Luke was in the cathedral choir and became second head chorister. He then attended Durham School where he started A-Levels before doing a BTEC at Newcastle College. He went on to train professionally in musical theatre in London. He is currently starring in MAMMA MIA! at the Novello Theatre in London.
Luxe people >>
My Mam & Dad. Also Miss Vanjie. Tweet me if you get the reference! @lukeconnerhall
Luxe places >>
For a weekend > I’m rarely able to go home any more thanks to work, so I’d go back for some home comforts.
A long holiday > My best friend lives in NYC and I haven’t even visited yet! That’s definitely a bucket list thing.
A treat > I’d love to go to Australia. I went when I was really young, but I think I could appreciate it a lot more now.
Luxe relax >>
A nice hot bath with a face mask, a hair mask, lots of bath oils, candles and Netflix.
Best food > Sushi! I also have a hummus and pitta bread addiction…
Best wine > I don’t drink wine very often. I drink gin, but prosecco is always a solid choice, with a dash of Chambord.
Favourite restaurant > Nando’s… haha! There’s also a gorgeous pub where I’m from called the Three Horse Shoes, which is so homely and the food is always perfect.
Perfect weekend > At the moment it’s sleeping to be honest. Cover rehearsals have been intense for the show so I think I’ll take some time catching up!
Downtime means > I’m secretly a massive geek, so downtime most likely means time to play video games.
Best telly > I’m currently firmly at the front of the Love Island train, but other than that, RuPaul’s Drag Race. I’ve seen every single episode, so I can tell you what happened, who won and who lip-synced and to what song.
Best book > Shameful to say but I don’t read a lot. I do read biographies sometimes and at the minute it’s Sarah Millican’s “How To Be Champion”.
Best sounds > The rain on my window at night.
Luxe shop >>
Best shopping city > I haven’t been anywhere extravagant like NYC, so London.
Favourite shop > ROKIT in Covent Garden and LUSH. Also – charity shops! You never know what you might find.
Luxe retail treat > … something from LUSH (I’m obsessed with the body lotions) or a fresh pair of jeans.
Best buy > My Dr Martens backpack. It’s huge so I can fit my life in it and if I had a quid for every time I got a compliment on
it, it would’ve paid for itself by now.
Luxe party >>
A memorable night out > A few years ago alongside my best friend Gail, I hosted and sang at a fundraiser night in memorial of my brother, and we managed to raise over £2,000.
Perfect party > Something cosy with a costume theme, lots of gin, lots of snacks and lots of laughter.
Dinner date > I like fancy places but to be honest, I’d prefer a night in with a takeaway or even being cooked for – that’s kind of nice.
Your luxe thing in life >>
Self-love. I suffer with anxiety as a lot of us actors do, and I’ve recently made a conscious decision to focus and never compare myself to anyone else. I’ve wasted far too much time worrying and I’m done with it!