Shaun Evans

Shaun Evans

Highest Rated: 92% Wreckers (2011)

Lowest Rated: 18% Princess Kaiulani (2009)

Birthday: Mar 06, 1980

Birthplace: Liverpool, England, UK

Cool and cerebral British actor Shaun Evans played numerous figures on both sides of the legal fence before finding his star-making role as a younger version of John Thaw's dogged Inspector Morse on "Endeavour" (ITV, 2013- ). Born Shaun Francis Evans to working class Irish parents in Liverpool, England on March 6, 1980, he was an avid reader as a young man, which helped him earn a scholarship to St. Edward's College, a prestigious Catholic school in his hometown. There, he began acting in school productions and decided to pursue a career in performing. At the age of 18, he moved to London to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Stage work preceded his first television work, including his breakout role as a gay educator on the comedy-drama "Teachers" (Channel 4, 2001-04), and appearances in films like the period stage drama "Being Julia" (2004), with Annette Bening. More features soon followed, including the offbeat "Cashback" (2006) and lead roles in the thriller "Gone" (2006) and the comedy "Sparkle" (2007), but television continued to provide Evans with his most popular showcase. After playing the Earl of Southampton in "The Virgin Queen" (BBC, 2006), he was a mainstay of UK crime projects, including "The Take" (Sky 1, 2009) as the cousin of sociopathic gangster Tom Hardy, and "Ashes to Ashes" (BBC, 2009-2010), the follow-up to the popular science fiction/police procedural "Life on Mars" (BBC One, 2006-07), and the thriller series "The Last Weekend" (ITV, 2012). In 2013, Evans was cast as the lead in "Endeavour," a prequel to the much-loved "Inspector Morse" (ITV, 1987-2000) series with John Thaw as the eponymous and indefatigable police detective. Evans played Morse as a young detective constable in the 1960s, navigating department politics in Oxford while also solving cases. In 2015, he was cast in "The Scandalous Lady W" (BBC) as the spouse of Seymour Worsley (Natalie Dormer), the controversial and independent-minded 18th century lady of means. Between assignments like these and his regular work on "Endeavour" - which he also began producing in 2017 - Evans also found time to make his directorial debut with a 2017 episode of the long-running medical drama "Casualty" (BBC, 1986- ).

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 49% The Scandalous Lady W Unknown (Character) - 2015
78% 64% War Book Tom (Character) - 2014
86% 91% Endeavor Unknown (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 100% Endeavour DC Endeavour Morse (Character) - 2012
92% 54% Wreckers Nick (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 53% Come Rain Come Shine David Mitchell (Character) - 2010
18% 45% Princess Kaiulani Clive Davies (Character) $883.9K 2009
No Score Yet 45% Dread Quaid (Character) - 2009
79% 69% Telstar Billy Kuy (Character) - 2008
78% No Score Yet Sparkle Sam (Character) - 2007
88% 87% Boy A Chris (Character) $106.4K 2007
48% 77% Cashback Sean (Character) $24.9K 2006
35% 58% The Situation Wesley (Character) $48.1K 2006
54% 20% Gone Alex (Character) - 2006
76% 74% Being Julia Tom (Character) $7.7M 2004
46% 61% The Boys From County Clare Teddy (Character) $139.3K 2003

TV

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86% 95% Endeavour DS Endeavour Morse (Character),
Director
2016-2020 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Mystery! Unknown (Character) 2012
74% 73% The Defenders Ricky Hall (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 93% The Take Jimmy Jackson (Character) 2009
No Score Yet 100% Ashes to Ashes Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder City Unknown (Character) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Teachers Unknown (Character) 2002

QUOTES FROM Shaun Evans CHARACTERS

Sean says: I came here to kick ass and chew bubblegum, and im out of bubblegum.

Sean says: I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum.