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Thomas Lawrence Knight (born 22 January 1993)[1][2], usually credited as Tommy Knight, is an English actor best known for playing Luke Smith in The Sarah Jane Adventures and Doctor Who, Kevin Chalk in Waterloo Road,[3] murder victim Caleb "Cal" Bray in Glue[4] and Brodie in Victoria.

Thomas Lawrence Knight
Headshot from Nov 2018
Born (1993-01-22) 22 January 1993 (age 26)
Chatham, Kent, England
NationalityBritish
OccupationActor
Years active2001–present
TelevisionWaterloo Road (2012–15)
The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007–11)
Glue (2014)
Victoria (2016-present)
Partner(s)Abby Mavers (2013–17)
RelativesYohanna Farrell-Knight (sister)
David Knight (brother)
Emily Knight (sister)
Matthew Knight (brother)
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Artist/Tommy-Knight-341799168722/

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Personal lifeEdit

Born in Chatham, Kent, Knight is the third-oldest of five siblings (3 boys, 2 girls), all of whom act.[5] He attended Delce Junior School in Rochester from year 4 onwards and formerly attended the Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School.

Knight was in a relationship with Waterloo Road co-star Abby Mavers from 2013 to 2017.

CareerEdit

Knight started in West End Theatre with Deborah Warner's production of Euripides' Medea, (Queens Theatre, 2001),[6] and has since appeared in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, (London Palladium, 2002),[6] The Snowman, (Peacock Theatre, 2003),[6] The Full Monty, (UK National Tour, 2004)[6] and the Royal Shakespeare Company's Macbeth (Albery Theatre, 2005).[6]

Additional television performances include roles in TV to Go, (BBC, 2002),[7] Casualty, (BBC, 2005, 2007 and 2015),[7][8] The Impressionists, (BBC, 2006),[9] Sorted,[10] (BBC, 2006), Doctors (BBC, 2006),[11] and The Bill (Talkback Thames, 2006 and 2009),[12] and Myths (BBC, 2008).[13]

Knight is best known for playing Luke Smith, adoptive son of Sarah Jane Smith, in the first three series of The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007, 2008, 2009) and in the 2008 Doctor Who episodes "The Stolen Earth" and "Journey's End". He was featured in the second part of The End of Time, the two-part 2009 Doctor Who Christmas specials.[14] He was written out as a regular on The Sarah Jane Adventures in the first serial of the fourth series in 2010, when Luke drives off to Oxford University, however he continued to make semi-regular appearances in the show up to the end of the fifth and final series, usually via webcam from his dorm room. His final appearance was in the show's final episode, "The Man Who Never Was".

He has also featured in a CEOP e-Safety Video "Tom's Story", which can be watched on YouTube.

Knight featured in a darker role than usual in a 2012 independent UK horror film, A Suburban Fairytale, in which he acted alongside real life sister Yohanna Farrel in an incestuous and murderous role.[15]

Knight joined Waterloo Road in 2012, first appearing in episode 8 of series 8 playing Kevin Skelton. His notable storylines included being adopted by teacher Daniel Chalk (and thus changing his name to Kevin Chalk), his relationship with Dynasty Barry, having an affair with a teaching assistant and most recently suffering a stroke before a university interview. He left Waterloo Road in Series 10 Episode 12

In 2014 he appeared as murder victim Cal in the E4 drama series Glue.

He was cast as "Hall Boy Brodie" in the new Victoria drama[16]

List of creditsEdit

CommercialsEdit

Year Title Role Network Notes
2002
Nationwide Building Society Commercial[6] Young Footballer
Various
Filmed at Hackney Marshes, London
KFC Commercial[6] Child of Family 2
Various
Filmed at Wood Green, North London.
2003
Little Monsters Commercial[6] Bullied child in title scenes and Body Double
Sky
Filmed at Canning Town, London.
2006
Sainsbury's Commercial[6] Boy in a Park
Various
Filmed with Jamie Oliver in Brighton
Low Low Commercial for Ireland[6] Middle Son
Various
Directed by Declan Lowry, filmed on location in Manchester.

