Stephens at WonderCon 2018
|Parent(s)||Sir Robert Stephens|
Dame Maggie Smith
|Relatives||Chris Larkin (brother)|
Toby Stephens (born 21 April 1969) is an English stage, television, radio and film actor who has appeared in films in both the UK and US as well as in India. He is known for the roles of Bond villain Gustav Graves in the 2002 James Bond film Die Another Day (for which he was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor), Edward Fairfax Rochester in a BBC television adaptation of Jane Eyre and in his role as Captain Flint in the Starz television series Black Sails. Stephens is a lead in the Netflix science fiction series Lost in Space, which began streaming in 2018.
Stephens, the younger son of actors Dame Maggie Smith and Sir Robert Stephens, was born at the Middlesex Hospital in Fitzrovia, London. He was educated at Aldro School and Seaford College. He then trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).
He played the title role in a Royal Shakespeare Company production of Coriolanus shortly after graduation from LAMDA; that same season he played Claudio in Measure for Measure for the RSC. He also played Stanley Kowalski in a West End production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, and Hamlet in 2004. He has appeared on Broadway in Ring Round the Moon. He played the lead in the film Photographing Fairies and played Orsino in Trevor Nunn's 1996 film adaptation of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. In 2002 he took on the role of Gustav Graves in the James Bond film Die Another Day. Aged 33 at the time of film's release, he remains the youngest actor to have played a Bond villain.
In 2005 he played the role of a British Army captain in the Indian film, The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey, portraying events in the Indian rebellion of 1857. The following year he returned to India to play a renegade British East India Company officer in Sharpe's Challenge. In late 2006 he starred as Edward Rochester in the highly acclaimed BBC television adaptation of Jane Eyre (broadcast in the United States on PBS in early 2007) and The Wild West in February 2007 for the BBC in which he played General George Armstrong Custer in Custer's Last Stand.
During mid-2007, Stephens played the role of Jerry in a revival of Harold Pinter's Betrayal under the direction of Roger Michell. Later that year, Stephens also starred as Horner in Jonathan Kent's revival of William Wycherley's The Country Wife. The play was the inaugural production of the Theatre Royal Haymarket Company, which in addition to Stephens includes the actors/actresses Eileen Atkins, Patricia Hodge, David Haig and Ruthie Henshall. Various members of the company are expected to star in upcoming productions at the Haymarket Theatre with various artistic directors. The formation of the company is considered by many London theatre critics to be a bold move for West End theatre.
In February 2008, the Fox Broadcasting Company gave the go-ahead to cast Stephens as the lead in a potential one hour, prime time US television show, Inseparable, to be produced by Shaun Cassidy. Billed as a modern Jekyll and Hyde story, the show was to feature a partially paralysed forensic psychologist whose other personality is a charming criminal. Stephens' casting was highly unusual, because Fox had not yet approved a script nor purchased a pilot for the show. However, in mid-May 2008, The Hollywood Reporter announced that "[b]y the time the network picked up the pilot . . . [the producers'] hold on Stephens had expired . . . ."
In May 2008, Stephens performed the role of James Bond in a BBC Radio 4 production of Ian Fleming's Dr. No, as part of the centenary celebration of Fleming's birth. The production was reportedly the first BBC radio dramatisation of the novel though Moonraker was on South African radio in 1956, with Bob Holness providing the voice of Bond. He has since appeared in a number of adaptations of other James Bond novels.
Also in May 2008, Stock-pot Productions announced that Stephens will have the lead role in a feature-length film entitled Fly Me, co-starring Tim McInnerny. Stock-pot was also the producer of One Day, a short 2006 film shown at international film festivals, in which Stephens played a small part as the boss of McInnerny's character.
On 5 October 2008, Stephens appeared onstage at the London Palladium as part of a benefit entitled "The Story of James Bond, A Tribute to Ian Fleming." The event, organised by Fleming's niece, Lucy Fleming, featured music from various James Bond films and Bond film stars reading from Fleming's Bond novels. Stephens took the part of James Bond himself in the readings.
In early December 2008, Stephens read from Coda, the last book written by his good friend Simon Gray, for BBC Radio 4. The excerpts from which Stephens read included Gray's description of his participation as godfather at the christening of Stephens' son Eli.
