Dan Stevens

Liam Neeson and Dan Stevens in the Trailer for ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’

The first trailer for A Walk Among the Tombstones has been released, starring Liam Neeson and based on the bestselling series of mystery novels by Lawrence Block. The film, in which Neeson plays – surprise, surprise – an ex-New York City cop with a tragic past turned law-bending private detective, also stars Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens, Luther’s Ruth Wilson, Sebastian Roche, and Boyd Holbrook .

Interestingly enough, however, in role that seems particularly designed to be the anti-Matthew Crawley, Stevens plays a heroin trafficker who hires Neeson’s character to track down (and presumably do bad things to) the men responsible for kidnapping and murdering the drug dealer’s wife. So, not exactly a swoony romance, y’know?

Dan Stevens Tells 'The Today Show' He Has to Apologize for 'Downton Abbey' Death a Lot

Oh, Dan Stevens. Don’t get me wrong, I’m super pleased that Downton Abbey is back on my television, and I love all its dramatic moments, great costumes and compelling characters. But I miss Matthew. There, I said it. I’m still not over it, and seeing you out on the promotional circuit for your new film Summer in February’ s US release is a bit rough. I want you to have all the success in the world professionally – of course – but seriously couldn’t you have just done a voiceover with that letter in the first episode of Series 4? Just for a second? Sigh.

Stevens appeared on The Today Show to talk about life after Downton and to start spreading the word about his latest big-screen role that arrives in US theaters. And since the character he plays in Summer in February seems very close to Matthew Crawley, perhaps it’ll be a balm to all our wounded hearts.

It’s just a good job he’s so darn charming.

Dan Stevens' Film 'Summer in February' Gets an American Release Date

Are you already wondering what your January is going to look like now that Downton Abbey’s coming back without leading man Matthew Crawley? Not to worry though – you can still get your Dan Stevens fix this winter when his latest period drama (finally) gets a US release.

According to Variety, Tribeca Film has acquired the US rights to romantic drama Summer in February, which stars Stevens alongside Dominic Cooper and Emily Browning. The film is a period drama set on the eve of World War I and Stevens plays a character who is agonizing over his feelings regarding a woman he can’t have. Sound familiar? Yeah, this could prove a more than adequate Downton substitute for those of us suffering from Matthew withdrawal.

The film is based on the Jonathan Smith novel of the same name and tells the story of the dramatic real-life love triangle between painter Alfred Munnings (Cooper), his best friend Gilbert Evans (Stevens) and fellow artist Florence Carter-Wood (Browning).

Watch the trailer below.

‘Downton Abbey’s’ Dan Stevens to Play Lancelot for ‘Night at the Museum 3’

Life goes on, even once you leave Highclere Castle it would seem. Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens has kept pretty busy since departing the megahit costume drama – with roles in Wikileaks biopic The Fifth Estate, romantic drama Summer in February and crime drama A Walk Among the Tombstones, as well as some voicework on sci-fi CW series The Tomorrow People.

Now Stevens looks set to join the third installment of the family-friendly Night at the Museum series with Ben Stiller and Robin Williams, which basically follows the story of a night guard (Stiller) who discovers that all the exhibits in museums come to life after the buildings shut down. We know that security guard Larry will be headed to London for this go-round, so get your guesses as to the film’s location in early. My money’s on the Museum of Natural History, simply because the space is so gorgeous, but, on the other hand, you kind of can’t beat the British Museum in terms of sheer volume of neat things that could come to life.

Read on for more.

Dan Stevens Returns to Television (Sort of) in 'The Tomorrow People' Remake

Not to worry, Downton Abbey fans – if you’re still missing seeing star Dan Stevens and his performance as everyone’s favorite lawyer turned surprise aristocratic heir Matthew Crawley, you’ll soon be able to catch him on your TVs every week once more.

Or at least you’ll be able to hear him.

The Downton alum is set to lend his voice to the CW’s upcoming remake of classic British science fiction children’s show The Tomorrow People. He’ll be playing the voice of its biological computer TIM, according to reports from Entertainment Weekly. Want to know more? Read on.

Go Behind the Scenes of Wikileaks Drama 'The Fifth Estate'

A new behind-the-scenes featurette has been released for upcoming Wikileaks drama The Fifth Estate, which starsSherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch alongside Daniel Bruhl, Larua Linney, Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens and Doctor Who’s Peter Capaldi among other terribly talented people. (If you haven’t seen the trailer for this buzzed-about, Brit actor-packed film yet, watch it here.)

