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Exeter lad Luke nominated for BAFTA award for starring role in ‘In The Flesh’

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: May 01, 2014

  • Exeter-born Luke has been nominated for a BAFTA. Watch the video below

  • A young Luke celebrating winning a regional dance competition

  • A photo of Luke from The Echo in 2002

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A former Exeter college student has been nominated for a BAFTA for his role in BBC drama In The Flesh.

Luke Newberry took the lead in BBC Three’s break-out television drama last year and is being hotly tipped for the Leading Actor award.

Exeter-born Luke attended Clyst Vale Community College and Exeter College, where he studied English Literature and played the lead role in a college production of Hamlet.

As the above pictures show he has also made an appearance or two in the Echo over the years.

He still has family in the city.

Since singing with an agent at the young age of 7 Luke has appeared on stage as well as TV and movies. Among his filmography is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Lightfields and this year’s Hercules: The Legend Begins.

In The Flesh is shown on BBC3 and is based on teenagers dealing with the Zombie apocalypse.

Luke , 24, has been nominated for the Leading Actor award, and Season 1 of the drama series itself is nominated for the Mini-Series award.

Watch an interview with Luke below

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