Name: Daniel Jonathan Stevens

Place of Birth: Croydon, Surrey, England

Date of Birth: October 10, 1982

Zodiac: Libra

Occupation(s): Actor

Spouse: Susie Hariet (m.2009)

  • Willow (daughter born in 2009)
  • Aubrey (son born in 2012)


1. Televisions:
  • 2004         Frankenstein as Henry Clerval  
  • 2006         The Line of Beauty as Nick Guest   
  • 2006         Dracula as Lord Arthur Holmwood 
  • 2007         Maxwell as Basil Brookes  
  • 2007         Agatha Christie's Marple as Michael Faber  
  • 2008         Sense and Sensibility as Edward Ferrars  
  • 2009         The Turn of the Screw  as Dr. Fisher 
  • 2010–12   Downton Abbey as Matthew Crawley
  • 2013         The Tomorrow People as TIM (voice) 
  • 2014         Once Upon a Time: Wicked Is Coming as Narrator   
  • 2014, 2016    High Maintenance as Colin  
  • 2015         SuperMansion as Bunsen (voice)  
  • 2017         Legion as David Charles Haller / Legion
 2. Films:
  • 2009         Hilde as David Cameron    
  • 2011          The North London Book of the Dead as Speaker   
  • 2011          Babysitting as Spencer   
  • 2012          Vamps as Joey    
  • 2012          Shallow as Richard Dove   
  • 2013          Summer in February as Gilbert Evans   
  • 2013          The Fifth Estate as Ian Katz    
  • 2014          The Guest as David Collins  
  • 2014          A Walk Among the Tombstones as Kenny Kristo    
  • 2014          The Cobbler as Emiliano    
  • 2014          Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb as Sir Lancelot    
  • 2015          Criminal Activities as Noah    
  • 2016          The Ticket as James    
  • 2016          Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer        
  • 2016          Colossal        
  • 2017          Beauty and the Beast as The Beast   
  • 2017          Permission as Will   
  • 2017          Marshall        
  • TBA          The Man Who Invented Christmas as Charles Dickens

Dan Stevens is an English actor who is best known as 'Matthew Crawley' in drama series 'Downtown Abbey' and will portray 'The Beast' in Disney live-action adaptation of 'Beauty and The Beast', which will be released in 2017. Here are some facts you need to know about 'The Beast':
  1. Dan Stevens was adopted by teacher couples at birth. He grew up in Wales and southeast England.
  2. He was a rebellious teenager. He confessed in an interview with 'Daily Mail' that he was causing a lot of troubles and was even suspended from school. 
  3. He studied English Literature at Emmanuel College, Cambridge.
  4. He met his wife, Susie Hariet, in 2006 and they married three years later.
  5. He was on the panel for the prestigious 'Man Booker Prize' in 2012.
  6. He began his professional acting career in 2004 through a cast as 'Orlando' in 'Shakespeare's As You Like It', which was produced by Peter Hall. His performance has earned him outstanding reviews from famous critics around Britain and the US as well as a nominee in 'Ian Charleson' Award (2004).
  7. 'Downton Abbey', the ITV series in which Stevens made a breakthrough as 'Matthew Crawley', has been nominated for several Emmy, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards since its debut.
  8. In 2012, there was a huge uproar from fans upon how his character left 'Downton Abbey', through an out-of-the-blue car crash that killed the popular character.
  9. He has made a very important step in his acting career by landing a role as 'The Beast'. Many believe that this could be another breakthrough for him. 
  10. He was the subject of a fan campaign to see him cast in Marvel's 'Iron Fist'.
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