Welcome to Treadaway Online. The first website on the internet supporting British actor twin brothers Luke & Harry Treadaway, most known for their roles in Penny Dreadful and Fortitude. The website will provide you with the most up to date news, projects, images and so much more on their careers and appearances.

Facts

Full Name: Luke  Antony Newman  Treadaway
Age: 31
D.O.B: September 10, 1984
Birthplace: Exeter, Devon, England, UK
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Blue
Height: 5′ 9″ (1.78 m)
Siblings: Twin brother Harry , elder brother Sam Treadaway
Star Sign: Virgo

Biography

Born at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in Exeter, Devon, Treadaway was brought up in Sandford, Devon. His father is an architect and his mother is a primary school teacher.

His first acting role was in the village Christmas pantomime Little Red Riding Hood, starring as a daffodil while his father was the Big Bad Wolf. Luke and his twin-brother Harry and slightly older brother Sam attended Queen Elizabeth’s Community College in Crediton, where he played scrum half in the twice Devon Cup winning Rugby Union team.

Inspired by a love of Eddie Vedder and with support from their secondary school drama teacher Phil Gasson, the twins formed a band called Lizardsun with Matt Conyngham and Seth Campbell. They also both joined the National Youth Theatre,  for whom Luke played Prince Ivan in The Firebird. He was also in the ensemble for a production of Murder in the Cathedral.

While still at drama school, he and his twin brother recorded roles in their first feature film: Brothers of the Head, in which they played conjoined twins. Luke played Barry Howe, the band’s singer, and his brother Harry played Tom Howe, the guitarist and song-writer. During rehearsals and throughout the shoot, Luke and Harry were connected to each other for fifteen hours a day, wearing sewn-together wet suits or a harness. They also slept in one bed to simulate the conjoined nature of their characters. The Treadaways performed all tracks featured in the film themselves live on stage, as well as recording nine tracks for the sound-track album.

After graduating from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in 2006, he played a series lead in the Innocence Project for BBC television. He also appeared as a 14-year-old Theo in the hard-hitting Channel 4 drama Clapham Junction.

He made his stage debut in Saint Joan at the Royal National Theatre, followed by playing Albert in the original production of War Horse at the same venue. In 2008 he appeared in Piranha Heights, a new play by Philip Ridley, at the Soho Theatre, and in Cradle Me, a new play by Simon Vinnicombe, at the Finborough Theatre. He also played Albert in John Tams’ adaptation of War Horse for BBC Radio 2 on 8 November 2008.

In 2009, he appeared in the play Over There at the Royal Court Theatre alongside his twin brother from 25 February to 21 March. He spent November 2009 in Romania filming The Whistleblower

He played Prokopion in the 2010 film Clash of the Titans. He plays Lee in Philip Ridley’s Heartless, also starring Jim Sturgess and Noel Clarke, released in May 2010. He appeared in Killing Bono, starring Ben Barnes and Pete Postlethwaite. He also had a leading role in the independent Scottish film You Instead, which was filmed at T in the Park 2010.

In 2011, he played the eponymous hero of The History of Titus Groan, a cycle of six BBC Radio 4 dramas based on the books of Mervyn Peake dramatised by Brian Sibley. He also filmed Late Bloomers with William Hurt and Isabella Rossellini. He also starred in Attack the Block, a Film Four production, alongside Nick Frost and Jodie Whittaker. He also directed a music video for girl band Boxettes, whose lead singer Bellatrix comes from Sandford.

In 2012, Luke starred in Cheerful Weather for the Wedding, the ITV adaptation of the Ruth Rendell thriller Thirteen Steps Down, and the National Theatre’s acclaimed adaptation of Mark Haddon’s novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. On 28 April 2013, Treadway won the Laurence Olivier Award for best actor for his performance in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which by winning seven-Olivier’s equalled Matilda the Musical’s record win in 2012.

Filmography

2016 A Street Cat Named Bob – James Bowen
2016 Ethel & Ernest – Raymond Briggs
2015-2016 Fortitude – Vincent Rattrey
2016 The Hollow Crown – Richmond
2016 The Nightmare Worlds of H.G. Wells – Edward Eden
2016 The Late Mr Elvesham – Edward Eden
2016 The Rack Pack – Alex Higgins
2016 Vicious – Young Freddie
2014 Unbroken – Miller
2014 Get Lucky – Lucky
2012 St George’s Day – William Bishop
2012 The Rise – Harvey
2012 13 Steps Down – Mix Cellini
2011 Cheerful Weather for the Wedding – Joseph
2011 Man in Fear – Anthony Fox
2011 Killing Bono – Rick
2011 Attack the Block – Brewis
2011 Late Bloomers – Benjamin
2011 You Instead – Adam
2010 For the First Time – James
2010 The Whistleblower – Jim Higgins
2010 Alice – White Rabbit
2010 Clash of the Titans – Prokopion
2009 Heartless – Lee Morgan
2008-2009 Mist: Sheepdog Tales – Eddie / Piggy Patrick
2009 Viko – Viko
2009 Dogging: A Love Story – Dan
2008 Scratch – Sol
2007 God’s Wounds – Mark
2007 Clapham Junction – Theo
2006-2007 The Innocence Project – Adam Solomons
2005 Brothers of the Head – Barry Howe

