Coming Up

 

 

A Walk Among The Tombstones is in post production, while Summer In February and The Guest premiered in the US in January 2014. Dan is now the voice of TIM in CW's The Tomorrow People, is currently filming Night at the Museum 3, and recently finished The Cobbler.  

 

 

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Forward to latest ed. of Peter Hall's Shakespeare's.....by Dan

http://oberonbooks.com/shakespeares-advice-1385

Peter Hall's "Shakespeare's Advice To The Players" latest edition includes a Forward by Dan, + there is a audioclip to download when you purchase the book.

New film Criminal Activities

Dan has been attached to a new film Criminal Activities, due to film in Cleveland with principal photography beginning 1st June.

http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/jackie-earle-haley-to-helm-criminal-acti...

Still filming Night At The Museum 3

Some tweets from some lucky people watching/involved with the filming of NATM3 have popped up recently - really looking forward to seeing this film, as well as all the other new Dan films of course.

Not long now...

...until the release of Dan's audiobook reading of "The Heroes' Welcome" by Louisa Young. Due May 22nd.

Having just listened again to "My Dear I Wanted To Tell You", (prompted by the Cityread London project) I really am looking forward to this sequel so much. It is such a powerful & beautiful story. Riley Purefoy & Nadine together we hope!

"My Dear I Wanted To Tell You"

If you haven't listened to Dan's audiobooks, may I just take a moment to recommend his reading of Louisa Young's novel, "My Dear I Wanted To Tell You".
The novel has been chosen as one of two books, both set in World War 1, for Cityread London 2014. The other is "Private Peaceful" by Michael Morpurgo. (Interestingly, Dan has also recorded the audiobook version of "War Horse" also by Michael Morpurgo).
Dan's performance in "My Dear...." is brilliant and was a well-deserving winner of the Galaxy Audiobook of the Year.

Hear Dan today!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0156nfx
"Portrait of Winston" by Jonathan Smith on BBC Radio 4 today. Dan plays the part of Graham Sutherland, well worth listening to.
Enjoy!

So pleased to have heard this at last

A very good 45 minutes of radio drama....

Congratulations to Authors Cricket Club including Dan!

The book "The Authors XI" has been shortlisted for the Cricket Society & MCC Book Of The Year shortlist
http://www.lords.org/news/2014/april/cricket-society-and-mcc-book-of-the...

It is a good read, even if you are not seriously into cricket! Highly recommended!

Swallows & Amazons?

I just wondered whether anyone had heard any updated news about the new filming of Swallows & Amazons?
I read that it had been rescheduled for Spring/Summer 2014 but it seems to have gone very quiet about it now - I hope that it does go ahead, and with Dan as Capt. Flint, as that will be 'different' again!

The cost of success

Sorry to bring this up again, but I get so fed up with constantly reading references to other stars that leave successful shows, as doing a 'Dan Stevens', or stating that he quitted halfway through. (The latest being The Good Wife). What rubbish - Dan fulfilled his original contract for the original series of 3 seasons. Seasons 4 & 5 were only commissioned after Downton Abbey proved to be so popular and profitable for the production companies.

Dan did such a good job playing Matthew that inevitably his loss to Downton was significant, but he made a brave choice, stuck to it, and regardless of undeserved criticism has been busy ever since, exploring new avenues and challenges.

It makes me so mad to read the derisory comments, many being blatantly incorrect or unresearched! I realise that I should ignore this stupidity, but it is hard to do so, and I feel extremely sad for Dan.

Personally I am eagerly looking forward to Dan's forthcoming releases, and never cease to be amazed by his ability to tackle so many genres, so well.

Cost of success ??

I fully agree with what you have written.

If Dan Stevens had not played Matthew Crawley as brilliantly as he did, his departure from Downton Abbey would not have generated the backlash that it has. Sadly, I believe that for at least several years to come, Dan Stevens will still have to wear the unfair and ill-informed misguided tag of leaving Downton Abbey in the lurch.

