Dan Stevens is a talented British actor who is famous for portraying Matthew Crawley on ‘Downtown Abbey’. He later starred in some hit movies such as ‘The Guest’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast’.
Dan Stevens was born in a small town in London called Croydon. His biological parents are not known since he got adopted at his birth itself. He was raised in south-east England and Wales by two teachers, who were his parents. His younger brother was also adopted. Dan was quite rebellious during his childhood and teen years. He found a passion in acting after he secured a scholarship at Tonbridge School, Kent. He auditioned for a role in Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ and got the role. He started training at the National Youth Theatre from the age of fifteen.
Dan Stevens had a liking for Literature since he was young, which is why he chose to study Literature at Emmanuel College in Cambridge. He pursued Literature and acting both while he was in college. He was a known member of the ‘Footlights’ along with Tim Key, Stefan Golaszewski and Mark Watson. He was also a member of the ‘Marlowe Society’. He caught the attention of director Peter Hell while he played Macbeth at a Marlowe Society production.
Dan Stevens has been happily married to Susie Hariet, who is a jazz singer and teacher. He met her in 2006 and tied the knot in 2009. They have three children named Willow, Aubrey and Eden. Dan is very active on social media. He has over 600k followers on instagram and over 200k followers on twitter.
Dan Stevens got lucky while acting in ‘Macbeth’ during his college days as he caught the attention of director Peter Hall, who later cast him in his touring production as Orlando in ‘As You Like It’. This tour was quite an experience for Dan since it took the production to various theaters across the country. His debut performance in ‘As you Like it’ was highly acclaimed by critics in U.S.A. and Britain.
Dan starred in ‘The Line of Beauty’ as Nick Guest in the year 2006. Few months later he portrayed Simon Bliss in ‘Hay Fever’ opposite Dame Judi and Peter Bowles under the same director Peter Hall. He also portrayed Lord Holmwood in ‘Dracula’ and as Basil Brookes in ‘Maxwell’, the latter winning an Emmy award. He was declared as ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ among few others in 2006. In 2008, Dan appeared in ‘Sense & Sensibility’ in which he played Edward Ferrars. He later appeared in ‘The Vortex’. In the month of January in 2009, he appeared in ‘Nemesis’. That very year in June, Dan made a comeback on West End in which he played Septimus Hodge in ‘Arcadia’.
Dan Stevens has appeared in a number of movies and television shows in a short span of thirteen years. He is a hard working actor who grabs every opportunity that knocks his door. His net worth as of now is $6 million.