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Toby Stephens

Lowest Rated:   27% All Things To All Men (2013)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
68% The Journey
  • Tony Blair
$0.2M 2017
40% The Trouble with Terkel
  • Justin
2017
50% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi
  • Glen 'Bub' Doherty
$38M 2016
79% The Machine
  • Vincent McCarthy
2014
No Score Yet Noël Coward's Private Lives
  • Elyot
2013
27% All Things To All Men
  • Riley
2013
No Score Yet Sharpe's Challenge
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Dark Corners
  • Dr. Woodleigh
2006
64% 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
91% 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
58% Die Another Day
  • Gustav Graves
$160.3M 2002
65% 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
74% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
81% Black Sails
2014
  • Captain Flint Capt. Flint
  • Director
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
91% And Then There Were None
2015
  • Doctor Edward Armstrong
  • 2016
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Edward Rochester George Pritchard William Dodd David Connelly Gentleman Farmer
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2007
  • 1997
No Score Yet Miss Marple
2004-2013
  • Actor
  • 2010
No Score Yet Robin Hood
2006-2009
  • Prince John
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet Inspector Lewis
2007-2015
  • Actor

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