Dan Stevens Biography
Birthday: October 10, 1982 (Libra)
Born In: Croydon, London
Dan Stevens is a popular English actor known for his roles in the TV series ‘Downton Abbey’ where he portrayed Matthew Crawley and the horror thriller film ‘The Guest’, where he played the leading character David. Stevens was born in Croydon, London, in the UK. While still at school, he developed an interest in drama after he auditioned for the titular role in the Shakespearean play ‘Macbeth’. Later, while studying at the Cambridge University, he was spotted by English director Peter Hall during a production of the same play. He was then cast by Hall in a production of Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’. His debut performance was met with much appreciation. He made his film debut playing a role in the German biographical film ‘Hilde.’ The next year, he gained attention after he started playing Matthew Crawley in the American drama series ‘Downton Abbey’. He earned a Screen Actors Guild Award for his outstanding performance. He was paired opposite Emma Watson in the romantic fantasy film ‘Beauty and the Beast’, which was based on the famous fairytale of the same name. Besides acting, he has a keen interest in literature and serves as the editor-at-large for ‘The Junket,’ an online publication.