Toby Stephens

Birthday: Apr 21, 1969
Birthplace: Middlesex Hospital, London, England, UK
The son of Dame Maggie Smith and the late Sir Robert Stephens, Toby Stephens was to the theatrical manor born. An accomplished actor in his own right, Stephens, who bears a distinct resemblance to his mother, was born in April of 1969. After his parents' divorce when he was four years old, Stephens and his brother (actor Chris Larkin) grew up traveling back and forth across the Atlantic with their mother for her numerous acting engagements. After training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Stephens began his professional career as a stagehand at the Chichester Theatre Festival. He had his film debut with a bit part in Sally Potter's 1992 adaptation of Orlando, but it was on the stage that he first made a name for himself. At the age of 25, Stephens won a Sir John Gielgud Best Actor Award and an Ian Charleson Award for his title role in the Royal Shakespeare Company's 1994 production of Coriolanus. He went on to perform in a number of plays with the RSC, including Measure for Measure, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Antony and Cleopatra. In 1996, Stephens attracted the attention of an international film audience with his role as the melancholy Duke Orsino in Trevor Nunn's lush adaptation of Twelfth Night. That same year, he starred alongside Rupert Graves and Tara Fitzgerald in the acclaimed television adaptation of Anne Bronte's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, further earning a reputation as a man who could actually make frock coats look sexy. More period attire -- this time early 1900s -- followed in 1997, when Stephens starred as a jaded, grieving photographer who captures a supernatural phenomenon with his camera in Photographing Fairies. That same year, he could again be seen doffing a frock coat for his role in Cousin Bette. The film featured him as Jessica Lange's nephew; coincidentally, he had played Stanley Kowalski to her Blanche DuBois a year earlier in Peter Hall's London production of A Streetcar Named Desire.In 1999, Stephens again stepped back a few eras -- this time to the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire Period -- to play Vladimir Lensky, hot-blooded best friend of Ralph Fiennes' Evgeny Onegin in Martha Fiennes' adaptation of Onegin. In addition to his screen work, he continued to perform on the stage, winning particular acclaim for his work opposite Diana Rigg in both Phedre and Britannicus in London and New York.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
36% Hunter Killer Bill Beaman 2018
70% The Journey Tony Blair $0.2M 2017
40% The Trouble with Terkel Justin 2017
51% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi Glen 'Bub' Doherty $38M 2016
78% The Machine Vincent McCarthy 2014
No Score Yet Noël Coward's Private Lives Elyot 2013
24% All Things To All Men Riley 2013
No Score Yet Sharpe's Challenge Actor 2007
No Score Yet Dark Corners Dr. Woodleigh 2006
66% Severance Harris $67.2K 2006
No Score Yet Sharpe's Waterloo Actor 2006
No Score Yet The Best Man Actor 2006
No Score Yet The Queen's Sister Lord Snowdon 2006
85% The Rising (Mangal Pandey) Actor 2005
No Score Yet El Sueño de Una Noche de San Juan (Midsummer Dream) Actor 2005
No Score Yet Cambridge Spies Actor 2003
57% Die Another Day Gustav Graves $160.3M 2002
64% Possession Fergus Wolfe $10.1M 2002
No Score Yet Napoleon Tsar Alexander I 2002
No Score Yet The Great Gatsby Jay Gatsby 2001
78% Space Cowboys Young Frank 2000
48% Onegin Vladimir Lensky 1999
82% Photographing Fairies Charles Castle 1998
76% Twelfth Night Orsino 1998
41% Cousin Bette Victorin 1998
No Score Yet Camomile Lawn Actor 1992
No Score Yet The Best Job In The World Actor

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2018
68% Lost in Space
2018
John Robinson
  • 2018
92% And Then There Were None
2015
Doctor Edward Armstrong
  • 2018
  • 2016
81% Black Sails
2014-2017
Captain Flint Capt. Flint Director
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Edward Rochester George Pritchard William Dodd David Connelly Gentleman Farmer
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2007
  • 1997
85% Strike Back
Frank Arlington
  • 2011
No Score Yet Miss Marple
2004-2013
  • 2010
No Score Yet Robin Hood
2006-2009
Prince John
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet Inspector Lewis
2007-2015
No Score Yet Napoleón
2003
Alexander I
88% Summer of Rockets
2019
No Score Yet The Camomile Lawn
1992

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