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Christian Cooke

Last updated 09 January 2020

Christian Louis Cooke

Born: Tuesday 15th September 1987 (age: 34)


Christian Cooke is an English actor, known for playing Luke Kirkwall in Where the Heart Is, Luke Rutherford in Demons, Dorian Gaudain in Trinity, Freddie in Cemetery Junction and Len Matthews in the Channel 4 mini series The Promise.

He appeared in the 2008 Doctor Who episodes "The Sontaran Stratagem" and "The Poison Sky", playing UNIT soldier Ross Jenkins.

Cooke began his acting career at the age of 10 when he appeared in a production of Bedazzled at the Bingley Arts Centre. His first television appearance was in a commercial for Birds Eye beef burgers.

Cooke played the role of Luke Kirkwall from 2000 to 2006 in the ITV drama Where the Heart Is. He has also guest starred in Doctors, The Royal, Casualty and George Gently.

Cooke appeared in BBC One's The Chase and played Brae Marrack in the ITV1 soap opera Echo Beach.

In early 2009, he played the lead role of Luke Rutherford in ITV1 supernatural drama Demons.

Cooke also starred in the critically acclaimed Channel 4 four-part drama The Promise, directed by Peter Kosminsky. He recently completed a new Paramount Pictures romantic comedy, Destination Wedding. He is currently filming the new 1950s Miami-set drama series, Magic City.