Dancy at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival
19 June 1975 |
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
|Spouse(s)||Claire Danes (m. 2009)|
Dancy was born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, and raised in Newcastle-under-Lyme. His mother, Sarah Ann (née Birley), works in academic publishing. His father is philosophy professor Jonathan Peter Dancy, who teaches at the University of Reading and at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the oldest of three children, followed by brother John (Jack) Christopher Dancy (born 25 May 1977), co-director of the travel company Trufflepig Travel, and sister Katharine Sarah Redman (born 5 March 1980), who works at the EFA Global Monitoring Report, UNESCO.
From the age of 5 to the age of 10, Dancy was educated at Edenhurst Preparatory School in Newcastle-under-Lyme. At age 10, Dancy attended boarding school at the Dragon School in Oxford, then at 13 at Winchester College. At 18, Dancy acted in the Winchester College Players production of Twelfth Night which was performed in both Winchester and at the Minack Theatre in Cornwall. He went on to study English at St Peter's College, Oxford.
After graduation, Dancy moved to London, where a chance conversation in a cafe led to his meeting casting director Ros Hubbard and agent Dallas Smith, who signed him. In 1999, Dancy played the role of Danny, who had a fleeting romance with Rachel, one of the show's main characters, in the second series of Cold Feet. In 2007, Dancy had a starring role on Broadway as Captain Dennis Stanhope in Journey's End (Belasco Theatre). He also played Aiden in the 2007 film Blood and Chocolate. He portrayed the title character, a man with Asperger syndrome, in the 2009 independent film Adam. Dancy also appeared in Savage Grace, a film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Natalie Robins and Steven M.L. Aronson.
Hugh Dancy appeared in MCC Theater's The Pride, written by Alexi Kaye Campbell, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in New York City. The off-Broadway production was directed by Joe Mantello and co-starred Ben Whishaw and Andrea Riseborough. In 2009, Dancy appeared in Confessions of a Shopaholic. From 2010 until 2011, he starred in a Broadway production of Venus in Fur, for which he was praised by The New York Times. In March 2012, NBC announced that Dancy had been cast as Will Graham in Hannibal, the television adaptation based on the main character of Thomas Harris' 1981 novel Red Dragon.
Dancy met actress Claire Danes on the set of Evening in Newport, Rhode Island, and they began dating. In February 2009, they announced their engagement. The couple married in France in late August or early September 2009, in a ceremony not announced publicly. The two have a son, Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy, born on 17 December 2012. His previous longtime girlfriend was UK artist Annie Morris.
|2000||David Copperfield||David Copperfield||Television film|
|2000||Madame Bovary||Leon||Television film|
|2001||Black Hawk Down||Sfc. Kurt Schmid|
|2003||The Sleeping Dictionary||John Truscott|
|2004||Ella Enchanted||Prince Charmont|
|2005||Beyond The Gates||Idealistic young teacher|
|2005||Shooting Dogs||Joe Connor|
|2006||Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction||Adam Towers|
|2007||The Jane Austen Book Club||Grigg Harris|
|2007||Savage Grace||Sam Green|
|2007||Blood & Chocolate||Aiden|
|2009||Confessions of a Shopaholic||Luke Brandon|
|2009||Adam||Adam||Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture|
|2010||The Wildest Dream||Andrew Irvine||Voice|
|2011||Our Idiot Brother||Christian|
|2011||Martha Marcy May Marlene||Ted||Nominated — Gotham Award for Best Ensemble Cast|
|2011||Hysteria||Dr. Mortimer Granville|
|2013||Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return||Marshal Mallow||Voice|
|1998||Trial & Retribution II||Robert Belini|
|1998||The New Adventures of Robin Hood||Kyle||Episode: "Orphans"|
|1998–1999||Dangerfield||Charlie Paige||Episodes: "Paths" and "Tying the Knot"|
|1999||Cold Feet||Danny||Episodes 2.3 and 2.4|
|1999||Kavanagh QC||Michael Woodley||Episode: "The More Loving One"|
|2000||Relic Hunter||Michael Previn||Episode: "The Last Night"|
|2002||Daniel Deronda||Daniel Deronda|
|2006||Elizabeth I||Earl of Essex||Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
|2011||The Big C||Lee||8 episodes|
|2013–present||Hannibal||Will Graham||Main Cast;
Nominated — IGN Award for Best TV Actor (2014)
Pending — Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television (2014)
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