Dan Stevens is an English actor and narrator.
He is known for his role as Matthew Crawley in the ITV acclaimed period drama series Downton Abbey (2010–12). He also starred as David in the thriller film The Guest (2014), Sir Lancelot in the adventure film Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014), The Beast/Prince in Disney’s live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast (2017), Lorin Willis in the biographical legal drama Marshall (2017) and Charles Dickens in the biographical drama The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017). From 2017 to 2019, he starred as David Haller in the critically acclaimed FX series Legion and in 2018, he starred in the Netflix horror-thriller Apostle. He played the comedic role of Russian Eurovision singer Alexander Lemtov in Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020). Stevens has narrated over 30 audiobooks, including Casino Royale, Wolf Hall and War Horse. In 2014, he was nominated for two Audie Awards, in the Classic category and Solo Narration (Male) category for Frankenstein. A cricket enthusiast, he played for the Authors XI team, which is composed of a number of prominent British writers, in 2012. He has been a columnist for the Sunday Telegraph and is editor-at-large for The Junket, an online quarterly which he co-founded in 2011.