Luke Kirby
actor
Luke Kirby
Luke Kirby is a Canadian theatre, film and television actor.
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NYTimes - 9 months
Katie Holmes and Luke Kirby star in “Touched With Fire”; Bernadette Lafont is in “Paulette”; and “The Red Nose Day Special” helps kids in need.
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Starry Nights: From the Film 'Touched with Fire'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
In theaters February 12, 2016, Touched with Fire stars Katie Homes and Luke Kirby as two poets with bipolar disorder whose art is fueled by their emotional extremes. When they meet in a treatment facility, their chemistry is instant and intense driving each other's mania to new heights. They pursue their passion which breaks outside the bounds of sanity, swinging them from fantastical highs to tormented lows until they ultimately must choose between sanity and love. Inspired by the film maker's own struggles overcoming bipolar disorder, Paul Dalio wrote, directed, edited and scored his feature film debut which also includes performances by Griffin Dunne, Christine Lahti and Bruce Altman. The film is produced by Jeremy Alter and Kristina Nikolova and executive produced by Spike Lee. "Starry Nights" Music, lyrics and vocals by Paul Dalio There was a time long ago when tides would rise and winds would blow when the stars pulsed spirals of fire across the sky and all the l ...
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Katie Holmes and Luke Kirby propel 'Touched With Fire' as it shines fresh light on bipolar disorder and creativity
LATimes - about 1 year
The latest entry into the mental illness movie genre is Paul Dalio's "Touched With Fire," which could have been aptly titled "Bipolar Disorder: A Love Story." Katie Holmes stars as Emily, a.k.a. Carla, a poet who inadvertently checks herself into an institution while in the beginning throes of...
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Katie Holmes and Luke Kirby propel 'Touched With Fire' as it shines fresh light on bipolar disorder and creativity
LATimes - about 1 year
The latest entry into the mental illness movie genre is Paul Dalio's "Touched With Fire," which could have been aptly titled "Bipolar Disorder: A Love Story." Katie Holmes stars as Emily, a.k.a. Carla, a poet who inadvertently checks herself into an institution while in the beginning throes of...
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Touched With Fire: Chronicles on the Poetry of Madness - Part 2
Huffington Post - about 1 year
I was sitting in my room at the Standard Hotel in West Hollywood, having just gotten a job working for a film producer, not knowing that in a few minutes I would officially go insane. I lit up a joint, which I knew I wasn't supposed to do after it led to my previous mental breakdown. About half way through it with one long inhale, a sudden bolt of lighting struck my brain. My mind lit up, my eyes widened and looked around the room to see all contemporary meaning of every object around me dissolve away as layers and layers of timeless meanings that unify every mythology, religious text or poem ever written about it radiated in their place, illuminating them each to their full brilliance. I walked out of the hotel to see more of what I was certain had to be some kind of divine vision. As I ran through the streets, my eyes darted from image to image, interweaving their meanings until they each became pieces in one elaborate masterpiece tapestry that had me repeating to God, "You're so b ...
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Touched With Fire: Chronicles on the Poetry of Madness - Part 1
Huffington Post - about 1 year
I remember the exact second I first went crazy. I was sitting in my room at the Standard Hotel in West Hollywood and lit up a joint. I had discovered two years before at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts dramatic writing program that when I smoked and wrote, my mind would start shooting off ideas so fast that my fingers couldn't keep up and I had to spit out fragments of sentences into a voice recorder. Then when the thoughts started overlapping and my mind couldn't keep up with them, I started going for runs with the voice recorder to speed up my mind. When I'd get home from the run, I'd write what I had recorded on my computer until the next tidal wave of thoughts would pull me away and send me out the door for another voice recorded run until at some point I'd step outside to see the sun rising over the horizon and realize another day had gone by in which I hadn't captured the full brilliance within each minute because I couldn't keep up with my mind. So I'd crash just long enough ...
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Touched With Fire
Huffington Post - about 1 year
My name is Paul Dalio. I'm a filmmaker, husband of my NYU film school classmate, father of two children and bipolar. Of these labels, the one I'm certain stands out in your mind is bipolar -- and not in a good way. That's no fault of your own, since you probably don't know much about it other than what you've heard. I'm either right about this assumption or wrong about it. But either way, I'm certain of it because of my past experiences with the stigma that surrounds it. So how do I deal with this label? I could remove the "I am" part to avoid it defining me and just say "I have" in which case I would have to add the word "disorder" to "bipolar," which isn't exactly the ideal fix. I could say I have a mental illness or am manic-depressive. But other than that, what label do I have to choose from that's not a disorder, disease, illness or defect in my humanity? The recent attempts to fight stigma have been to say "you are not your illness," but I and others of my kind can't swallo ...
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A Change in Direction Is in the Air
Huffington Post - over 1 year
On March 4, 2015, the Campaign to Change Direction -- a collective impact initiative to change the culture of mental health in America -- launched in Washington, D.C., with First Lady Michelle Obama as our keynote speaker. In order to reach this ambitious goal and encourage people to pay attention to their emotional well-being, Give an Hour and our partners are promoting a simple concept and creating a common frame. We are encouraging all Americans to learn the Five Signs of emotional suffering. Just as we know the signs of a heart attack, we can all learn the signs that may mean someone is suffering and needs our help. At the time of the launch, the campaign had 50 partners pledging to share the Five Signs of emotional suffering with 30 million Americans over the next five years. In only six months, the campaign has grown to over 180 organizational partners who have already reached over 15 million Americans. Several new powerful partnerships are in the works that will bring even mo ...
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'Mania Days' Boasts Katie Holmes' Best Performance In Years
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Lately, Katie Holmes' resume has languished in a sort of limbo. Supporting roles in already-forgotten tripe like "Jack and Jill" and "The Giver" belie the fact that Holmes' turns in "Go," "Wonder Boys" and "Pieces of April," for example, gave her film career one of the most promising starts of the early 2000s. Time has not been the kindest to Holmes' filmography since, but "Mania Days," which premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival last month, signals the start of a fresh chapter for the 36-year-old actress. Homes plays Carla, a poet with bipolar disorder who struggles to cope with her condition and understand its power. Carla's mother (Christine Lahti) often doesn't know how to help her, and when Carla admits herself to a psychiatric hospital in order to review her records, the hospital decides to deny her initial release. Stuck there, she meets a fellow New Yorker, Marco (Luke Kirby), who is also afflicted with bipolar disorder and romanticizes the creativity that the con ...
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PHOTOS: Katie Holmes Slips Into A Wedding Dress
Huffington Post - over 3 years
If you're reading this, Tom Cruise, worry not. Your ex-wife Katie Holmes is not remarrying for real, she's only donned this wedding dress for a role. Holmes was spotted in Cleveland, Ohio, yesterday on set of "Miss Meadows" wearing a white lace gown and a long veil. The movie tells the tale of a seemingly kind and beautiful woman who's on a mission to rid of "predators and evil of all kinds with her well polished little gun inside her pocketbook," according to Film Bridge International. Holmes memorably left her A-list husband Cruise in June 2012 after five years of marriage. She currently lives in New York City with the couple's 7-year-old daughter, Suri. Most recently, the 34-year-old actress was romantically linked to actor Luke Kirby.
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Katie Holmes Meets With Agent To Discuss New Projects!
Perez Hilton - over 3 years
Katie Holmes was spotted lunchin' with her agent, Adam Schweitzer, at Pastis restaurant in NYC on Thursday. Could they be discussing some new projects for Katie?! A movie? TV? Endorsement deals? The duo looked deep in convo during the meal and even took a stroll after to finish chatting! Ahhh! We can barely contain our excitement, especially because reports have surfaced that Mizz Holmes is having trouble finding work! The 34-year-old actress JUST wrapped her indie flick, Mania Days, with Luke Kirby, so she's totes looking for something new. May we suggest a Dawson's Creek reunion? #JoeyAndPaceyForevs [Image via Pacific Coast News.]
