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30 Unknown Facts To Know About The ‘Immortals’ Star Luke Evans

Jun 14, 2017 08:28 PM EDT

Luke Evans, a Welsh actor and singer, rose to popularity with his role as Apollo in the movie “Clash of Titans.” Since then, he has been casted in a number of movies in various roles. Here are 30 interesting facts about the actor:

  1. In the year 2015, he was named as one among the “50 Best Dressed British Men,” by the GQ magazine.
  2. For his role as Zeus in the 2011 movie “Immortals,” he lost thirty pounds in seven weeks. Previously he appeared as Apollo, the son of Zeus in the 2010 movie “Clash of Titans.”
  3. He was born on April 15, 1979, in Pontypool, but was brought up as a Jehovah’s Witness, in a small Wales town by the name Aberbargoed.
  4. He started his career, after his graduation in 2000, with the London’s West End productions and starred in many till 2008.
  5. Evans claims that he almost turned down the role of Gaston from the 2017 movie “Beauty and the Beast,” but decided to take it, after watching the 1991 animated movie with his godchildren.
  6. He believes his biggest style mistake is to be trying to look too cool and lists that a good pair jeans combine with a few good shirts and a good pair of boots is what makes a person fine.
  7. He played the role of Detective Emmett Fields in the 2012 movie "The Raven," which was set in mid-19th century Baltimore. As a detective, he investigates a series of murders alongside Cusack's Edgar Allan Poe. The filming of the movie took place in Budapest and Serbia.
  8. He had a very keen interest in Biology as a teenager. It is even said that, if not an actor, he would have become a forensic pathologist.
  9. He played as the main antagonist in the 2013 movie “Fast and Furious 6,” though at different point of time, the producers had Jason Statham and David Tennant in mind for the role.
  10. His most significant role was as Vincent in the Peter Gill’s play “Small Change,” played at the Donmar Warehouse. It was this performance that helped him gain recognition among casting directors.
  11. In the year 2002, he acknowledged that he has been open as a gay and that he has never tried to hide it.
  12. He once said that if he had any chance to swap places with one person, then it would be the Italian operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti.
  13. He played the role of Roger in the British revival of 'Rent' in London's West End in November 2007.
  14. He is the second gay actor to have played the role of Aramis in the movie “The Three Musketers,” after Richard Chamberlain, who portrayed the character in 1973.
  15. He moved to Cardiff, when he was 17 years old, and studied under the supervision of Louise Ryan.
  16. He landed his first film audition when he was 30 years old. His film debut was as the Greek God Apollo in the 2010 movie “Clash of Titans,” a role which garnered good reviews.
  17. Before his Hollywood breakthrough, his publicist tried to hide his sexuality and even went to the extent to get him a girlfriend. However he didn't budge in, and remained upfront about it.
  18. His role as Vincent in the “Small Change” play earned him his first award nomination - the Evening Standard Award for best newcomer.
  19. At the age of 16, he left school and went to work in a shoe shop, where he used to save 15 quid a week. He said that he used to pay with his savings for his singing and acting lessons.
  20. His first big break was in the year 2002 when he played the straight object of Boy George's affections in "Taboo."
  21. He portrayed DI Craig Stokes in the 2011 movie "Blitz" which was an adaptation of Ken Bruen's novel of the same name.
  22. In the year 1997, he won a scholarship to The London Studio Centre in Kings Cross, London and completed his graduation in three years.
  23. A Spanish media reported in 2014 that Evans was in a relationship with Jon Kortajarena Redruello, a Spanish model and actor. However, the duo have said to have ended their relationship within two years.
  24. He loves cooking and claims to have impressed hundreds of women with his cooking. He once said that he wants to live near the sea in a warmer climate, with three dogs, and someone else to share them with.
  25. Evans, since his childhood, has loved signing and was also encouraged by his school teacher to begin taking lessons.
  26. In October 2007, he appeared in the play “Rent – Remixed,” at the Duke of York’s Theatre in London.
  27. He was considered for the role of Tom Buchanan in the 2013 movie “The Great Gatsby,” which went on to Joel Edgerton.
  28. "The Lovely Bones," which was adapted to the screen by Peter Jackson, is one of his favorite books.
  29. He played the role of Andy Cobb in director Stephen Frears' 2010 British comedy feature film "Tamara Drewe," based on Posy Simmond's comic strip.
  30. Evans was officially cast in the reboot of 1994 movie "The Crow," to play the role of Eric Draven. However, he officially exited the project in January 2015, in order to pursue other projects.
  31. Luke Evans Net Worth: His net worth is estimated to be $6 Million.

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