It is wonderful to see the diversity of talent that this young man has to share with audiences around the world whether it be via the various genres of movie-making or on stage or via audio books. This may not have been possible if he remained Matthew Crawley of Downton Abbey.

The cost of success

I totally agree with you. I think it unfair how the press and just people keep on picking on him for leaving Downton Abbey. It is sad for him to be thus disrespected. As you said, his contract was fulfilled and he had to move on.
I loved him in Downton and miss him, but I fully understand that he wants to show his many talents in playing completely different parts. How would he have been able to show them if he would have stayed ? Now, when we read all the positive reviews to "The Guest", we see that at last he is appreciated as a great actor. Also, I am happy to see him recording so many audio books - what an abundance of talent there.

He is so highly intelligent in his choices that I am confident he is going to have a great future ahead of him and I wish him all possible happiness.

Clip from The Heroes' Welcome read by Dan Stevens

A little taster of good things to come!

https://t.co/n11SdXaH8S

Summer In February - film score

Benjamin Wallfisch has been nominated AGAIN for his brilliant score for Summer In February".

http://t.co/xUzWCgPykb

Congratulations!

Downton Abbey Scripts Series 3

For anyone interested in the Downton Abbey scripts, Amazon have now made this new book available for pre-order.
These books (Series 1 & 2) have provided a fascinating insight into the stories told and the characters, although not all the opinions may be shared by us fans!

Sense & Sensibility on Drama channel Uk

Well worth watching, or rewatching if you were lucky enough to see it before.
Drama Channel 20. UK tv. 7.00 pm Sunday 23rd Feb
Dan with Dominic Cooper and Hattie Morahan - brilliant!

Sense & Sensibility

Part 2 of 3 on UK Drama Channel 20 tonight! It's so good to see Dan, Dominic & Hattie together, and of course the rest of the brilliant cast.

So pleased to see this again

So pleased to see Sense & Sensibility is being repeated on the UK Drama Channel. Part 2 next Sunday!
Dan makes an excellent Edward Ferrars & what a joy to see Hattie & Dominic with him - (all 3 are in Summer In February).

Congratulations Dan, for Audie nomination

Well deserved congratulations for Dan's audiobook reading of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, nominated for this year's Audie award.
Another treat for the ear, later this year, will be Dan's reading of The Heroes' Welcome, the sequel to My Dear I Wanted To Tell You by Louisa Young. (That was a Galaxy Award winner).

Heroes' Welcome

"Heroes' Welcome" is the sequel to the brilliant book "My Dear, I Wanted To Tell You" which was also an award winning audiobook read by Dan. I am thrilled to see that according to Amazon pre-order information, Dan will be reading this is as well. It's due for release in May 2014.
By the way, if anyone is interested, "My Dear I Wanted to Tell You" by Louisa Young has been chosen as the 2014 title for Cityread London.

Heroes' Welcome

Thank you very much for this wonderful piece of news. Already the first book "My dear I wanted to tell you" was so beautifully read by Dan, really heart wrenching. I am so looking forward to the sequel. Dan is exceptionally good with the audio books. His beautiful timbre of his voice, the perfect Oxford English and his brilliant expression render it must to purchase his audio books.

Heroes' Welcome

Thank you very much for this wonderful piece of news. Already the first book "My dear I wanted to tell you" was so beautifully read by Dan, really heart wrenching. I am so looking forward to the sequel. Dan is exceptionally good with the audio books. His beautiful timbre of his voice, the perfect Oxford English and his brilliant expression render it must to purchase his audio books.

A admirer from Germany

New film for Dan - "Struggle To The Light"

Some information is emerging about an exciting new film about Winston Churchill in the 1930s, to be made later this year. The cast looks amazing, and Dan is apparently set to play Randolph Churchill.
I do hope that this is true, if it is it should be brilliant.
The film title is "Struggle To The Light".

Looks interesting!

This looks like it will be an amazing film, just check out the cast!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3524682/

Summer In February film music award

I am very pleased and excited to see that Ben Wallfisch has been nominated for "Best Original Drama Score" for his "Summer In February" film music.
In my humble opinion, Ben's music made a very special film, from Dan and the magnificent cast & crew of "Summer In February", even more remarkable and memorable.