Theatre

2012: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Simon Stephens (Royal National Theatre)
2011: The History of Titus Groan (Radio 4 Drama)
2009: Over There (Royal Court Theatre)
2008: War Horse by John Tams (BBC Radio 2)
2008: Cradle Me by Simon Vinnicombe (Finborough Theatre)
2008: Piranha Heights by Philip Ridley as Garth (Soho Theatre)
2007: War Horse as Albert (Royal National Theatre)
2007: Saint Joan (Royal National Theatre)

Music videos

Luke appears in the music video for the Script’s song “For the First Time”
Luke also appears in music video for Crystal Fighters’ song “Champion Sound”

Radio

Oil: Stand firm, you cads! – Widman (Kent BBC Radio 4)
The Bone Clocks – Narrator (BBC Radio 4)
Plantagenet Series 3 – HENRY V – Hal (BBC Radio 4)
Life and Fate: Yera and her pilot – Lenya Viktorov (BBC Radio 4)
The History of Titus Groan –  Titus (BBC Radio 4)
At the edge of the earth – Max (BBC World Service Radio)
Children’s Crusade – Mikey (BBC Radio 4)
Pilgrim Series 2 – Aaron (BBC Radio 4)
We Outnumbered You – Roman and George (BBC Radio 4)
War Horse  – Albert (BBC Radio 2)
Caligari – Alan (BBC Radio 3)

Awards

TV

Brother’s of the Head
Winner of Michael Powell Award for Best British Film, Edinburgh International Film Festival,
2006
Official Selection Berlin Film Festival, 2006
Official Selection Toronto Film Festival, 2005
Narrative Grand Jury Prize, Independent Film Festival of Boston, 2006

Attack the Block
Winner of the Audience Award, LA Film Festival, 2011
Winner of the Midnight Screeners Audience Award, South By Southwest Film Festival, 2011
Nominated for the Best Film Award, South Bank Sky Arts Awards, 2012

Theatre

The Curious Incident of the dog in the night-time
Winner of the Best Actor Award, Olivier Awards, 2013
Nominated for the Best Actor In A Play Award, Whatsonstage.com
Awards, 2013

War Horse
Olivier Award Nomination for Best New Play, 2008

Saint Joan
Olivier Award Nomination for Best Revival, 2008
South Bank Show Award for Best Theatre Production, 2008

 

Personal Quotes

It’s not the easiest thing in the world to act with Harry – we are very close. I’m not saying it won’t ever happen again but it’s best to work with other people. There are no professional boundaries at which to stop when you act with a sibling.

I love music, particularly Radiohead, TV on the Radio, The XX and Tribes – they’re a great new band from Camden and well worth a look at.

A lot of my mates are actors and it’s lovely to be able to work with friends.

Other actors don’t get asked about their brothers or sisters, so why do I have to always answer questions about having a twin brother? I suppose it’s interesting for everybody other than me.

I’ve no grand designs to conquer the music industry, but I’d love to be able to tell my mates that I’m playing in a pub in Camden one night.

Maybe there’s less oppression growing up in a small village, and fewer rules, and less danger.

London is full of creative people – you can never say that it’s not.
I do actually dabble in a bit of poetry! And I’m yet to pen a script, but it is something that I’ve been telling myself I want to do.

Contact Luke

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Luke Treadaway
c/o Hamilton Hodell
20 Golden Square
London
W1F 9JL

Luke Recent Projects

'UNSPEAKABLE
Character: Danny
Status: Airs 5 November on Channel 4
 


'WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF' PLAY
Character: Nick
Status: Previews from 22 February 2017
 


FORTITUDE
Character: Vincent Rattrey
Status: Series 2 airs on Sky Atlantic 26 January 2017
 


Ordeal by Innocence
Character: Calgary
Status: Post production
 

Harry Recent Projects

Mr. Mercedes
Character: Brady Hartsfield
Status: Aired in August 2017
 


Halo of Stars
Character: Chicci
Status: Released in 2017
 


PENNY DREADFUL
Character: Victor Frankenstein
Status: Finale series broadcast June 2016
 


AMERICAN EXPRESS
Character: Unknown
Status: Post production
 

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