This new clip doesn’t give us much in the way of new footage from the film – probably to avoid the possibility of spoilers – but rather sits down with director Bill Condon and several of the main cast members to ask them what it is about the story of Julian Assange and his little website that became a global controversy that made them want to be involved in the project. It’s pretty interesting.

First Look: Benedict Cumberbatch, Peter Capaldi and Dan Stevens in 'The Fifth Estate'

Now that filming is wrapping up on Sherlock Series 3 (finally) , fans of series star Benedict Cumberbatch are already looking forward to the upcoming release of his next big project – the buzzy film The Fifth Estate, in which the actor takes on the role of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

New photos - including the official poster - have been released (courtesy of the film's official Facebook page) from the upcoming drama, which chronicles the story of Assange, the 2006 launch of the controversial Wikileaks website and the disintegration of his relationship with right-hand man Daniel Domscheit-Berg, the author of Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange At the World’s Most Dangerous Website.

The new pictures give us a look not only at Cumberbatch, but several other very familiar British faces, including Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens and recently-annouced Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi

'Sherlock' Star Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange in First Trailer for 'The Fifth Estate'

Ever since the news broke that Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch had signed on to play the infamous Julian Assange in a major film for Dreamworks, fans the world over have been desperate to see what the final product would look like. Well, now we can get our first look – the trailer for That WikiLeaks Movie is finally here!

Called The Fifth Estate, the film tells the story of WikiLeaks founder Assange and the 2006 launch of the controversial website, which was ostensibly meant to hold governments accountable for their actions by providing the public with access to confidential intelligence documents. Assange remains a polarizing figure today for a variety of reasons and is currently still living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, in order to avoid extradition orders from both Sweden and the United States.

Despite the (admittedly a bit creepy) blonde wig, it’s clear Cumberbatch has spent some time watching videos of Assange giving speeches, because he has so many of his mannerisms down pat. This already appears to be a frighteningly uncanny portrayal.

Get your first look at the official trailer for The Fifth Estate below:

Dan Stevens Talks About His New Movies and His New Look on The One Show

Dan Stevens has been keeping pretty busy since his departure from Downton Abbey – he’s been cast as a hacker opposite Benedict Cumberbatch, a drug dealer opposite Liam Neeson, he’s done some theater opposite an Academy Award nominee, and he’s scored a new TV gig for later this year (in the new adaptation of Swallows and Arrows).

And also apparently he's undergone a rather drastic makeover. He’s lost a significant amount of weight – somewhere in the range of thirty pounds so he says – and has also done something rather jolly with this hair. (It be fair, it’s not as dark as he had originally had for that film with Neeson, called A Walk Among the Tombtones, but it’s kind of a seriously dramatic shift.).

Stevens appeared on the BBC teatime chat show The One Show last week to promote his new movie Summer in February in which he plays a character who is freakishly like Matthew Crawley, but since we’re all going to go swoon over this movie as soon as it manages to get released in America, let’s ignore that.

Stevens talks a bit about saying goodbye to Downton, his upcoming film roles and has a rather adorable exchange with one of his former teachers, who also happens to be the guy that wrote the book Summer in February. And before you ask, yes, the One Show hosts are generally always like this.

Missing Matthew Crawley? Keep an Eye Out for Dan Stevens’ New Movie

Are you missing Downton Abbey’s Matthew Crawley? Has the fact that star Dan Stevens changed his hair dramatically upset your day? Well, then, do I have the movie for you – Stevens' latest upcoming project is a film called Summer in February, and it’s a period drama set on the eve of World War I, in which Stevens plays a character who is agonizing over his feelings regarding a woman he can’t have.

Sound familiar, Matthew fans?

The film is based on the Jonathan Smith novel of the same name and tells the story of the dramatic real-life love triangle between painter Alfred Munnings (Dominc Cooper), his best friend Gilbert Evans (Stevens) and fellow artist Florence Carter-Wood (Emily Browning). As you can see from the trailer below, Summer in February appears to feature a lot of angst and drama and crossed romantic signals and everything that we’re all missing in a world without Downton at the moment.

Take a look for yourself below.

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