Stephens, Toby 1969-

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Stephens, Toby 1969-


Born April 21, 1969, in London, England; son of Sir Robert Stephens (an actor) and Dame Maggie Smith (an actress); stepson of Beverley Cross (a writer) and Patricia Quinn (an actress); brother of Christopher Stephens (an actor also known as Christopher Larkin); married Anna-Louise Plowman (an actress), September 15, 2001; children: one. Education: London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, graduated, 1991.


Agent—United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Lindy King, Peters Fraser & Dunlop, Drury House, 34-43 Russell St., London WC2B 5HA, England.


Actor and voice artist. Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester, England, worked as a stage hand; Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, member of company; appeared in advertisements. Public speaker at various venues.

Awards, Honors:

Ian Charleson Award, best classical actor under thirty, Sunday Times-Royal National Theatre awards, 1994, and Sir John Gielgud Prize, best actor, c. 1994, both for Coriolanus; Theatre World Award, outstanding new performer, and Drama Desk Award nomination, outstanding actor in a play, both 1999, for Ring 'round the Moon; Saturn Award nomination, best supporting actor, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, 2003, for Die Another Day.


Film Appearances:

Othello, Orlando, Sony Pictures Classics, 1993.

Duke Orsino, Twelfth Night: Or What You Will (also known as Twelfth Night), Fine Line Features, 1996.

Charles Castle, Photographing Fairies (also known as Apparition), PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, 1997.

Luke Bradley, Sunset Heights, Artsmagic/Showcase Entertainment, 1997.

Victorin Hulot, Cousin Bette, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998.

Vladimir Lensky, Onegin (also known as Eugene Onegin, Onegin—Eine Liebe in St. Petersburg, and Paixao proibida), Samuel Goldwyn Films, 1999.

Ross, The Announcement, BBC Films, 2000.

Young Frank D. Corvin, Space Cowboys, Warner Bros., 2000.

Fergus Wolfe, Possession, USA Films, 2002.

Gustav Graves, Die Another Day (also known as Beneath the Ice, Beyond the Ice, D.A.D., James Bond 20, James Bond XX, Juggernaut, Nobody Lives Forever, Doeden faar vaenta, James Bond 007—Strib an einem anderen Tag, Kuolema saa odottaa, La morte puo attendere, Lamut B'Yom A'her, Meurs un autre jour, Mor un altre dia, Muere otro dia, Otro dia para morir, Prapancha Veerudu 007, 007— Morre noutro dia, 007: Surra veel ueks paeev, and 007—Um novo dia para morrer), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2002.

Voice of Justin, Terkel I knibe (animated; also known as Terkel in Trouble, Terkel I knipe, Terkel in de shit, and Torkel I knipa), 2004, Eureka Entertainment, 2006.

Captain William Gordon, The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (also known as 1857: The Rising, MangalPandey, Mangal Pandey: The Rising, and The Rising—Aufstand der Helden), Yash Raj Films, 2005.

Voice of Demetrius for English version, El sueno de una noche de San Juan (also known as Midsummer Dream), Filmes Lusomundo, 2005.

Dr. Woodleigh, Dark Corners, Shoreline Entertainment, 2006.

Harris, Severance, Magnolia Pictures, 2006.

Stephens's voice appeared in documentaries.

Television Appearances; Series:

Charles, Perfect Strangers (also known as Almost Strangers), BBC-2, beginning 2001.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Young Oliver, The Camomile Lawn, Channel 4 (England), 1992.

Gilbert Markham, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (also known as Dama misteriosa), BBC, 1996, broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre (also known as ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre and Mobil Masterpiece Theatre), PBS, 1997.

Czar Alexander I, Napoleon (also known as Le tricorne de Napoleon and Napoleao), Arts and Entertainment, 2002, also broadcast on other networks in other countries.

Kim Philby, Cambridge Spies (also known as Espias de Cambridge and Vakoojat), BBC and BBC America, 2003.

Casanova, London, BBC, 2004.

Edward Fairfax Rochester, Jane Eyre (also known as Kotiopettajattaren romaani), BBC, 2006.

Peter, The Best Man, Independent Television (England) and BBC America, 2006.

William Dodd, Sharpe's Challenge, Independent Television and BBC America, 2006.

General George Armstrong Custer, The Wild West, BBC-2, 2007.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Jay Gatsby (title role), The Great Gatsby, BBC and Arts and Entertainment, 2000.

Anthony Armstrong Jones (Lord Snowdon), The Queen's Sister (also known as Margaret and Margaret—kuningattaren sisar), Channel 4 (England), 2005, BBC America, 2006.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Himself, F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" : The Making of a Classic, 2000.

Himself, James Bond: A BAFTA Tribute, BBC, 2002.

Himself, MTV Movie Special: Die Another Day, MTV, 2002.

Himself, Premiere Bond: Die Another Day, Independent Television (England), 2002.

Reader, Essential Byron, 2003.

