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SOLDIER ON: Jim Schembri interviews Hacksaw Ridge actor Luke Bracey


A major role in Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge was a life-changing experience for Home & Away actor Luke Bracey.

Since his tour of duty as Trey Parker in the long-term soapie Home & Away, Sydney actor Luke Bracey has quickly established himself internationally, appearing in such films as Monte Carlo, GI Joe: Retaliation, The November Man, The Best of Me and Point Break.

In Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge Bracey plays buff soldier Smitty Ryker opposite Andrew Garfield, who stars as Desmond Doss, the real-life soldier who vowed to participate in battle without killing anybody.

As something of a World War 2 buff, Bracey embraced the opportunity to be part of the film.

As he explains in this interview, it also proved to be a huge learning experience for him, both as an actor working with Gibson and as a student of history. He admonishes himself that he had never heard of Doss or of his remarkable story.

Please enjoy.

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