Fast Facts

  • Followed in the footsteps of his famous parents, Dame Maggie Smith and Sir Robert Stephens, who divorced when he was 4.
  • Joined the Royal Shakespeare Company and, at 24, became the youngest actor with the troupe to play Coriolanus, for which he won the Ian Charleson Award.
  • In 1996, played Stanley Kowalski opposite Jessica Lange in the Peter Hall-staged London West End production of A Streetcar Named Desire.
  • Quit drinking after being cast in a Broadway revival of Anouilh's Ring Around the Moon.
  • Has a tattoo of a moon on his arm.


  • Alison Fogg — Ex-fiancée
  • Anna-Louise Plowman — Wife
  • Beverley Cross — Stepfather
  • Eli Alistair Stephens — Son
  • Tallulah Stephens — Daughter
  • Jennifer Ehle — Ex-significant Other
  • Chris Larkin — Brother
  • Maggie Smith — Mother
  • Robert Stephens — Father
  • Kura Stephens — Daughter


  • London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, London, England (1991)

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  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Profession: Actor

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