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Luke Evans Biography

Luke Evans is a well-known Welsh actor and singer best known for his role in the 2010 remake of the 1981 film ‘Clash of the Titans.’ He is also well-known for his roles in several West End productions. In 2017, he was a member of the cast of the live-action adaptation of ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ playing the character Gaston.

Luke Evans Age| Real Name

How old is Luke? The famous actor is 43 years old as of April 15, 2022. He was born Luke George Evans in April 15, 1979, in  Pontypool, Wales the United Kingdom.

Luke Evans Education

He won a scholarship in 1997 to London Studio Centre and graduated from the institution in 2000.

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Luke Evans Nationality

Evans belongs to a mixed ethnicity/heritage, he was born and raised in  Pontypool, Wales the United Kingdom, and she holds British nationality.

Luke Evans Parents |Family|Brother

Evans grew up in Aberbargoed but was born in Pontypool. He is the only child of David Evans and his wife Yvonne Evans, and he has no siblings. Luke decided to leave school and his religion as a Jehovah’s Witness at the age of 16. Soon after, he moved to Cardiff and began his studies with singing coach Louise Ryan.

Luke Evans Sexuality|Gay |Children

Luke is openly gay. He would speak on the subject in his early twenties, but by his late thirties, he has clearly established that his personal life is private.  In 2014, it was reported that the actor was dating model Jon Kortajarena. They separated in 2016. In February of 2020, Luke took to Instagram and shared a video of himself and art designer Rafael Olarra in Hawaii, captioning it “He loves my Welsh humour….no, honestly!! he does!! #hawaiimemories #happiness (sic)” The actor also liked a “cute couple” comment on the post. However, just as he does not discuss his personal life, he has not publicly commented on his relationship status.

Luke Evans Acting | Music| Career

Luke jumped right into the acting scene after finishing his studies. He began by appearing in West End theatre productions in London. He stayed with the company until 2008, performing in plays such as Taboo, La Cava, Avenue Q, Rent, and Miss Saigon. He also helped put on a few fringe shows at the Edinburgh Festival. His most well-known role as a theatre actor was in Peter Gill’s 2008 play “Small Change,” in which he played the character Vincent. He received widespread acclaim for the role, as well as an Evening Standard Award nomination for best newcomer.

Evans’ stage career began in 2000. He went on to appear in several West End productions, including ‘Taboo,’ ‘La Cava,’ ‘Miss Saigon,’ ‘Rent,’ and ‘Avenue Q.’ Following this, he played his most significant theatre role, ‘Vincent,’ in the play ‘Small Change.’ Evans then made his film debut in the 2010 remake of ‘Clash of the Titans.’ Following that, he starred in the film ‘Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll.’ The actor appeared in a number of films in 2011, including ‘Blitz,’ ‘The Three Musketeers,’ ‘Immortals,’ and ‘Flutter.’ He appeared in the films ‘Ashes’ and ‘The Raven’ the following year. He also appeared in the horror film ‘No One Lives,’ as well as the high fantasy adventure film ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.’

He then played the famous vampire ‘Dracula’ in ‘Dracula Untold,’ which told the origin story of the titular character. In 2015, the actor appeared in two films: ‘Furious 7’ and ‘High-Rise.’ He appeared in films such as ‘Message from the King’ and ‘The Girl on the Train’ the following year. Evans starred as ‘Gaston’ in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ in 2017. In the same year, he played ‘Owen Shaw’ in ‘The Fate of the Furious,’ and then ‘William Moulton Marston’ in ‘Professor Marston & the Wonder Women.’ In 2018, he portrayed ‘Emile’ and ‘Lewis’ in the films ‘State Like Sleep’ and ’10×10.’ Evans also appeared in ten episodes of the period drama TV series “John Moore” the same year.