updated 03/19/2014 AT 9:30 AM ET
•originally published 03/19/2014 AT 8:15 AM ET
We know more than enough about Divergent’s Shailene Woodley – her grooming habits, thoughts on love and drive to solve environmental issues, to name a few fun points. But who’s the mysterious man who’s been joining her around the world at Divergent press events? And is he seriously that handsome?
To answer those questions, his name is Theo James, and yes, he is really, really, ridiculously good-looking. So what else is there to know about the 29-year-old Brit? In honor of his Divergent character, Four, we’ve picked four fun facts:
1. He appeared on Downton Abbey – briefly.
Loyal Downton fans might recognize James as Turkish diplomat Kemal Pamuk, who leaves quite the impression in about 20 minutes of a 2010 episode of the show (no spoilers here, but Google “Theo James Downton Abbey” to learn more). “It’s very, very flattering,” James told Cosmopolitan of the attention he received for his appearance. “But the ratio of work I actually did to all the talk about it … feels a bit fraudulent.”
2. He’s talented and smart.
Before jumping into acting, James – one of five kids born to Oxfordshire-based parents – earned a degree in philosophy from England’s University of Nottingham. Of waiting until his early 20s to start his career, James told Variety, “It might have worked for others, but I was not mature enough to [start young]. I needed to be a bit more grounded and to have more to draw from. It was the right decision for me.”