Luke Evans stars in the film biopic of Wonder Woman creator, Professor Marston.
- Published: Thursday, 19 October 2017 16:29
Since graduating from London Studio Centre in 2000, Luke Evans has had a hugely successful career.
Having specialised in musical theatre and touring with Seedtime whilst at London Studio Centre, it was natural that Luke went on to perform in a number of West End productions including Rent, Miss Saigon and Piaf.
However, Luke made his Hollywood breakthrough with the 2010 remake of Clash of the Titans and soon appeared in various action and thriller films such as Immortals, The Raven and The Three Musketeers. From 2012 to 2014 Luke starred as the main antagonist in Fast & Furious 6, played Bard the Bowman in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy and played the title role in Dracula Untold.
Luke Evans in his various film roles.
Top Left: Fast & Furious 6 © Universal Pictures, Top Right: The Hobbit © Warner Bros. Pictures,
Bottom Left: Dracula Untold © Universal Pictures, Bottom Right: High Rise © Studio Canal
He has also starred alongside Tom Hiddleston and Jeremy Irons in High Rise, and Emily Blunt and Rebecca Furguson in The Girl on the Train.
Earlier this year, Luke impressed audiences and critics alike with his outstanding portrayal of the arrogant and self-loving Gaston in Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast. The film was awarded the MTV Movie of the Year Award and Luke won the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Villain and is expected to be nominated for many more in the upcoming awards season.
Luke Evans as Gaston in Beauty and the Beast © Walt Disney Pictures
Luke’s new film Professor Marston and the Wonder Women opened in America earlier this month and will be premiering in the UK on 10th November. The film is a biographical drama about American psychologist William Moulton Marston, who created the Wonder Woman character in the 1940s. Luke stars as Professor Marston alongside Rebecca Hall who plays his wife Elizabeth and Bella Heathcote as Olive Byrne. The film explores Marston’s polyamorous relationship with the two women and how they both inspired him to create the character of Wonder Woman.
Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall (L) and Bella Heathcote (R) in Professor Marston and the Wonder Women © Annapurna Pictures
In the last few weeks Luke has been on a number of American chat shows promoting the new film including The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (see below), the Today Show and a hilarious and stunning ‘Sexiest Male Vocalist Riff-off’ with Usher and James Cordon on The Late Late Show.
Luke Evans on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Since it’s US release, the film has received very positive reviews with Wall Street Journal proclaiming that “Professor Marston & the Wonder Women stands head, shoulders, boots, tiara and lasso above many independent films of the moment” and the LA Times calling it “an engaging, accessible homage to three gifted minds”.
Make sure you book your tickets for when Professor Marston and the Wonder Women releases in the UK on 8th November. Watch the trailer below.
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women Trailer
In an interesting coincidence, earlier this year alumna and ex-Jazz Dance Company member Jazz Peters appeared in the smash-hit film of Wonder Woman as an Amazonian Warrior. She will return in the Justice League film later this month and Wonder Woman 2 which is due for release in 2019.
Jazz Peter on set for Wonder Woman © Warner Bros. Pictures