Luke George Evans (born April 15, 1979) is a Welsh actor who is best known for his roles as Owen Shaw from blockbuster film franchise Fast & Furious 6, Furious 7 (as a cameo), and The Fate of the Furious and Bard from Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy.

For Disney, he played Gaston in the 2017 live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast.

Disney Roles


  • He almost turned down the role of Gaston for Beauty and the Beast (2017), but ultimately made up his mind to perform as the iconic Disney antagonistic character after watching the 1991 animated film with his godchildren.