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Dan Stevens (Pic: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
Dan Stevens (Pic: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
Dan Stevens (Pic: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

Well, THE Beast, technically speaking, and not the one from the X-Men.

Yesterday we were cock-a-hoop with the news that Luke Evans is in talks to play the rotter Gaston in the live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, and wondering who would get to don the hairy mask and play the Beast, opposite Emma Watson’s Belle.

And then, as if by magic, Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens appeared, posting this slightly cryptic message on Twitter:

Which was followed this morning by this from Emma:

So that’s an all-British front line, so far. Let’s see what happens next.

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By Fraser McAlpine