Stanley is classically trained from the Conservatoire Nationale in Paris. He has played the title role in France 2's LOUIS XV and appeared in the critically acclaimed THE FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. Other credits include Oliver Hirschbiegel's BORGIA for Canal+, Iain Softley's TRAP FOR CINDERELLA, Claude Miller's THERESE DESQUEYROUX with Audrey Tatou and Thea Sharrock's HENRY V for the BBC. Stanley has most recently been seen in theatres playing the lead roles in the independent features, NOT ANOTHER HAPPY ENDING which closed the Edinburgh Film Festival and Vertigo's SWORD OF VENGEANCE and the second series of Starz/Amazon's hit show, OUTLANDER. He can currently be seen in PILGRIMAGE with John Bernthal and Tom Holland which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and has recently wrapped on Sky/Amazon's new series, BRITANNIA with Kelly Reilly and David Morrissey.