Early in 2009, Stephens appeared as Prince John in season 3 of the BBC series Robin Hood. The series also aired on BBC America in the United States. Stephens' more recent television appearances include two episodes of a six-part television series, Strike Back, based on the novel by Chris Ryan. The series aired in May 2010.
In 2010, he starred in the made-for-television film, The Blue Geranium, a further sequel to the television series and films based on Agatha Christie's Miss Marple character. The show was broadcast in the US on PBS in June 2010. Stephens also recently starred as a highly self-centred detective opposite Lucy Punch in a three-part comedy television series for BBC Two entitled Vexed.
Meantime, on the London stage in the spring of 2010, Stephens received outstanding reviews for his performance as Henry in a revival of Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing, directed by Anna Mackmin at the Old Vic Theatre in London. Of debuting at the Old Vic, where his parents performed as part of Laurence Olivier's Royal National Theatre Company, Stephens said: "It's quite moving for me to do something there. It means it has an added fascination. It was an historic place but I never saw anything when [my parents] were there, which is really sad, because I was just born. I'm a huge admirer of Stoppard's work."
Over the years, Stephens has continued to prolifically narrate audiobooks and perform in broadcast radio dramas; in the last three years, he has averaged four or five such performances per year. In January 2011, Stephens joined other stars in narrating portions of the King James Version of the Bible for BBC Radio 4 as part of a celebration of the 400th anniversary of the Bible's publication. Stephens performed the role of Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe in a radio serial, which debuted in February 2011. Stephens narrated another audiobook, Paul Temple and the Geneva Mystery, released in February 2011.
In 2016, he was cast as former British Prime Minister Tony Blair in the film The Journey which featured Timothy Spall as firebrand preacher and eventual Northern Ireland First Minister Ian Paisley with Colm Meaney playing Martin McGuinness. John Hurt also starred.
Stephens and New Zealand actress Anna-Louise Plowman were married in 2001. Their first child, son Eli Alistair, was born in May 2007. The renowned British playwright Simon Gray (who penned Japes, a stage play, and Missing Dates, a radio drama, both of which starred Stephens) was reported to be Eli's godfather. Their daughters Tallulah and Kura were born in May 2009 and in September 2010, respectively.
|1992||Orlando||Othello||Sally Potter||Written by Sally Potter, based on the novel Orlando by Virginia Woolf|
|1996||Twelfth Night||Duke Orsino||Trevor Nunn||Based on the Shakespeare play Twelfth Night|
|1997||Photographing Fairies||Charles Castle||Nick Willing||Based on the book by Steve Szilagyi|
|1998||Cousin Bette||Victorin Hulot||Des McAnuff||Based on the book Cousin Bette by Honoré de Balzac|
|1999||Onegin||Vladimir Lensky||Martha Fiennes||Based on the verse drama Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin|
|1999||Sunset Heights||Luke Bradley||Colm Villa|
|2000||The Announcement||Ross||Troy Miller|
|2000||Space Cowboys||Young Frank||Clint Eastwood|
|2001||Possession||Fergus Wolfe||Neil LaBute||Based on the novel Possession: A Romance by A. S. Byatt|
|2002||Die Another Day||Gustav Graves||Lee Tamahori||Based on the characters of Ian Fleming|
|2004||Terkel in Trouble||Voice of Justin||Ray Gillon (English version)||Animated film|
|2005||Midsummer Dream||Voice of Demetrius||Ray Gillon (English version)||Animated film Based on the play A Midsummer Night's Dream by Shakespeare|
|2005||Mangal Pandey: The Rising||Captain William Gordon||Ketan Mehta||Bollywood historical drama set during the Indian rebellion of 1857.|
|2006||Dark Corners||Dr Woodleigh||Ray Gower||Written by Ray Gower|
|2013||Believe||Dr. Farquar||David Scheinmann|
