Luke Mitchell

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Luke Mitchell

Luke Mitchell in 2011
Born(1985-04-17) 17 April 1985 (age 27)
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
OccupationActor, model
Years active2008–present
 
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Luke Mitchell

Luke Mitchell in 2011
Born(1985-04-17) 17 April 1985 (age 27)
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
OccupationActor, model
Years active2008–present

Luke Mitchell (born 17 April 1985)[1] is an Australian actor and model.

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Career

Mitchell trained at the Film and Television Studio International and worked with professionals such as Joss McWilliam, Iain Gardner, Kim Krejus, Craig McMahon and Dean Carey. He traveled around Australia with international entertainment company Sudden Impact Entertainment and worked in their live theatre shows.

Whilst working in Melbourne he successfully auditioned for the guest-role of Chris Knight in Neighbours and appeared in 11 episodes.[2] He then moved back to the Gold Coast to play the part of Will in H2O: Just Add Water.

In 2008, Mitchell filmed the gay-themed romance Performance Anxiety, which was selected as part of the 9th Annual Brisbane Queer Film Festival as a screening for cast and crew.[3][4]

In June 2009, Mitchell relocated to Sydney[2] and, As of 2010, he is starring as Romeo Smith in Home and Away.[5] Mitchell won his first acting award, a 2010 TV Week Logie for Most Popular New Male Talent, for his role on Home and Away.[6]

Personal life

Mitchell comes from a tennis-loving family and played from the age of five to nineteen. He aimed to go professional but gave it up after realising it was the only thing in his life.[2] He has a supportive mother, Elizabeth Griffin, a older brother (who coaches tennis on the Gold Coast), two younger brothers (one of which is Ben Mitchell, who is in the top 10 of Australian Tennis Players[7]) and a younger sister, Bree Mitchell.[5] Mitchell went to school at Nerang State High School.[8] In 2009, Mitchell began dating his Home and Away co-star Rebecca Breeds.[9] The couple announced their engagement in May 2012.[9][10]

Filmography

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
2008NeighboursChris KnightTV series (guest role for 11 episodes)
Performance AnxietyPeter KoliatFilm
2009–2010H2O: Just Add WaterWill BenjimanlTV series (cast regular for season 3)
2009–presentHome and AwayRomeo SmithTV series (cast regular)
2010CryptopticonYFilm

Awards and nominations

AwardDateCategoryOutcome
Logie Award2 May 2010Most Popular New Male TalentWon[6]

References

  1. ^ "About the Stars: Luke Mitchell as 'Will'". ZDF-Enterprises.de. http://www.zdf-enterprises.de/h2o/allmedia_season3/index_pink.html. Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Home and Away: Romeo Smith". Holy Soap. http://holysoap.five.tv/homeandaway/cast/romeo-smith-3685. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Press Kit". PerformanceAnxietyMovie.com. http://www.performanceanxietymovie.com/assets/Performance_Anxiety_Press_Kit.pdf. Retrieved 15 May 2010. 
  4. ^ Partridge, Des (17 May 2008). "Get ready for a gay party". The Courier-Mail. http://www.couriermail.com.au/entertainment/get-ready-for-a-gay-party/story-e6freqex-1111116348044. Retrieved 15 May 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Home and Away: Luke Mitchell". Yahoo!7 TV. http://au.tv.yahoo.com/home-and-away/features/article/-/article/5909672/luke-mitchell/. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "Luke Mitchell and Carrie Bickmore Win Most Popular New Talent At 2010 Logie Awards". Take 40. 2 May 2010. http://www.take40.com/news/19007/luke-mitchell-and-carrie-bickmore-win-most-popular-new-talent-at-2010-logie-awards. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  7. ^ "Benjamin Mitchell the new star in his family household". July 4, 2010. http://www.perthnow.com.au/sport/xyx-tennis/benjamin-mitchell-the-new-star-in-his-family-household/story-e6frg273-1225887645939. Retrieved December 21, 2011. 
  8. ^ Tucker-Evans, Anooska (23 August 2009). "Liberating role for shy Romeo". The Sunday Mail. http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/liberating-role-for-shy-romeo/story-e6freoof-1225765078288. Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  9. ^ a b Kilkelly, Daniel (14 May 2012). "'Home and Away' stars Luke Mitchell, Rebecca Breeds engaged". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/showbiz/s15/home-and-away/news/a381493/home-and-away-stars-luke-mitchell-rebecca-breeds-engaged.html. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  10. ^ "Issue 21: This week in New Idea". New Idea. Pacific Magazines. 14 May 2012. http://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/new-idea/news/magazine/article/-/13675097/issue-21-this-week-in-new-idea/. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 

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