While there may be no man in town as admired as Gaston, the Welsh actor that plays him in the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast is nothing to sneeze at. Luke Evans, born in Pontypool and raised in Aberbargoed, has come a long way since his birth on 15, April 1979. While his career started slow, with fringe shows and West End productions, at the age of thirty, he landed his first film role, and the rest has been history.
Today, everyone knows his name and sings his praises. It isn’t just his acting ability that has us enthralled, either. Men and women alike admire his suave appearance and sartorial prowess. In fact, he was named one of the 50 Best Dressed Men in Britain 2015 by GQ.
So, what do you have to learn from this up-and-coming star? Here’s a little more about the man and what he has to offer.
Evans was raised in Rhymney Valley, Wales and was an only child to parents David and Yvonne Evans. Though brought up as a Jehovah’s Witness, he left the religion and school when was 16. At 17, he moved to Cardiff, where he found a singing coach, Louise Ryan. In 1997, he received a scholarship to the London Studio Centre, where he studied until graduating in 2000.
The first eight years of his career involved several shows and plays throughout London. He participated in productions like Miss Saigon, Rent, La Cava, Rent and Avenue Q. He also played roles in many fringe shows at the Edinburgh Festival and in London.
One of his most significant theatre roles occurred in 2008, when he played the role of Vincent in a play called Small Change. He was nominated for an Evening Standard Award for his role in the play, gaining him recognition from US talent agencies and film casting directors.
His career really took off in 2009, when he auditioned, at age thirty, for his first film. He played the role of the Greek god Apollo in the remake of Clash of the Titans. He then went on to play other major roles, including the thug in Robin Hood, Aramis in The Three Musketeers and Zeus in Immortals.
By 2011, he was a household name, and it wasn’t surprising that was chosen for a major role in the three-part movie series The Hobbit. His roles continued with movies like Furious 6, Furious 7, Dracula Untold, High-Rise and Beauty and the Beast. In 2017, he began filming two films, Professor Marston & The Wonder Women and 10x10.
Luke Evans is more than just a pretty face and awesome talent. He also know how to dress in such a way that he always appears stylish and sharp. Over the years, he’s given a few interviews to various magazines and online portals, describing his aptitude for style, how he chooses his clothing and what he chooses in bits and pieces. We’ve scoured for this information and have a few details here you aren’t going to want to miss if you want to steal Luke Evans’ style.
Are you interested in dressing more like Luke Evans? Take a page out of his style book by avoiding trends, concentrating on the right cut for your suits and experimenting with texture and colour when putting together your ensembles.