Luke Evans

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Luke Evans (2014)

Luke George Evans (born April 15, 1979 in Pontypool , Wales ) is a British actor and singer .

Live and act

Born in Pontypool, Evans grew up in Aberbargoed as the only son of his parents. In his youth he was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses , but he resigned from the religious community at the age of 16 and also left school that same year. At the age of 17 he moved to Cardiff , where he took singing lessons. In 1997 he won a scholarship at The London Studio Center in Kings Cross, London , where he graduated in 2000.

After that, he worked in London's West End in various theater productions, including La Cava , Taboo , Rent , Miss Saigon and Avenue Q with. In 2009, at the age of 30, he received his first film role in Clash of the Titans , in which he appeared in a supporting role as the Greek god Apollo . In 2010 he had another supporting role as the sheriff's henchman in Ridley Scott's Robin Hood at the side of Matthew Macfadyen . Again at Macfadyen's side, Evans appeared a year later in The Three Musketeers in one of the leading roles as the musketeer Aramis .

In 2012 he took on the role of Baltimore Detective in The Raven , the title of which is borrowed from the Edgar Allan Poe poem The Raven . Since early August 2012, he also took on the role of a villain in the sequel to The Fast and the Furious , after it was rejected by Jason Statham . In Peter Jackson's film adaptation of the Tolkien novel The Hobbit , he took on the role of Bard the archer . In 2014 he was seen as Dracula in the movie Dracula Untold . In 2018 he played the role of the cartoonist John Moore in ten episodes of the television series The Alienist - Die Einkreisung alongside Daniel Brühl and Dakota Fanning . In 2019 he played one of the leading roles in Roland Emmerich's war drama Midway - For Freedom, alongside Woody Harrelson and Dennis Quaid .

In 2017 he was accepted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences , which awards the Oscars every year.

On November 22, 2019, his debut album At Last was released on BMG Records . On the album comprising 12 pieces, Evans reinterprets mostly pop songs from the '80s and' 90s acoustically.

In March 2020 he was on the cover of the German edition of GQ - Gentlemen's Quarterly , photographed by Marcus Ohlsson.

Filmography (selection)


Chart positions
Explanation of the data
At last
  UK 11 05.12.2019 (7 weeks)

Studio albums

  • 2019: At Last


As part of the British Independent Film Awards 2015 Evans was recognized for its achievements in the movie High-Rise nominated for Best Supporting Actor.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Official Image Gallery for The Raven Flies In
  2. Sebastian Jäger: Shooting has already started, Joe Taslim is playing. In: August 1, 2012, accessed October 2, 2012 .
  3. ^ Adam Chitwood: Luke Evans Confirmed as Villain for Fast and Furious 6; Story Involves Dueling Heist Teams ., May 9, 2012, accessed June 1, 2012.
  4. XiXi Yang: Tyrese Talks "Fast Six" and Wants to be in "Transformers 4"! ( Memento of the original from July 15, 2012 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice., July 8, 2012, accessed July 24, 2012. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  5. Mike Fleming: Luke Evans To Play Bard in 'The Hobbit'. Hollywood deadline, June 16, 2011, accessed December 3, 2011 .
  6. Class of 2017, accessed June 30, 2017.
  7. Luke Evans presents debut album 'At Last'. In: Retrieved November 13, 2019 .
  8. Chart sources: UK
  9. Nominations (2015) . In:; Retrieved January 3, 2016.