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Dan Stevens of 'Downton Abbey' Signs With WME (Exclusive)

British actor Dan Stevens has signed with WME. 

Stevens stars on Downton Abbey, the British television drama that airs stateside on PBS. Stevens plays Matthew Crawley, the presumptive heir to the Grantham estate.

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Jullian Fellowes' period drama, set on the fictional estate of Downton Abbey in the Yorkshire region of England, is currently in its second season. 

In January, Downton Abbey took home the 2012 Golden Globe for best miniseries.

Stevens is currently filming Summer in February, an independent film that also stars Dominic Cooper and Emily Browning; Stevens is executive producing the project.

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He recently completed shooting Amy Heckerling's Vamps, which also stars Alicia Silverstone, Richard Lewis and Sigourney Weaver.

Stevens is represented by Julian Belfrage Associates in the U.K.

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