Dan Stevens

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Dan Stevens at the premiere of Beauty and the Beast

Daniel "Dan" Jonathan Stevens (born October 10, 1982 in Croydon , Greater London ) is a British actor .


Stevens, born in Surrey , was a scholarship holder at the prestigious Tonbridge School and later at Cambridge University . In Cambridge he was a member of the Cambridge Footlights theater company and studied English literature at Emmanuel College . He has worked with theater directors such as Sir Peter Hall and Samuel West in the UK and USA . In 2005 he was nominated for the Ian Charleson Award for his role as Orlando in As You Like It .

In 2006 he played the lead role of Nick Guest in the BBC adaptation of Alan Hollinghursts with the Booker Prize winning novel The Line of Beauty ( "The Line of Beauty"). In the same year he was the Simon Bliss in Hay Fever by Noel Coward in the Haymarket Theater on the stage, along with Peter Bowles and Judi Dench and directed by Peter Hall . Also for the BBC , he played Lord Holmwood in the 2006 film version of Dracula with Marc Warren , Sophia Myles and David Suchet and a year later the role of Basil Brookes in the television film Maxwell . In 2008, Stevens played Edward Ferrars in the BBC television series Sense and Sensibility and appeared in Bill Kenwright's new production of Noël Coward's play The Vortex .

New Year 2009 he was on British television on ITV1 in Marple: Nemesis and also in early 2009 as Hildegard Knef's second husband David Cameron in the biography Hilde in German cinemas. From June to September 2009 he appeared again in London's West End and played the role of Septimus Hodge in the new production of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia ("Arcadia") at the Duke of York's Theater. In the same year he made the movie The Knowledge of Others . From 2010 to 2012, Stevens played in the ITV television series Downton Abbey Matthew Crawley, the cousin and heir of the Earl of Grantham. After the great success of the series, he was seen in a supporting role in the movie Vamps - Dating with Bite in 2012 alongside Alicia Silverstone .

Stevens has voiced a number of audiobooks, including Snakehead by Anthony Horowitz , The Dragon's Eye by Dugald Steer, and The Outcast by Sadie Jones . He has also read scenes from works of world literature for the series The Carte Noire Readers . B. Charles Dickens ' Great Expectations and Jonathan Coe ’s The Rotters' Club .

Filmography (selection)

Stevens in 2009

Stage (selection)

year piece role author Director theatre
2009 Arcadia Septimus Hodge Tom Stoppard David Leveaux Duke of York's Theater
2009 Every Good Boy Deserves Favor doctor Tom Stoppard Felix Barrett / Tom Morris National Theater
2008 The Vortex Nicky Lancaster Noël Coward Peter Hall Apollo Theater
2006 Hay Fever Simon Bliss Noël Coward Peter Hall Theater Royal Haymarket
2006 The Romans in Britain Marban / Maitland Howard Brenton Samuel West Crucible Theater , Sheffield
2005 Much Ado About Nothing Oliver William Shakespeare Peter Hall Theater Royal, Bath
2004/2005 As You Like It Orlando William Shakespeare Peter Hall Rose Theater, Kingston & US Tour

Audiobooks (selection)

year title author publishing company
2010 Blueeyedboy Joanne Harris Corgi
2010 The Prince of Mist Carlos Ruiz Zafon Orion
2010 Was horse Michael Morpurgo Harper Collins
2009 Crocodile Tears Anthony Horowitz Walker Books Ltd.
2009 Wolf Hall Hilary coat Harper Collins
2009 A Week in December Sebastian Faulks Random House
2009 The Angel's Game Carlos Ruiz Zafon Orion
2009 The Dragon Diary Dugald A. Steer Orion
2008 The Outcast Sadie Jones Random House
2008 Day AL Kennedy Random House
2008 The With Me Elena Forbes Quercus Publishing
2007 The Dragon's Eye Dugald A. Steer Orion
2007 Strike back Chris Ryan Random House
2007 Snakehead Anthony Horowitz Walker Books Ltd.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Theo Bosanquet: Critics Hail Stoppard's Arcadia . In: Review round-up . Whatsonstage.com. June 8, 2009. Retrieved May 17, 2020.