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Luke Evans          

Welsh Actor Known for " The Hobbit" & "Beauty and the Beast"

Luke Evans is a British theater and film actor from Wales. He is known to theatergoers for his stage roles in Rent, Miss Saigon, Small Change and Piaf, and to filmgoers for his roles in Immortals, The Three Musketeers, Clash of the Titans, and Tamara Drewe.

He was born in Pontypool but lived his early years in Crumlin, a small village in Newbridge South Wales. The rest of his childhood and Teenage years were spent in the village of Aberbargoed,in the Rhymney Valley, South Wales, at the age of 17 when he moved to Cardiff where he studied under the supervision of Louise Ryan, an established singing Teacher. In 1997 he won a scholarship to The London Studio Centre in Kings Cross, London. He graduated in 2000.

From 2000 - 2008 Evans starred in many of London's West End productions including La Cava, Taboo, Rent, Miss Saigon and Avenue Q as well as several fringe shows in London and at the Edinburgh Festival.

In 2008 he landed his most significant theater role playing Vincent in the play Small Change written and directed by Peter Gill at the Donmar Warehouse, it was significant in that he gained recognition from film casting directors and US agencies from this play and he was also nominated for the Evening Standard award for best newcomer because of his performance in Small Change. Later that same year he did his second show at the Donmar Warehouse, Piaf, in which he played Yve Montand.

Evans got his first film audition aged 30. In 2009 he landed his first film playing the Greek god Apollo in the 2010 remake Clash of the Titans. That same year he appeared as Clive in the film Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll directed by Matt Whitecross, as the Sheriff of NOttingham's thug in Robin Hood'playing alongside Matthew MacFadyen (who he would later play alongside again in 2010 as a Musketeer), later that same year Evans went on to portray DI Craig Stokes in Blitz (2011), the film adaptation of Ken Bruen's novel of the same name in which he stars with Jason Statham and Paddy Considine and then finished 2009 playing the role of the handyman and good guy, Andy in director Stephen Frears’ film Tamara Drewe, based on Posy Simmond's comic strip in the Guardian Newspaper under the same name, which later became a graphic novel.

In early 2010, he shot the independent movie, Flutter, directed by Giles Borg, and then landed a lead role in Tarsem Singhs Greek epic, Immortals, in which he played the King of the Gods, Zeus.

In that same year he went on to play the Musketeer Aramis in Paul W.S. Anderson's version of The Three Musketeers, at the end of 2010 he starred alongside John Cusack in James McTeigue's film The Raven, replacing Jeremy Renner. In the film, Evans plays Detective Emmett Fields, who investigates a series of murders alongside Cusack's Edgar Allan Poe, set in mid-19th century Baltimore. Shooting is taking place in Budapest and Serbia from November 2010. In 2011 He will be shooting No One Lives, a Psychological Horror film directed by Ryuhei Kitamara, in New Orleans and will then start shooting Peter Jackson's upcoming two-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit playing the role of Bard the Bowman.

In 2011, he shot No One Lives, a psychological horror film directed by Ryuhei Kitamara, in New Orleans, and began filming a role in Peter Jackson's upcoming three-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit playing the role of Bard the Bowman. In 2013, Evans played the antagonist Owen Shaw in Fast & Furious 6 and was cast as Eric Draven in the reboot of The Crow.

In 2013, Evans played the antagonist Owen Shaw in Furious 6, and in 2014, he played Dracula in the film Dracula Untold.

Evans was cast as Eric Draven in the reboot of The Crow. In January 2015, it was announced that he officially exited the project to pursue other projects. In June 2014, Evans join the cast of the upcoming film High Rise with Tom Hiddleston and Jeremy Irons. In October 2014, it was announced that he signed to star in Free Fire, directed by Ben Wheatley and co-stared by Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde and Armie Hammer. In March 2015, it was announced that he would be playing the role of the villainous Gaston in Disney's upcoming live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, which co-stars Emma Watson.


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