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Dan Stevens was born at Croydon in Surrey on 10th October 1982. His parents are teachers. He was educated at Tonbridge School and trained in acting at the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. He studied English Literature at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Whilst he was a Cambridge undergraduate, he acted in several student drama productions. He played the title role in the Marlowe Dramatic Society’s production of William Shakespeare’s play, “Macbeth”. This was staged at the Cambridge Arts Theatre from Tuesday 26th February to Saturday 2nd March 2002. The cast also featured Rebecca Hall in the roles of Lady Macbeth and Hecate. During one of his university summer holidays in August 2003 he went to Slovakia where he filmed his scenes for the Hallmark production of Frankenstein (2004). Dan played the part of Henry Clerval and the mini-series was first broadcast on American television on 5th October 2004. Shortly after graduating from Cambridge Dan was nominated for an Ian Charleson award for his performance as Orlando in “As You Like It” at the Rose Theatre at Kingston in Surrey. “As You Like It” was directed by Peter Hall and ran from 30th November to 18th December 2004. This production for the Peter Hall Company subsequently went on a tour of America in the early months of 2005, playing at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, the Curran Theater in San Francisco and the Harvey Theater at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City. It featured Rebecca Hall in the role of Rosalind.
Interesting Facts about Dan Stevens
- He was adopted at just 7 days old and raised by 2 school teachers.
- Studied English Literature at Cambridge University.
- Is close friends with Benedict Cumberbatch.
- Father of Willow (b. December 2009), Aubrey (b. August 2012), and Eden (born 2016).
- He was a judge for the Man Booker Prize for Literature in 2012. He had to read 148 novels in eight months.
- Was nominated for an Ian Charleson Award for his portrayal of “Orlando” in William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”, for the Peter Hall Company in 2005.
- Is good friends with his Cambridge University schoolmates Rebecca Hall, Eddie Redmayne and Tom Hiddleston.
- He is Editor-at-Large, co-founder and a regular contributor to “The Junket”, an on-line literary quarterly that features essays, short fiction and poetry by various writers. The quarterly was founded in 2011, by Stevens and a group of his University of Cambridge friends, to encourage each other to continue writing.
Personal Quotes by Dan Stevens
Soap opera seems to be a dirty word, but actually they are the most popular shows we have.- Dan Stevens
When it is good, theatre takes a lot of beating both to watch and perform.- Dan Stevens
I’ve never tried to find my real parents. I’m very grateful to my mum and dad for adopting me – they’re completely incredible people. It was my dad who encouraged me to question everything, to forge my own path, to think, to read. I always felt it was my right to question everything.- Dan Stevens
Soap opera seems to be a dirty word, but actually they are the most popular shows we have. People want to know what happens next, people hate the villains and love the lovers. It’s good, fun TV. But I wouldn’t call ‘Downton’ a soap opera as such.- Dan Stevens
I don’t think many people get to play big emotions in life.- Dan Stevens