Stevens in Germany in March 2009
|Born||Daniel Jonathan Stevens
10 October 1982 
|Spouse(s)||Susie Hariet (2009–present)|
|Children||Willow Stevens (born 2009)
Aubrey Stevens (born 2012)
Early life and education
After a rebellious youth, Stevens boarded at Tonbridge School, a private boarding school in Kent, where he became interested in drama after auditioning for the title role in Macbeth with his teacher, novelist Jonathan Smith.
Stevens went on to read English Literature at Emmanuel College, Cambridge and narrowly missed out on a first due to devoting much of his time to theatre during his final year. While at Cambridge he was a member of the Footlights alongside Stefan Golaszewski, Tim Key and Mark Watson and the Marlowe Society. He was first spotted by director Sir Peter Hall at a Marlowe Society production of Macbeth in which he played the title character alongside Hall's daughter, Rebecca, who played Lady Macbeth.
In 2004, Stevens began his professional acting career when Sir Peter Hall cast him as Orlando (once again, opposite Rebecca Hall, who played Rosalind) in his touring production of Shakespeare's As You Like It. The tour took the production to the Rose Theatre in Kingston upon Thames; the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City; the Curran Theatre at San Francisco; and the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. His debut performance earned him glowing reviews from prominent critics  in England and the U.S., as well as a commendation at the 2004 Ian Charleson Awards.
In 2006, Stevens starred as Nick Guest in the BBC Television adaptation of Alan Hollinghurst's Booker Prize-winning novel The Line of Beauty. Later that year he played Simon Bliss in Hay Fever by Noël Coward at London's Haymarket Theatre, alongside Peter Bowles and Dame Judi Dench; the director was Peter Hall. He also performed as Lord Holmwood in an adaptation of Dracula for the BBC, and as Basil Brookes in the BBC Emmy-award-winning film, Maxwell.
In 2008, Stevens appeared in the BBC adaptation of Jane Austen's novel, Sense & Sensibility, playing Edward Ferrars, and the West End revival of Noël Coward's The Vortex. In January 2009 he appeared on New Year's Day in Agatha Christie's Marple: Nemesis on ITV1 in Britain. In June 2009 he returned to the West End, playing Septimus Hodge in an acclaimed revival of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia at the Duke of York's Theatre.
In 2010, Stevens got his biggest break when he was cast as Matthew Crawley in the ITV series Downton Abbey, created and written by Oscar-winning screenwriter Julian Fellowes. The series went on to be a global sensation, and has been nominated for several Emmy, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards since its debut. The central love story of Matthew Crawley and his distant cousin, Lady Mary Crawley, played by Michelle Dockery, was enormously popular. Stevens left the series after the third season finished in 2012. His exit caused a huge uproar with fans, who vented on social media in dismay at his beloved character's untimely death.
In 2011, Stevens guest-hosted an episode of Have I Got News For You, which was broadcast 25 November of that year.
Stevens was a member of the judging panel for the 2012 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, editor-at-large for The Junket, an online quarterly which he co-founded, and is a regular columnist for the Daily Telegraph.
Stevens has narrated over 25 audiobooks, including The Angel's Game, Wolf Hall and War Horse. In 2014, he was nominated for two Audie Awards, in the Classic category and Solo Narration (Male) category for Frankenstein.
Since spring of 2013, he has shot six feature films, four of which will be released in the fall of 2014. They include the independent film, The Guest; the dark action film, A Walk Among the Tombstones (opposite Liam Neeson); the dramatic film, The Cobbler (opposite Adam Sandler); and the comedy, Night at the Museum 3 (opposite Ben Stiller, where Stevens plays Sir Lancelot).
Stevens is married to South African jazz vocalist-turned-singing teacher Susie Hariet. They met in 2006, when appearing at different theatres in Sheffield, England. The couple have two children: a daughter named Willow, born in 2009, and a son named Aubrey, born in May 2012.
