Luke Davies

Luke Davies

Highest Rated: 88% News of the World (2020)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Luke Davies was an Australian poet, author, and writer born in Sydney in 1962. He attended Sydney University and studied arts; his first collection of poems, Four plots for magnets was published in 1982. His debut novel, Candy, was released in 1997, and was based on his experience breaking his heroin addiction in 1990. Perhaps Davies' most celebrated poetry collection, Totem, was published in 2004, and preceded a shift of Davies' work into screenwriting as well. He began by writing the screenplay for the adaptation of his own novel, "Candy" (2006), which he also made a cameo in, then wrote and directed his own short film "Air" (2009). Davies wrote the screenplay for the biographical film "Life" (2015), which told the story of the friendship between Life photographer Dennis Stock and actor James Dean. His next screenplay was also based on a true story. "Lion" (2016) depicted the tale of an Indian man adopted by an Australian family as a child and his search to find his family via Google Maps; Davies' work was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay at the Academy Awards in 2017.




88% 89% News of the World Screenwriter $12.7M 2020
73% 87% Angel of Mine Screenwriter - 2019
67% 77% Beautiful Boy Screenwriter $7.6M 2018
84% 91% Lion Screenwriter $51.7M 2016
64% 44% Life Screenwriter - 2015
0% 27% Reclaim Screenwriter,
- 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heroes & Demons Director - 2012
47% 77% Candy Writer $44.7K 2006


84% 81% Catch-22 Executive Producer,
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Grass is Always Grindr Director 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Australian Story Guest 2017