His breakthrough performance as Michael Hutchence has the Australian entertainment industry abuzz and Luke Arnold is hoping to use this new profile to make a difference.
The WA Academy of Performing Arts graduate has been named an ambassador for Save the Children, and yesterday revealed how a recent "life-changing" visit to Syrian refugee camps in Jordan opened his eyes to the tragedy of the Syrian conflict.
"It's so easy when you're in Australia to keep things out of sight, out of mind, but when you look in the eyes of people who have been through so much, you can't be let off the hook without trying to do something to help," Arnold said.
Although the 29-year-old has been acting for almost a decade, his role as Long John Silver in US pirate drama Black Sails and stellar turn in the INXS miniseries Never Tear Us Apart have caused a stir in Australia and America. He said it felt like his life had changed "within an hour".
For more information about the Syria Crisis Appeal, visit www.savethechildren.org.au/syria