Although Dan Stevens may not be willing to call Downton Abbey his best work, we all loved him as Matthew Crawley in the historic television drama series of the Julian Fellowes.
Aside from his portrayal of Matthew Crawley in Downton Abbey, Dan is famous around the world as a British stage and film actor for his role as David Collins in the action-thriller movie 2014 directed by Adam Wingard – The Guest. Regardless of this, the British actor has attracted enormous attention for his portrayal of Edward Ferrars in Sense and Sensibility, David Haller in Legion, Lord Arthur Holmwood in Dracula, and Noah in Criminal Activities, a crime thriller film of 2015.
Most recently, Dan expanded his film credits. In 2016 he appeared as James, Bill Kavish, and Tim in The Ticket, Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer, and Colossal. He stormed in 2017 as Beauty and the Beast (Prince Adam) and crowned it with the role of Charles Dickens in The Man Who Invented Christmas. In between, he portrayed Lorin Willis in Marshall, Will, and Will Porter in Permission and Kill Switch. In the meantime, he is currently working on another film called Apostle, which is due to be released in 2018.
Dan Stevens has also been praised several times for his roles in theatre productions. While he was nominated for the Ian Charleson Award for his portrayal of Orlando in As You Like It by the Rose Theatre, he also received much critical acclaim for the role of Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing by the Theatre Royal, Simon Bliss in Haymarket Theatre’s Hay Fever and most recently Morris Townsend in The Heiress by the Walter Kerr Theatre.
The actor has also made numerous audiobook narratives, radio and radio plays.
Dan Stevens Wiki, Age
Records show that Dan Stevens was born on October 10, 1982. His birthplace is Croydon, London. It is known that Dan was adopted at birth by his teacher’s parents, who also adopted his younger brother.
Growing up in Wales, Dan began his passion for acting when he received a scholarship to study at an independent school in Kent – Tonbridge School. He promoted the training of passion and performance with the National Youth Theatre in London. He later attended Emmanuel College in Cambridge where he studied English literature. There he was a member of a theatre club, The Marlowe Society. There he was discovered by Dan’s lifelong mentor Sir Peter Hall and asked him to audition for a production of As You Like It.
Although unknown to many, Dan Stevens is a professional writer. Between 2011 and 2012 he wrote articles and reviews for The Telegraph and The Times. We have also learned that he was once an editor of The Junket magazine. That was after he served as a juror for the Man Booker Prize in 2012.
Dan Stevens On Beauty And The Beast
Not so long ago, the Internet was full of stories about how Dan Stevens was transformed into The Beast in the musical, romantic fantasy film 2017 directed by Bill Condon. While his portrayal of the beast that imprisoned Emma Watson in the fairy tale was thrilling, the technology that enabled his transformation into the monster attracted the interest of many.
Dan once talked about it to satisfy curiosity about the role of the beast. He explained that it involved computer-generated images (CGI), a motion-capture puppet show for the suit, and a special face shot that was done separately.
He wore a large, 40-pound muscle suit and stood on stilts to portray the figure. While the size and movements of the figure were initially captured onset, the visual effects teams focused on capturing Dan’s face. Later, it was animated on the computer to achieve the desired look of the animal’s figure.
Dan Stevens’s Wife, Children, Family
Dan Stevens has three children, two daughters, and a son with his South African jazz singer Susie Harriet. Dan and Susie met in 2006 when they performed at various theatres in Sheffield.
Although Susie is seven years older than Dan, this did not prevent her from exploring her feelings, which according to Dan were “a nice case” when they met. The actor is satisfied with his choice of life partner. He once said that he is lucky to have a wife who fully understands the challenges of being an actor. In his opinion, Susie is completely sympathetic to the life of an actor because her mother was an actress.
The couple married in 2009 and welcomed their first daughter Willow in the same year. They had their son Aubrey in 2012 and their second daughter Eden in 2016.
Dan Stevens Net Worth
Recently Forbes reported that Dan Stevens’ latest film The Man who Invented Christmas has raised over $3 million in the first weeks of its release.
Several figures have been given as Dan Stevens’ net worth, of which hardly any can be proven. Nevertheless, the most common assumption is that his net worth is $13 million.