|2006||The Line of Beauty||Nick Guest||TV mini-series (3 episodes)|
|2006||Dracula||Lord Arthur Holmwood||TV film|
|2007||Agatha Christie's Marple: Nemesis||Michael Faber||TV film|
|2007||Maxwell||Basil Brookes||TV film|
|2008||Sense and Sensibility||Edward Ferrars||TV mini-series (3 episodes)|
|2009||The Turn of the Screw||Dr. Fisher||TV film|
|2010–2012||Downton Abbey||Matthew Crawley||TV series (25 episodes); 2012 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (awarded to 22 cast members from series 2)|
|2011||The North London Book of the Dead||Speaker||Short film|
|2012||Shallow||Richard Dove||Short film|
|2013||Summer in February||Gilbert Evans|
|2013||The Fifth Estate||Ian Katz|
|2013–2014||The Tomorrow People||TIM (voice only)||TV series|
|2014||The Guest||David Collins|
|2014||Once Upon a Time: Wicked Is Coming||Narrator (voice only)||TV series special|
|2014||High Maintenance||Colin||Web series (episode 13, "Rachel")|
|2014||A Walk Among the Tombstones||Kenny Kristo||post-production|
|2014||Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb||Sir Lancelot||post-production|
|2004||As You Like It||Orlando||Peter Hall||The Rose Theatre, Kingston||Nominated - Ian Charleson Award|
|2005||You Can Never Tell||Peter Hall||Theatre Royal, Bath|
|2005||Waiting for Godot||Peter Hall||Theatre Royal, Bath|
|2005||Private Lives||Peter Hall||Theatre Royal, Bath|
|2005||Much Ado About Nothing||Claudio||Peter Hall||Theatre Royal, Bath|
|2006||The Romans in Britain||Marban/Maitland||Samuel West||Crucible Theatre, Sheffield|
|2006||Hay Fever||Simon Bliss||Peter Hall||Theatre Royal, Haymarket|
|2008||The Vortex||Nicky Lancaster||Peter Hall||Apollo Theatre, London|
|2009||Every Good Boy Deserves Favour||The Doctor||Felix Barrett and Tom Morris||National Theatre, London|
|2009||Arcadia||Septimus Hodge||David Leveaux||Duke of York's Theatre, London|
|2010||Late at Night||David||Richard Curtis||The Old Vic, London|
|2012||The Heiress||Morris Townsend||Moisés Kaufman||Walter Kerr Theatre, Broadway|
|2007||The Dragon’s Eye||Dugald Steer||Narrator|
|2007||Die With Me||Elena Forbes||Narrator|
|2007||Strike Back||Chris Ryan||Narrator|
|2008||The Outcast||Sadie Jones||Narrator|
|2009||The Dragon Diary: Dragonology Chronicles, Vol. 2||Dugald Steer||Narrator|
|2009||The Angel's Game||Carlos Ruiz Zafón||Narrator|
|2009||A Week in December||Sebastian Faulks||Narrator|
|2009||Wolf Hall||Hilary Mantel||Narrator|
|2010||War Horse||Michael Morpurgo||Narrator|
|2010||The Prince of Mist||Carlos Ruiz Zafón||Narrator|
|2010||Young Sherlock Holmes: Death Cloud||Andrew Lane||Narrator|
|2010||Fall of Giants||Ken Follett||Narrator|
|2010||Young Sherlock Holmes: Red Leech||Andrew Lane||Narrator|
|2011||My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You||Louisa Young||Narrator|
|2011||The Midnight Palace||Carlos Ruiz Zafón||Narrator|
|2011||The History of a Pleasure Seeker||Richard Mason||Narrator|
|2011||The Invisible Ones||Stef Penney||Narrator|
|2012||The Time Keeper||Mitch Albom||Narrator|
|2013||Letters from Everest: A First-Hand Account of the Epic First Ascent||George Lowe, Huw Lewis-Jones||Narrator|
|2013||Going Solo||Roald Dahl||Narrator|
|2013||Frankenstein||Mary Shelley||Narrator||Nominated for two 2013 Audie Awards, Classic & Solo Narration – Male|
|2014||Letters to a Young Poet||Rainer Maria Rilke||Narrator|
|2014||Murder on the Orient Express||Agatha Christie||Narrator|
|2014||And Then There Were None||Agatha Christie||Narrator|
|2014||The Heroes’ Welcome||Louisa Young||Narrator|
|2006||A Question of Attribution ||Phillips||BBC Radio 4|
|2008||The Tennis Court ||Sam Greenwood||BBC Radio 4|
|2008||Dickens Confidential (Series 2) ||Charles Dickens||BBC Radio 4|
|2008||Anthem for Doomed Youth ||Narrator||BBC Armistice exhibition|
|2008||The Josephine Hart Poetry Hour (Ep.1)||Narrator||BBC Radio 4|
|2008–09||Orley Farm ||Peregrine Orm||BBC Radio 4|
|2009||The Lady of the Camellias ||Duval||BBC Radio 4|
|2009||Guilty Until Proven Innocent ||Jake||BBC Radio 4|
|2009||The Music Room ||Narrator||BBC Radio 4|
|2010||The Custom of the Country ||Ralph Marvell||BBC Radio 4|
|2010||The Secret Pilgrim (Ep. 1) ||Ben Cavendish||BBC Radio 4|
|2010||The Coral Thief ||Narrator||BBC Radio 4|
|2010||The Story of the Siren - E.M. Forster Short Stories ||Narrator||BBC Radio 4|
|2011||A Thousand Kisses ||Catullus||BBC Radio 3|
|2011||Widowers' Houses ||Harry Trench||BBC Radio 3|
|2011||Portrait of Winston ||Graham Sutherland||BBC Radio 4|
|2011||King James Bible ||Narrator||BBC Radio 4|
|2011||A Short History of Vampires - Dracula's Guest ||Bram Stoker||BBC Radio 7|
|2011||Words & Music - Money ||Narrator||BBC Radio 3|
|2011||Together - Face It ||Narrator||BBC Radio 4|
|2011||The Spying Game Series - The Living Daylights ||Narrator||BBC Radio 4|
|2011||Something Understood ||Reader||BBC Radio 4|
|2012||The Old Ways ||Reader||BBC Radio 4|
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- "He does prefer redheads! Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens on why his wife is his only leading lady". Daily Mail. 15 November 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
- "Dan Stevens profile". UK Cinema Release Dates.
