Prime 10 issues to learn about Bridgerton star Luke Newton


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Prime 10 issues to learn about Bridgerton star Luke Newton
Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton
Luke Newton performs Colin Bridgerton in Netflix and Shondaland’s Regency-era drama, Bridgerton. Pic credit score: Netflix

Season 3 of Bridgerton is about to start out filming in London this summer time, however there’s been a change to the ebook order. Relatively than ready for Season 4, the third installment will follow Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) and Colin Bridgerton’s (Luke Newton) love story. 

Luke Newton, 29, has portrayed Colin since Season 1 aired, and followers are thrilled to see extra of the younger Bridgerton brother within the upcoming season. The slow-burn romance between Pen and Colin, dubbed Polin, has been long-awaited by followers virtually for the reason that first episode of Bridgerton aired. Regardless of Colin saying he would by no means marry Pen on the finish of Season 2, it appears like issues may match out for the craving Penelope in spite of everything.

With the joy of Polin being entrance and heart within the upcoming season, followers are inquisitive about Colin’s actor, Luke Newton. The Bridgerton star appears to have a considerably non-public life, however he’s opened up prior to now and revealed some attention-grabbing issues about himself. 

Maintain studying beneath for the highest 10 attention-grabbing details about Luke Newton.

10. Luke’s household loves Bridgerton 

Bridgerton aired on Christmas Day in 2020, at a time when a lot of the world was nonetheless in a lull whereas coping with COVID-19’s impression on the vacations. In an interview with Square Mile, Luke revealed he was staying along with his household on the time the present was launched. 

He and his household all watched the present collectively, and his household shortly turned big followers of the Regency-era drama. Even the occasional graphic scene doesn’t trouble them, although Luke admitted he was somewhat shyer concerning a few of the scorching and heavy scenes.

He revealed, “It was fairly uncomfortable watching a few of the episodes with relations. So I’d go and make a tea at that time, and simply sit within the different room till I used to be prepared to return again in. However fortuitously, it wasn’t me or my scene, so I didn’t should endure my mum watching me on display getting as much as all that.” 

Sadly for Luke, his time could also be coming sooner fairly than later as Season 3 shifts to concentrate on his romance with Penelope. 

9. Luke studied musical theater

Staying near his household, Luke attended a school in his hometown near Brighton whereas engaged on his first gig, The Minimize, a BBC teen drama. 

He studied musical theater in class and informed The Independent, “That’s after I actually felt like I began to like being… in a studying surroundings as a result of earlier than then I’d liked my drama class and liked music and PE however apart from that I didn’t actually get on in school.”

Whereas in class, he landed one other big position as Elder Worth within the London manufacturing of the musical The Ebook of Mormon. 

He added, “It was only a actually overwhelming expertise. I by no means thought that leaving school I’d go straight into the West Finish, I felt so fortunate to be given that chance. That entire yr, it’s virtually a blur now, I simply was on such a excessive the entire time.”

8. Luke started dancing along with his aunts

Regardless of his performing profession now, Luke has mentioned that he was fairly shy as a child, however he isn’t the one particular person in his household who does work within the efficiency arts. 

He has two aunts who’re each dancers and had him dancing at solely two years previous. He mentioned they put “the tiniest pair of faucets” on his feed and from there, the remaining is historical past. 

Luke took to tap-dancing naturally, which helped him land his main position in The Ebook of Mormon. 

7. Luke is described as being much like Colin Bridgerton

Apparently, when different solid members are requested who’s most just like the character they play, Luke’s title usually comes up.

He’s described as type and somewhat reserved, an individual who chooses his phrases fastidiously. Though Luke initially auditioned for the position of the Duke of Hastings, it wasn’t lengthy earlier than he realized that Colin was the position for him. 

Luke regularly takes small points of Colin’s character from the books and asks to have them added to the sequence. Though they will’t embrace every part, there are little bits and items of Colin’s character that viewers see by way of Luke.

6. Luke is the explanation Colin Bridgerton is at all times consuming 

One of many character traits Luke needed to be included within the Netflix sequence was Colin’s love for meals seen within the books.

Luke confessed he was curious to see if followers would begin giving him and his character related traits, saying, “I spoke to the workforce and mentioned, ‘If there’s a dinner scene, if there’s a scene the place we’re having tea, can he at all times simply have a plateful?’ I’m actually excited for [the fans] to see their direct enter, like, ‘Luke loves meals like Colin does.’”

