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Hallmark Actor: Luke Macfarlane

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Luke Macfarlane was born Thomas Luke Macfarlane on January 19, 1980 in London Ontario, Canada. He became a naturalized American citizen on June 12, 2018. Now, he is a Canadian-American actor and former singer. He began his acting career in 2003 after studying drama at Juilliard in New York City.

Macfarlane had starred in many movies before he began performing on the Hallmark Channel in 2014. He has been the leading actor in a Hallmark movie every year since then, including holiday movies.

He says he thinks viewers are looking for a place to feel safe and comfortable. He added that fans are connecting with Hallmark because they pick up on the positivity that Hallmark presents in its movies.

MOVIE/PREMIERE DATECO-STARBRIEF SYNOPSIS

The Memory Book, July 26, 2014

Meghan Ory

A photographer finds a photo in an old photo album, and she searches for that same type of love.

Christmas Land, December 20, 2015

Nikki DeLoach

After inheriting a Christmas tree farm, A woman plans to sell a Christmas tree farm she inherits. She changes her mind when she falls in love town and a charming lawyer.

The Mistletoe Promise, November 5, 2016

Jaime King

Two people sign a contract which will benefit both of them over the Christmas holiday.

The Birthday Wish, January 21, 2017

Jessy Schram

A woman's birthday wish is for her boyfriend to propose to her on her birthday.

Karen Kingsbury's Maggie's Christmas Miracle, December 10, 2017`

Jill Wagner

A single mom finds a tutor for her son who becomes a father figure. It would be a Christmas miracle if the three of them would find happiness and love.

A Shoe Addict's Christmas, November 25, 2018

Candace Cameron Bure

A woman's boyfriend broke up with her on Christmas Eve three years ago. She gets locked in at work in a department store all alone where she is visited by the ghost of Christmas past.

Just Add Romance, March 2, 2019

Meghann Fahy

Two singles who are the exact opposites compete on a cooking show for the chance of owning their own restaurant.

Sense, Sensibility & Snowmen, November 30, 2019

Erin Krakow

Two sisters are own a party-planning business. They don't see eye-to-eye when it comes to one of their clients, CEO of a toy company.

A Valentine's Match, February 1, 2020

Bethany Joy Lenz

A fired reality television host, returns home for Valentine's Day. She and her ex-fiancé run the town festival's auction together.

Chateau Christmas, October 25, 2020

Merritt Patterson

A world famous pianist returns to Chateau Neuhaus for Christmas. She reunites with her ex-boyfriend who convinces her to headline their annual Christmas concert.

Taking a Shot at Love, January 2, 2021

Alexa PenaVega

A former professional dancer uses ballet to help an injured hockey player to get healed so he can get back on the ice.

Christmas in My Heart, October 23, 2021

Heather Hemmens

A violinist tutors the daughter of a reclusive country music star to prepare her for a Christmas concert.

Erin Krakow & Luke Macfarlane Star In New Hallmark Christmas Movie "Sense, Sensibility & Snowmen"

Erin Krakow & Luke Macfarlane Star In New Hallmark Christmas Movie "Sense, Sensibility & Snowmen"

Personal Life

According to Macfarlane's Wikipedia page, he came out as gay during an interview with The Globe and Mail on April 15, 2008. He said he came out to put a stop to the rumors once and for all.

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Luke has a twin sister named Ruth and an older sister named Rebecca.

The actor is very talented and does more than perform in movies. Since he is a skilled woodworker, he restored his house in Los Angeles on his own.

Luke plays the trumpet and the cello. We see him playing the cello in the Hallmark movie Chateau Christmas. The original script was for a character to play the violin. Macfarlane asked and was granted permission to have the script changed for him to play the cello so the movie would be more authentic since he is a classically trained cellist.

In an interview, Luke said he loves music and playing the cello so much that he played the musical instrument between takes when he was making Chateau Christmas.

In the 2021 film, Christmas in My Heart, Luke plays the role of a country singer. That fits right in with his passion for singing.

Luke is not active on social media. In fact, he didn't have any social media until April 2020. Instagram is the only social media account he has. He has posted very few photos. Even so, he has 85.3k followers.

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