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In just a little over a decade, Welsh actor LUKE EVANS has made an immediate impression in Hollywood making his mark as a leading man across all genres. Evans began his career doing theater in London's West End and most recently starred as 'Gaston' in Disney's highly successful, live-action adaptation of the animated classic, Beauty and the Beast. Directed by Academy Award winner Bill Condon, the film has grossed over $1.2 million in the worldwide box office.

Currently, Evans is in production on TNT's upcoming drama series The Alienist alongside Daniel Bruhl. Based on the international best-selling novel by Caleb Carr, Evans plays 'John Moore,' a newspaper reporter for the New York Times who is enlisted by newly appointed NYPD commissioner Teddy Roosevelt, to track down one of New York's first serial killers, along with Bruhl's 'Dr. Lazlo Kreizler,' a doctor who studies deviant behaviors, after a series of haunting, gruesome murders of boy prostitutes. The show is slated to premiere in late 2017.

Evans has also wrapped production on the indie film State Like Sleep starring alongside Kathryn Waterston and Michael Shannon. The drama revolves around the basic need for human connection and love. In 2016, Evans starred in Universal Pictures big screen adaptation of the highly successful book of the same name, The Girl on The Train, opposite Emily Blunt and Justin Theroux, directed by Tate Taylor. Evans also starred in Ben Wheatley's suspense noir film High Rise, for which he received a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the British Independent Film Awards and was named one of the Best Performances of 2016 by The Hollywood Reporter.

Evans reprised his role as the iconic dragon slayer and archery expert, 'Bard the Bowman' in the final installment of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Evans also appeared in the third installment, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." The films were released in December 2014 and 2015 and co-starred Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, and Richard Armitage. Prior to this, Evans was seen in the lead role of the heroic Dragon-slayer 'Vlad' in Gary Shore's Dracula Untold. The role saw him star alongside Charles Dance, Dominic Cooper, and Sarah Gadon and strengthened his global recognition and was a global success.

For BBC, Evans starred in Chris Chibnall's The Great Train Robbery, as the infamous, real-life train robber 'Bruce Reynolds.' The special detailed the great train robbery of 2.6 million pounds from a Royal Mail train from Glasgow in 1962 and the aftermath when Reynolds spent five years on the run before being jailed in 1978. The mini-series that garnered awards recognition from BAFTA TV committee as well as the Monte Carlo Television Festival.

In Summer 2013, Evans starred as the villain 'Owen Shaw' in the sixth installment of Universal's The Fast & Furious franchise. Directed by Justin Lin, the film opened in May and has grossed over $700 million world-wide. He returned to Fast Seven and has also been immortalized in the new Fast & Furious: Super Charged attraction at Universal Studios amusement park.

Between 2010 and 2012, Evans' career began to take off with supporting and starring roles in films such as Immortals for director Tarsem Singh, The Three Musketeers for director Paul Anderson, The Raven starring opposite John Cusack for director James McTeigue and No One Lives for director Ryuhei Kitamura.

Evans first co-starring role came in Fall 2010 when he portrayed the lead role of 'Andy' in acclaimed director Stephen Frears' Tamara Drewe, based on the hugely successful Guardian newspaper comic strip and graphic novel by the same name. This romantic comedy, which premiered at The Cannes Film Festival, told the story of a young newspaper reporter who returned to the town she grew up in as her family sold her childhood home. Evans earned many fans and turned the heads of critics and journalists both stateside and internationally for his charming performance.

Prior to his film career, Evans had successfully carved out an enviable stage career starring in West End plays and musicals such as La Cava, Boy George's Taboo, Avenue Q, Dickens Unplugged, A Girl Called Dusty, and, at the acclaimed Donmar Warehouse, Small Change and Piaf. His powerful, trained voice and engaging stage presence made him the perfect choice for leading roles such as 'Chris' in Miss Saigon and 'Roger' in Rent.

Evans made his UK feature film debut in the role of 'Clive' in the 2009 British Independent Film Academy nominated feature Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, Mat Whitecross's biopic of the London punk-rock scene founder 'Ian Dury' of "Ian Dury and the Blockheads." It was Warner Brother's action/fantasy/drama Clash of the Titans, however, that put Evans on the map, where he portrayed the charismatic god, 'Apollo.' Evans was next seen in the Ridley Scott's remake of Robin Hood, playing the Sheriff's head henchman to Russell Crowe's interpretation of 'Robin Hood.'


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