Rupert Evans (Born 9 March 1977) is an English actor, who is well known in the United Kingdom for his television career. Evans was born in Staffordshire, England. He attended Milton Abbey School, in Dorset, and went on to train at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. He has secured a variety of television credits in the UK, including the BBC sitcom My Family, the drama Crime and Punishment starring John Simm and North and South. He also starred in ITV's High Stakes sitcom with Richard Wilson, and Paradise Heights, the BBC drama starring Neil Morrissey. His first major film role was as FBI Agent John Myers in director Guillermo del Toro's 2004 adaptation of the Mike Mignola comic book Hellboy. Evans appeared as King Richard IV, the head of a fictional royal family, in the short-lived The Palace.He also appeared in Agora, filmed in Malta with Rachel Weisz and Max Minghella.