Luke Evans for LA Times Magazine

Posted on November 22, 2011

When Immortals opened and Luke appeared on this site for the first time, the commentariat swooned as one, catching us off guard. Of course we have no argument with the reaction, it’s just that it’s notable when so many people agree at the same time that someone’s swoon-worthy. Our years on the internet tell us that consensus on such subjective matters is about as common as consensus on political matters.

Anyway, he’s giving serious old-school Hollywood actor face here, rivaling anything the longstanding champion in that arena, George Clooney, has ever offered up. Only slightly different styling and in black and white and you’d think they were studio portraits of some A-lister from the Golden Age.

Luke Evans for LA Times MagazineLuke Evans featured in the November issue of Los Angeles Times magazine photographed by Jörgen Ringstrand and styled by Jay Massacret.

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[Photo Credit: Jörgen Ringstrand for latimesmagazine.com]

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  • Sobaika Mirza

    Um, my ovaries can not handle this. YUM.

    • Terence Ng

      Gird them. Gird them well.

      • Anonymous

        Toooooo late.

  • http://profiles.google.com/laurenjeanstm Lauren St Martin

    Good Lord, he’s yummy.

  • Anonymous

    Is he trying to break that goblet with his intense stare?

    He’s cute.  I’m not swooning exactly, but he’s definitely cute.

    • http://needtherapy.tumblr.com skadi1

      i thought the same thing!  what did that goblet ever do to you, luke?

      • Anonymous

        Bad editorial choice.

    • Anonymous

      I just thought they caught him getting up from the chair. :-)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1043171034 Tadiana Walton Jones

      He’s not breaking it; he’s trying to refill it with wine using only his godly powers.  Although what will happen to the goblet if it doesn’t cooperate soon, one can only guess.

  • Anonymous

    Swoon.

    That is all.

  • Anonymous

    uh oh. I planned to be skeptical and cynical–have no idea who he is. But that first picture won me–young dark Paul Newman with facial hair. Mmmmmmm. The rest of the pictures are okay but . . .
    Oh, and the second one too–it’s the bone structure, I think.

  • Anonymous

    Love it

  • Anonymous

    I totally agree with the old movie star description- with different coloring he could be Paul Newman’s brother in that last pic.

    • Anonymous

      My favorite Paul Newman picture:

      http://pinterest.com/pin/22869910577217765

      You’re welcome.

      • Anonymous

        OMG, love the young Paul Newman!  Don’t believe there is anyone that could ever compare.

        • Anonymous

          Although he was always undoubtedly handsome, talented, and generally appealing, he never did it for me in the sexiness department…but when I saw that pic, I got it.

      • Anonymous

        OMG, love the young Paul Newman!  Don’t believe there is anyone that could ever compare.

  • MilaXX

    More please!
    The only shot not working for me is the one where’s is going all Uri Geller on the wine glass.

    • Anonymous

      OMG, Uri Geller! Blast from the past. 

    • Anonymous

      LOL!  I’m working that into conversation this week.

    • Anonymous

      It’s not a good shot, and it’s the editor’s fault for publishing it.

    • Anonymous

      LOL love that description. I thought he was testing his land legs before getting up. (You know, when you’ve been sitting and drinking for a bit then realize you haven’t had to stand up since you started drinking, and you don’t want to make an ass of yourself.)

    • Anonymous

      I thought he looks as if he was caught in the middle of over-acting, badly. But the testing the legs & balance theory is appealing.

  • Anonymous

    Nice! The goblet death glare is cracking me up, though.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

    It’s like all the best parts of Heath Ledger and Leonardo DiCaprio rolled into one tasty package. 

    • Anonymous

      I think he looks like the child that would result if James McAvoy and Orlando Bloom had a beautiful, beautiful relationship. But edgier.

      • Reneesance

        I was definitely thinking Orlando Bloom too but in a way I actually find attractive.  Less skinny boy more dark and yummy!

    • Anonymous

      I think he looks like the child that would result if James McAvoy and Orlando Bloom had a beautiful, beautiful relationship. But edgier.

  • Anonymous

    Normally I pretty much agree with y’all on what is – or is not – swoon worthy.  On this one, however, our opinions must part.  My lady sensors are not twitching.  I’m just not feeling the love (or lust) today.

  • Anonymous

    Swoon. Love.

    As opposed to last week’s expressionless cardboard cutout, Michael Fassbender, this man’s eyes are so engaging.

  • http://korilian.livejournal.com/ korilian

    Ovaries EXPLODED!

  • Sara__B

    I’d love to see him smile. (The two almost-smiles don’t count.) I can’t determine swoon-worthiness without seeing the smile.

  • Anonymous

    Pretty!

  • http://twitter.com/lenabena_ Elena

    Swoon, indeed.

