Dan to disappear from Downton
Stevens (pictured) will not return for the fourth series of British period drama Downton Abbey. The actor will appear in the first episode of a new series, due to air in the UK next year, but will then depart the costume drama. Reports have not been confirmed by ITV, but a source from the show’s production team tells the Sunday Express: ‘‘Dan Stevens isn’t returning to the series. He will probably do the first episode of the fourth series, but that will be it.’’ The 30-year-old actor is in the US performing in Broadway show The Heiress with Jessica Chastain.