Dan Stevens is an English actor who starred as ‘Charles Dickens’ in the 2017 biographical drama film The Man Who Invented Christmas. As a result of his great acting talents, Stevens is often overbooked. His career kicked off only in 1999, but he already has one of the most eventful careers unequaled by many veterans in the industry. For instance, he is credited for well over a hundred roles so far and it cut across films, TV, theater, radio/audio drama, as well as audiobook narration.
Stevens has starred in many top-grossing projects such as the British historical drama TV series Downton Abbey (which aired concurrently on ITV in the UK and on PBS in the USA) between 2010 and 2012. At the time of filing this report, Stevens has four upcoming movie projects: one is being filmed, while three are at the post-production stage.
What is more? What has been told above about Dan Stevens is but the tip of the iceberg. So, read on for more.
Who is Dan Stevens and How Old is He?
The superstar was born as Daniel Jonathan Stevens on October 10, 1982, in the Borough of Croydon in South London. Stevens lost his biological parents quite early and so, he was adopted at the age of 7 days (yes, days) by parents who lived in Wales at the time. He was raised among the Welsh highlands together with a younger brother whose name we have not been able to ascertain.
By Stevens’ own admission, he was very rebellious as a child. Yet, he was so good at his classwork that he landed a scholarship as a boarder at Trowbridge School in Kent County, South East England. As it turned out, Trowbridge became the greatest factor in creating the great actor we know today as Dan Stevens. The school had a thriving theater group that did so well that Stevens became interested in becoming a member. Under the tutelage of his then English teacher Jonathan Smith, who eventually became famous as a novelist and playwright, Stevens and his colleagues were well nurtured in the art. In one memorable case during a high school production of the Shakespearean play Macbeth, it was Stevens who won the titular role during the audition.
As this interest burgeoned, Dan Stevens began to seek other ways to hone his acting skills. Indeed, the interest became so strong that, while other children would spend the summer holidays in activities that were more typically considered fun, Stevens would be training with The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, a London-based charity committed to the development of young people by means of creative arts. Apart from Trowbridge, The National Youth Theater is another great influence that propelled Stevens to the career heights at which he soars today.
Then, to enable him to go even more professional in his chosen career, Stevens enrolled at Emmanuel College, the University of Cambridge where he studied English Literature with a bias for the drama genre. While at Cambridge, Stevens was involved with Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club (otherwise known as Floodlights). As a member of Floodlights, Stevens came in contact with a number of members who went ahead to become big names in the arts such as the BAFTA-winning writer Stefan Golaszewski and the British comedian Mark Andrew Watson. It is worthy of note that while at Cambridge, Stevens repeated his titular role in a production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth by Marlowe Society of which Stevens was also a member.
His Family (Wife and Children/Kids)
Dan Stevens is married to Susie Hariet, a South African who is a Jazz vocalist as well as a dancer, and a singing teacher. She has also received a few minor acting roles. Stevens and Susie got married in 2009 after about three years of dating. They had met each other for the first time while performing at an event in London and almost immediately fell in love.
The couple loves each other very dearly and Stevens has severally expressed gratitude towards Susie for being an important factor in his career success. Their union has so far produced three children: their first child, a daughter named Willow was born in 2009; their first son, Aubrey, arrived three years later in 2012; lastly, the couple welcomed a second daughter named Eden in 2016.
Dan Stevens’ Weight and Other Body Stats
Dan Stevens is 6 feet (183 cm) tall and has his weight listed as 170 lb (70 kg). He has a slim athletic build and wears shoes of size 10 based on the United States standard and 9 (UK standard) or 43 (EU standard). With a chiseled face and angular chin, he has blue deep-set eyes and light brown hair.