Toby Stephens – My Life On Film
The star of BBC2’s Vexed on his bizarre audition for Die Another Day, camping it up as Prince John and attempting to make Ralph Fiennes smile….
_ By his own admission it took Hollywood casting agents a while to stop offering Toby Stephens roles marked “dastardly villain” after his face altering turn as Gustav Graves in 2002’s 007 outing Die Another Day. And as the 43-year-old defiantly didn’t want to play the same old role over and over again, it probably explains why he has such a varied CV. From the brooding Mr Rochester in 2006’s Jane Eyre, a soon-to-be-decapitated sales executive in the 2006 off-beat horror Severance and the slightly useless DI Jack Armstrong in cop comedy Vexed, he has ticked every box. As he explains to INDUSTRIA….