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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 15 April 1979Pontypool, Wales, UK
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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). Then, he quickly landed roles in Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010), Robin Hood (2010), Tamara Drewe (2010), Blitz (2010), The Three Musketeers (2011), Ashes (2011), Immortals (2011) and The Raven (2012). He's also scheduled to star in The Amateur American (2012), Only God Forgives (2012) and No One Lives (2012).

Luke Evans resides in Shoreditch, London.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: gapal

Trivia (6)

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 that he was raised in a small southern Welsh village called 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 suddenly much more cagey about his previously avowed homosexuality. Time Magazine characterized Evans ad "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." Also in 2010, it was widely reported that Evans was dating a woman, a public relations executive named Holly Goodchild. However, by 2014, Evans was once again wiling to discuss his status as a rare 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-filled 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.".

Personal Quotes (17)

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.
It's just hard to get an independent film made.
I think sandals should be burnt. I hate them - purge them!
I always wanted to sing, as a child.
Good suits don't come from anywhere, though - I mainly wear Armani, Louis Vuitton and Burberry.
[in a September 3, 2002, interview with Paris Barclay in the magazine The Advocate, when asked about whether might be different to be an openly gay actor in the U.K. than in America?] Well, it depends on how big you are. It's not a big issue, and it's never going to be a big issue for me; whether I'm successful or if I weren't successful, at least I'll never have that skeleton in the closet they can rattle out. Y'know what I mean?
[in a September 3, 2002, interview with Paris Barclay in the magazine The Advocate, when asked about his decision to be open about his homosexuality form the start of his career] Well, it was something I'd spoken to a lot of people about, including my boyfriend at the time - we've broken up now - but at the time when I just got [a role in the musical] Taboo, I knew that even though my part was a straight character everybody knew me as a gay man, and in my life in London I never tried to hide.... I knew I was going to have to do interviews with gay magazines; I knew this was going to happen. So I thought, Well, I'm going to have to be open. It's who I am. And if people don't like it, then I don't want their jobs. I've never been a very good liar, which is another thing..."
[in a September 3, 2002, interview with Paris Barclay in the magazine The Advocate, when asked about gay celebrities who stay closeted] Well, it's not nice. Look at George Michael, let's say. I mean, he hid it for so many years, and then he gets found out in a really awful way.... Y'know, you start a slippery slope downward, and I didn't want to start that at 22. If that means I'm going to be a poor man at 60, then at least I've lived a happy, open, gay life and not had to hide it from anybody. I've had letters from people who have read my articles and said, "I'm a guy, I'm 18, and I've not come out to my mom and dad yet, but it was so nice to hear your story, and you know, I wish your article would have been longer, because you gave me hope for the future." As far as I'm concerned it's not a big issue. You come out, that's it, the end.

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