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]

    • 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!