The Wylde Interview: Luke Newberry


I think it could be interesting, after the interview with Oliver about the play, to share another one with Luke Newberry, who talks about what he likes, the roles he chooses, working in Teddy Ferrara, his thoughts on gender…

Who comes out, is a clever young man with good taste and love for his job!

And there are some stunning pictures, too!

The Wylde Interview: Luke Newberry

<<THE TALENTED MR NEWBERRY

THIS YEAR’S HOT OUTSIDER, LUKE NEWBERRY IS A REGULAR ON INDUSTRY LISTS OF PROMISING YOUNG ACTORS AND THIS PROFESSIONAL RISK-TAKER IS ONE TO WATCH… AND WATCH. BUT THERE’S MORE TO HIM THAN CHISELLED CHEEKBONES AND THOSE EYES: DAVID NEWTON DISCOVERS A CONCERNED, FASCINATING THINKER WITH A TALENT TO SURPRISE.

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Luke will also this autumn be appearing at the Donmar Warehouse theatre in London in the UK premiere of new US drama Teddy Ferrara. And this one sounds good too: “I’m playing an American student in his final year at university and it basically explores identity in US campus life and all the problems that students face. And how, if you’re not a cheerleader, you’re a geek. It’s so box-y and black and white and people fall off the end of the wagon because they don’t know what to identify with.”

The Donmar’s website describes the play as ”insightful and revealing… which explores society’s uncomfortable embrace of the outsider.”

That word again! I wonder if Luke is attracted to parts that he can relate to? “Most actors say ‘Oh it’s just the escape to be something!’ But I am attracted to doing very different projects,” he replies. “I’ve got a nice mix with the things that are coming out soon, which are so polar-opposite-different. And I have played a lot of characters who are very different to me. I love new writing and being surprised by roles that come along and not knowing if I could pull them off.  […]>>

Read the full interview here

Portraits by Neil O’Keeffe

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