LUKE FORD (Alex O’Connell) is a young Australian actor making his debut in American movies, following a rapid rise to success in his home country. His feature credits include lead roles in The Black Balloon, the 2008 Berlin International Film Festival Crystal Bear Award winner starring Toni Collette and directed by Elissa Down, and Kokoda, directed by Alister Grierson. Ford also appeared in The Junction Boys.
Ford is currently in production on the Australian Broadcast Corporation telefilm Blood in the Sand, which he is filming in Western Australia.Ian David and Sue Taylor (the team behind the acclaimed miniseries The Shark Net) are writing and producing the telefilm. Blood in the Sand follows the strange, real-life tale of a stockman, Snowy Rowles (Ford), who puts the crimes from a murder novel written by his friend Arthur Upfield (played by Robert Menzies) to the test. Rowan Woods (Little Fish) is directing.
On television, Ford starred opposite Elizabeth Perkins in the NBC/Hallmark movie Hercules, had a recurring role in McLeod’s Daughters and appeared in All Saints, No Turning Back, Home and Away, Water Rats and Breakers.