The star of the new film Dracula Untold, Luke Evans made some statements about his sexuality in an interview over a decade ago “Everybody knew me as a gay man, and in my life in London I never tried to hide it.” Since then sadly, with Hollywood being within his grasp and publicists swarming around, that openness has been quashed.

Luke was born in Wales in 1979 and has had a fairly successful career in many musical theatre productions. One of his first big Hollywood roles was opposite Australia’s Sam Worthington in Clash of the Titans. Now he’s at the top of the billing in Dracula. Combining a sexy man and one of my favourite and the most enduring myths of all time and I really will have to go and see it.

I’ve just watched Luke on the Graham Norton Show where he was quiet in comparison to Emma Thompson and Hugh Grant but his gorgeous soft Welsh accent and his gorgeous and intriguing face had me a little bit smitten.

In a recent interview, just last month his sexuality was brought up and it wasn’t covered up or denied. While there was no flag waving, Luke didn’t deny it either. An openly gay action movie star? Yes please. Read more about the non-denial here.