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Katie Holmes Kisses, Straddles Luke Kirby on Mania Days Set
US Magazine - over 3 years
Tough day at work! Katie Holmes raised the already-hot New York City temperatures on Friday, May 31 while filming a steamy scene with her Mania Days co-star, Luke Kirby.  PHOTOS: Katie's life as a single mom  Going shirtless and showing off a light blue lacy bra, Holmes, 34, straddled Kirby, 34, as he took her in a passionate embrace. For another scene, the pair had a hot and heavy make out session, Holmes clutching on to Kirby's T-shirt.  PHOTOS: Katie's cutest moments with Suri  In the film, the pair portray two manic depressives who meet in a psychiatric hospital and begin a romance together.  Holmes, mom to Suri, 7, has sure been having fun on the NYC set. On May 21, she was photographed giggling and running through a water fountain with Kirby. PHOTOS: How Katie transformed during marriage to Tom Cruise She and Tom Cruise, 50, ended their marriage in June 2012, with their divorce finalized in July 2012.  This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: K ...
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PHOTO: Tom Cruise Bikes Off With Mystery Woman
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The world's most famous actor may have claimed to be uninterested in dating, but photographs of Tom Cruise biking around with a mystery women this week suggest otherwise. The 50-year-old -- who split with ex-wife Katie Holmes one year ago -- was spotted exiting celebrity hotspot Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles Thursday night with an unidentified women on his backseat. The meeting doesn't appear to be happenstance. A nearly identical scenario occurred over a week ago, on May 23rd, with a man thought to be Cruise and a similar-looking woman jetting out of Chateau Marmont. (The man in the photograph is wearing a leather jacket, as opposed to Cruise's velvet jacket from Thursday night). The sighting comes amid rumors of a romance between Holmes and her "Mania Days" co-star Luke Kirby, who were photographed grabbing dinner in New York last week.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Luke Kirby
    TWENTIES
  • 2007
    Age 28
    In 2007, he played the lead role of Ray Dokes opposite Rachel Leigh Cook and Keith Carradine in the Canadian feature All Hat.
    More Details Hide Details His latest film role is opposite Lindsay Lohan in a feature titled Labor Pains. In television, one of Luke's favourite roles was the critically acclaimed TMN/Showcase mini-series, Slings and Arrows, featuring some of Canada's top actors and directed by his friend Peter Wellington. Sex Traffic, a mini-series for Channel 4 and CBC that aired in the fall of 2004, had him working with one of Britain's top directors, David Yates, and earned him a Gemini nomination. That same year he received a second Gemini nomination for his guest starring role in the dramatic series The Eleventh Hour. In the fall of 2005, Luke landed a role as a series regular in HBO's Tell Me You Love Me, directed by Patricia Rozema. The first season aired in HBO in September 2007. Most recently, he can be seen starring as Jimmy Burns in the critically acclaimed Canwest Global television series Cra$h & Burn.
  • 2006
    Age 27
    In 2006, he gave a critically acclaimed performance in The Women's Project production of Jump/Cut.
    More Details Hide Details Other theatre credits include Judith Thompson's premiere of Habitat at Canadian Stage followed by Daniel Brooks premiere of The Good Life at the Tarragon Theatre (both in Toronto). His latest theatre venture was in NYC where he performed the lead role in Defender of the Faith (Irish Repertory Theatre). Luke's first feature film was the role of Jim in Halloween: Resurrection. Other film credits include lead roles in Peter Wellington's feature Luck and Mambo Italiano directed by Émile Gaudreault. Mambo Italiano received a gala presentation at the 2003 Toronto International Film Festival to a standing ovation and earned Luke a Canadian Comedy Award Nomination. Following on the success of Luck and Mambo Italiano, Luke ended up with a part that was written for him in the feature film Shattered Glass produced by Cruise/Wagner.
  • 2000
    Age 21
    Luke has been performing since his teens after he was accepted at The National Theatre School of Canada. He graduated in May 2000 and after two auditions found himself working on two separate projects in major roles; the CBS/Alliance mini-series Haven and director Léa Pool's feature Lost and Delirious.
    More Details Hide Details Soon after, Luke performed the role of 'Morgan' in the Factory Theatre's production of Geometry in Venice in Toronto, a performance that garnered him a Best Actor nomination at the Dora Mavor Moore Awards. This was quickly followed by the role of 'Patroclus' in Theatre for a New Audience's production of Troilus and Cressida directed by Sir Peter Hall in New York City.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1978
    Born
    Born on June 21, 1978.
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