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Luke Baines

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Residence  Los Angeles, U.S.
Years active  2004–present

Name  Luke Baines
Role  Actor
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Full Name  Luke Joseph Baines
Movies  As Night Comes, The Possession of Michae, Saving Mr Banks, Awkward Expressions of Love

Similar  David Castro, Will Tudor, Alan van Sprang

Born  8 June 1987 (age 34), Hyde, United Kingdom

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Luke Baines is an English-born, Australian actor best known for playing the serial killer in Wes Craven's final film, The Girl in the Photographs, which opened at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.


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Early life

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Born in Hyde, Greater Manchester, in the United Kingdom, Baines grew up in the beach-side suburb of Cronulla, Sydney in Australia. He began acting lessons when he was five years old.


Baines attended The McDonald College of Performing Arts in North Strathfield, New South Wales where he studied drama, music and dance.


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In 2008, Baines auditioned during a 6-month nationwide casting search for the West End production of Spring Awakening the musical. In November of that year, he performed in the workshop at the Lyric Hammersmith in the role of Hanschen.

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Most notably, he appeared as Wes Craven’s last serial killer in The Girl in the Photographs (2016), which premiered in Midnight Madness at 2015 Toronto International Film Festival – a performance that received critical praise from outlets such as The Wrap, The Line Up and Press Pass LA, who singled him out as a breakout star.

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Baines has also appeared in Gold Circle FilmsThe Possession of Michael King, and Disney's Saving Mr. Banks.

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In 2013, Baines starred in Richard Zelniker's As Night Comes (originally titled Mischief Night). The film follows troubled 17-year-old Sean Holloway (Myko Olivier) who falls in with a group of teenage outcasts called 'The Misfits,' whose charismatic and deeply dysfunctional leader, Ricky Gladstone (Baines), takes him under his wing.

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Baines also appears in Mark Webber and Teresa Palmer's The Ever After. The independent feature stars Palmer, Weber, Melissa Leo, Phoebe Tonkin and Tahyna Tozzi. It was filmed in Los Angeles and New York between July and August 2013.

His forthcoming projects include Fright Fest opposite Dylan Walsh, and David Fincher’s HBO show, Video Synchronicity.

In 2016, Deadline announced Luke would be joining Andrew Garfield and Riley Keogh in David Robert Mitchell's Under the Silver Lake.

His stage highlights include Spring Awakening the Musical, Footloose the Musical and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. As a model, he has appeared in advertisements and editorials for American Eagle, American Rag, Roark Collective and Chapter.

Notable performances

  • 2007: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland .... Mad Hatter
  • 2004: The McDonald College 20th Anniversary concert
  • 2004: Footloose (musical) .... Ren McCormack
  • References

    Luke Baines Wikipedia