- Dan Stevens Interview - Downtown Abbey's Dan Stevens - Town & Country Magazine
- "I'm not really posh, says 'Downton Abbey' actor Dan Stevens" (27 August 2011) The Telegraph, accessed 2 January 2012
- Gannon, Louise (September 3, 2011). "'I spent most of my early years totally rebelling against anything I could': Dan Stevens on how he went from rebellious youth to Downton Abbey's heir apparent". Daily Mail. Retrieved October 3, 2011.
- "The best teachers will always bowl you over". The Guardian. 19 June 2011.
- "Dan Stevens: My Best Teacher". Times Educational Supplement. 23 September 2011.
- Hardy, Rebecca (23 December 2011). "Abbey Christmas! Will Downton's Matthew get Mary? That'd be telling". Daily Mail.
- "Footlights Alumni 2000-2009". Footlights.
- "Macbeth". Marlowe Society. 2002.
- "Rebecca Hall takes the lead". Daily Telegraph. 29 October 2011.
- "Dan Stevens Interview: How Being 'Downton Abbey's Hero Has Changed His Life". Huffington Post. 4 November 2011.
- Charles Spencer (7 December 2004). "New dreams blossom in Hall’s Indian summer". The Telegraph.
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- Joel Hirschhorn (8 February 2005). "Review: ‘As You Like It’". Variety.
- Diane Haithman (25 February 2005). "Taking the fast lane to success". Los Angeles Times.
- "Ian Charleson Awards 2004 - Winners".
- "Close-up: Dan Stevens". The Independent. 24 February 2008.
- Miss Marple: Nemesis at the Internet Movie Database
- Bosanquet, Theo. "Critics Hail Stoppard's Arcadia". Review Round-up. Whatsonstage.com. Retrieved 2009-06-09.
- "Dan Stevens Interview: How Being Downton Abbey's Hero Has Changed His Life". Huffington Post. 11 April 2011.
- "Oscars.org - Julian Fellowes winning the Oscar for Gosford Park".
- Brown, Mark (13 December 2011). "Downton Abbey actor named as Booker judge". The Guardian (London). p. 7.
- "The Downton Abbey 'phenomenom'". BBC News. 9 September 2012.
- "List of awards and nominations received by Downton Abbey".
- "SPOILER ALERT: Will Lady Mary and Matthew Crawley finally get together?". Mail Online. 1 December 2011.
- "'Downton Abbey' Season 4: Dan Stevens Officially Not Returning". Huffington Post. 26 December 2012.
- "'‘Downton Abbey’ team tries to reassure fans after criticism over death of Dan Stevens’ Matthew Crawley". NY Daily News. 19 February 2013.
- Jury, Louise (9 March 2012). "Abbey vs Abba as heart-throbs play love rivals". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
- Man Booker Prize - Dan Stevens
- "That's bound to shake up the literature critics: Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens joins 2012 Booker judging panel". Daily Mail. 13 December 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
- "A Dan for All Seasons". Wall Street Journal. 15 October 2012.
- "Dan Stevens: Why I left Downton Abbey". The Telegraph. 26 December 2012.
- "Dan Stevens, Jake Gyllenhaal score Audie nominations". USA Today. 18 February 2014.
- Jeff Sneider (7 March 2014). "Picturehouse Acquires Adam Wingard's ‘The Guest’ Starring Dan Stevens". The Wrap.
- "Watch: Liam Neeson and Dan Stevens Will ‘Walk Among the Tombstones’ in September". BBC America. 30 May 2014.
