6 March 1980 |
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
Shaun Evans (born 6 March 1980 in Liverpool) is an English actor.
Early life 
Evans’ 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 U.S. 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 to be broadcast on 2 January 2012 which, since successfully received, has been re-commissioned for four new episodes by the ITV, with filming expecting to start summer 2012.
- Luaine Lee (25 June 2012). "Shaun Evans puts his own ideas in 'Endeavour'". The Kansas City Star. McClatchy-Tribune News Service.
- "Acting success for former pupils". St. Edwards College Alumni News. 6 September 2011.
- Davis, Laura (21 July 2007). "A truly sparkling career". Liverpool Daily Post. Retrieved 2009-05-14.
- 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". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2011-08-07.
- Shaun Evans Plays Young Inspector Morse, Daily Mail, 30 December 2011
- Shaun Evans joins the cast of Silk