Himself, Just Another Day, 2006.

Appeared in A View from the Bridge.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Philip Blake, "Five Little Pigs," Poirot (also known as Agatha Christie's "Poirot," Hercule Poirot, and Poirot), Independent Television (England) and Arts and Entertainment, c. 2003.

Dr. Nick Henderson, "Subterraneans," Waking the Dead, BBC, 2005.

Himself, News 24 Sunday, BBC, 2005.

Himself, Breakfast, BBC, 2006.

Stage Appearances:

Damies, Tartuffe, Aldwych Theatre, London, 1991.

Celebinus and King of Algier, Tamburlaine, Royal Shakespeare Company, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, 1992.

Pompey and guard, Anthony and Cleopatra, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, 1992, Theatre Royal, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, 1993, and Barbican Theatre, London, 1993.

Bertram, All's Well That Ends Well, Royal Shakespeare Company, Swan Theatre, 1992, Newcastle Playhouse, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, 1993, and The Pit, London, 1993.

Director, Cheapside, Royal Shakespeare Company, The Other Place, Buzz Goodbody Studio, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, 1993.

Max Piccolomini, Wallenstein, Royal Shakespeare Company, The Pit, 1993.

Young Beamish, Unfinished Business, Royal Shakespeare Company, The Pit, 1994.

Claudio, Measure for Measure, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1994, Theatre Royal, 1995, and Barbican Theatre, 1995.

Title role, Coriolanus, Royal Shakespeare Company, Swan Theatre, 1994, Newcastle Playhouse, 1995, and Barbican Theatre, 1995.

Lysander, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1994, Theatre Royal, 1995, and Barbican Theatre, 1995.

Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire, Theatre Royal Haymarket, London, 1996.

Hippolytus, Phedre, Almeida Theatre Company, London, 1998, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Majestic Theatre, New York City, 1999.

Nero, Britannicus, Almeida Theatre Company, 1998, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Majestic Theatre, 1999.

Frederic and Hugo, Ring 'round the Moon, Belasco Theatre, New York City, 1999.

Title role, Japes, Theatre Royal Haymarket, 2000.

Anthony Cavendish, The Royal Family, Theatre Royal Haymarket, 2001.

Title role, Hamlet, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Theatre Royal, and Albery Theatre, London, all 2004.

Jesus, The Pilate Workshop, Royal Shakespeare Company, The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, 2004.

Radio Appearances:

Voice Count Vronsky, Anna Karenina, BBC Radio, 1997.

Voice of Latimer, The Lifted Veil, BBC Radio, 1997.

Voice of Mallory, The Guns of Navarone (miniseries), BBC Radio, 1997.

Voice of Orlando, As You Like It, BBC Radio, 1997.

Voice of Stephen Wraysford, France 1910 (miniseries), BBC Radio, 1997.

Voice of Achilles, The Troy Trilogy (miniseries), BBC Radio, 1998.

Voice of Walter Hartright, The Woman in White, BBC Radio, 2002.

Voice of King Pentheus, Dionysos, BBC Radio, 2003.

Voice of Benedick, Much Ado about Nothing, BBC Radio, 2005.

Appeared in other audio pieces, including appearances as the voice of Robin in J. B. Priestley's Time and the Conways, 1994 as a reader for Conversations with Napoleon (writings of Napoleon Bonaparte), 2000 and as a reader for Will in the World (works of William Shakespeare), 2004.



Himself, Die Another Day: From Script to Screen, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002.

Himself, Shaken and Stirred on Ice, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists Home Video, 2002.

Himself, Inside "Die Another Day," Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment, 2003.

Himself, RSC Meets USA: Working Shakespeare, 2005.

Himself, The Genesis of "Severance," N1 European Film Produktions, 2007.

Himself, The Making of "Severance," N1 European Film Produktions, 2007.


William Shakespeare, The Prince's Choice (selected Shakespearean works), Hodder Headline Audiobooks, 1995.

Erskine Childers, The Riddle of the Sands, Penguin Audiobooks, 2002.

(Voice of Edmund) Shakespeare, King Lear, Naxos Audiobooks, c. 2002.

(Voice of Aeneas) Virgil, The Aeneid, translated by Cecil Day-Lewis, Naxos Audiobooks, 2003.

Tales from the Arabian Nights: Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves and Other Stories, edited by Andrew Lang and Sara Butcher, Naxos Audiobooks, 2004.


Some sources cite an appearance in Late Night London.



Age (Melbourne, Australia), December 16, 2002.

Empire, October, 1997, p. 34.

Evening Standard, November 15, 2002; September 22, 2006; October 13, 2006.

High Life, November, 2002, pp. 34-37.

Independent, February 7, 2001.

InTheater, May 24, 1999, pp. 26-29.

People Weekly, January 15, 2001, p. 81.

Time Out, 2, 1995, pp. 16-17.

Time Out London, November 17, 2004, pp. 24-26.

US, November, 1996, p. 82.

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