Brainy BritStevens completed an English degree from the prestigious Oxford University. Unlike most UK actors, Stevens never actually attended drama school.
Period PieceThe 28-year old actor is known for his roles in such period dramas as the miniseries “Sense and Sensibility” and “The Turn of the Screw”.
Early LifeStevens and his younger brother, who grew up in Wales, were adopted at birth.
Next Stop HollywoodMany critics believe Stevens to be the next Colin Firth, who hails from Britain and won an Oscar last year for "The King's Speech".
The Jazz SingerIn 2006, Stevens met his future wife Susie Hariet, a South African jazz vocalist. In 2009, the couple welcomed a daughter named Willow.
The British period drama Downton Abbey seems to have achieved the impossible. Not only did it get Americans to watch PBS, it was also named by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most critically praised English language show ever! The Emmy winning series, which starts out in 1912 and has so far stretched until 1920, was also spoofed by Saturday Night Live this year, the ultimate compliment.
One star who has risen to fame since the show aired is Dan Stevens. Stevens stars as the out of place lawyer, Matthew Crawley, whose in love with Mary (the eldest daughter of the Downton household). The Washington Post is reporting that the actor just wrapped filming a titillating melodrama. The British film seems to have all the scandal and intrigue that fans of Downton can't get enough of. Entitled Summer in February, it centers on a love triangle during the Edwardian era. The role was a difficult one to take on after the distressing scenes he had to portray as Matthew last season. For this reason, Stevens is eager to star in a comedy. According to the Associated Press he would like to do something modern and possibly funny.
Sadly, fans of the series have a long wait for the premiere of season 3. Until then, here are 5 interesting facts that every Downton fan should know about Stevens.