|2013||All Things to All Men||Riley||George Isaac|
|2013||The Machine||Vincent McCarthy||Caradog W. James|
|2016||13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi||Glen "Bub" Doherty||Michael Bay|
|2016||The Journey||Tony Blair||Nick Hamm|
|2018||Hunter Killer||Lt. Bill Beaman||Donovan Marsh|
|1992||The Camomile Lawn||Oliver||Based on the book The Camomile Lawn by Mary Wesley|
|1996||The Tenant of Wildfell Hall||Gilbert Markham||Based on the book The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë|
|2000||The Great Gatsby||Jay Gatsby||Based on the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald|
|2002||Napoléon||Tsar Alexander I||Based on the book by Max Gallo|
|2003||Essential Byron||Reader||Dramatised documentary focusing on poet Lord Byron's work|
|2003||Cambridge Spies||Kim Philby|
|2003||Agatha Christie's Poirot Five Little Pigs||Philip Blake||Based on the book Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie|
|2005||Waking the Dead||Dr Nick Henderson||Season 5, Episodes 5 and 6 (Subterraneans, Parts I and II)|
|2005||The Queen's Sister||Anthony Armstrong-Jones|
|2006||The Best Man||Peter Tremaine|
|2006||Secrets of the Dead: The Umbrella Assassin||Narrator||Season 5, Episode 5; an account of the murder of Georgi Markov|
|2006||Sharpe's Challenge||William Dodd||Based on Bernard Cornwell's Richard Sharpe series|
|2006||Jane Eyre||Edward Fairfax Rochester||Based on the book Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë|
|2007||The Wild West – Custer's Last Stand||General George Armstrong Custer||Dramatised documentary|
|2009||The Best Job in the World||Narrator||Documentary based on Tourism Queensland's publicity stunt for a barrier islands' 'caretaker'|
|2009||Robin Hood||Prince John of England||Series 3 episodes 6–8|
|2010||Strike Back||Arlington||Based on the book by Chris Ryan|
|2010||Lost: The Mystery of Flight 447||Narrator||Documentary on Air France Flight 447|
|2010||Agatha Christie's Marple The Blue Geranium||George Pritchard||A Miss Marple mystery based on the Agatha Christie short story (first published in The Thirteen Problems)|
|2010, 2012||Vexed||Jack Armstrong||Written by Howard Overman|
|2012||Law & Order: UK||Prof. Martin Middlebrook||Series 6 episode 4 (Trial)|
|2012||Lewis||David Connelly||Series 6 episode 2 (Generation of Vipers)|
|2014–2017||Black Sails||James McGraw/Flint||Lead role; 38 episodes |
2014 series on the Starz network
|2015||And Then There Were None||Dr. Edward Armstrong||Mini-Series based on the book And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie|
|2018–present||Lost in Space||John Robinson||Netflix remake of Lost in Space (1965)|
|2019||Summer of Rockets||Samuel Petrukhin||Stephen Poliakoff mini-series|
|2012||007 Legends||Gustav Graves||Likeness and voice|
|1992||Tartuffe||Damis||Directed by Sir Peter Hall (Playhouse); play by Molière; Stephens' West End theatre debut|
|1992||Tamburlaine||Celebinus/King of Argier||Directed by Terry Hands (RSC); play by Christopher Marlowe|
|1992||Antony and Cleopatra||Pompey||Directed by John Caird (RSC); play by Shakespeare|
|1992||All's Well That Ends Well||Bertram||Directed by Sir Peter Hall (RSC); play by Shakespeare|
Stephens received Ian Charleson Award Second Prize
|1993||Wallenstein||Max Piccolomini||Directed by Tim Albery (RSC); play by Friedrich von Schiller|
|1994||Unfinished Business||Young Beamish||Directed by Steven Pimlott (RSC); play by Michael Hastings|
|1994||Coriolanus||Caius Marcius Coriolanus||Directed by David Thacker (RSC); play by Shakespeare|
Stephens won the Ian Charleson Award and the Sir John Gielgud Award
|1994||A Midsummer Night's Dream||Lysander||Directed by Adrian Noble (RSC); play by Shakespeare|
|1994||Measure for Measure||Claudio||Directed by Steven Pimlott (RSC); play by Shakespeare|
|1996||A Streetcar Named Desire||Stanley Kowalski||Directed by Sir Peter Hall (The Haymarket); play by Tennessee Williams|
|1998/99||Phedre||Hippolytus||Directed by Jonathan Kent (Almeida & Brooklyn Academy); play by Jean Racine|
