Graham Norton sneak peek & Telegraph interview
BBC America have shared a lovely sneak peek at tonight's show, which features Dan!
The Telegraph has posted a great interview with Dan along with some lovely photos.
He sees Summer in February as a “pre-Downton project”, and his work since leaving the show has been nothing if not varied: as well as the Neeson thriller and the Broadway show, he has suffered the terrible indignity of playing a journalist from The Guardian in The Fifth Estate, a drama about Julian Assange, the founder of the WikiLeaks website.
“I’m fascinated by that whole narrative, and the questions around WikiLeaks really thrill me,” he says enthusiastically. “The story doesn’t really have an ending at the moment, and the film acknowledges that very cleverly, I think.” Assange himself is played by Benedict Cumberbatch, who once, in an unguarded moment described the second series of Downton as “f------ atrocious”. Stevens admits he playfully reminded him of the verdict on set as often as possible. “I teased him about it all the time,” he hoots. “It was a terribly easy way to make him feel bad. But, of course, there are no hard feelings between us and it was great getting to work with him. I think it was the usual crossed wires thing, but a quote like that is too good for various outlets to ignore.”
Next he will play Captain Flint in a new adaptation of Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons, which is to be filmed in the Lake District later this summer, while continuing to co-edit The Junket, a quarterly online literary magazine he launched with some friends shortly after university. “I should say that we were all a lot less busy then than we are now,” he adds hastily.
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