6 March 1980 |
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
Shaun Evans (born 6 March 1980 in Liverpool) is an English actor.
Evans’s family hails from Northern Ireland. His father is a taxi driver; his mother is a hospital health care worker. He has a brother 11 months older. Evans gained a scholarship to St. Edward's College, which he attended from 1991 to 1998, and where he began acting in school productions.
His first major role was that of gay French teacher John Paul Keating in the Channel 4 comedy-drama Teachers during its second series in 2002. The following year he made his feature film debut in The Boys from County Clare, starring alongside Bernard Hill, Colm Meaney and Andrea Corr. Additional screen credits include Being Julia, The Situation, Cashback, Gone, Boy A, Telstar, Princess Ka'iulani and Clive Barker's horror, Dread.
On television, Evans was featured in the 2002 docudrama The Project and was seen as the Earl of Southampton in the miniseries The Virgin Queen, which premiered in November 2005 on Masterpiece Theatre on PBS in the US before airing on the BBC in January 2006. His stage work includes a UK tour of the award-winning play Blue/Orange by Joe Penhall. Recent television appearances include Murder City, BBC's Ashes to Ashes, Gentley's Last Stand and four-part drama The Take from the novel by Martina Cole on Sky1. Evans also starred in Sparkle alongside Bob Hoskins and Stockard Channing (2007). He also portrayed Kurt Cobain in the Roy Smiles play Kurt and Sid, at the Trafalgar Studios, opposite Danny Dyer as Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious.
An initial episode was broadcast on 2 January 2012 which, since successfully received, resulted in recommissioning for four new episodes by the ITV, with filming started in summer 2012. It was announced on 5 June 2013 that because of the phenomenal success of Series 1 and consistently high ratings, ITV had recommissioned Endeavour for a second series of four episodes. Filming is due to commence in Oxford later in 2013.
- Luaine Lee (25 June 2012). "Shaun Evans puts his own ideas in 'Endeavour'". The Kansas City Star. McClatchy-Tribune News Service.
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- Davis, Laura (21 July 2007). "A truly sparkling career". Liverpool Daily Post. Retrieved 14 May 2009.
- Benedict, David (15 May 2007). "Shaun Evans is 'Gone'". Variety.
- Hollingshead, Iain (5 August 2011). "Inspector Morse is an enigma – let's keep him that way". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 7 August 2011.
- Shaun Evans Plays Young Inspector Morse, Daily Mail, 30 December 2011
- "Shaun Evans joins the cast of Silk". Cultbox.co.uk. 18 April 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
- Seale, Jack (19 March 2012). "Rupert Penry-Jones and Shaun Evans for ITV1's The Last Weekend". Radio Times. Retrieved 7 July 2013.