Dan Stevens: ‘The bodice ripper never quite goes away, I don’t think it ever will’
Ever since his days on Downton Abbey, the actor has moved seamlessly between British period drama and high-rolling US sci-fi.
He talks about playing a robot – and why he has moved on from romanceWhen I speak to Dan Stevens, he’s in Los Angeles, shooting Gaslit, a forthcoming TV show that sounds like the definitive deep dive into the Watergate scandal.
It’s full of big hitters – Stevens and Betty Gilpin playing John and Mo Dean, Sean Penn and Julia Roberts as John and Martha Mitchell – and is based on the podcast Slow Burn, which is marvellous, if you get a minute and want a refresh on who these people are.Ever since his years on Downton Abbey, Stevens, 39, has been very much in that glossy league, moving seamlessly between British period drama and high-rolling US sci-fi – he is the lead in Legion, Noah Hawley’s epic addition to
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