Luke learns somewhat extra about Colin’s character with every new season of Bridgerton when he delves additional into the novel sequence, as Luke hasn’t really learn all the Bridgerton books but.

5. Luke reads Bridgerton books separately 

Luke revealed that fairly than studying all the Bridgerton books directly, he tends to learn them separately primarily based on the season of the present they’re filming. He chooses to learn them this fashion in order that he doesn’t get the small print confused for the season and may concentrate on the right particulars. 

He said, “I do know that if I learn every part I’d battle and I’d begin to play on issues from later books and I’d get all muddled up.” Luckily, Ruth Gemmel, who performs Bridgerton matriarch Girl Violet, has learn the books and acts because the novel skilled on set. 

Except for getting confused with the ebook particulars, there’s seemingly another excuse that Luke hasn’t learn all the books forward of time. 

4. Luke has dyslexia and ADHD 

As a toddler, Luke was recognized with ADHD and dyslexia, leading to some studying difficulties that impacted his potential to get pleasure from faculty. He was frightened that this could impression his profession in performing as nicely, which is why he began in musical theater. 

For theater, he mentioned, “I knew I may be taught songs actually shortly and melodies got here fairly simply to me,” however that was not the case for script studying.

On the subject of studying a script, he confessed that it’s not solely tough for him to learn the script, however his then “consideration is taken by every part that’s round me.” 

Nonetheless, he has chosen to remain open about his dyslexia to let different aspiring actors know that they will nonetheless thrive no matter their struggles. And sure, there are struggles however, he mentioned, “so long as I can have the script and have a little bit of time earlier than then I’m OK – if somebody says, ‘Are you able to learn it now?’ I’m like, ‘Completely not.’” 

Since he’s opened up about his struggles, he has discovered it much less nerve-racking to have the ability to say it would take him longer than others, however he’ll have the script down by the point it’s wanted. To date, it’s labored for Luke. 

3. Luke Newton appears as much as Jonathan Bailey like a brother 

Jonathan Bailey performs Colin’s older brother Anthony Bridgerton on-screen, however Luke appears as much as the actor off-screen as nicely. 

Luke was initially nervous to return again to filming Bridgerton however mentioned that Jonathan helped soothe his nerves. 

Luke revealed, “Jonathan Bailey this yr was actually useful and gave me some actually good recommendations on how to deal with issues. He really mentioned he’s going to present me somewhat ebook of some issues that he picked up alongside the way in which to assist with the method. He’s such a courageous actor and can make daring selections. A lesson I’ve discovered from Johnny specifically is simply to be daring. There’s no incorrect or proper determination.”

Together with Jonathan, Luke is nice pals along with his costar Nicola Coughlan, who performs his romantic curiosity, Penelope. 

Of Nicola, Luke mentioned, “Nicola has this actually intelligent method, she will discover out extra gossip than anybody. It’s really like she’s our onset Girl Whistledown. The primary time we met, she was like [in a whisper], ‘You already know I’m Girl Whistledown?’ and I used to be like ‘What?!’”

Though followers are trying ahead to his on-screen romance, Luke does have his very personal girlfriend in actual life too. 

2. Luke is courting Jade Louise Davies

Luke has been courting his girlfriend Jade Louise Davies for about three years. 

They each share widespread pursuits, as Jade is a stage actor and singer. She presently performs with the musical theater group Welsh of the West Finish. The couple often comes collectively to share singing movies on Instagram. 

After they aren’t singing for followers, they’re usually seen touring, being outdoor, and customarily residing life collectively, full with brunch mimosas and celebrating holidays collectively. 

Nonetheless, there was a time in Luke’s life earlier than he was courting Jade and earlier than he was on Bridgerton. Certainly one of his first occasions within the highlight wasn’t in performing in any respect— however fairly in music. 

1. Luke Newton was once in a boy band

In 2012, Luke signed a million-pound document deal as a member of the boyband South 4. He didn’t even notice what he was stepping into at first, or the quantity of his document deal. 

He confessed, “We have been a younger and naive group of lads. We met this producer that had written music – I really didn’t know the small print however we immediately noticed within the Night Customary that we signed a million-pound document deal.” 

He mentioned he “really actually loved it” and that “it was fairly enjoyable” regardless of making an attempt to faux to hate it on the time. 

Sadly, though he loved his time within the band, his pals always remind him of his time there, one even enjoying one of many band’s songs at their wedding ceremony. 

Bridgerton Seasons 1 and a couple of are streaming on Netflix.


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