He attended Walton Community School, in Walton, Peterborough, and the play course held by Martin Tempest at Stamford Art Centre.
He formerly auditions for the element of Tony Stonem in Series 1 of Skins but British performer Nicholas Hoult got the element.
Its controversial story-lines have explored issues such as dysfunctional families, mental illness (such as depression, eating disorders and bipolar disorder), adolescent sexuality, gender, substance abuse, death and bullying.
Jessica and Luke were quite smitten by love of each other.
Over its initial six-year run, Skins proved to be atypical of ongoing drama series in that it replaced its primary cast every two years.
Plans for a film spin-off were first discussed in 2009, but ultimately did not come to fruition.
Other ventures to expand the brand have included a short-lived North American remake, which aired on MTV in 2011 but was cancelled after one season after advertisers abandoned the series in response to low ratings and the significant controversy which arose over its depiction of teen sexuality.
E4's groundbreaking hormone-fest wrapped up on August 5, 2013 - with an older Cook (Jack O'Connell) heading off into an uncertain future at the close of 'Rise (Part Two)'.