|Born||1960 (age 52–53)
|Occupation||Film director, producer, screenwriter|
|Years active||1987 – present|
Evans was born in 1963 in Carmarthen, Wales. He studied for a history of art degree at the University of Cambridge, and then took a year out before taking a one-year course in film at the University of Bristol, where his contemporaries included Michael Winterbottom.
Evans worked as a runner for a commercials company in London, before beginning directing on TV dramas, starting out with Welsh-medium productions for S4C, and latterly including episodes of The Ruth Rendell Mysteries.
He then transferred to film, with 1997's House of America about a young Welsh immigrant to the United States who falls foul of the American dream. In 1998 came controversy with Resurrection Man, a thriller set amid sectarian violence in Northern Ireland.
His later films mark a shift from an exploration of the relationships between national identity and myth to an innovative reworking of the horror genre in the critically acclaimed My Little Eye, which tapped into the zeitgeist via its embedded critique of the extremities of reality television and the internet. His first box office hit was the Big Brother-inspired horror film My Little Eye. In 2004 he directed Trauma starring Colin Firth, Mena Suvari and Brenda Fricker, written by Richard Smith, which reprised the darker elements of My Little Eye via a chilling psychological study of amnesia and despair.
Evans's 2006 film Snow Cake starred Sigourney Weaver and Alan Rickman. His documentary In Prison My Whole Life, about death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal, premiered at the 2007 London Film Festival and was selected for the Sundance Film Festival in 2008.
Evans, in an interview at Cineworld Cinema in Cardiff, declared that he is working on a musical set in 1976 Swansea, with Catherine Zeta-Jones attached, which then changed to become Minnie Driver. The film, Hunky Dory, premiered at the 55th BFI London Film Festival and released on March 2, 2012, in the UK and Ireland. The film also stars Kimberley Nixon, and West End Actor of Spring Awakening Aneurin Barnard.
Also in 2012, Evans directed the ITV produced television adaptation of Scottish crime novelist, Ian Rankin's Doors Open, which tells the story of a self-made millionaire, an art professor and a banker who come together to undertake an audacious art heist. The TV movie is starred by Douglas Henshall and Stephen Fry.
Evans is rumoured to direct another musical film, titled Once Upon a Time in Wigan, about the northern soul scene in Wigan Casino set in the 1970s. However, he is set to direct the Israeli-Palestinian comedy Birthright, produced by New York-based BoomGen Studios. The film tells the story of a shy Jewish-American boy who follows a girl of his dreams on a free trip to Israel only to wind up lost in Palestine. The movie is written by Ari Issler and Ben Snyder, after they went on a research trip to Israel.
Personal life 
- 1987 East of the Moon
- 1988 Letters from Patagonia
- 1990 The Gift (co-d.)
- 1991 Friday on My Mind
- 1992 Thicker than Water
- 1994 Master of the Moor; Silent Village (doc)
- 1995 Arthur's Departure; Bliss
- 2009 Collision
- 2012 Doors Open
- 1996 House of America
- 1997 Resurrection Man
- 2000 Beautiful Mistake
- 2002 My Little Eye
- 2004 Trauma
- 2006 Snow Cake
- 2007 In Prison My Whole Life
- 2010 Patagonia
- 2011 Hunky Dory
- 2014 Birthright
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