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Luke Evans is a Welsh actor portraying John Schuyler Moore in the TNT original drama The Alienist.

TNT Cast BiographyEdit

Evans also starred in Ben Wheatley’s suspense noir film High Rise, for which he received a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the British Independent Film Awards. The Hollywood Reporter just named Evans one of the Best Performances of 2016.

In December 2015, Evans reprised his role as the iconic dragon slayer and archery expert, 'Bard the Bowman' in the final installment of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Evans also appeared as ‘Bard’ in the third installment, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The films were released in December 2014 and 2015 and co-starred Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, and Richard Armitage. Prior to this, Evans was seen in the lead role of the heroic Dragon-slayer Vlad in Gary Shore’s Dracula Untold. The role saw him star alongside Charles Dance, Dominic Cooper, and Sarah Gadon and strengthened his global recognition.

For BBC, Evans starred in Chris Chibnall's The Great Train Robbery as the infamous, real-life train robber "Bruce Reynolds." The special aired in December 2014 and detailed the 2.6 million pound robbery of a Royal Mail train from Glasgow in 1962 and the aftermath when Reynolds spent five years on the run. The mini-series garnered awards recognition from the BAFTA TV committee as well as the Monte Carlo Television Festival.

In Summer 2013, Evans starred as the villain ‘Owen Shaw’ in the sixth installment of Universal's The Fast & Furious franchise. Directed by Justin Lin, the film opened in May and has grossed over $700 million world-wide. He returned to Fast Seven and has also been immortalized in the new Fast & Furious: Super Charged attraction at Universal Studios amusement park.

Between 2010 and 2012, Evans' career began to take off with supporting and starring roles in films such as Immortals for director Tarsem Singh, The Three Musketeers for director Paul Anderson, The Raven starring opposite John Cusack for director James McTeigue and No One Lives for director Ryuhei Kitamura.

Evans first co-starring role came in Fall 2010 when he portrayed the lead role of 'Andy' in acclaimed director Stephen Frears' Tamara Drewe, based on the hugely successful Guardian newspaper comic strip and graphic novel of the same name. This romantic comedy, which premiered at The Cannes Film Festival, told the story of a young newspaper reporter (Gemma Arterton) who returned to the town she grew up in as her family sold her childhood home. Evans gained many fans and turned the heads of critics and journalists both stateside and internationally for his charming performance.

Prior to his film career, Evans had successfully carved out an enviable stage career starring in West End plays and musicals such as La Cava, Boy George's Taboo, Avenue Q, Dickens Unplugged, A Girl Called Dusty, and, at the acclaimed Donmar Warehouse, Small Change and Piaf. His powerful, trained voice and engaging stage presence made him the perfect choice for leading roles such as 'Chris' in Miss Saigon and 'Roger' in Rent.

Evans made his UK feature film debut in the 2009 British Independent Film Academy nominated feature Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll. It was Warner Brothers’ action/fantasy/drama Clash of the Titans, however, that put Evans on the map, where he portrayed the charismatic god, 'Apollo.'

After Clash of the Titans, Evans was next seen in the Ridley Scott’s remake of Robin Hood, playing the Sheriff's head henchman to Russell Crowe's interpretation of 'Robin Hood.'[1]

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  1. ‘The Alienist’: Cast Biographies on official TNT ‘The Alienist’ website