Luke George Evans (born 15 April 1979 in Pontypool) is a Welsh film and theatre actor. He's perhaps best known for his role as Bard the Bowman in The Hobbit trilogy, Owen Shaw in The Fast and the Furious series, Vlad the Impaler / Dracula in Dracula Untold, and as Gaston in Beauty and the Beast.
Films with pages on TV Tropes:
- Clash of the Titans (2010) as Apollo
- Tamara Drewe (2011) as Andy Cobb
- Blitz (2011) as DI Craig Stokes
- The Three Musketeers (2011) as Aramis
- Immortals (2011) as Zeus
- The Raven (2012) as Inspector Emmett Fields
- No One Lives (2012) as Driver
- The Hobbit trilogy as Bard / Girion:
- The Fast and the Furious series as Owen Shaw:
- Dracula Untold (2014) as Vlad III Țepeș / Dracula
- High-Rise (2015) as Richard Wilder
- The Girl on the Train (2016) as Scott Hipwell
- Beauty and the Beast (2017) as Gaston
- Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017) as Dr. William Moulton Marston
- The Alienist (2018-20) as John Schuyler Moore
- Midway (2019) as Lieutenant Commander Wade McClusky
- Crossing Swords (2020-21) as King Merriman (voice)
- Nine Perfect Strangers (2021) as Lars
- Pinocchio (2022) as The Coachman
- Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (2022) as Ebenezer Scrooge (voice)
Tropes associated with his works:
- Fake American: Inspector Fields in The Raven, Scott in The Girl on the Train, Ben in Ma and Mc Clusky in Midway are just a few examples.
- Large Ham: When the situation calls for it, he can be VERY theatrical and over-the-top.
- Mr. Fanservice: A lot of his roles play up his good looks.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Definitely. His role as Gaston in the Beauty and the Beast remake is a particularly noteworthy example.