Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Brits with Birthdays: Dan Stevens’ Baby Blues Turn 31

Dan Stevens in a July 2011 portrait taken in Beverly Hill. (Chris Pizzello/AP Images)

By Leah Rozen | Posted on October 7th, 2013

They’re not joking about those baby blues. (AP)

Dan Stevens, the blue-eyed British heartthrob whose departure from Downton Abbey at the end of last season left many fans feeling bereft, turns 31 this Thursday, Oct. 10.

The actor, who played likable Matthew Crawley on the popular period drama, quit the show after the third season when his contract ended. He has since moved to the New York area to appear on Broadway in The Heiress and then acted in three movies. He has also slimmed down, losing more than 25 pounds.

One of those films, The Fifth Estate, a biopic about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, opens this Friday. Fellow rising British star Benedict Cumberbatch plays Assange while Stevens has a supporting role as a London journalist.

READ MORE HERE: http://www.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2013/10/brits-with-birthdays-dan-stevens-baby-blues-turn-31/

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