Dan Stevens: Born October 10, 1982 (Libra)
Dan Stevens is no stranger to period dramas. He’s worked in BBC versions of both Dracula and Frankenstein and appeared in too many Shakespeare productions to count. In 2008, Stevens also starred in the BBC version of Jane Austin’s Sense and Sensibility. His extensive theatre career spans both Britain and the United States. Dan Stevens’ acting career started at public school in Kent where he auditioned for a role in Macbeth. After finishing school, reading English at a Cambridge college was a natural choice for a literary actor like Stevens.
A younger Dan Stevens
Away from the set of Downton Abbey, in 2012, Dan Stevens completed shooting on the film Vamps and an Edwardian romance set in an artist colony. True to his literary roots, Stevens was a member of the judging panel for the 2012 Man Booker Prize. He also works as an editor for The Junket, an online quarterly. Stevens was adopted at birth and grew up in Croydon. He has a younger brother who was also adopted. Dan Stevens is married to South African singer and teacher, Susie Hariet. The couple met in Sheffield, England in 2006. They have two children: a daughter named Willow and a boy born in 2012.