Year 9 violinist, Luke Doyle, has just returned from a star-studded trip to Canada, where he was invited to attend the celebrated Toronto International Film Festival as a key member of the cast of upcoming Serendipity Point film, The Song of Names, which premiered at the Festival. Luke was joined on the red carpet by fellow actor Tim Roth, as well as composer Howard Shore. He was also interviewed about his role in the film for the Canadian media. The Song of Names, directed by Canadian Francois Girard, is based on the award-winning novel of the same name by Norman Lebrecht, with the screenplay written by Jeffrey Caine.
Starring Clive Owen, Tim Roth and Catherine McCormack, The Song of Names is a heart-wrenching tale of friendship, faith, betrayal and classical music – with a score by legendary Oscar-winning Lord Of The Rings composer Howard Shore. An emotional detective story spread over two continents and a half century, the horror of war and the lost souls extinguished from history burns beneath the film’s stunning and pulsing musical revelations.
Winner of the Whitbread First Novel Award, The Song of Names tells the tale of two boys brought together on the eve of World War II. Martin is the son of a successful musical talent agent Mortimer Simmonds. Dovidl is a nine-year-old violinist of extraordinary promise from Warsaw who arrives at Martin’s house to study with the celebrated Carl Flesch. With Dovidl’s family trapped in Poland, the two boys form a symbiotic relationship, resulting in abandonment, betrayal, envy, and exaltation. Luke plays the Young Dovidl, played as an adult by Clive Owen. As well as his acting talents, Luke was chosen for his musical skills as a young violinist.
In addition to many weeks filming in exotic international locations over the last year, Luke has also juggled significant musical commitments. Over the summer he toured Bangor, St David’s and Cardiff as the youngest member of the National Youth Orchestra of Wales.
We are looking forward to enjoying Luke’s debut in what promises to be a stunning and emotive film when it is released in the UK in the new year.