|1998/99||Britannicus||Nero||Directed by Jonathan Kent (Almeida & Brooklyn Academy); play by Jean Racine|
|1999||Ring Round the Moon||Hugo/Frederick||Directed by Gerry Gutierrez (Lincoln Center Theater NY); play by Jean Anouilh|
Stephens' Broadway debut; he received the Theatre World Award
|2001||Japes||Japes||Directed by Sir Peter Hall (The Haymarket); play by Simon Gray|
|2001||The Royal Family||Anthony Cavendish||Directed by Sir Peter Hall (The Haymarket); play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber|
|2004||Hamlet||Hamlet||Directed by Michael Boyd (RSC); play by Shakespeare|
|2004||The Pilate Workshop||Jesus||Directed by Michael Boyd (RSC); play by Helen Edmundson, based on Ann Wroe's Pontius Pilate: The Biography of an Invented Man|
|2007||Betrayal||Jerry||Directed by Roger Michell (Donmar); play by Harold Pinter|
|2007||The Country Wife||Mr. Horner||Directed by Jonathan Kent (Haymarket); play by William Wycherley|
|2009||A Doll's House||Thomas (Torvald, Nora's husband, in the original)||Directed by Kfir Yefet (Donmar); play by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Zinnie Harris|
|2010||The Real Thing||Henry||Directed by Anna Mackmin; play by Tom Stoppard|
|2010||Danton's Death||Georges Danton||Directed by Michael Grandage; play by Georg Büchner|
|2012/13||Private Lives||Elyot Chase||Directed by Jonathan Kent; play by Noël Coward|
|2017||Oslo||Terje Rød-Larsen||Directed by Bartlett Sher; play by J. T. Rogers on the Lyttelton Stage at Royal National Theatre and Harold Pinter Theatre|
|2019||A Day in the Death of Joe Egg||Bri||Directed by Simon Evans; play by Peter Nichols at Trafalgar Studios|
Radio drama and audio books
|1994||Time and the Conways||Robin||Radio drama based on the play Time and the Conways by J.B. Priestley: released as a BBC Audiobook in March 2010|
|1995||The Prince's Choice||Coriolanus, Hamlet, Henry V, Henry IV and Edward Poins||A selection from Shakespeare's works; narrators include the Prince of Wales and Stephens' parents, Sir Robert Stephens and Dame Maggie Smith, Hodder & Stoughton Audio Books|
|1997||As You Like It||Orlando||BBC dramatised recording of Shakespeare's play|
|1997||The Lifted Veil||Latimer||BBC dramatised recording of the novella by George Eliot|
|1997||The Guns of Navarone||Mallory||BBC two-part dramatised recording of the novel by Alistair MacLean, BBC Radio Collection Audiobook|
|1997||Birdsong||Stephen Wraysford||BBC three-part drama based on the Sebastian Faulks novel (sometimes listed under the title of Part I, 'France 1910')|
|1997||Anna Karenina||Count Vronsky||BBC dramatised recording of the Leo Tolstoy novel, BBC Classic Collection Audiobook|
|1998||Troy||Achilles||3 x 90-minute plays by Andrew Rissik for the BBC with Paul Scofield
King Priam and His Sons; The Death of Achilles; Helen at Ephesus
|1999||Tales from the Arabian Nights||Narrator||Includes Aladdin and His Magic Lamp, Sinbad and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Naxos Audiobooks|
|1999||Macbeth||Macbeth||Voice of Macbeth for the Movingstage Marionette Company's production of the Shakespeare play|
|2000||Conversations with Napoleon||Reader||The words of Napoleon Bonaparte|
|2001||King Lear||Edmund||Paul Scofield is King Lear in a dramatised reading of Shakespeare's play, Naxos Audiobooks|
|2001||On the Road||Narrator||BBC radio reading of the Jack Kerouac book|
|2002||The Riddle of the Sands||Narrator||Novel by Robert Erskine Childers, Penguin Audiobooks|
|2002||The Woman in White||Walter Hartright||BBC dramatised recording of novel by Wilkie Collins, BBC Radio Collection Audiobook|
|2002||Aeneid||Aeneas||Virgil's Classical Poem abridged by James Burbidge with Paul Scofield, Naxos Audiobooks|
|2003||Dionysos||Pentheus, King of Thebes||BBC radio drama by Andrew Rissik with Paul Scofield|
|2004||Will in the World||Reader||Based on Stephen Greenblatt's book, a reconstruction of Shakespeare's life & era|
|2005||Much Ado About Nothing||Benedick||BBC dramatised recording of Shakespeare's play|
