young actor Luke Flynn, strikingly similar in appearance
to his grandfather, Hollywood great Errol Flynn, is
definitely not your typical 28-year old. Breaking
through with a new role in Window Theory and securing
one of the coveted spots in the 2003 People Magazine's
"25 Hottest Bachelors" issue, the buzz is
- expect big things from Flynn.
from Jamaica, Luke grew up on his grandfather's 2,000
acre estate where he enjoyed a peaceful life with
his island friends, roaming the coconut fields and
reliving adventures from his grandfather's days. "I
grew up with no TV, no toy stores or video games,
just stories of my granddad and the remarkable characteristics
journey to the world of modeling and show biz began
on the islands. the catalyst proved to be a chance
encounter with a talent agent who encouraged him to
travel to New York City. Once arrived at age 17, he
discovered an exciting life as a working model. During
the next few years, Flynn modeled for Tommy Hilfiger,
Armani, Coach and many others.
finishing high school and while actively pursuing
his modeling career, Flynn found his true passion
to be writing and acting. It was during this period
that Luke decided to move to Los Angeles to focus
on building an acting reel.
landing a manager with Liberman Zerman Management
in Los Angeles, Flynn found his first role in the
feature film Window Theory, starring Jennifer O'Dell.
Luke plays the character "Jeff" who is engaged
to the lead's high school girlfriend.
Flynns have a long history in the field of acting.
"My whole family has always been involved with
the entertainment industry" declared Luke, who
is not one to rest on his family's reputation. On
that subject Flynn had this to say: "I am always
tying to perfect my craft and nail a great audition".
thinks that "acting is the best job in the world".
He does not feel an obligation to carry on his grandfather's
legend, but is inspired by it. His friends and relatives
remind him frequently of all the great stories and
performances that his grandfather gave life to. At
times friends and workers on the estate feel that
they see the ghost of Errol Flynn exclaiming, "their
resemblance is unbelievable." Luke also exhibits
similar traits with respect to his character and demeanor.
Flynn on his grandfather: "I have nothing to
live up to, he was a cool guy and he had a lot of
fun and that's what I plan to do."
has a couple of tricks and creative scripts up his
sleeve he intends to reveal in the coming months.
Inspired by the book of the same name written by Errol
Flynn, Beam Ends is his next project. He plays his
grandfather through the adventures of his young adult
life living in New Guinea and Australia, where, thanks
to his travel experiences and related reflections,
he finds his future as an actor. Beam Ends is set
to take place in Australia where Errol Flynn carved
out the first half of his life.
has also been brainstorming ideas revolving around
another family member, his uncle, who served in Vietnam
as a war journalist, and as such, came to discover
the real reasons behind the fighting. Set to finish
both scripts this year, Luke is working hard to establish
a long-term Hollywood career.
set you'll find Luke playing basketball, reading and
surfing. His family owns poshvintage.com, a hip, cool
website where site visitors can purchase vintage and
80's clothing. Luke also plays with photography and
is known to dabble with the camera while shooting
the family's vintage site during his leisure time.
Motivated by a sense of social responsibility, Luke
would like to eventually build a public school for
the children of Jamaica. He believes the island's
public school system doesn't afford all of the children
access to a good education, which is something he
would like to change.
is currently busy working on several scripts and ended
our interview with these thoughts: "I believe
in myself as an actor and that's all the determination
you need to move your way towards an Oscar someday.
"Luke's philosophy for young actors, or anyone
at all, is "just have fun."
written by: Fawn Shoemaker
Reprinted from Industry Magazine - April/May issue
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18th December 2004