  • Anonymous

    well, isnt he interesting :)

  • jeneria

    He’s like a blend of Orlando Bloom and Gregory Peck (a combination that sounds horrible on paper but clearly looks good here).

    • Anonymous

      Oh my gosh, I was thinking he looked like a blend of Leonardo DiCaprio and… someone… and just couldn’t put my finger on who the other one was. But it’s totally Orlando Bloom, you’re right.

      • Anonymous

        Ha, that’s hilarious, I was just thinking, “he’s a craggier version of Leo DiCaprio’s and Orlando Bloom’s love child.”

  • Anonymous

    yes, he is swoon worthy, isn’t he?

  • Grace Armstrong

    Wow. I am getting a bit of a James McAvoy quality. I also see some Paul Newman, as others have said. Om nom nom.

  • http://twitter.com/VicksieDo Vickie Lord

    too scruffy for me

    • Anonymous

      Yes, I was hoping the ‘stache was a Movember thing, but in seeing other pictures, apparently not. Still, he’s Welsh, so I might be able to forgive the scruff if his voice is as delightful as it should be.

      • http://twitter.com/VicksieDo Vickie Lord

        Oooh, he’s a Welshman>?????  That could change everything…LOL

    • Anonymous

      Yes, I was hoping the ‘stache was a Movember thing, but in seeing other pictures, apparently not. Still, he’s Welsh, so I might be able to forgive the scruff if his voice is as delightful as it should be.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F73LIJ3SJGI5AJQMXMWXCKILHI Pamela

    He’s definitely got an Errol Flynn thing going on….

  • Kate Pearce

    Clark Gable meets Paul Newman, yum

    • Delaney Davis

      Totally Clark Gable in that first pic!

  • Anonymous

    Mr. Evans is definitely giving good face!

  • Anonymous

    He’s sort of a cross between Ioan Gruffudd, Orlando Bloom and nowadays Leonardo Dicaprio.

    That is not a bad combination, by the way. Not by far.

  • Anonymous

    Mmmmmmmmm.
    Also, I’m fairly sure I could buy the sheep and hand-spin the wool for less than that sweater costs. 

  • Jessica Rowe

    Meh. He probably got terrible GCSEs.  If he even took them. Give me a witty nerd any day over this guy. “I’ll dump you twice just to prove I can, ladiessss.”

  • Anonymous

    Meh. He’s a nice-looking guy and all, but he just doesn’t give me The Feelings. The rest of the Commentariat is welcome to him. :-)

    • Anonymous

      Thank you.

      • Anonymous

        You’re welcome. Enjoy. :-)

  • Anonymous

    Yes. Is good. Not quite Tim Olyphant good, but still very, very good.

    • MilaXX

      I adore Tim O and can’t wait for the new season of Justified.

  • Anonymous

    why is he having a staring contest with a wine glass?

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    Hmmm, a little more chiseled and foxfaced than I usually like ‘em but not bad, not bad.  He’s almost Wales’ answer to (uber cuddleable Scotsman) James McAvoy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1344922354 Eric Scheirer Stott

    It’s been said- that last picture is pure Paul Newman

  • Anonymous

    Someone needs to cast him as Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s older brother, pronto.  Imagine how dapper and yummy that red carpet would be.

  • Anonymous

    Great eyes, great cheekbones. This guy could be a mega-star.

  • Anonymous

    as a lezzer, i care not (tho i can recognize / appreciate his obvious beauty), but THAT. PEACOAT. THO.

  • glennethph

    So is he back to being gay now or is he still straight?  lol

  • Anonymous

    He is very, very attractive for someone so conventionally good looking.

    The goblet photo made me laugh, it looks as if he was caught in the middle of some Very Bad Over Acting.

  • Anonymous

    swoon!

  • Anonymous

    1) who is he? 2) how do i make him mine?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=27432316 Ally Monge

    I’ll take 3 please. Overnight delivery.

    • Anonymous

      Don’t be greedy now! Kittens must share.

  • Anonymous

    I want to be that glass in picture 2

  • http://twitter.com/marared Jaime

    Looks like a cross between Leo DiCaprio and Heath Ledger, kinda.

    • Anonymous

      Which, coincidentally, is exactly how I’d describe my dream guy.  Oh to be a goblet…

  • Anonymous

    He makes me think of Robert Goulet. Very handsome.

  • Anonymous

    whoa.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Cookie.Taz Aisa Ginger Jake Psenicnik

    he is a more rugged version of Orlando bloom, that works for me ;D

  • http://twitter.com/younglibrarian Katie Dunneback

    Every time I see him, my first reaction is “Why does James McAvoy look harder-edged than usual?” And then I realize, it’s not JM.

  • http://profiles.google.com/thisiscelia Celia

    Whoa. Hey. Hello, stranger. Lose the mustache and we’ll talk *wink*

  • Anonymous

    “There is no goblet” LOL!

