Downton’s Dan Stevens steps back in time for Summer in February trailer

Still missing Matthew Crawley? The polite manner and plummy accent of Stevens' new character Gilbert Evans isn't a million miles away...

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Nowadays Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens has slimmed down and ridden himself of Matthew Crawley’s foppish hair-do, but the trailer for his new film Summer in February harks back to his tragic character on ITV’s period drama.

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Set on the eve of World War I and co-starring Dominic Cooper and Emily Browning, Summer in February follows the complex love triangle at the centre of the bohemian Lamorna Group of artists. Stevens plays Gilbert Evans – the land agent in charge of the Lamorna estate who is hopelessly in love with aspiring artist Florence Carter-Wood (Browning). 

But at the centre of the group is volatile anti-Modernist painter AJ Munnings who marries Carter-Wood, making her the subject of his paintings and preventing her union with Evans.

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Based on a true story and set against a stunning backdrop of the Cornish coast, Summer in February will be released in UK cinemas on 14 June. Check out the new trailer below: