Luke George Evans was born in Pontypool, Wales, and grew up in Aberbargoed, in the south of Wales. He is the son of Yvonne (Lewis) and David Evans. He moved to Cardiff at the age 17. He then won a scholarship to the London Studio Centre, and graduated in 2000. He starred in many of London's West End theatre productions. In 2009, he landed the role of Apollo in Le choc des Titans (2010) (2010). Then, he quickly landed roles in Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010) (2010), Robin des Bois (2010) (2010), Tamara Drewe (2010) (2010), Blitz (2011) (2010), Les Trois Mousquetaires (2011) (2011), Ashes (2011), Les immortels (2011) (2011) and L'ombre du mal (2012) (2012). He's also scheduled to star in The Amateur American (2012), No One Lives (2012) (2012) and Only God Forgives (2013) (2013). Luke Evans resides in Shoreditch, London.