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Dan Stevens joins Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams in Eurovision

Dan Stevens in Downton Abbey

Story by Jack Foley

DAN Stevens has joined the cast of Netflix comedy-drama Eurovision alongside Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams.

The former Downton Abbey actor will star as Alexander Lemtov, a Russian contestant in the Eurovision song contest.

Ferrell and McAdams head the cast as aspiring Icelandic musicians Lars Erickssong and Sigrit Ericksdottir, along with Pierce Brosnan who stars as Erick Erickssong, Lars’ father and the most handsome man in Iceland.

The story follows aspiring musicians Lars and Sigrit as they are given the opportunity of a lifetime to represent their country at the world’s biggest song competition. They finally have a chance to prove that any dream worth having is a dream worth fighting for.

The film, directed by David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers, The Judge) is currently in production in the UK and Iceland.

The 64th edition of the competition had its finale in Tel Aviv, Israel in May this year, the winner was The Netherlands with the song “Arcade”, performed by Duncan Laurence. The first contest was held in Switzerland in 1956 with seven West European nations participating.

This year, 41 countries competed for the prize. The show is now a global phenomenon with fans all over the world.