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The Guest premieres in the UK 5th September and US 17th September, while A Walk Among The Tombstones is released in US and UK on 19th September 2014. Dan recently filmed Night at the Museum 3, The Cobbler, Criminal Activities, and The Ticket.  

 

 

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Dan as Charles Dickens

BBC Radio 4 Extra are repeating some episodes of Dickens Confidential.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01ms5x9

Well worth listening to.

The Iliad & The Odyssey audiobooks

Two new audiobooks read by Dan, released today on iTunes & Audible for download,

The CD editions are available later in September.

So pleased to have two new readings by Dan to enjoy.

Dan Stevens - Flickering Myth podcast coming soon

Podcast coming soon from Flickering Myth

Dan Stevens on The Picture Show, Newstalk FM Sept. 6th

Philip Molloy brings you movie news, reviews, interviews, profiles, movie history and stories about trends in cinema. Every Saturday from 6-7pm. This week he talks about his interview with Dan Stevens, held on Monday Sept. 1st

106-108 FM

Dan Stevens on Steve Wright in the Afternoon radio show

Sept. 2nd 2.00pm BBC Radio 2
Should also be available on BBC iPlayer.

New article about Dan in the Guardian Weekend

Tomorrow 30th August 2014

Guardian Weekend interview with photos

Today's Guardian Weekend features Dan on the cover with a good multi-page interview within!

Here's the link http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2014/aug/30/d

Interview & photos

New interviews with Dan

Instyle Magazine US edition
Daily Mail Q & A 17th August 2014
Attitude Magazine September 2014 edition

All excellent & well worth reading.

Instyle Magazine - Dan Stevens

Apparently Dan is featured as the Man of Style in this month's Instyle magazine. Does anyone know if this is in both US & UK editions? Has anyone seen it yet?

Instyle Magazine

Some very, very kind and talented soul scanned Dan's interview in the mag to tumblr - here it is :)

http://thatstreeturchin.tumblr.com/post/94827354259/dan-stevens-man-of-s...

Boy does he look fiiiiine!

New photo of Dan...

on photographer Perou's website
http://www.perouinc.com/diary2/?date=2014-07-04

Alex Rider stories read by Dan Stevens Audiobooks re-released -

The three audiobook versions of the Alex Rider stories by Anthony Horowitz - Crocodile Tears, Snakehead & Scorpia Rising, appear to have been re-released 26th June 2014. This is very good news, as Crocodile Tears had been generally unavailable for a very long time.

Alex Rider audiobooks

Thank you for this info, but who is re releasing and how can I order them ?

Availability

Available on Audible.co.uk / Amazon uk. Not sure about situation in USA.

Alex Rider audiobooks

Thank you for this info, but who is re releasing and how can I order them ?

Alex Rider books

Thank you for this info,but would like to,know if these are being released in USA or just in UK.? Can I get them through Amazon?

The Story of the Siren by E.M. Forster read by Dan

A few days left to listen to this repeat broadcast, read by Dan Stevens
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b017gqvz

The Heroes' Welcome by Louisa Young - no spoilers!

No spoilers, but I just wanted to say that Dan's reading of this wonderful book is simply amazing! I may have experienced most emotions in listening to a very wide variety of audiobooks, but Dan's performance and Louisa's writing are so powerful that I have to admit - I wept buckets......this is an outstanding sequel to "My Dear I Wanted To Tell You". So moving, so tender, so enlightening and original it its handling of a time that most of us have no real understanding of.

Heartfelt congratulations and thanks to Dan & Louisa.

Not long now until....

....Dan's latest audiobook will be released. 22nd May. "The Heroes' Welcome", the long awaited for sequel to "My Dear I Wanted To Tell You" by Louisa Young.

It will be good to hear him again......it seems like ages since we last saw or heard anything, although with two more audiobooks and four more films due for release later this year, there is much to look forward to. Thank goodness!

It is yet another really good story....

...and so beautifully read by Dan.

I have read that Louisa Young will be on BBC Radio 4 "Woman's Hour" on June 2nd to discuss the book.

Oh good! Tomorrow is nearly here...

...and "The Heroes' Welcome" will be available. Amazon are dispatching pre-ordered CDs today, and presumably downloads will also become available!

Update....

Apparently the Amazon UK release of the CD version has been delayed until early June (no explanation from Amazon) but it can be downloaded from iTunes. Thank heavens!

Somehow missed this at the time - Summer In February interview

In case anyone else missed it, here is another interview with Dan, Dominic Cooper, Jonathan Smith, and other cast members, about Summer In February.
Well worth watching!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZO01rq7b0Ao

Corinthia Artist in Residence 2014 award winners

"Zawe Ashton and David Petch, the joint winners of the Corinthia Artist in Residence 2014, have completed their month long stay at the hotel during which time they wrote and directed two short films, with a budget of £15K each. The films will be screened at a private ceremony at Corinthia Hotel London on 12th May 2014, entered into the London Film Festival and screened publicly at the Corinthia Hotel London during the month of October 2014.

