his television debut in the BBC Two teen series The Cut as Luke Attwood, a role he portrayed for 11 episodes.[7] In 2014, he appeared in two episodes of the BBC soap opera Doctors as Sam Hern.[8][9] From 2016 to 2017, Newton starred in the Disney Channel series The Lodge as Ben Evans.[10][11] While appearing on the series, he was also featured on the two accompanying soundtrack albums.[12][13] In 2018, he starred in the Syfy television film Lake Placid: Legacy as Billy.[14] In 2020, he began starring in the Netflix series Bridgerton as Colin Bridgerton.[15][16][17]

Personal life

Newton has dyslexia.[18]

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2010 The Cut Luke Attwood Main role; 11 episodes
2011 Sadie J Brad 1 episode
2013 Mr Selfridge Richard Brackenbury 1 episode
2014 Doctors Sam Hern 2 episodes
2014 Twist and Pulse's Halloween Thriller Michael Short film
2016–2017 The Lodge Ben Evans Main role
2018 Lake Placid: Legacy Billy Television film
2019 Youth in Bed Ethan Short film
2020 Bridgerton Colin Bridgerton Main role

Stage

Year Title Role Notes
2013 The Book of Mormon Elder Price (understudy) Prince of Wales Theatre, London[19]

References

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  3. ^ Marshall, Olivia (9 February 2021). "Netflix Bridgerton: Sussex stars and filming locations". The Argus. Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  4. ^ James, Ben (13 June 2012). "Sussex boy band South 4 sign for reported £1m deal". The Argus. Retrieved 28 January 2021.
  5. ^ Bassett, Tony (5 July 2012). "Singing at eight with Robbie Williams, now a £1m record deal for London teenager". Evening Standard. Retrieved 28 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Graduates". LSMT. Archived from the original on 12 January 2021. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  7. ^ McGee, Barry. "BBC - Switch - The Cut - Luke Atwood". BBC. Archived from the original on 31 October 2020. Retrieved 3 November 2020.
  8. ^ "BBC One - Doctors, Series 16, The Moon Girl Chronicles (Part One)". BBC. Archived from the original on 30 July 2019. Retrieved 3 November 2020.
  9. ^ "BBC One - Doctors, Series 16, The Moon Girl Chronicles (Part Two)". BBC. Archived from the original on 2 August 2019. Retrieved 3 November 2020.
  10. ^ "Adultolescence". Wonderland. 9 December 2016. Archived from the original on 27 July 2019. Retrieved 3 November 2020.
  11. ^ "Everything you need to know about Disney's newest TV series The Lodge". Metro. 24 September 2016. Archived from the original on 27 July 2019. Retrieved 3 November 2020.
  12. ^ "The Lodge (Music from the TV Series) by Various Artists". Apple Music. Archived from the original on 27 July 2019. Retrieved 3 November 2020.
  13. ^ "Five reasons why you should watch series two of Disney Channel's The Lodge". Metro. 9 June 2017. Archived from the original on 27 July 2019. Retrieved 3 November 2020.
  14. ^ Barkan, Jonathan (3 September 2018). "Exclusive LAKE PLACID: LEGACY Clip Really Advises You to Stay Out of the Water". Dread Central. Archived from the original on 27 July 2019. Retrieved 3 November 2020.
  15. ^ "Shondaland's First Netflix Series Will Arrive in 2020". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 1 November 2020. Retrieved 3 November 2020.
  16. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (10 July 2018). "Phoebe Dynevor & Regé-Jean Page To Headline Shondaland's 'Bridgerton' At Netflix; 10 Others Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on 7 November 2020. Retrieved 3 November 2020.
  17. ^ "When is Bridgerton released on Netflix? What's it about?". Radio Times. Archived from the original on 17 January 2021. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  18. ^ Gostin, Nicki (3 February 2021). "'Bridgerton' star Luke Newton on the challenges of being dyslexic". Page Six. Retrieved 15 February 2021.
  19. ^ Gans, Andrew (8 November 2012). "Complete Casting Announced for London's Book of Mormon; Gavin Creel Will Star". Playbill. Retrieved 10 February 2021.