Hugh Dancy

Actor
An English-born lead and occasional supporting player in features and television productions on both sides of the Atlantic, Hugh Dancy specialized in essaying romantic young men in features like "Ella Enchanted" (2004) ... Read more »
Born: 06/19/1975 in Stoke-on-Trent, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (30)

Deadline Gallipoli 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Hannibal 2012 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Coach 2014 (Movie)

Nick (Actor)

Conan 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Cover Girl 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return 2014 (Movie)

Marshall Mallow (Voice)

Tempo 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hysteria 2012 (Movie)

Mortimer Granville (Actor)

Martha Marcy May Marlene 2011 (Movie)

Ted (Actor)

Our Idiot Brother 2011 (Movie)

Christian (Actor)

The Wildest Dream 2010 (Movie)

Sandy Irvine (Voice)

Adam 2009 (Movie)

Adam Raki (Actor)

Confessions of a Shopaholic 2009 (Movie)

Luke Brandon (Actor)

Savage Grace 2008 (Movie)

Sam Green (Actor)

Beyond the Gates 2007 (Movie)

Joe Connor (Actor)

Blood and Chocolate 2007 (Movie)

Aiden (Actor)

Evening 2007 (Movie)

Buddy Wittenborn (Actor)

The Jane Austen Book Club 2007 (Movie)

Grigg (Actor)

Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction 2006 (Movie)

Adam Tower (Actor)

Elizabeth I 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Ella Enchanted 2004 (Movie)

Prince Charmont (Actor)

King Arthur 2004 (Movie)

Galahad (Actor)

The Sleeping Dictionary 2003 (Movie)

John Truscott (Actor)

Black Hawk Down 2001 (Movie)

Ranger Sergeant First Class Kurt Schmid (Actor)

Daniel Deronda 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

David Copperfield 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Young Blades 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Madame Bovary 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

An English-born lead and occasional supporting player in features and television productions on both sides of the Atlantic, Hugh Dancy specialized in essaying romantic young men in features like "Ella Enchanted" (2004), "Elizabeth I" (Channel 4/HBO, 2005-06), "Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction" (2006) and "The Jane Austen Book Club" (2007). Though he shined in such roles, Dancy's palette was varied enough to allow for more complex characters in independent features like "Evening" (2007), which cast him as an artist unable to reconcile his love for Patrick Wilson, or the former lover of an unstable heiress in "Savage Grace" (2007). But Dancy remained most appreciated as a youthful love interest, and his return to that persona in features like "Confessions of a Shopaholic" (2009) and "Adam" (2009) seemed to indicate that his popularity in such roles remained unabated, while his secretive marriage to girlfriend Claire Danes sparked interest in the tabloid media. Turning to comedy, he had a supporting turn in "Our Idiot Brother" (2011), but went back to more dramatic fare with a role in acclaimed "Martha Marcy May Marlene" (2011). After starring as the inventor of the vibrator in the romantic comedy "Hysteria" (2012), Dancy had a moving guest appearance on the critical hit "The Big C" (Showtime, 2010- ), proving that the young actor was comfortable in just about any role he choose.

Relationships

Jonathan Dancy

Father
British philosopher; professor at the University of Reading and the University of Texas at Austin

Sarah Dancy

Mother

Jack Dancy

Brother

Katie Dancy

Sister

Cyrus Dancy

Son
Born Dec. 17, 2012; mother, Claire Danes

Claire Danes Actor

Wife
Met while appearing together in "Evening" (2006) Began dating December 2006 Announced engagement January 2009 Married September 2009 in a quiet ceremony in France

EDUCATION

St Peter's College, Oxford

Winchester College

Hampshire

Milestones

2012

Portrayed Mortimer Granville, the inventor of the vibrator in "Hysteria"

2011

Cast opposite Elizabeth Olsen in the drama thriller "Martha Marcy May Marlene"

2010

Cast in the Broadway production of "The Pride," written by Alexi Kaye Campbell and directed by Joe Mantello

2009

Portrayed a young man born with Asperger syndrome in "Adam"

2009

Co-starred with Isla fisher in the film adaptation of "Confessions of a Shopaholic"

2007

Made Broadway debut as Captain Dennis Stanhope in "Journey's End"

2007

Cast as the only male member of the titular book club in the feature adaptation of "The Jane Austen Book Club"

2007

Appeared in Michael Cunningham's film adaptation of Susan Minot's novel "Evening"

2006

Played the Earl of Essex in the joint Channel 4/HBO production of "Elizabeth I"; earned an Emmy nomination

2005

Co-starred in Michael Caton-Jones' "Shooting Dogs"; based on the experiences of BBC news producer David Belton, who worked in Rwanda during the Rwandan Genocide

2004

Appeared alongside Kate Moss in three Burberry campaigns

2004

Played Prince Charmont, opposite Anne Hathaway, in "Ella Enchanted"

2002

Played the lead in BBC's adaptation of George Eliot's novel "Daniel Deronda"

2001

Cast in Ridley Scott's war drama "Black Hawk Down"

2000

Played a Frenchman fascinated by knights in the Canadian series, "Relic Hunter"

2000

Played the lead in "David Copperfield," a TV/film adaptation of Charles Dickens's novel

1999

Appeared on two episodes of the British drama series "Dangerfield"

1998

First small-screen appearance, "Trial & Retribution II"

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