Luke Adamson...Found a Career on Stage and Screen


  • Name: Luke Adamson
  • Class of: 2007
  • Studied: National Diploma in Media Production
  • Doing What? Acting, Directing and freelance Camera Assistant

Since stepping on to our TV screens as a 16-year-old Selby College student in Heartbeat, back in 2005, Luke Adamson has never looked back.

Today, the former Brayton High School pupil has forged a successful show business career for himself as an Actor, Director, Freelance Camera Assistant and Independent Film Director.

Describing the industry as "feast or famine" he said; "sometimes you can go three months with barely a wink of sleep other times you're lucky if you're out of bed before Loose Women has finished. I'm having a good time at present, I have just finished work on a piece at the Soho Theatre as a Director and have heard that the one-man show I did for the West Yorkshire Playhouse in 2012 has been picked up for a national tour."

Luke was always determined to do well and having achieved a Distinction and been named the best student on his course at Selby College he went on to gain a BA (Hons) Acting from the Academy of 
Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA). Nevertheless, he credits the skills he learnt at Selby College as helping him enormously on his journey saying: "When I find myself on a TV or film set I understand the language without feeling out of my depth and I have worked as a Camera Assistant at a number of drama schools, as well as providing a show-reel and voice-reel editing service for actors, all of which directly utilise the skills I learnt at Selby College."