Summer In February score award

http://www.cinematicsound.net/the-best-scores-of-2013

Listen to the 19 minute audio clip

So pleased that this beautiful film score by Benjamin Wallfisch has been acknowledged!

"The Guest" in the UK

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/icon-film-distribution-returns-uk-...

Good news! "The Guest" should be coming to the UK

Filming for Night At the Museum 3 started in London!

Daily Mirror posted photos of the main characters of the new "Night At the Museum 3" movie shooting a night scene in London.

There is a great photo of Dan as Sir Lancelot - he is in full medieval armor, riding a white stallion!

Here is the link:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2547242/Ben-Stiller-Robin-W...

A few words by Dan & the Summer In February trailer

A little article about Dan reading The Iliad & The Odyssey

From Entertainment Weekly -
Dan Stevens, 31, has lent his voice to audiobooks ranging from Frankenstein to War Horse. We sat in as he recorded two legendary epics, The Iliad and The Odyssey.
Outside in Times Square, the traffic din is unrelenting. But inside Merlin Studios, there's complete silence — save for the crisp, soothing voice of former Downton Abbey actor Dan Stevens as he reads from The Odyssey.
It's enthralling to sit with Stevens as he delivers his lines, his mellifluous British cadences bringing the poem alive. Every now and then he says a word wrong or doesn't like how it comes out — that's when he'll pause, ask the producers to stop, and reread. After he finishes a particularly long passage, studio chatter resumes and Stevens exits the sound booth, all smiles. "This is one of the most challenging audiobooks I've done in terms of length and scope," he admits. "But I really enjoy it as an exercise in reading and exploring literature."
Stevens — a Cambridge grad who judged fiction for the 2012 Man Booker Prize — hopes his passion for Homer will change how other people experience the works. "When you read them on your own, they're kind of impenetrable," he says. "But as soon as you hear them aloud, they make sense." That's because "you're seeing that battlefield in your mind as I'm reading it," he explains. "I project what I see of that battlefield and those rivers and whatever seas Odysseus has to sail, but you will create that in your mind, and that's a beautiful thing."

I'm really looking forward to listening to these two books, having never actually managed to read them for myself!

Dan & The Guest

I am thrilled to see so many good responses & comments this morning about Dan's new film "The Guest". Such a contrasting role to those that we have so far seen on the screen.

I hope that it won't be too long before it is available in the UK.

Dan's new audiobooks -The Iliad & The Odyssey can be pre-ordered

These two audiobooks can now be pre-ordered as downloads from Audible.

Listen to Dan reading - extract from The Odyssey

http://www.pillowarmy.com/The_Odyssey-clip.mp3

Audiobooks Due for release in Autumn 2014 - such good news!

Funny or Die Video . . . with a "missing" scene from post CS3???

A new Funny or Die video with Michelle Dockery in her "new" TV role as "Detective Connie Tough" on "Tough Justice" - as "announced" by Jon Hamm.

It is a hilarious parody of US prime-time TV crime drama - with Michelle showing she is not Lady Mary anymore . . . it is very funny . . .

And that "victim" with thick blond hair at the end of the video . . . I won't spoil it . . . just click on the link and watch it yourselves!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGS9m3kMhX4

Michelle is such a great actress - she can really be in such a show, if and when she hangs up her silk gloves in exchange for a police badge to hunt down bad guys!

And if Dan can reprise his drug kingpin role in "A Walk Among the Tombstones," we will surely have a new monster hit on TV!

Enjoy!

Dan's new audio book recordings - The Iliad & The Odyssey

http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/downton-abbey-star-dan-stevens-records-...

Now this is going to be something really special! Brilliant!

SO EXCITING!

Thank you for the great news regarding Dan's newest audiobooks. He is the most amazing performer. I have several of his recordings, and my top favorite is "Murder on the Orient Express."