    He’s yummy…”dashing” is the word that comes to mind.  I’m excited to see that he’s going to be in “The Raven”–well, because I’m excited to see the movie anyway, and he’s a nice bonus!

  • Anonymous

    The facial scruff lets him down though.  

  • Samantha Irene

    so hot. so very very  hot.

  • Melvis Velour

    I just died….and my laptop short circuited from a flood of drool….

  • Melvis Velour

    I just died….and my laptop short circuited from a flood of drool….

  • Lauren Maier

    GUH.

  • Lauren Maier

    GUH.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GFMOZFM3WT3T56EZHVZFK7UXSI Ramon

    But that movie did him no favors. Mount Olympus was decorated by Erte and, except for him, sparsely populated by Abercombrie and Fitch models. What a waste of charisma. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GFMOZFM3WT3T56EZHVZFK7UXSI Ramon

    But that movie did him no favors. Mount Olympus was decorated by Erte and, except for him, sparsely populated by Abercombrie and Fitch models. What a waste of charisma. 

  • Anonymous

    At this point, I am pretty sure my body will not be able to handle the Hobbit movies. Luke Evans, Richard Armitage, Martin Freeman, AND Benedict Cumberbatch? Dead.

    • Heather Miller

      OMG I cannot wait for these movies.  Besides growing up with the story, the swoon factor alone…(even with Richard Armitage in dwarf makeup).

      • Anonymous

         I am pretty sure he’s gonna make Thorin hot. I will then be conflicted about this.

        I am so crazy psyched for these movies. The Hobbit is one of my fave stories and while I enjoyed the LotR trilogy, my heart is really owned by Bilbo.

    • Anonymous

      Don’t forget Aidan Turner from Being Human.

  • Anonymous

    At this point, I am pretty sure my body will not be able to handle the Hobbit movies. Luke Evans, Richard Armitage, Martin Freeman, AND Benedict Cumberbatch? Dead.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    I have not a clue who he is, but I need him. Now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    I have not a clue who he is, but I need him. Now.

  • http://twitter.com/wednesdaydreams Natalie

    classically handsome. if Immortals weren’t so gory I would have been swooning all over the place and distracted by the combined beauty of him and Henry Cavill. 

  • http://twitter.com/wednesdaydreams Natalie

    classically handsome. if Immortals weren’t so gory I would have been swooning all over the place and distracted by the combined beauty of him and Henry Cavill. 

  • Anonymous

    Not sure who he is, but I like.

  • Anonymous

    Not sure who he is, but I like.

  • Anonymous

    It’s my Wednesday morning yummy!  Thanks guys.

  • Anonymous

    It’s my Wednesday morning yummy!  Thanks guys.

  • http://twitter.com/TMamBo Therese Bohn

    In that last picture he looks a little like Errol Flynn! Classic Sexy.

  • http://twitter.com/TMamBo Therese Bohn

    In that last picture he looks a little like Errol Flynn! Classic Sexy.

  • Anonymous

    The Second Coming of Jude Law.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7DDBWDEQZA3OUS4S6MEMDEKWQ4 chhivt

    Oh and by the way, if you didn’t know TLo, he’s gay.  He’s admitted this in his early years, then supposedly pressured back into the closet by HOLLYWOODCONGLOMERATESOULSUCKERS and is now “dating” his publicist (SHE) or something — so very convenient, yeah?

  • Anonymous

    W-O-W!!!

  • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

    Ohhh yesss.

  • Anonymous

    Very late to the game, but I’m so not swooning over this guy.  Wish him luck and all that, but no, no heaving breasts, no moisture.

  • http://twitter.com/yankeefoxtrot Alex McGeagh

    Alas, the ovary explosions on Luke Evans are for naught…he doesn’t bat for our team. Wompwomp!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jennifer-Krumel/774655640 Jennifer Krumel

    DAMN

  • avajoseph

    He looks like Blake Shelton! How am I the first person to point that out??

  • Anonymous

    Michael Fassbender is much more swoon-worthy. 

    I don’t like this guy

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josefina-Madariaga-Suárez/100002964685796 Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    Wow, gimme a piece of THAT!

  • http://summerborn.livejournal.com/ Summer Born

    I have never seen this man before today, and now I will dream about him.

    Thank you, TLo, for bringing news of the new god to us mere mortals.

  • Anonymous

    Oh my good gracious. That is a handsome man. Handsome. 

  • http://twitter.com/E__Hunter Elizabeth Hunter

    I like looking at men with character in their face, and he has it. He’s interesting looking and not just handsome. He also has great bone structure…and freckles. :)

  • Anonymous

    ok, i have to agree, this guy is pretty damn CUTE, whoever he is.  note the caps.

  • Anonymous

    I think I swooned too hard and broke something.

  • http://frockpaperscissors.blogspot.com/ kvlm

    was the only real redeeming thing about that horrid film, the three musketeers.  positively swoon worthy!