Luke Evans

Photograph of Luke Evans in film Tamara Drew © Momentum Pictures

Last updated: 10 November 2010

Rising star of stage and silver screen Luke Evans looks set to become a Hollywood icon following his appearances in 2010 films Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll and Clash Of The Titans, and most recently, Tamara Drewe.

(Photograph of Luke Evans in film Tamara Drew © Momentum Pictures)

Luke Evans was born in Pontypool, south Wales in 1979. He won an audition for a scholarship at drama school in London at the age of 17.

During his third year of college he won the role of Theo in La Cava in his first professional audition. His major theatre break came in Christopher Renshaw's Taboo, playing the role of Billy in the original West End production of the Boy George musical.

Other stage credits include Miss Saigon, Hardcore, Minor Irritations, Avenue Q, Dickens Unplugged, Rent, A Girl Called Dusty, and both Small Change and Piaf at the Donmar Warehouse.

2010 has proven the breakthrough year for Evans on the big screen. He has starred in Robin Hood, Ridley Scott's epic that was partly filmed in Pembrokeshire; Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll - with fellow Welsh actor Wesley Nelson - and the remake of Clash Of The Titans.

He plays the part of Andy in Stephen Frears' adaptation of the Posy Simmonds comic strip Tamara Drewe. Having premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, the film was released in UK cinemas on 10 September.

Evans will star in Tarsem Singh's fantasy drama Immortals alongside Mickey Rourke, Freida Pinto and Henry Cavill, in which he plays the role of Zeus.

Other productions in the pipeline include Giles Borg's Flutter, a British independent dark comedy, and an adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers in which he will play the part of Aramis alongside fellow Brits Orlando Bloom and Matthew Macfadyen.

Selected roles

  • Tamara Drewe (2010)
  • Robin Hood (2010)
  • Clash Of The Titans (2010)
  • Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010)
  • Taboo (2003)

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