I am sure any audio-books Dan chooses to do will be great.

Looking forward to The Tomorrow People in UK

Starting on Channel E4 in UK at 9.00pm Wednesday 8th January

Dan is the voice of TIM (the computer). As it always a pleasure to listen to Dan I shall be tuning in to see this new re-make series.

Good news! This new series starts tonight

It will be interesting and very welcome, to hear Dan's voice again, but in yet another role.

I appreciated this acknowledgement

In today's Telegraph there is a short piece about Dan -

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/theroyalfamily/10541574/From-Russ...

I like to think that there is no animosity between them about Matthew's demise.

Dan scheduled to talk on "Summer In February" Jan 9th

Dan is scheduled to talk about "Summer In February", Thursday Jan. 9th 2014, on NBC The Today Show (USA),
This wonderful film is about to be released in the USA. A very beautiful story, brilliantly and sensitively told by a stellar cast, with Dan playing Gilbert Evans. Ben Wallfisch's memorable score is as enchanting and emotional as the film itself.
I hope that the USA will take it to their hearts.

Dan's character Gilbert Evans

Hope they like it in the USA. Just found this website about the real Gilbert Evans who Dan plays. Interesting facts about his life and the story itself with copies of his diary entries which inspired the story. www.gilbertevans.net

Thank you

Thank you, this is absolutely fascinating.

I do hope that the film does well in the USA. It certainly deserves to - it is a most beautiful story, wonderfully told.

 Thanks for the news!

 Thanks for the news!

Dan Inspired My Olive Red/Pink Check Teviot 3-pc Tweed Suit

Suffice it to say, there is nothing wrong with life imitating art...! I'm a bit of a Scottish tweed fan with many three-piece Harris tweed suits closely resembling those worn on Downton Abbey, though all with modern lapel styles. (I am, after all, not a character in a period drama!) One fabric has eluded me, until my youngest daughter, Annabelle, pointed out any number of times the olive green, red check teviot three-piece suit worn by Dan's character, Matthew Crowley, on Downton Abbey.

"That's it!" I thought. And, so, the project began, even making a trip to The Button Queen in London for a set of horn buttons for the jacket and waistcoat. As for the Teviot check, I'm going with a sort of burnt orange and dark hot pink.

Perhaps I'll wear it to Highclere Castle in Hampshire this Easter...I've secured tickets for the family!

Cheers,

Eric

So much to look forward to but....

....I feel so sad and disappointed to see that various newspapers and members of the media, especially the DM, are still turning out hateful so called 'new' articles about Dan's departure from Downton Abbey. It is old news and seems to carry the whiff of a personal dislike or vendetta against him.
Those who continue to indulge themselves writing this stuff (journalists, bloggers, tweeters etc) do themselves and their readers no favours. Surely it is time to move on? Dan has obviously been working hard at 'stretching his acting roles' this year, and with so many different films coming out this year we shall be able to see and judge for ourselves.
Personally I am looking forward to seeing them all, and hope that he finds some time to do more audiobooks and writing.
Meanwhile, I am hoping that the New Year will bring less unpleasantness, and more kindness. Objective criticism is always welcome, sincere acknowledgement of work well done is welcome, opinions are welcome. Intelligent argument is good, abuse and foul language are not!

Not only a Happy Christmas to Dan but also...

to the Admin of this website. Together with a big thank you for all that you do to keep us informed and up to date with Dan events & news!
Whilst I'm here, can I also wish all my fellow readers here, a Happy Christmas & New Year.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS, DAN

I don't know whether Dan looks here on this website, but just in case he does, may I just wish him and his family a very happy & healthy Christmas & New Year.
I have missed his character of Matthew in Downton this year, BUT "Summer In February" and all of the latest audiobooks have been brilliant, and welcome pleasures. 2014 holds the exciting prospect of many more appearances in various roles. Also, I am looking forward to more writing by Dan.
Thank you Dan, for a wonderful year and here's hoping 2014 will bring you happiness, and plenty of opportunities to delight us all.

Dan Stevens

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