Emmerdale Sean Spencer stars life – from unrecognisable look to big career move

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    It's hard to believe its almost 12 years to the day since Luke Roksell made his first Emmerdale appearance as fresh-faced, but troublesome teen, Sean Spencer.

    The Merseyside actor – real name Luke Roskell – went on to star in more than 250 episodes over a three-year period with several major storylines catapulting him to ITV stardom.

    With a potential return for his character shrouded in mystery somewhat, the 26-year old landed a leading role in theatre after exiting the soap, and has most recently starred in historical drama, Outlander.

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    It was his role in the Dales that he is well known for most, however, one which saw him cast as Amelia Spencer's half-brother and the son of Ali and Dan Spencer, with whom he lived at Brook Cottage.

    His character Sean is remembered for such plots as befriending and sharing a kiss with Belle Dingle, which ultimately led to the death of Belle's friend Gemma Andrews, and the break-up of the relationship between his mum Ali and her girlfriend, Ruby Haswell – something he was blamed for.

    Sean later developed an unlikely friendship with Woolpack owner Alan Turner, who was old enough to be his grandfather, before joining the army and subsequently leaving the village.

    Four months on from his departure news reached the village that he had been injured during his Forces exploits, but no indication of a return to the village was ever discussed.

    Amelia mentioned Sean in passing during a conversation in 2021, but Luke's reprising of the role doesn't look likely any time soon.

    In 2015, after Emmerdale, he returned to the stage as Carl Jackson, the lead in Britannia Waves The Rules and toured with the Royal Exchange Theatre in North West England.

    The following year, he starred in autism TV drama The A World before bagging a main role in period drama Jamestown and a recurring role in hit historical show Outlander.

    Now, actor Luke keeps his fans up-to-date from his Instagram account with regular snaps in which he looks worlds away from his Emmerdale past.

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    The star has clearly undergone quite the hunky transformation it seems, not only with newfound muscle, but much longer hair styled in its natural wave.

    And his sense of adventure is there for all to see on social media, with regular mountain hiking and skiing amongst other physical activities enjoyed with friends.

    Speaking of pals, Luke likes to hang out with fellow actors in the form of ex-EastEnders star Ben Hardy, who played Peter Beale, and Cel Spellman, best known for his Matt Williams role in Cold Feet.

    Luke recently took in Glastonbury Festival, meanwhile, sharing a number of snaps with his followers along the way.

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