|2006||Shylock||Bassanio||BBC Radio 3 dramatised recording of play by Sir Arnold Wesker|
|2007||Heart of Darkness||Narrator||Novel by Joseph Conrad, Silksoundbooks Audiobook|
|2007||Flashman on the March||Narrator||Novel by George MacDonald Fraser, HarperCollins Audiobook|
|2008||Flashman and the Dragon||Narrator||Novel by George MacDonald Fraser, HarperCollins Audiobook|
|2008||Missing Dates||Jason (Japes)||BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of play by Simon Gray (a reworking of his play Japes, in which Stephens also played the title role, see Theatre above)|
|2008||The Good Soldier||Narrator||BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime reading of the novel by Ford Madox Ford|
|2008||Dr. No||James Bond||BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of novel by Ian Fleming|
|2008||Let's Murder Vivaldi||Ben||BBC Radio 4 The Saturday Play, adaptation of David Mercer's television drama|
|2008||Coda||Simon Gray||BBC Radio 4 reading of Simon Gray's autobiographical book|
|2008–2009||The Dark Flower||Narrator||BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime featuring the novel by John Galsworthy|
|2009||My Dark Places||James Ellroy||BBC World Service radio drama based on the autobiographical book by James Ellroy|
|2009||Journey into Space: The Host||Jet||BBC Radio 4 The Saturday Play, written by Julian Simpson, based on BBC Radio show Journey into Space by Charles Chilton (to be released as an audiobook, April 2010)|
|2009||King Solomon's Mines||Narrator||Novel by H. Rider Haggard, BBC Worldwide Audiobook|
|2009||Becket||King Henry II||BBC Radio 3 adaptation of Jean Anouilh's play|
|2010||Dick Barton Special Agent: The Mystery of the Missing Formula||Narrator||Novel by Mike Dorrell, based on the character Dick Barton of the BBC Light Programme of the 1940s; BBC Audiobook|
|2010||Goldfinger||James Bond||BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of novel by Ian Fleming|
|2010||No Place Like Home||Jonathan||BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play by Robert Rigby and Nick Russell-Pavier|
|2011||King James Version of the Bible||Narrator||BBC Radio 4 celebration of the 400th anniversary of publication of the KJV|
|2011||Paul Temple and the Geneva Mystery||Narrator||Novel by Francis Durbridge; BBC Audiobook|
|2011||Paul Temple and the Margo Mystery||Narrator||Novel by Francis Durbridge; Audiobook|
|2011||Paul Temple Intervenes||Narrator||Novel by Francis Durbridge; Audiobook|
|2011||The Lady in the Lake||Philip Marlowe||BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of the novel by Raymond Chandler|
|2011||The Big Sleep||Philip Marlowe||BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of the novel by Raymond Chandler|
|2011||Farewell, My Lovely||Philip Marlowe||BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of the novel by Raymond Chandler|
|2011||Playback||Philip Marlowe||BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of the novel by Raymond Chandler|
|2011||Carte Blanche||Narrator||Novel by Jeffery Deaver; Hodder & Stoughton Audiobooks|
|2011||The Long Goodbye||Philip Marlowe||BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of the novel by Raymond Chandler|
|2011||The High Window||Philip Marlowe||BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of the novel by Raymond Chandler|
|2011||The Little Sister||Philip Marlowe||BBC Radio 4 dramatization of the novel by Raymond Chandler|
|2011||Poodle Springs||Philip Marlowe||BBC Radio 4 dramatizarion of the novel by Raymond Chandler and Robert B. Parker|
|2012||From Russia, with Love||James Bond||BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of novel by Ian Fleming|
|2014||On Her Majesty's Secret Service||James Bond||BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of novel by Ian Fleming|
|2015||Diamonds Are Forever||James Bond||BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of novel by Ian Fleming|
|2016||Thunderball||James Bond||BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of novel by Ian Fleming|
