Trivia
  • Luke Evans was born April 15, 1979 in Pontypool, Wales to Yvonne and David Evans.
  • Evans was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness, but left the religion when he was just 16.
  • At the same age, he also left school to pursue a singing and acting career.
  • Evans has loved singing since he was a very small boy and was encouraged by his school teacher to begin taking lessons.
  • He’s even said that if he could swap places with one other person, it would be the Italian operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti.
  • When he was 17, Evans moved to Cardiff to study under the singing coach, Louise Ryan.
  • Shortly after, he received a scholarship to attend The London Studio Centre in London, from which he graduated in 2000.
  • Evans became prominent in London’s theatre scene, starring in West End productions of “Rent,” “Avenue Q,” and “Miss Saigon.”
  • His first big break came in 2002 when he played the straight object of Boy George’s affections in “Taboo.”
  • In 2010 Evans made his feature film debut as Apollo in “Clash of the Titans.”
  • A year later, he played another Greek god, Zeus, in “Immortals” (2011).
  • His star has taken off since starring in “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” as Bard the Bowman. He’ll reprise his role in “The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies,” the last of the trilogy, directed by Peter Jackson.
  • One of the actor’s favorite books is “The Lovely Bones,” which was adapted to the screen by none other than Jackson.
  • Evans is set to star in the remake of “The Crow,” which has yet to begin filming.
  • Bonus Fact: If Evans hadn’t become a performer, he’d have been a forensic pathologist due to a keen interest in biology as a teenager.