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Dan Stevens’s Post-Downton Project? An E-Book

Actor Dan Stevens attends Ermenegildo Zegna "Essenze" Collection Launch Event at The Ermenegildo Zegna Boutique on December 3, 2012 in New York City.

Dan Stevens’s reason for leaving Downton Abbey was that he “wanted to do other things” — usually TV-star code for “I am tired of this tiny box and would like to make a lot of money doing movies.” In Stevens’s case, however, it apparently means “I would like to narrate an e-book app,” because his first post-Downton project is just that: the audio track for History of a Pleasure Seeker, a Gilded Age novel “touted as the thinking woman’s version of Fifty Shades of Grey.” Well, if it's for thinking women, then no problem. Surely the Downton community can respect thinking e-book porn.

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