WATCH: Luke Evans on Shooting ‘Dracula Untold,’ Status of ‘The Crow’

Luke Evans arriving on the red carpet st the British Academy Television Awards. (Photo: Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)

Luke Evans arriving on the red carpet st the British Academy Television Awards. (Photo: Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)

British actor Luke Evans has emerged as one of the film studio’s go-to action stars, with roles in The Hobbit films and a pair of highly anticipated parts in blockbuster films, Dracula Untold and The Crow. On Sunday (May 18), Anglophenia’s Al Moloney spoke with Evans about his upcoming slate of films on the BAFTA TV Awards red carpet, where Evans was supporting his BAFTA-nominated BBC miniseries The Great Train Robbery (in which he played real-life criminal mastermind Bruce Reynolds).

Dracula Untold is being described as an origins story inspired by Bram Stoker‘s infamous vampire, with Evans playing Vlad Tepes, the man who would become Dracula. (Sam Worthington had originally been attached to the film, but the project was retooled.) Meanwhile, with The Crow, Evans is assuming a part popularized by the late Brandon Lee, who appeared in the 1994 film.

Here is Evans providing us with a status update on both projects:

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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