Shaun Evans was born on March 6, 1980 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. He is an actor and producer, known for Cashback (2006), Endeavour (2012) and Boy A (2007).
Appeared in the 2003 film The Boys and Girl from County Clare as a fiddle player from Liverpool.
In Boys and Girl from County Clare, Shaun Evans plays a flute player, not a fiddle player.
Personal Quotes (41)
It's good for a story to have a strong style.
You can make films, and often, they get released on four screens in the U.K. Although it's been interesting and good for you, if no one's seen it, what's the point?
I've got the biggest crush on Patti Smith.
Everyone brings their top game to Endeavour. We're very lucky. I'm glad people love it because that's our intention.
I think when you're in the middle of a piece of work, there are things that bleed over into your life. You're spending a large portion of your day pretending to be somebody else, to tell somebody else's story.
I watch Channel 4 News every day. I love it. I rarely watch any other news programme. There's just something about it - and I'm not talking about Jon Snow's ties and socks, but I appreciate those, too.
Ultimately, my boss is the audience.
If you love people, tell them you love them.
Everything has to keep moving forward in 'Endeavour.' Otherwise, it will stagnate.
I don't think you can work properly if you have anxiety about something; it stops you doing the work you're paid to do.
While I try and give as much energy, enthusiasm and detail to any work I do, if I keep coming back to it, to the same people year after year, there's an attachment. But you don't want anything to become comfortable.
I used to have an aunty who read tea leaves. She was incredibly accurate.
I think the trick is to leave before everyone is sick of you!
Acting is an amazing job. I'm very lucky to do it, and when you're working with terrific people, telling stories you care about, and know it reaches an audience who care about it, too, there is an escapism in that.
There is no point in being lazy.
I'm just lucky to be working; I'm not trying to leave a legacy.
I'm a big reader. And I take a lot of pictures, do a lot of writing.
I think it's a falsehood to think you can have some kind of plan. Acting isn't like that, it's more vocational, I think.
I just don't really like starting a job if I don't know where it finishes. I want to know where something begins and ends so that you can invest something in it.
I think it is OK to surprise people.
My brother and I loved 'ThunderCats' and Robin Williams coming out of an egg in 'Mork & Mindy.' At the time, I thought it was funny, but looking back, it was a crazy concept!
If I can be dead honest with you, when I first see the script for a new episode of 'Endeavour,' if anything jars, I say, 'What's this? Has it got a place in our story?' And if it hasn't, it has to go.
I want people of my generation who've never seen 'Endeavour' before to enjoy this series.
With all due respect, I have a job to do, and that is to try and make 'Endeavour' the best it can be.
I've been dumped plenty of times, I can assure you of that.
I don't do any social media. I'm not on Facebook or Twitter. I'm just not interested.
In Liverpool, where I live, we have a brilliant library which has been refurbished, and I like going there.
I'm a total Luddite when it comes to gadgets and technology.
I'm delighted to be working on 'Casualty.' It's a terrific cast and crew, and I'm very grateful for the opportunity.
It helps to be more interested in other people than you are in yourself. Inhabiting other characters is what I do.
Don't be losing sleep over tiny things. Life is complicated enough.
I don't understand 'The Only Way Is Essex' and 'Made in Chelsea': the way they pretend there's no camera. I cannot fathom the attraction.
Part of being alive is dying as well.
When I was in my late teens, I discovered 'Fawlty Towers' and 'Monty Python,' and they still make me laugh.
If you put too much pressure on the idea of people watching you, it stops you being able to watch people.
Loner heroes do appeal to that part of yourself that feels as though your genius hasn't been recognised.
As a kid, I was always more interested in watching others than being the centre of attention. I've always felt that you can see a lot more and learn a lot more when you're standing on the edge.
I think until you reach your mid-30s, there's either a real acceptance of where you are or a resignation of where you are.
I think it's important to live your life the way you want to live it. Don't live your life in fear.
I guess I've always been something of an outsider.
I don't really think of myself as the sporty type. But I'll have a go at anything.