Luke Flynn

Luke Flynn

Determined 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.

Originally 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 we shared."

Flynn's 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.

After 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.

After 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.

The 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".

Flynn 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."

Flynn 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.

Luke 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.

Off set you'll find Luke playing basketball, reading and surfing. His family owns, 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.

Flynn 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."

Article written by: Fawn Shoemaker
Reprinted from Industry Magazine - April/May issue

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Luke Flynn official website

Errol Flynn official website


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