Who is actor Luke Evans?

Luke Evans plays DS Steve Wilkins in ITV’s new three-part drama The Pembrokeshire Murders – but who is he and is he single (come on, WE really wanted to know!)?

Here’s everything you need to know about the Welsh actor who went on to become a Hollywood star.


Luke reads the script for The Pembrokeshire Murders before filming (Credit: ITV)

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Who is Luke Evans?

Luke Evans is an actor and singer who has made a name for himself in musical theater.

Luke starred in many West End London productions such as Rent, Miss Saigon and Piaf before his film breakthrough in the 2010 remake Clash of the Titans.

Luke then won the role of Zeus in the action thriller Immortals in 2011.

He is now one of the most famous Britons overseas after making a name for himself in Hollywood.

Is Luke Evans Welsh?

Luke George Evans was born in Pontypool and grew up in Aberbargoed, a small village in the Rhymney Valley in south Wales.

At the age of 17, he moved to Cardiff, where he studied under the supervision of Louise Ryan, an established vocal coach.

In 1997 he received a scholarship to the London Studio Center.

Luke Evans in the Pembrokeshire murders
Luke plays DC Steve Wilkins in The Pembrokeshire Murders (Image Credit: ITV)

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How old is luke evans

Luke is currently 41 years old.

He was born in 1979 on Easter Sunday (April 15th).

Luke was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness, but left the religion when he was 16 and left school at the same time.

What else did Luke play in?

After his prominent role as Apollo in Clash of the Titans, Luke was cast in the action film Immortals in 2011, The Three Musketeers in 2011, and The Raven in 2012.

In 2013 Evans played as the main antagonist Owen Shaw in the blockbuster Fast & Furious 6.

He also played Bard the Bowman in Peter Jackson’s three-part adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit.

Luke starred as Dracula in Dracula Untold and as Gaston in Disney’s live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast.

Luke Evans as Gaston in Beauty and the Beast
Luke Evans as Gaston in Beauty and the Beast (Photo credit: Disney / YouTube)

Can Luke Evans Sing?

Luke made a name for himself as a singer on stage and it is his true voice who sings as Gaston in “Beauty and the Beast”.

On November 22, 2019, he released his debut album At Last.

The performer was scheduled to tour the album in January 2021, but this has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Luke played a cover of Pat Benatar’s Love is a Battlefield at the Royal Variety Awards in 2019.

Is Luke Evans Married?

Luke Evans is single after recently breaking up with his boyfriend.

The gay actor made his relationship with art director Rafa Olarra Instagram official in January 2020 after several months together.

However, he recently confirmed that they broke up after 18 months of dating.

In a September 2002 interview in The Advocate magazine, Luke was asked about closed-back gay men.

He said, “Well, it’s not pretty. Look at George Michael, let’s say. I mean, he hid it for so many years and then in a really horrible way he is found out …

“You’re starting down a slippery slope, and I didn’t want to start when I was 22.

“If that means I’ll be a poor man by the age of 60, then at least I’ve had a happy, open, gay life and haven’t had to hide it from anyone.”

The Pembrokeshire murders begin Monday, January 11, 2021 at 9 p.m. on ITV.

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