A Quick Chat With Luke Joslin

Luke Joslin
Luke Joslin

We catch up with music theatre performer Luke Joslin. Luke has appeared in Avenue Q, Dr Zhivago and is currently working in ANNIE at the Lyric Theatre, Sydney.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a vet

Who is the most important person in the world to you?
I’m gonna say my family

What animal best represents you and why?
Parrot – I’ve been told I never shut up

If you were a contestant on Deal or No Deal, how much would you need to be on offer before you walked away?
A Car

What was the first piece of theatre/film/TV you ever appeared in and how old were you?
My first out of high school was ‘Annie’, funnily enough… playing Bert Healy.

Windows or MAC?

Never work with children or animals – discuss.
Just be prepared to ‘set back to the top’

Who is the actor you would be most like to work alongside?
Philip Seymour Hoffman

What five songs would be the first you put a mix tape?
Fly Me To The Moon
All The Way
I Got The World On A String
The Internet Is For Porn

What is the best thing about theatre in Australia?
It’s like a big family

What’s the worst thing about theatre in Australia?
It’s like a big family

Name one moment when you looked around, breathed happily and felt content.
On a recent trip to Wellington, sitting on a pier…

Where is the most interesting place you have travelled?
I’d say Thailand – a land of extremes

Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met?
I’ve met a few – Garry McDonald was the most memorable. He’s a very gifted actor.

Where do you see yourself in five years?
Still working, hopefully. Perhaps directing a musical myself.

Most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you onstage?
Falling over whilst arresting Anthony Warlow – my beard fell off.

What’s your life motto?
Be nice to work with and you’ll work again

What’s your favourite post-show snack?
Oportos – now it’s on my mind!

What are you looking forward to doing ‘Tomorrow’?
Getting up at 11am

What’s your biggest phobia?
Forgetting lines – PROMPT!

Erin James

Erin James is AussieTheatre.com's former Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

Erin James

One thought on “A Quick Chat With Luke Joslin

  • I’ve gotten to know Luke well and he’s such a great guy and great asset to Australian Theatre! Good man!


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