|2018||Moonraker||James Bond||BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of novel by Ian Fleming|
|2019||Live and Let Die||James Bond||BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of novel by Ian Fleming|
|2020||The Man with the Golden Gun||James Bond||BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of novel by Ian Fleming|
- 1992—Ian Charleson Award Second Prize: for Bertram in All's Well That Ends Well (Swan Theatre)
- 1994—Ian Charleson Award (best classical actor under 30): for Coriolanus in Coriolanus (Royal Shakespeare Company)
- 1994—Sir John Gielgud Award (best actor): for Coriolanus in Coriolanus (Royal Shakespeare Company)
- 1999—Theatre World Award (debut performance on Broadway): for Hugo/Frederick in Ring Round the Moon (Lincoln Center Theater)
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- Tim Walker (21 May 2009). "Toby Stephens: Being born into the theatre was a mixed blessing". The Telegraph. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
- "2011 : APPEARANCES". toby-stephens.tumblr.com. 3 February 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
- Ivan-Zadeh, Larushka (20 March 2014). "Black Sails actor Toby Stephens: Most British scripts you get sent are just awful". Metro. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
- David Benedict, "Theatre Royal Haymarket Gambles", Variety, 23 July 2007, online edition. 
- Nellie Andreeva, "Busy Pre-upfront Weekend", The Hollywood Reporter, 10 May 2008, updated 11 May 2008, Online edition. 
- "Pilot Buzz", zap2it, 12 May 2008
- "Bob Holness on Game Shows". Retrieved 14 September 2007.
- Stock-pot Productions Limited, Blog, 27 May 2008 Archived 21 April 2006 at the Wayback Machine
- Dan French, "Richard Armitage for Sky1's 'Strike Back'", "Digital Spy", 24 August 2009 
- Spencer, Charles (20 May 2009). "A Doll's House, at the Donmar Warehouse – review". The Telegraph. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
- "Julia McKenzie returns as the fictional sleuth Miss Marple, in her seventh film The Blue Geranium for ITV1", ITV.com, 21 January 2010 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 31 January 2010. Retrieved 23 January 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Katherine Rushton, "Greenlit Gets First BBC Order with Cop Comedy", "Broadcast", 23 July 2009 
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- "Prized Performances". Sunday Times. 21 February 1993.
- Fowler, Rebecca. "Ribands in the cap of youth". Sunday Times. 12 March 1995.
Interviews and articles
- The Independent – It'll Be All Right on the Night (27 March 1994)
- The New York Times – It's Not Romantic or Oedipal: It's Just the Family Business (24 April 1999)
- The Times – My Cultural Life (23 November 2002)
- The Sunday Telegraph – Villain with a Past (16 December 2002)
- San Francisco Chronicle – Traitor? It's No Easy Gig (19 October 2003)
- Stephens on Hamlet, Essay for RSC Website (2004)
- The Times – Interview: Toby Stephens (4 July 2004)
- The Telegraph – The Perils of Being Posh on TV (16 March 2006)
- The Independent – Toby Stephens: My Life in Travel (18 March 2006)
- The Times – Every Woman Has Her Own Idea of Mr. Rochester (29 August 2006)
- The Guardian – Prodigal Son (31 May 2007)
- The Times – Mr. Rochester Takes His Bow (3 September 2007)
- The Evening Standard – Restoring His Humour (2 October 2007)
- Angel & North – Charming Chameleon (2007)
- SFX – Meet the New James Bond (20 May 2008)
- BBC Press Office – Robin Hood returns to BBC One (27 March 2009)
- The Daily Telegraph – Being Born into the Theatre was a Mixed Blessing (21 May 2009)
- The Times – Diary: Toby Stephens (20 June 2009)
- London Evening Standard – Toby Stephens to Face Family History at Old Vic (23 March 2010)
- The Times – Toby Stephens: Of course I’d act with my mother (1 April 2010)
- The Spectator – Silencing the Voices (17 July 2010)
- The Guardian – This much I know: Toby Stephens (18 July 2010)
- OfficialLondonTheatre.com – The Big Interview: Toby Stephens (28 July 2010)