Who Is Luke Evans, The New Dracula in ‘Dracula Untold’?

Patricia Didelot - Author

Oct. 31 2016, Updated 6:55 a.m. ET

As the newest vampire movie, Dracula Untold, is set to open in the U.S. this Friday, many are wondering who Luke Evans is and where he came from. In this version of the classic story he is taking on the first leading role of his career and those who didn’t know the handsome Welsh will soon discover that he is more than capable of carrying such a character.

Believe it or not, Luke Evans began his career in musical theater (yes, the guy can sing — and very well! Check out this video) in London’s West End. He starred in plays such as Miss Saigon, La Cava, Taboo, and Rent, playing central roles and finally was discovered by a casting agent, who was impressed by his performance and wanted him for the role of Apollo in the 2010 remake of Clash of the Titans.

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