Dan Stevens

Daniel Jonathan Stevens (born 10 October 1982) is a British actor. Born in 1982, Stevens was adopted at birth, and had a rebellious youth. Stevens was educated at Tonbridge School, an independent school in the market town of Tonbridge in Kent, in South East England, followed by Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he read English. While at Cambridge he was a member of The Footlights and also gained acting experience with the National Youth Theatre. Stevens has worked extensively in theatre in Britain and the United States, working with the director Peter Hall many times. He was nominated for an Ian Charleson Award for his portrayal of Orlando in 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 the Haymarket Theatre, alongside Peter Bowles and Judi Dench, directed by Sir Peter Hall. He appeared 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 Sense & Sensibility, playing...
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