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Network Notes
2002
TV to Go[17] Timothy
BBC Two
Series 2, Episodes 1 and 4
15 Storeys High[6] Various background characters
BBC Two
2005
Casualty[18] Liam Woodbridge
BBC One
Series 19 Episode 45 "Aftermath"
The Impressionists[9] Paul Cézanne Junior
BBC One
Mini-series
2006
Doctors[11] Kevin Dobson
BBC One
Series 8 Episode 38 "Fighting Talk"
Sorted[10] Robert
BBC One
Series 1 Episode 4
The Bill[12] Shaun Perkins
ITV
Series 22 Episode 49 "426"
Credited as Thomas Knight.
2007 – 2011
The Sarah Jane Adventures[19] Luke Smith
CBBC and BBC HD
Invasion of the Bane
All episodes of Series 1,[20] 2[21] and 3[22] except The Eternity Trap.
2009 Comic Relief special.
Series 4:[23] The Nightmare Man, The Vault of Secrets Part 1, Death of the Doctor Part 1 and Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith.
Series 5:[24] Sky Part 1 and The Man Who Never Was.
2007
Chute[6] Luke Smith
CBBC
Episode 9
Blue Peter[25] Himself
BBC One
Episode dated 26 September 2007
TMi[26] Himself
BBC Two
Episode dated 20 October 2007
Credited as Thomas Knight.
Casualty[8] Jugg (Matt Turner)
BBC One
Series 22 Episode 26 "Say Say My Playmate"
2008
Doctor Who[27][28] Luke Smith
BBC One
Series 4 Episode 12 "The Stolen Earth"
Series 4 Episode 13 "Journey's End"
Credited as Thomas Knight.
Myths[13] Paris
BBC Switch
Series 1 Episode 1 "Paris and the Goddesses"
Short (5 minutes)
Blue Peter[29] Himself
BBC One
Episode dated 7 October 2008
TMi[30] Himself
BBC Two
Episode dated 25 October 2008
2009
CBBC[31] Himself
CBBC
Continuity link question and answer session.
2010
Doctor Who[32] Luke Smith
BBC One and BBC HD
The End of Time Part 2
Credited as Thomas Knight.
The Bill[33] Greg Holbrook
ITV 1 and ITV 1 HD
Series 26 Episode 2 Held Responsible
Sam & Mark's TMi Friday[34] Himself
CBBC
Episode dated 8 October 2010
Sarah Jane's Alien Files[35] Luke Smith
CBBC
Episodes 3 and 6
2011
My Sarah Jane: A Tribute to Elisabeth Sladen[36] Himself
CBBC
Uncredited
2012–2015
Waterloo Road[37] Kevin Skelton/Chalk
BBC One
55 Episodes. Series 8, Episodes 8–30 Series 9, Episodes 1–20 Series 10 Episodes 1–12.
(Credited as Tommy-Lawrence Knight.)
2013
Let's Dance for Comic Relief[38] Himself
BBC One
Episode 2
12 Again[39] Himself
CBBC
Doctor Who Special
2014
Glue[4] Cal Bray
E4
2015
Casualty[40] Rhys Healey
BBC One
Series 29 Episode 42 "Dark Horses"
You, Me and the Apocalypse[41] Dealer Dan
Sky 1
Series 1 Episode 7 14 Days to Go
2016-present
Victoria[42] Brodie
ITV
Series Regular – 25 Episodes
2016
Doctors[43] Nathan Williams
BBC One
Series 18 Episode 105 "Cure"

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Nokia Shorts Competition Entry "There's No Santa Dumbass"[6] Thomas Directed by Pier Van Tijn, produced by Pye Films. Filmed on Location in Finchley, London.
Beneath the Steel Sky (Student Film)[6] Peter Directed by Sunny Audit, Filmed on Location in Milton Keynes, Twickenham and Dartford.
The Real Guthrie[6] Young Guthrie Directed by Jason Williams Filmed on Location at Camber Sands, Sussex.
2005 Dialogue for One[44] Boy Directed by Jeremy Bond, Short (3 minutes).
2007 Runaways[45] Charlie Directed by Zaheer Ahmad, Short (10 minutes).
Pudding Bowl[46] Jack Directed by Vanessa Caswill, Short (8 minutes).
2009 The Silver Key[47] Dark haired boy Directed by Brian McGleenon, Short (7 minutes).
2011 Why[48] Grandson Directed by Peter Coster, Short (1 minute).
Il Maestro[49] Pianist Directed by Jennie Paddon, Short (14 minutes).
2012 Stitches[50] Tom Directed by Conor McMahon, Feature Film.
2015 Closets[51] Henry Directed by Lloyd Eyre-Morgan, Short Film (18 minutes)..
2015 The Enchanted Rose [52] Alex Directed by Mikaela King (Short)
2017 The Hippopotamus[53] David Directed by John Jencks, Feature Film.
A Suburban Fairytale [53] Paul Directed by James Crow, Feature Film.

OnlineEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Think You Know?[6] Tom
CEOP Website
2014 Glue Online[54] Cal Bray Glue Website

TheatreEdit

Year Title Role Theatre
2000
Whistle Down The Wind (show cancelled.)[6] Poor Baby Aldwych Theatre, London
2001
Medea[6] Medea's son Queen's Theatre, West End
2002–2003
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang[6] Rolf London Palladium, West End
2003
Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All to You[6] Thomas Barons Court Theatre, London
2003–2004
The Snowman[6] The boy Peacock Theatre, West End
2004
The Full Monty[6] Nathan UK national tour
2005
Macbeth[6] Young MacDuff Albery Theatre, West End
2014–2015
Hope[55] Jake Royal Court Theatre, West End
2019 The Market Boy [56] The Boy The Union Theatre, London

Radio/AudioEdit

Year Title Release Role Notes
2010
Doctor Who: Podshock – Episode 226 Extra Edition[57][58] iTunes Himself Only available to subscribers.

ReferencesEdit

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