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Background:

Welsh actor Luke Evans is known for his roles on films such as “Clash of the Titans” (2010),  “Tamara Drewe” (2010), “Immortals” (2011), “The Three Musketeers” (2011) and “Fast & Furious 6” (2013). He also has acted in many theater productions, including “Rent,” “Miss Saigon,” “Small Change” and “Piaf.”  
Evans was determined as gay during his early years. In September 2010, he was romantically involved with a female PR executive.

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Childhood and Family:

Luke Evans was born on April 15, 1979, in Pontypool, Wales, UK, but grew up in  Aberbargoed, a small town in the Rhymney Valley, South Wales. He is the only child of Yvonne and David Evan. Luke moved to Cardiff when he was 17 years old in order to study music under the guidance of recognized singing coach Louise Ryan. He then won a  scholarship to The London Studio Centre in Kings Cross, London, and graduated in 2000.

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Career:

Luke Evans honed his craft by starring in a number of London's West End productions like “Taboo,” “Miss Saigon,” “Rent,” “La Cava” and “Avenue Q,” among others. He also performed at several fringe shows in London and at the Edinburgh Festival. In 2008, Evans had a significant role as Vincent in the play “Small Change,” which was directed and written by Peter Gill, at the Donmar Warehouse. Delivering a good performance, he was nominated for an Evening Standard in the category of Best Newcomer. Later that same year, he returned to the Donmar Warehouse when he portrayed Yves Montand in “ Piaf.”       

After nearly a decade featured in British theater, Evans eventually made the jump into the big screen with roles as Clive Richards in “Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll” (2010), a biopic of English New Wave musician Ian Dury (played by Andy Serkis), and as the Greek god Apollo in the remake “Clash of the Titans” (2010), which starred Sam Worthington, Gemma Arterton, Mads Mikkelsen and Alexa Davalos. The same year, he had a small role as the Sheriff of Nottingham's thug in the adventure film “Robin Hood,” which was directed by Ridley Scott and starred Russel Crowe, and portrayed handyman and good guy Andy Cobb in the Stephen Frears directed comedy film “Tamara Drewe,” which starred Gemma Arterton in the title role.

Following a supporting role as Detective Inspector (DI) Craig Stokes in the British crime movie “Blitz” (2011), starring Jason Statham, Paddy Considine, Aidan Gillen and David Morrissey, Evans co-starred opposite Logan Lerman, Milla Jovovich, Matthew Macfadyen and Ray Stevenson in “The Three Musketeers,” a 2011 film adaptation of the novel of the same title by Alexandre Dumas. In the Paul W. S. Anderson directed flick, he portrayed the Musketeer Aramis. The film received negative reviews from critics, but was a success at the box office. Evans gained further recognition when he was cast as Zeus, King of the gods, on the fantasy movie “Immortals” (2011), opposite Henry Cavill, Freida Pinto and Mickey Rourke. Directed by Tarsem Singh, the film grossed over $226 million worldwide against a budget of $75 million. The actor also worked with Joe Anderson and Laura Fraser in the British independent dark comedy “Flutter” (2011).  
In 2012, Evans played the role of Detective Emmett Fields in James McTeigue's critically panned thriller movie, “The Raven.” The film also starred John Cusack, Alice Eve and Brendan Gleeson. He continued to star with Adelaide Clemens and Derek Magyar in the horror film “No One Lives” (2012), which was directed by Ryuhei Kitamura, and with Jim Sturgess and Ray Winstone in the British drama film “Ashes” (2012).

Recently, in 2013, Evans played Owen Shaw, a former Special Air Service soldier now leading a heist gang, on “Fast & Furious 6,” the sixth installment in the “Fast and the Furious” film series.  

Evans is set to play Bard the Bowman in the upcoming epic movie “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” the second of a three-part film adaptation of the 1937 novel “The Hobbit” by J. R. R. Tolkien. The film is scheduled to be released on December 13, 2013. He also will reprise the role in the 2014 installment “The Hobbit: There and Back Again.” Other upcoming movies he will appear in include “The Crow” and “Dracula” (2014). On the small screen, Evans will star as Bruce Reynolds in the BBC two episode drama series “The Great Train Robbery” (2013), opposite Martin Compston.

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Watch Susanna Reid get bitten by Dracula Untold star Luke Evans on Good Morning Britain
SP_COP - October 12, 2014 - www.mirror.co.uk
The 43-year-old presenter wasn't concerned about turning into a vampire as she allowed the Welsh hunk to nuzzle her neck on live telly This is the bizarre moment Susanna Reid found herself bitten on t...
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Dracula Gets a Makeover for the ISIS Age in Dracula Untold
SP_COP - October 10, 2014 - io9.com
Almost every modern Dracula retelling includes some kind of flashback to the vampire's origin, which is more or less tragic depending on whether he's the hero of the story. Now, with Dracula Untold, w...
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Luke Evans & Jeremy Irvine Suit Up at William Vintage Dinner!
SP_COP - February 15, 2014 - www.justjared.com
Luke Evans suits up while attending the 2014 William Vintage Dinner held at St. Pancras Hotel on Friday (February 14) in London, England.The 34-year-old actor was joined by the always handsome Jeremy...
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Luke Evans talks about starring in The Crow reboot
SP_COP - January 10, 2014 - www.denofgeek.com
The star of The Crow reboot, Luke Evans, has been chatting about the forthcoming film, and here's what he had to say...With his recent role in The Desolation Of Smaug under his belt, Luke Evans is an...
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Luke Evans interview: Hobbit, green screen acting and 48fps
SP_COP - December 18, 2013 - www.denofgeek.com
The Desolation Of Smaug introduces Luke Evans' character, Bard the Bowman. We find out his thoughts on The Hobbit, acting, 48fps and more...Since the start of his big-screen career three or four years...

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