Luke began his acting career in 2009, with the Australian soap opera 'Home and Away,' aired on 'Seven Network.' He played the character ‘Trey Palmer,’ introduced to the audience on February 9, 2009. His role was described as "the face of an angel" with "devilish behavior.'' Luke "stirred viewers up" back then with his performance on the show.
Luke, who was just 20 when he played ‘Trey,’ found the mysterious and devious role quite challenging to play. Additionally, his greatest challenge was to gain the attention of the audience in a short span, as Trey was not supposed to continue on the show beyond a few months.
Luke moved to Los Angeles after he completed shooting for 'Home and Away.' In 2010, he played ‘Aaron’ in three episodes of the Australian teen-oriented drama 'Dance Academy.' Following this, he made his film debut with the 2011 American adventure/romantic comedy 'Monte Carlo,' as ‘Riley,’ an Australian backpacker and former rugby player.
In 2012, Luke appeared as ‘Scott’ in the short 'American Dream.' His next project was a significant one, as he played the fictional character ‘Cobra Commander,’ the supreme leader of the terrorist organization 'Cobra,' and the principal antagonist in the 2013 military science-fiction action film 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation.' Luke replaced Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who had portrayed the character in the movie's previous installments.
In March 2013, Luke was cast in the lead role in the 'ABC' drama pilot 'Westside.' However, it remained unaired. He next appeared as ‘David Mason,’ a young operative, in the 2014 action spy thriller 'The November Man,' which was adapted from Bill Granger's novel 'There Are No Spies.' He played the character ‘Brendan Ehrlick’ in the comedy 'Me Him Her,' which premiered at the 'Seattle International Film Festival.’
Luke played the younger version of James Marsden's character, ‘Dawson Cole,’ in the romantic drama 'The Best of Me,' based on a novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. In 2015, he starred as ‘Johnny Utah,’ an extreme motocross star-turned-‘FBI’ agent, in the action thriller 'Point Break.' The character was originally played by Keanu Reeves. However, unlike the original film, in the 2015 version, ‘Johnny Utah’ was not depicted as a former football player.
Luke played the prominent role of Smitty Ryker, a squadmate of American pacifist combat medic and World War II veteran Desmond Doss, in the biopic 'Hacksaw Ridge' (2016). The following year, he was seen in 'Academy Award'-winning writer and director Roger Avary's short 'Lucky Day.'
Luke will be seen as ‘Sergeant Bob Buick’ in the Australian war film 'Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan,' which is about the Battle of Long Tan during the Vietnam War. The movie is scheduled to release on August 8, 2019, in Australia. Luke has been signed to play the character ‘Jackson’ in the upcoming romantic comedy 'Holidate.'
Luke has done a campaign for the luxury fragrance range 'Polo Red Extreme' by ‘Ralph Lauren.’ He had always wanted to model for a fragrance brand and being able do that with a brand such as 'Ralph Lauren' was like a dream for Luke.
Family & Personal Life
Luke has been quite secretive about his personal life so far. However, according to sources, he was in a relationship with female actor Dianna Agron in 2015. They never confirmed the rumors, and soon, rumors of their break-up began to surface.
Luke is currently single and is not rumored to be dating anyone, while Dianna is married to musician Winston Marshall of 'Mumford and Sons' fame.
Growing up, Luke was an active sportsman and loved surfing. He had initially thought of becoming a rugby player or enrolling at a university to study construction. He dropped all his plans after he was called for an audition for 'Home and Away.'
The 1994 movie 'Forrest Gump' was Luke's favorite film as a child. According to him, it was one of the first movies that had affected him as a child.