Stevens in Germany in 2009
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 also gained acting experience with the National Youth Theatre. He was first spotted by director Sir Peter Hall at a production of Macbeth in which he played the title character alongside Hall's daughter, Rebecca, who played Lady Macbeth.
Stevens has worked extensively in theatre in Britain and the United States, alongside Peter Hall. He was nominated for an Ian Charleson Award for his portrayal of Orlando in Shakespeare's As You Like It for the Peter Hall Company in 2005.
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 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 will be appearing as Lancelot in the third Night at the Museum film.
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)|
|Dracula||Lord Arthur Holmwood||TV film|
|2007||Marple: Nemesis||Michael Faber||TV film|
|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)
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2012) (award given to 22 cast members from Series 2)
|2013–Present||The Tomorrow People||TIM (voice only)||TV series|
|2009||Hilde||David Cameron||Feature film|
|2011||The North London Book of the Dead||Speaker||Short film|
|Shallow||Richard Dove||Short film|
|2013||Summer in February||Gilbert Evans||Feature film|
|The Fifth Estate||Ian Katz||Feature film|
|2014||A Walk Among the Tombstones||post-production|
|Night at the Museum 3||Lancelot||pre-production|
|2004||As You Like It||Orlando||Peter Hall||The Rose Theatre, Kingston||Nominated - Ian Charleson Award|
|2005||You Can Never Tell||Theatre Royal, Bath|
|Waiting for Godot|
|Much Ado About Nothing||Claudio|
|2006||The Romans in Britain||Marban/Maitland||Samuel West||Crucible Theatre, Sheffield|
|Hay Fever||Simon Bliss||Peter Hall||Theatre Royal, Haymarket|
|2008||The Vortex||Nicky Lancaster||Apollo Theatre, London|
|2009||Every Good Boy Deserves Favour||Felix Barrett and Tom Morris||National Theatre, London|
|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|
|2006||A Question of Attribution ||Phillips||BBC Radio 4|
|2008||The Tennis Court ||Sam Greenwood||BBC Radio 4|
|Dickens Confidential (Series 2) ||Charles Dickens||BBC Radio 4|
|Anthem for Doomed Youth ||Narrator||BBC Armistice exhibition|
|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|
|Guilty Until Proven Innocent ||Jake||BBC Radio 4|
|The Music Room ||Narrator||BBC Radio 4|
|2010||The Custom of the Country ||Ralph Marvell||BBC Radio 4|
|The Secret Pilgrim (Ep. 1) ||Ben Cavendish||BBC Radio 4|
|The Coral Thief ||Narrator||BBC Radio 4|
|The Story of the Siren - E.M. Forster Short Stories ||Narrator||BBC Radio 4|
|2011||A Thousand Kisses ||Catullus||BBC Radio 3|
|Widowers' Houses ||Harry Trench||BBC Radio 3|
|Portrait of Winston ||Graham Sutherland||BBC Radio 4|
|King James Bible ||Narrator||BBC Radio 4|
|A Short History of Vampires - Dracula's Guest ||Bram Stoker||BBC Radio 7|
|Words & Music - Money ||Narrator||BBC Radio 3|
|Together - Face It ||Narrator||BBC Radio 4|
|The Spying Game Series - The Living Daylights ||Narrator||BBC Radio 4|
|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" (2013) The Tatler List, Condé Nast, UK
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- Jury, Louise (9 March 2012). "Abbey vs Abba as heart-throbs play love rivals". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
- Brown, Mark (13 December 2011). "Downton Abbey actor named as Booker judge". The Guardian (London). p. 7.
- 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.
- ‘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!".
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