Special Guest for the Berlin & Beyond Film Festival Autumn Showcase 2021 Opening Night and San Francisco Special Screening of “I’m Your Man” on Monday, November 15th at the Roxie Theater.
Dan Stevens was born in Croydon, Surrey, England in 1982. He was educated at Tonbridge School, where he became interested in drama. From the age of 15, he trained and acted at the National Youth Theatre in London. He studied English Literature at Emmanuel College, Cambridge.
His most recent film role is in the German-language, sci-fi tragicomedy, I’m Your Man, alongside Maren Eggert, directed by Maria Schrader. The film won four 2021 German Film Awards, including Best Picture in Gold. Stevens was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Stevens’ first cinema role was a German-language role in 2009, in the musical drama Hilde. In this biopic about Hildegard Knef, he co-starred alongside Heike Makatsch and Monica Bleibtreu.
In the 2020 Netflix hit comedy Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, alongside Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams, his performance as Russian pop star Alexander Lemtov became an immediate audience and critic favorite. He also starred in Dave Franco’s feature directorial debut, The Rental, which opened to number one at the box office, and Blithe Spirit, an adaptation of Noel Coward’s classic comedy, with Judi Dench, Isla Fisher and Leslie Mann.
His previous film projects include Noah Hawley’s feature directorial debut Lucy in the Sky, Disney’s Call of the Wild alongside Harrison Ford, Her Smell, a punk rock picture starring Elisabeth Moss, and Disney’s smash hit live action Beauty and the Beast, where he played The Beast alongside Emma Watson’s Belle.
He also starred as Charles Dickens in The Man Who Invented Christmas, in the romantic comedy Permission opposite Rebecca Hall, in the cult hit The Guest, Night at the Museum III, A Walk Amongst the Tombstones, Criminal Activities, Colossal, Apostle and The Ticket.
He previously starred in Hawley’s highly acclaimed Marvel series Legion, which wrapped its third and final season on FX in August of 2019. Stevens’ other television credits include the Golden Globe-winning drama Downton Abbey, HBO’s High Maintenance, Sense & Sensibility, The Line of Beauty, Frankenstein, as well as roles in the TV movies Maxwell and Dracula.
Stevens’ theatre credits include The Heiress on Broadway, Arcadia, The Vortex and Hayfever in the West End, and Every Good Boy Deserves Favour at The National Theatre in London.