He played the brilliant, but disturbed Sherlock, the wrathful villain Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness, the voice of Smaug the dragon in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Doctor Strange. He’s even reviving his character, Doctor Stephen Strange, in Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War. Some people even believed he might be the 13th Doctor on Doctor Who. As we all know now, though, that honour has gone to Jodie Whitaker as the first female Doctor.
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.