Dan Stevens

  1. Benedict Cumberbatch, The Fifth Estate, 2012.    There was a moment when it wasn’t possible for Sherlock Holmnes to play the Wikileaks creator Julian Assange.  Stevens was keen even if it meant  being killed off in TV’s Downton Abbey.  Then, Benedict was free – and Stevens became Ian Katz, instead.
  2. Josh Duhamel, Misconduct, 2015.   Ambitious lawyer Ben Cahill was the top rôle – and billing. Stevens passed to Duhamal, working for (a strangely quiet) Al Pacino to bring down  quietlyl) a corrupt pharmaceutical tycoon. Anthonyt Hopkins, who else?
  3. Ewan McGregor, Doctor Sleep, 2018.   What, asked so many Stephen King fans at book signings, happened to Danny Torrance?  King would joke had wed Firestarter Charlie  McGee, Then, he got to think – and what about Jack Torrance, and Wendy and Hallorann? The answers are in his sequel novel and its movie that had to please all factions. Those who love and deplore Kubrick’s film (and disregarded the TV series), vice-versa. (Or can’t read).  New horror king Mike Flanagan (born two years after Carrie) checked into the Overlook Hotel.  So, who could be Nicholson’s shining son, now the titular hospice orderly? Almost inevitably the top choices were Captain America, Hawkeye, Doctor Who and Downton’s Abbey’s Matthew Crawley (oh yes!). Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Matt Smith and Dan Stevens were all floored by Obi-Wan Kenobi…  in the 273rd of King’s staggering 313 screen credits since


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