Welsh-born Luke Evans won a scholarship to The London Studio Centre in Kings Cross, London, in 1997 at age 18. He took the knowledge he gained there onto the stage, beginning his professional acting career with many prominent roles in productions on London's West End, like Rent and Miss Saigon. Evans took his time branching out into on-screen acting, landing his first film audition at age 30. He made his big-screen debut as the Greek god Apollo in 2010's Clash of the Titans. He then played Aramis in 2011's The Three Musketeers before taking on the role of another Greek god in 2011's Immortals, this time tackling the king of the pantheon, Zeus.
Biography by Cammila Collar
- Won a scholarship to The London Studio Centre at age 17.
- Performed on stage opposite Boy George in the play Taboo.
- Capped eight years in the UK theater with roles in Small Change and Piaf at London's Donmar Warehouse, where he caught the eye of casting directors to launch his U.S. film career.
- Lost 30 pounds and five inches off his waist while training to play Zeus in Immortals, his second role as a Greek god (Apollo in Clash of the Titans).
- Worked with Matthew Macfadyen in both Robin Hood and The Three Musketeers.
- Auditioned for the role of Jason Bourne in The Bourne Legacy.
- Picked up a violin for the first time while training to play the title character in Vivaldi.