Luke Evans

Luke Evans

Actor
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Life Story

Luke George Evans was born in Pontypool, Wales, and grew up in Aberbargoed, in the south of Wales. He is the son of Yvonne (Lewis) and David Evans. He moved to Cardiff at the age 17. He then won a scholarship to the London Studio Centre, and graduated in 2000.

He starred in many of London's West End theatre productions. In 2009, he landed the role of Apollo in Clash of the Titans (2010) (2010). Then, he quickly landed roles in Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010) (2010), Robin Hood (2010) (2010), Tamara Drewe (2010) (2010), Blitz (2011) (2010), The Three Musketeers (2011) (2011), Ashes (2011), Immortals (2011) (2011) and The Raven (2012) (2012). He's also scheduled to star in The Amateur American (2012), No One Lives (2012) (2012) and Only God Forgives (2013) (2013).

Luke Evans resides in Shoreditch, London.

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Trivia

Has played two Greek gods. Apollo in Clash of the Titans (2010) and Zeus in Immortals (2011).
Was considered for the role of Tom Buchanan in The Great Gatsby (2013).
Appeared in 'Rent - Remixed' at the Duke of York's Theater, London. [October 2007]
Starred as Roger in the British revival of 'Rent' in London's West End. [November 2007]
Played in Robin Hood (2010), Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010) and Clash of the Titans (2010) in UK. [May 2009]
While Evans was a cast member in the London production of the musical "Taboo," he was interviewed in a 2002 issue of the gay news magazine "The Advocate" by writer and director Paris Barclay. Evans told Barclay that he is an openly gay man, and talked about his experience being raised in a small southern Welsh village, Aberbargoed, by parents who belonged to the Jehovah's Witness church. However, during the early 2010s, when his larger-scale Hollywood career was being launched, Evans (or his publicists speaking on his behalf) were characterized by Time Magazine as "hiding his sexuality" during this period, saying, "Evans, through publicists, refused to comment on his past statements and tended to avoid pronouns in interviews about his significant others, hoping to adopt three dogs and 'share them with someone else' in a 2010 interview with Cosmopolitan." However, by 2014, Evans was once again wiling to discuss his status as a rare openly gay action star. In an interview in Women's Wear Daily, Evans was asked if he was setting a precedent for gay actors by playing action roles, Evans responded, "It's good for people to look at me and think this guy is doing his thing and enjoying what he's doing and successful at it and living his life. And that's what I'm doing and I'm very happy.".
He almost turned down the role of Gaston for Beauty and the Beast (2017), but ultimately made up his mind to perform as the iconic Disney antagonistic character after watching the 1991 animated film with his godchildren.
He refers to his fans as the Luketeers from the "Three Musketeers".

Personal Quotes 

And I love to cook! I've impressed hundreds of women with my cooking. And they always come back for more.
And I knew that, being an actor, you have to take the rough with the smooth and the highs with the lows. That's how it is.
In 10 years, I'd love to live near the sea, in a warmer climate. I could see myself with three dogs... and it'd be great to share them with someone else.
Most men have an insecurity of some sort. But we're brought up to believe that we can't show them.
I always find cardio the most monotonous. Running on a treadmill shows me why hamsters are so crazy.
One funny thing is, though, I wear my watch on my right hand and I'm actually right-handed. People always wonder why - I don't know myself, I've just always done it that way and I like it the way a good watch fits on my right wrist.
I felt alive when I read a script and acted out a scene, or sang a song. It was my dream. I'm just very lucky that I'm still doing it and able to earn a living from it.
A guy's biggest style mistake is definitely trying to look too cool. As long as you've got a good pair of jeans, a good pair of boots and a few good shirts, you're fine.
When I left school, I got a job in a shoe shop and I used to save 15 quid a week and pay for my own singing and acting lessons.
To me, growing up in South Wales, a pair of Diesel jeans were the thing to have - if you could afford them.

 
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