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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 19 June 1975Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, UK
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Talented British actor Hugh Dancy is one of the UK's most up-and-coming talents.

Hugh Michael Horace Dancy was born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, to Sarah Ann (Birley), who works in academic publishing, and Jonathan Peter Dancy, a philosophy professor and writer. He has a brother, Jack (b. 1977), and a sister, Kate (b. 1980). He was raised in Newcastle-under-Lyme. He got started with roles in the series Trial & Retribution (1997), Dangerfield (1995), Kavanagh QC (1995) and Granada's popular series, Cold Feet (1997), and his theater appearances include Sam Mendes's David Copperfield (2000) and BBC's Madame Bovary (2000). He also portrayed "D'Artagnan" in the series, Young Blades (2001). Dancy's appearance in Ridley Scott's war drama, Black Hawk Down (2001), as "Medic Kurt Schmid" was followed with starring roles in Tempo (2003) with Melanie Griffith and Rachael Leigh Cook and The Sleeping Dictionary (2003). He played Prince Charmont opposite Anne Hathaway in Ella Enchanted (2004), and Sir Galahad in King Arthur (2004). He has since become well known for his roles as the Earl of Essex in the mini-series Elizabeth I (2005) and Will Graham on the show Hannibal (2013).

Dancy married American actress Claire Danes in 2009. The couple has one child.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Claire Danes (September 2009 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (18)

Attended Ranger boot camp at Fort Benning, Georgia for a week with the rest of the Black Hawk Down (2001) cast. Dancy, who portrays Ranger medic Kurt "Doc" Schmid, worked with Ranger medics in combat scenarios.
Graduated from Oxford University with a degree in English Literature & Language
Speaks fluent French.
The face of the Burberry mens' fashion campaign (2004)
Is good friends with Sienna Miller
Has a younger brother, Jack & a younger sister, Kate
Arrived at St. Peter's College, Oxford University in 1994 along with friends Paul Curran and Alexander Fiske-Harrison.
During his early years after his move to London, he found odd jobs as a waiter and bartender before finding a break in British TV costumers in the late 90s.
Friends with Ewan McGregor.
Was educated at Winchester College, England.
Engaged to Claire Danes. They met on the set of Evening (2007). [February 2009]
Briefly lived in Pittsburgh, Penn. as a child where his father was working at the time.
Married Claire Danes in France. [September, 2009].
Hugh and his wife, Claire Danes, are expecting their first child [July 4, 2012].
First child, a boy named Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy, was born on December 17, 2012 [December 19, 2012].
Starring off-Broadway as "Adam" in "The Pride", by Alexi Kaye Campbell, directed by Joe Mantello. With Adam James, Andrea Riseborough, Ben Whishaw. [February 2010]
He is of English, and a small amount of Welsh, descent.
He auditioned to play Hannibal Lecter in ''Hannibal Rising (2007)'' and later played Lecter's enemy Will Graham on ''Hannibal''.

Personal Quotes (3)

Acting is not very good for relationships - but very good for when they are over.
My dad is an academic but there was never any question of me following on that route. I'm thick.
If you have a wolf jumping off of a six-foot platform and basically onto your head, that takes a bit of getting used to.

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