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Dan Stevens

Dan Stevens is one of Britain's leading young actors. Perhaps best known as Matthew Crawley in the hit ITV drama Downton Abbey, his other television work includes lead roles in Alan Hollinghurst’s The Line of Beauty and Andrew Davies’s adaptation of Sense & Sensibility. He is currently rehearsing The Heiress for 101 Productions in New York. Directed by Moises Kaufman, the play will open at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway later this autumn. In the UK, he has worked frequently for the Peter Hall Company and also at the National Theatre and in the West End. He is an Executive Producer for Summer in February, a feature adaptation of the Jonathan Smith novel and has had leading roles in German-speaking feature Hilde and US independent Vamps. He read English Literature at Cambridge where he was a member of the Footlights. He is also a prolific narrator of audiobooks: his reading of Louisa Young's My Dear I Wanted to Tell You won ‘Audiobook of the Year 2011’ at the Galaxy National Book Awards, and his recordings of Wolf Hall and War Horse were shortlisted for ‘Audiobook of the Year 2010’. Dan is Editor-at-Large for the online quarterly The Junket and is a regular guest on the BBC's Review Show.  He also has a column in The Sunday Telegraph.