Does Luke Evans Miss Acting on Stage?


  • The Hobbit, Luke Evans, The Desolation of Smaug
  • Luke Evans, The Hobbit
  • The Hobbit, Luke Evans, The Desolation of Smaug

We recently sat down to wag chins with Luke Evans, Bard the Bowman in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit Trilogy.

Making his film debut in 2010’s Clash of the Titans, Evans actually started his career on stage. When asked if it was difficult to make the transition, the Bowman replied,

"Well it was quite difficult because I hadn’t really had any formal training it was all theatre. So I was learning on the job really and my first job was Clash of the Titans so it was a moment I’ll never forget because I was working opposite Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes. And it was me watching and learning on the spot – I didn’t understand the jargon or anything like that. So I just had to trust my instincts and learn. And I’m still watching and learning today."

Then, when asked his preference, stage or screen?

"I don’t have a preferences. I think if you’ve had a career in theatre I don’t think you can ever let it go, it will always be a part of you. I do feel like I’m itching to do something on stage again sooner rather than later. But I don’t think I have a favourite because they’re both so very different and they’re both rewarding in different ways. One is instantaneous and one you have to wait a little longer before you find out whether people like it or not!"

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