The Fifth Estate: Movies IE interview & Greg Habiby photoshoot

The Fifth Estate: Movies IE interview & Greg Habiby photoshoot

I think I missed this brilliant interview with Dan for - he chats about Summer In February, Shallow, A Walk Among The Tombstones and The Fifth Estate. Everything really!

Looking over your CV - the likes of Downtown, Sense & Sensibility, Agatha Christie, Dracula, Frankenstein, and beyond - you obviously wear the period costume well. Comfortable with that, or are you hoping that Ken Loach phones you up soon, to play a striking miner who turns to bare-knuckle boxing to make ends meet?

I have enjoyed these roles, and I've certainly grown up always wanting to do these kinds of roles, but now, there is a definite desire to mix it up. I've just been shooting this crime thriller with Liam Neeson, which is set in 1999, in Brooklyn, and I'm just about to go and do a contemporary film called The Guest, with a really exciting new director called Adam Wingard, which we're shooting in New Mexico.

But then, at the end of the summer, I'll be shooting Swallows & Amazons, which is set in the 1930s, so, I think the key is to mix it up. I never reject a job based on what year it's set.

So, you're determined to follow Helena Bonham Carter to the dark side. It may mean having to sleep with Tim Burton at some point, but the roles will certainly get quirkier...

It'd be worth it.

You've got Wikileaks drama The Fifth Estate for Bill Condon coming up, where you play BBC journalist Ian Katz - were you able to hook up?

Well, that's very much an ongoing story, and Ian was with The Guardian at the time of the leaks, and it's been exhilarating, talking to him about the hows, wheres and whens as those leaks broke around the world. It's a story that is echoed today, of course, with the Snowden whistleblowing...

A number of fabulous photos of the Downton Abbey cast have been shared online by photographer Greg Habiby. 


Please notice Snowden was not

Please notice Snowden was not a whistleblower, Dan. You might want to refresh the requirements for whistleblowing.

He is a whistleblower.

He is a whistleblower.

I also missed it...

I also missed it, so thank you for this.

Dan Stevens


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