The latest Disney Princess movie is coming today. As everyone is excited about the live-action movie, not everyone knows about the cast. Emma Watson may be very familiar to all the audience watching "Beauty and the Beast", thanks to her role in "Harry Potter" series, but not many know so much about the actor behind the scary Beast.

Dan Stevens, an English actor born in 1982, will be the handsome face of Prince Adam who is cursed and becomes a monstrous Beast in "Beauty and the Beast". According to Refinery29, Dan began his acting career as minor roles before got his break on "Downton Abbey" as Matthew Crawley.

Besides his role in "Downton Abbey", Dan Stevens also specializes in classical literary adaptations. His work includes "Sense and Sensibility", "Frankenstein", and "The Turn of the Screw". But his filmography history in classic adaptations might get the influence from his study in English at Cambridge University. The actor is not only blessed with the good-looking face and his acting talent but also intelligence.

Considering that the "Beauty and the Beast" actor's degree in English, it is not surprising to discover that Dan Stevens is somehow a book nerd. He once was one of the judges for Man Booker Prize to read 147 novels in the process.

Playing in classic literary adaptations, he played in Broadway play "The Heiress", according to POPSUGAR. And ever since he moved forward the Hollywood acting career, the report also takes a notice on his appearance transformation into slimmer, a scruffy version of him.

Dan Stevens is married to a Jazz singer Susie Hariet since 2009 and the couple has three children already. The family moved to Brooklyn from London in 2012 so the actor can pursue his career in Hollywood.

The actor is currently busy promoting "Beauty and the Beast" movie and starring in a Marvel comic adaptation series "Legion". The tv series is a part of the "X-Men" universe and Dan Stevens plays as David Heller. "Legion" premiered in February 2017 on FX, as reported by Polygon.