Shaun Evans is probably best known for his starring role as Inspector Endeavour Morse.
However, what you may not know is that Evans has been on our TV screens for 20 years, since 2002.
You just may not have recognised him then. And we wouldn’t blame you. It would be hard to see this blonde, floppy-haired teacher become a young, Inspector Morse.
The blonde-haired teacher is exactly what Evans portrayed in the 2002 show, Teachers.
Portraying a French teacher called John Paul Keating, who debuts in season two.
This was his first major TV role and first job out of drama school when he was just 22, setting him off to being on TV for the next two decades.
After spending a year portraying Keating, he went on to star in the movie, The Boys and Girl from County Clare.
He was able to act alongside a host of big names and demonstrate his talents.
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He has gone on to act and direct a number of different shows, from directing episodes on Casualty to starring in Whitechapel, Vigil and Endeavour, to name a few.
We can be thankful for Teachers for giving Shaun his taste of the acting world and setting him on this path that has now seen star in the ITV drama since 2012.
You can catch up and watch new episodes on the ITV Hub and see Evans as a young, Endeavour Morse.
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