HELLO AND WELCOME

 

Luke McGibney was brought up in Hackney, London and spent some of his earlier years in Dublin, Ireland with his grandparents. Enjoying performing in school plays while at school it was not until later on in life Luke would pursue acting as a career.

 

Before walking the boards he was a Marketing Director working for companies such as EMAP plc, Allied Domecq, Dunlop Slazenger International, Allied Leisure and Raleigh Bikes. During his career as a marketeer he won “Marketer Of The Year” for his work at Raleigh bikes alongside several other industry awards.

 

Luke began his professional training as actor after been awarded a scholarship to attend one of the top accredited acting schools in England, The Oxford School of Drama.

 

In 2012 he made his professional debut playing Richard III in a short film for the Filming Shakespeare Festival whose patron is Sir Kenneth Branagh. The film went on to win 14 awards both within the UK and international film festival circuit.

 

Since then Luke has enjoyed award winning success in films such as Yoke Farm a modern day slavery film that won Unchosen Film Festival in 2014 judged by Ken Loach.

 

In Stereotype Luke played Judas a mentally challenged man accused of murder, this was nominated for 5 Royal Television Society Awards and was also written by Luke.

 

In 2016 his writing and performance was nominated again for two Royal Television Society Awards, a comedy commercial where he plays the Curator in Nottingham, City Of Robin Hood.

 

Currently he has just completed Rise a tennis drama for Channel 4 playing the father of a working class tennis champion.

 

Luke has also enjoyed performing at The Royal Court in The Barred in 2015 and touring Australia, playing the infamous character Basil in comedy Fawlty Towers. In 2015 and 2016 he reached the final of Monologue slam a leading national monologue competition.