Star Watch: Luke Evans

BATD ON Aug 17, 2010 AT 1:27 pm

Luke Evans

Luke Evans

Rising star Luke Evans has had a busy year, with a lead role in the box office hit, Clash of the Titans and a part in Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood, and it looks like his year is only going to get busier!

The British actor is currently filming Tarsem Singh’s Greek epic, Immortals, starring as a young Zeus opposite Micky Rourke, Twilight’s Kellan Lutz, John Hurt, and Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto.  Production for 2011’s The Three Musketeers is also in the works, and Evans will play Aramis, one of the three main characters. Also starring in the film is Resident Evil’s Milla Jovovich as well as Pirates heart-throb Orlando Bloom.

Luke Evans and Gemma Arterton in Tamara Drewe

Luke Evans and Gemma Arterton in Tamara Drewe

Another new release to watch out for is Tamara Drewe, a film adaptation of Posey Simmonds’ popular graphic novel, which was also inspired by Thomas Hardy’s classic pastoral tale Far From the Madding CrowdIn the dark comedy from Stephan Frears, director of The Queen, Evans plays Andy Cobb, one link in the love triangle surrounding the main character, Tamara Drewe (.  The UK film is set to be released in early September.   

Evans, a 31-year-old Welsh native, is also set to film Vivaldi, a period piece depicting the fictional romance between “The Four Seasons” composer – whom Evans will play – and his protégée, singer Anna Tessieri Giro, played by A-Team star Jessica Biel.

So, keep your eyes peeled for this hot new star, and check out the newcomer in the Tamara Drewe trailer below:

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