Actress Zawe Ashton directs and casts Daisy Lowe
Zawe Ashton’s short, starring Daisy Lowe and Tom Ellis (Vera Drake), sees two returning guests of the hotel develop a relationship during their sleepwalking adventures. The story poses questions about how we connect as human beings and how the digital era we live in demands us to be ‘switched on’ at all times, leaving little time for fantasy and escape.

Noisettes singer takes time out from recording solo album to star in short
David Petch’s film pays homage to sleep and dreams, echoing the way space and time work differently in dreams to our waking life. The story is about a beautiful singer, played by Shingai Shoniwa (The Noisettes), waiting to perform at the hotel. As we are drawn further into her personal life, the boundaries of her perceptions shift, bringing us closer to her more fragile dreamlike view of the world. Ashley Walters (‘Top Boy’) stars as the co-lead.

A stellar panel of judges
The fledgling filmmakers’ treatments were submitted to Corinthia’s national call in December 2013 and shortlisted by a stellar panel of judges that included: Amanda Berry (BAFTA), Steve Davies (APA), Eric Fellner (Working Title), Mike Figgis (Director), David Glasser (The Weinstein Company), Amanda Nevill (BFI), Sarah Sands (Evening Standard), Justine Simons (The Mayor’s Office), Dan Stevens (Actor), Lucy Tuck (FT), Ed Vaizey MP (Minister for Culture) and Zain Verjee (CNN)."

I read that Dan was hoping to attend the screening last night.

Maybe still filming Night At The Museum 3

Not certain who did attend, but Dan is probably still filming NATM3.

Old but still interesting & very relevant

I came across a BookD Podcast today, available free on iTunes "Louisa Young & Dan Stevens present..." about her WW1 novel "My Dear I Wanted To Tell You". Dan recorded the prize winning audiobook edition and there is an extract in this programme.
The book was this year's choice for Cityread, and happily, later this month, the sequel will be available. Even more exciting is the fact that Dan has narrated this as well.

Another chance to see "Sense & Sensibility"

Tonight on Drama Channel 20, in the UK. All 3 episodes starting at 16.00.

Well worth watching again, and a 'must' if you haven't already seen it.

Dan, together with Hattie Morahan, Dominic Cooper, David Morrissey, Charity Wakefield, Janet McTeer, and many more brilliant actors. Made in 2008.

Dan & Shakespeare

45 minutes of a Shakespeare masterclass, with Sir Peter Hall working with a young Dan Stevens and Rebecca Hall, are downloadable as an extra feature with the latest edition of Sir Peter Hall's "Shakespeare's Advice To The Players" by Oberon Books. Dan has also written the Foreword to the book.
I have to say that it is a fascinating experience to hear this, and quite enlightening.

I just wonder whether Dan will return to the Shakespearian stage again at some point in the future. That would truly be a significant and rewarding audience experience.

The Guest UK release

Looks as though it will be early September - so that is very good news!

Latest Junket contribution by Dan

The latest Junket has a fascinating & rather intriguing story by Dan.
http://thejunket.org/2014/04/issue-eleven/rwmr-has-it/

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!

Good luck!

Good luck to the Authors Cricket Club with their book "The Authors XI". The winner of the Cricket Society & MCC Book Of The Year is set to be announced tomorrow evening. Friday May 9th 2014.

It is a fascinating & entertaining book!

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!

Swallows & Amazons

I was just about to enquire on the same subject as I have had some technical difficulties and have been unable to keep up with any news of Dan .

I did hear from a news broadcast that the boat house used in previous Swallows & Amazons was up for sale last year when the filming was due to start so whether that has prolonged the start I don't know .

Like you I do hope to see Dan as Capt Flint , it would be good to have him home in England again , I miss him .

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.

Cost of Success

I am happy that Dan Stevens is getting the opportunity to show his range as an actor, but disagree that the tag "of leaving Downton Abbey in the lurch" is misguided or unfair as that is what he did. Since Downton only produces 7 or 8 episodes a year, I think Mr. Stevens could have worked on other projects while keeping Downton afloat. His character was extremely important to many storylines. The program is lost without him. I think, too, that he would have many more fans than he does now. I look forward to future projects, but am disappointed in his decision to leave when he did. His departure ruined the series for me.

We all have our own opinions but...

.....reading and agreeing with the original post of 24th March, "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.", I think that "leaving Downton Abbey in the lurch" is a very inaccurate & misinformed statement.
Dan, like Jessica Brown-Findlay, wished only to remain for their original 3 year contracts. To have taken on very different roles in look and character alongside filming Downton Abbey, even if time had permitted, would have been a very difficult, if not an impossible challenge. Filming Downton lasts from February through to August, and the brief breaks during this period really don't allow too much leeway in taking on other roles in film or theatre.

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