Luke Thompson - Updated Jul 2024

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Southampton, England
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Southampton, England

Luke Thompson

Luke Thompson is a well-known actor from England. Moreover, Luke Thompson is best known for portraying the role of Benedict Bridgerton in the popular Netflix series titled Bridgerton and Simon in the series titled In The Club.

Early Life

Luke Thompson was born on the 4th of July 1988, in Southampton, England. As of 2024, this actor is 35 years old and holds British nationality. Moreover, he has a birth sign of Cancer and believes in Christianity by religion. He belongs to a pure white Caucasian ethnicity. When he was 2 years old, his parents moved to France along with him. Professionally, his father is a retired engineer and his mother was a high school teacher. He grew up with his three siblings whose names are unknown. However, as of now, the actor has not yet revealed his parent’s and siblings’ names in public or on social media.

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Caption: Luke Thompson’s childhood photo (Source: Ricochet)


Related to his academic qualification, he attended the Lycee International Francois Ler, a public secondary school in France. He studied there from 1997 to 2005. Later, he returned to England in 2006 and began his acting career by enrolling himself in the Stratford Upon Avon. He studied at the University of Bristol for training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London in 2013.

Luke Thompson – Net Worth 2024

Being a well-known and successful English actor, he has collected a good sum of money from his profession. As of 2022, Thompson’s net worth is estimated at around $2 million and has not yet shared his income and earnings.

Professional Career

Early Theater Works

In the beginning, Luke Thompson started his career as a theater artist by performing the role of Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a comedy play written by William Shakespeare. The play was featured in the Globe Theatre. Due to his excellent performance in the series, he received nominations for an Evening Standard Theatre Award and an Ian Charleson Award.

Moreover, he also appeared in Blue Stockings as Will Bennett, the first full-length play by Jessica Swale. In 2014, he appeared as Mark Antony and James in Julius Caesar and Tiger Country. His previous theatre performances include Ithocles in The Broken Heart in 2015, Oresteia as Orestes in 2015, and Laertes in Hamlet in 2017. In 2018, he was signed as an artist to portray the character of Edgar in William Shakespeare’s tragedy play. He appeared in Tikkun Olam in Dan, a short theater play.

Television Appearances

His television career began with The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher, a 2014 British television film series produced by Hat Trick Productions for ITV and written by Helen Edmundson and Neil McKay. Then he portrayed Simon in In the Club, a British drama television series that aired on August 5, 2014, and lasted till season 2 as the main cast.

He played Laertes in Hamlet in 2018, the same year he appeared in Kiss Me First as Connor for two episodes, with Tallulah Haddon as Leila Evans, Simona Brown as Tess, and Matthew Beard as Adrian Palmer.

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Caption: Luke Thompson in the Netflix series, Bridgerton (Source: Extra)

He appeared in the American-based historical romance television series Bridgerton, which was released on Netflix. Moreover, he portrayed the lead role of Benedict Bridgerton since 2020 and he is in the 2nd season of the series.


Thompson began his mainstream acting career in 2014 with Shakespeare’s Globe: A Midsummer Night’s Dream as Lysander, and in 2015, he played Mark Antony in Globe on Screen: Julius Caesar, a historical film in which he worked with several well-known Hollywood actors. He also played Romeo in The Complete Walk: Romeo and Juliet. He worked on Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, a war film written, directed, and produced in 2017.

Moreover, he played a Warrant Officer in the film, alongside Fionn Whitehead as Tommy Jensen, Tom Glynn-Carney as Peter Dawson, Harry Styles as Alex, Mark Rylance as Mr. Dawson, and others. He played Edgar in King Lear in 2018, 2019, and 2020, Oliver in Making Noise Quietly, and Peter Hain in Misbehaviour, a 2020 British comedy-drama film directed by Philippa Lowthorpe.

In the stage adaptation of Hanya Yanagihara’s novel A Little Life, Norton will portray Willem in 2023. Along with James Norton, Omari Douglas, and Zach Wyatt, Thompson starred in an Ivo van Hove film.


As of now, this English actor has not earned any major awards or achievements in his acting career. However, he was nominated for the Evening Standard Theatre Award (2013), the Ian Charleson Award (2014), and the Screen Actors Guild Award (2021).

Relationship Status

As of now, this English actor has not shared information related to his relationship status in public. This actor is too private when it comes to his personal life and does not like to share information related to his personal life. So, we may assume that this actor is single and unmarried. It seems he may have at least one relationship. Moreover, the actor is not a part of controversy nor has rumors at the moment and mainly focuses on his career.

Body Measurements

Regarding his body stats, he stands 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs around 70 kg. Moreover, Luke Thompson has blue eyes with dark brown hair color, and his body measurement measures 40-32-15 inches. Likewise, he has a slim body type and wears a shoe size of 9 US.

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Caption: Luke Thompson posing for a photo (Source: The Times)

Luke Thompson – Social Media

On his Instagram fan page, there are more than 8.4k followers. Likewise, there are more than 21.6k followers on Twitter and he is not active on Facebook.