- Kevin Jagernauth (6 January 2014). "First Look:Adam Sandler Isn't Farting In Thomas McCarthy's 'The Cobbler'". The Playlist.
- ‘Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens In Lancelot Mode For ‘Night At The Museum 3′
- "Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens's joy over extra passenger". The Telegraph. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
- "Sunday Telegraph September column & Sunday Times interview". September 9, 2012.
- "Brenton’s Romans in Britain Faces Fresh Protests". 8 February 2006.
- "Flu Fells Dench, Hay Fever Cancels Four Previews". 6 April 2006.
- "Divas ‘Dancical’ Honours Piaf, Garland & Dietrich". 4 April 2008.
- "Every Good Boy Deserves Favour".
- What's on stage, ed. (8 June 2009). "Critics Hail Stoppard's Arcadia".
- "DOWNTON ABBEY Star Dan Stevens to Join Jessica Chastain & David Strathairn in THE HEIRESS on Broadway - October 2012!".
- "Audible.com - The Dragon's Eye".
- "Audible.com - Die With Me".
- "Audible.com - Strike Back".
- "Audible.com - Day".
- "Audible.com - The Outcast".
- "Audible.com - The Dragon Diary".
- "Audible.com - The Angel's Game".
- "Audible.com - A Week in December".
- "Audible.com - Wolf Hall".
- "Audible.com - War Horse".
- "Audible.com - Blueeyedboy".
- "Audible.com - The Prince of Mist".
- "Audible.com - Young Sherlock Holmes: Death Cloud".
- "Audible.com - Fall of Giants".
- "Audible.com - Young Sherlock Holmes: Red Leech".
- "Audible.com - My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You".
- "Audible.com - The Midnight Palace".
- "Audible.com - The History of a Pleasure Seeker".
- "Audible.com - The Invisible Ones".
- "Audible.com - The Time Keeper".
- "Audible.com - Letters from Everest: A First-Hand Account of the Epic First Ascent".
- "Audible.com - Going Solo".
- "Audible.com - Boy".
- "Audible.com - Frankenstein".
- "Finalists Announced for 19th Annual Audie Awards". Library Journal. 18 February 2014.
- "Audible.com - Letter to a Young Poet".
- "Audible.com - Murder on the Orient Express".
- "Audible.com - And Then There Were None".
- "Audible.com - The Heroes' Welcome".
- spiffy jellybean: Dan Stevens - Radio - A Question of Attribution
- "BBC Radio 4 - Saturday Drama, The Tennis Court". Bbc.co.uk. 2010-04-24. Retrieved 2014-04-22.
- BBC Radio 4 Extra - Dickens Confidential, Series 2, Gangs of London
- BBC - The One Show - One Passions Blog: WW1 Armistice exhibition. Also: Click here for actor Dan Stevens reading Anthem for Doomed Youth
- "BBC Radio 4 - Classic Serial, Orley Farm, Episode 1". Bbc.co.uk. 2009-01-03. Retrieved 2014-04-22.
- "BBC Radio 4 - 15 Minute Drama, The Lady of the Camellias, Episode 1". Bbc.co.uk. 2009-02-02. Retrieved 2014-04-22.
- BBC Radio 4 - Afternoon Drama, Guilty Until Proved Innocent
- BBC Radio 4 - Book of the Week, The Music Room
- "BBC Radio 4 - Classic Serial, Edith Wharton - The Custom of the Country, Episode 1". Bbc.co.uk. 2013-09-03. Retrieved 2014-04-22.
- "BBC Radio 4 - Classic Serial, The Complete Smiley - The Secret Pilgrim, Episode 1". Bbc.co.uk. 2010-06-19. Retrieved 2014-04-22.
- BBC Radio 4 - Book at Bedtime, The Coral Thief
- BBC Radio 4 - Afternoon Reading, EM Forster Short Stories, The Story of the Siren
- BBC Radio 3 - Drama on 3, A Thousand Kisses
- BBC Radio 3 - Drama on 3, Widowers' Houses
- BBC Radio 4 - Afternoon Drama, Portrait of Winston
- BBC Radio 4 - King James Bible, Readings, Episode 6
- BBC Radio 4 Extra - A Short History of Vampires, Dracula's Guest
- BBC Radio 3 - Words and Music, Money
- BBC Radio 4 - Afternoon Reading, Face It, Together
- BBC Radio 4 Extra - The Spying Game, The Living Daylights
- BBC Radio 4 - Something Understood, Dawn
- 00:30 (2012-07-07). "BBC Radio 4 - Book of the Week, The Old Ways". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-04-22.
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