Born on the 15th April 1979 in Pontypool, and later raised in Aberbargoed, Wales. At 17 he moved to Cardiff and began studying under an established singing coach, a year later he earned a scholarship to The London Studio Centre and later graduated in 2000.
From 2000-2008 he starred in West-End productions of “La Cava,” “Taboo,” “Rent,” “Miss Saigon,” & “Avenue Q.” In 2008 he gained recognition for his performance in the Peter Gill play “Small Change” at the Donmar Warehouse where Sam Mendes –director of “Skyfall,” and “Spectre”- formerly served as the artistic director.
He received his first film role as the Greek god Apollo in the 2010 remake of the 1981 film “Clash of the Titans.” He’s also featured in films such as “Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll,” “Tamara Drewe,” “Robin Hood,” “Immortals,” & “The Three Musketeers.” Although he has been in quite a few well known films since his debut, you would be forgiven for not really knowing who he is as he hadn’t had many high profile roles to sink his teeth into, that was, until he was cast as the hero Bard the Bowman in “The Hobbit” trilogy and as the villainous Owen Shaw in “Fast & Furious 7” which, in turn, led to him sinking his teeth into his first lead role in a movie as the legendary Dracula in “Dracula Untold.”
As an openly gay man, Evans could be the first actor to play the infamous womanizer, and perhaps this could open a discussion about sexuality in mainstream media as there aren’t many blockbusters featuring lead characters who don’t conform to the stereotypical heterosexual white male cliché.
Born in Billingham, Teesside on the 14th March 1986. Bell is perhaps best known for his role as the young ballet dancer Billy Elliot in the film of the same name which is a role he landed at the age of 13, much to the chagrin of the other 2,000 auditionees.
Since “Billy Elliot” Bell has been slowly building up his acting portfolio and has appeared in sixteen feature films since then, but had never really carried a project by himself: in “King Kong” he played second fiddle to Naomi Watts, Adrien Brody & Jack Black, in “Jumper” he played Hayden
Christensen’s renegade friend, in “Defiance” he played Daniel Craig & Live Schreiber’s little brother. His long-awaited second starring role came as the titular Tintin in Steven Spielberg’s animated re-imagining of the classic comic and TV series “the adventures of Tintin,” and later went on to co-lead the critically and commercially panned superhero movie “Fantastic 4” alongside some of Hollywood’s fastest rising actors.
Regardless of how many starring roles Bell has had over the years, even as the youngest candidate at the age of 30, he’s still one of the most experienced film actors on the shortlist for Bond.
Born 19th June 1983 in Dublin, Ireland. He received his first on-screen role in the pilot episode of “The Tudors” in an uncredited role, but it wasn’t long before he got his first starring role, as the very next project he was a part of he was cast in a major role in the Irish TV medical drama “The Clinic,” shortly after that he was cast as the lead in the short-lived show “Desperate Romantics.” Not long after that show was cancelled, he was cast as the 117-year-old vampire in the hit show “Being Human.”
Turner’s role in “Being Human” caught the eye of “The Lord of the Rings” director who then cast him as the dwarf Kíli in “The Hobbit” trilogy.
Even though he played a key part in one of the most successful movie franchises of all time (The Hobbit) Turner is perhaps best known as the perpetually shirtless star of the hit BBC series “Poldark” for which he has received critical acclaim & for more than just his shirtlessness.
And all this speculation may be for nought as Daniel Craig has, reportedly, been offered $150million (roughly £115million) to return to the role that Craig has grown to despise over the years for two more movies. It may not be likely, given how vocal he has been about not wanting to ever don the cufflinks ever again, but you can never be too sure when there’s a whiff of money, and $150m sure is an attractive aroma.
For those die hard fans we have a 9 1/2 hour James Bond Locations Tour from London. As well as seeing many James Bond filming locations you will also enjoy learning how the films were made and see movie clips as you pass the locations.