Luke Palmer is South Yorkshire-born and then spent his later years in West Sussex. Luke graduated from the American Theatre Arts (BA Hons) programme at Rose Bruford College at 26. He also trained at Columbia College Chicago which allowed him to receive renowned Stage Combat and Improv training. The courses at these institutions allowed Luke to develop an understanding and passion for critical analysis of political and contextual themes; including classic to new writing, and how this provides to the story and performance. He has also had training with practitioners such as Bred in the Bone theatre company and Mojisola Adebayo for musicality and solo performance.
Luke has a big interest in LGBT work and wants to progressively promote the community’s representation on screen and in the industry. Luke approaches his work with open-mindedness and maturity and believes in the fact that we never stop learning. Therefore, developing and capitalising in different areas and skill sets is important to him, including acting for screen and stage, acting through song, physical theatre/movement and presenting.
Luke has performed in new-writing roles such as Tyler in Secessionville and Thomas in There’s a City in My Mind (Steven Dykes). Recently Luke has been involved in theatre in education tours with West End in Schools and ensemble work with the English National Opera.