Dan Stevens is an English actor who starred as ‘Charles Dickens’ in the biographical drama The Man Who Invented Christmas in 2017. Due to his great acting talent, Stevens is often overbooked. His career did not begin until 1999, but he already has one of the most eventful careers that many veterans of the industry have not achieved. He has been ascribed well over a hundred roles to date, and his career has spanned film, television, theatre, radio/radio plays, and audiobook narratives.
Stevens has been involved in many high profile projects, such as the British historical drama television series Downton Abbey (which was broadcast simultaneously on ITV in the UK and PBS in the US between 2010 and 2012). At the time of writing this report, Stevens has four upcoming film projects: one is currently being shot, while three are in the post-production phase.
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Who is Dan Stevens and How Old is He?
The superstar was born on October 10th, 1982 as Daniel Jonathan Stevens in the Croydon district of South London. Stevens lost his biological parents quite early and so at the age of 7 days (yes, days), he was adopted by parents who lived in Wales at that time. He grew up in the Welsh Highlands together with a younger brother whose name we could not find out.
By Stevens’ admission, he was very rebellious as a child. Nevertheless, he was so good at his schoolwork that he was awarded a scholarship as a student at the Trowbridge School in the county of Kent in south-east England. As it turned out, Trowbridge became the biggest factor in creating the great actor we know today as Dan Stevens. The school had a thriving drama group that functioned so well that Stevens became interested in becoming a member. Under the guidance of his then English teacher Jonathan Smith, who eventually became famous as a novelist and playwright, Stevens and his colleagues were well encouraged in this art. In a memorable case during a high school production of Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, it was Stevens who won the title role during an audition.
As this interest grew, Dan Stevens began to look for other ways to refine his acting skills. The interest became so great that while other children spent their summer holidays with activities that were considered more fun, Stevens trained at the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, a London-based charity dedicated to developing young people through creative arts. Alongside Trowbridge, the National Youth Theatre is another major influence that has taken Stevens to the career he has reached today.
To further enhance his career, Stevens enrolled in Emmanuel College at Cambridge University, where he studied English literature with a preference for the drama genre. While in Cambridge, Stevens was involved in the Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club (also known as Floodlights). As a member of Floodlights, Stevens came into contact with some members who became big names in the arts, such as BAFTA award winner Stefan Golaszewski and British comedian Mark Andrew Watson. Remarkably, during his Cambridge residency, Stevens repeated his title role in a production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth by the 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 singer as well as a dancer and singing teacher. She has also been given some minor acting roles. Stevens and Susie got married in 2009 after about three years of dating. They met for the first time at a performance in London and fell in love almost immediately.
The couple is very much in love and Stevens has expressed his gratitude to Susie for being an important factor in his professional success. Their union has produced three children so far: Their first child, a daughter named Willow, was born in 2009; their first son, Aubrey, was born three years later, in 2012; finally, the couple welcomed a second daughter named Eden in 2016.
Dan Stevens’ Weight and Other Body Stats
Dan Stevens is 183 cm (6 feet) tall and his weight is stated as 70 kg (170 lb). He has a slim, athletic figure and wears size 10 shoes according to the American standard and size 9 (British standard) or size 43 (EU standard). He has a chiseled face and a square chin, blue deep-set eyes and light brown hair.