Only child of Yvonne and David Evans, Luke Evans was born on April 15, 1979 in Pontypool, Wales. Though he grew up in Abergargoed, South Wales, until he moved to Cardiff at the age 17.
He won a scholarship (in 1997) to the London Studio Center, in Kings Cross, London, here he studied under the supervision of Louise Ryan (singing coach). Luke graduated in 2000.
From 2000 to 2008 Evans starred in many of London's West End productions including La Cava, Taboo, Rent, Miss Saigon and Avenue Q. He did several fringe shows in London and at the Edinburgh Festival. It wasn't until 2009, when he landed the role of Apollo in Clash of the Titans (2010), that he quickly landed roles in flims.