DEADLINE: CAA has signed Luke Evans, who is currently filming David E. Kelley and John-Henry Butterworth’s Hulu miniseries Nine Perfect Strangers alongside Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy and Michael Shannon.
Evans will next be seen in the ITV miniseries The Pembrokeshire Murders, which debuts in January. The versatile actor has been working in multiple platforms: After starring as Gaston in Disney’s live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, he is attached to reprise his role and also executive produce a prequel series with Josh Gad that is in development at Disney+.
He will also be seen in the forthcoming feature Dreamland with Gary Oldman and Armie Hammer, and is coming off Netflix’s Murder Mystery and Roland Emmerich’s Midway. He also played the dragon-slaying Bard the Bowman, who took down the flying dragon Smaug in The Hobbit.
From bullied gay kid in Wales to out and proud Hollywood leading man – Luke Evans is Attitude’s Man of the Year, supported by Virgin Atlantic.
“In a way it sort of feels like the right time for it to happen,” Luke Evans says of our interview – the Hollywood star’s first with a gay magazine since his profile went global.
“I’ve talked about being gay many times in other things, but this just feels right, after this year and everything that we’ve all been through. We’ve all got a story to tell, and a journey that we’ve all been on, and we’re still here.”
In a year which saw him release his debut album and start shooting for his first gay screen role opposite Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy in television’s Nine Perfect Strangers, being crowned Attitude Man of the Year, supported by Virgin Atlantic, has given Luke a rare opportunity to pause and reflect on just how much how his life has changed a decade after he first swapped the West End stage for screen roles in The Hobbit and Fast & Furious franchises.
ITV has been on top of their true-crime game this year, with must-see programmes such as White House Farm and Des drawing us in, and in our millions.
So it’s little surprise the TV channel is pulling off a hat-trick this year, with the upcoming The Pembrokeshire Murders looking equally unmissable.
Luke Evans will take the lead as Senior Investigating Officer Steve Wilkins as he looks to reopen two unsolved double murders.
The synopsis for the upcoming three-part series reads:
“Two unsolved double murders from the 1980s cast a shadow over the work of the Dyfed Powys police force. In 2006, newly promoted Detective Superintendent Steve Wilkins decided to reopen both cases.
This moment brought the full WNO Chorus, WNO Orchestra and the fabulous Hollywood actor and singer, Luke Evans together to celebrate Pride with our very special rendition of Queen’s Who Wants to Live Forever.
PINK NEWS – Luke Evans is proving that no one can celebrate Pride like Gaston, joining the Welsh National Opera for an emotional cover of Queen’s “Who Wants to Live Forever”.
As is the case in much of the world, in-person Pride celebrations and concerts are both off the menu in Wales this year, with the out actor and members of the WNO Chorus and WNO Orchestra instead performing virtually while decked out in rainbows.
The video, which utilises what we can only describe as wizardry to hauntingly digitally superimpose the performers over Welsh landmarks, was released to coincide with what would have been the culmination of the Pride Cymru festival, which was forced online this year due to coronavirus.
Luke Evans joins Welsh National Opera for ‘uplifting and fitting’ Pride celebration.
Evans tweeted: “The Welsh National Opera and I have collaborated on a very special recording of Queen hit ‘Who Wants to Live Forever’. It features 80-plus people who all recorded their contributions from home.”
Take a deeper look into The Alienist: Angel of Darkness with Luke Evans Dakota Fanning, Matthew Shear, Daniel Bruhl, and Douglas Smith.
The Alienist: Angel of Darkness – The Cast Explains Season 2 & The Story Behind Sara Howard’s Fashion
Dakota Fanning, Matthew Shear, Daniel Bruhl, and Douglas Smith explain exactly what to expect while watching The Alienist: Angel of Darkness.
Take a behind the scenes look at how Dakota Fanning describes her character, Sara Howard’s fashion, and what it means for her to make a statement.
Luke Evans takes us on a tour of Budapest, the stunning set location for this season of The Alienist: Angel of Darkness.
Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall has invited Jodie Harsh, the most regal of British Drag Queens, for a “hair, hair and more … hair!” Themed cooking challenge, with an exceptional guest star: the famous actor Luke Evans! Who will win?