Luke Evans biography

Beauty and the Beast

Luke Evans

Date of Birth: April 15, 1979

Welsh actor Luke Evans was born in Pontypool, Wales but grew up in Aberbargoed, South Wales. At the age of 17, he moved to Cardiff where he studied with established vocal coach Louise Ryan. In 1997 Luke attended the London Studio Center, graduating in 2000.

From 2000 to 2008 Luke starred in a number of London's West End productions. In 2008 he landed his most significant role, playing Vincent in the play Small Change (2008).

At the age of 30, Evans auditioned for and won his first movie role. He starred as the Greek god Apollo in Clash of the Titans (2010). The same year he appeared in Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll as Clive Richards. Soon after, Evans began starring in big productions with leading roles in films such as Tamara Drewe (2010), The Three Musketeers (2011), and The Raven (2012).

He also appeared as Bard in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014), played the lead role in Dracula Untold (2014), and played Scott in the thriller The Girl on the Train (2016), alongside Emily Blunt. He also played Gaston alongside Emma Watson and Dan Stevens in the live-action adaptation Beauty and the Beast (2017).

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Filmography:

Beauty and the Beast (2017)
The Girl on the Train (2016)
High-Rise (2016)
Dracula Untold (2014)
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
The Amateur American (2012)
Ashes (2012)
No One Lives (2012)
The Raven (2012)
Flutter (2012)
Immortals (2011)
The Three Musketeers (2011)
Blitz (2011)
Tamara Drew (2010)
Robin Hood (2010)
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010)

Clash of the Titans (2010)

Luke Evans Filmography

Actor:

Beauty and the Beast

Genre:  Family, Musical, Romance
Running Time:  129 min.
Release Date: March 17, 2017
DVD/Blu-ray: June 6, 2017
Digital: June 13, 2017

Current rating: Rating: 3.57
based on 1406 votes and 195 reviews
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Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Emma Thompson, Ian McKellen, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Audra McDonald, Nathan Mack