Dan Stevens returns in most surprising post-‘Downton’ role yet

A release date has been announced for Dan Stevens’ new movie.

The 38-year-old English actor shot to fame as Matthew Crawley in the first few years of hit period drama series Downton Abbey.

Stevens has had great success since with Blithe Spirit, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Man Who Invented Christmas, three seasons of TV series Legion, and last year’s Eurovision comedy.

However, his latest project is perhaps his most challenging yet…

I’m Your Man (Ich bin dein Mensch) sees Stevens play a humanoid robot who speaks fluent German!

As this clip shows, the Downton star completely nails it:


Directed by co-written by Maria Schrader, the film is described as “a tragicomic tale that explores notions of love, longing and what makes someone human.”

I’m Your Man won a Silver Bear Award for Stevens’ co-star Maren Eggert at the 2021 Berlin International Film Festival.

The official synopsis reads: “Alma is a scientist at the famous Pergamon Museum in Berlin. In order to obtain research funds for her work, she is persuaded to participate in an extraordinary study.

“For three weeks, she has to live with a humanoid robot tailored to her character and needs, whose artificial intelligence is designed to be the perfect life partner for her. Alma meets Tom, a machine in human form in a class of its own, created solely to make her happy.”

Watch the trailer:


I’m Your Man will be released in the UK on Curzon Home Cinema and in cinemas on Friday 13th August.

It’ll then arrive in US theatres on Friday 17th September.

Dan Stevens recently appeared in Amazon’s uplifting new drama series Solos, alongside Helen Mirren and Anne Hathaway.

Watch a clip of Dan singing in Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga:


The second Downton movie is currently filming in the UK, although we’re not expecting to see a return for Matthew!

Downton Abbey 2 was originally due to come out this Christmas, but the release date was recently pushed back.

Don’t despair too much though, as there are still over 40 British period drama movies on their way in 2021.

Downton Abbey: The Complete Collection box set is available on DVD on Amazon.