Dan Stevens — British actor and producer
Daniel Jonathan "Dan" Stevens was born on 10 October 1982 in London. He and his brother were adopted in infancy. Dan’s foster parents supported his talent and desire to become an actor.
In school, Daniel made theater his hobby. When he was 15 years old, the boy spent his summer vacation to study acting and perform in National Youth Theatre in London. Back then, the producer Peter Hall noticed Stevens when he was acting in the Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth.
In 2004, Hall invited Daniel to play the role of Orlando in the early Shakespeare’s play As You Like It. The production earned high scores from the critics in the USA and UK. The same year Stevens debuted on the TV screens in the miniseries Frankenstein, in which he played the role of Henry Clerval.
The year 2005 was devoted to the stage. Dan performed in the Theatre Royal in You Never Can Tell, Waiting for Godot, Private Lives, and Much Ado About Nothing.
In 2006, Daniel came back to the TV screen and landed a leading role in the miniseries The Line of Beauty, which was based on the same name novel by the British author Alan Hollinghurst. The novel brought Hollinghurst a Man Booker Prize.