Hugh Dancy

Hugh Dancy
41 years
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, UK
5' 10" (1,78 m)
19 June 1975

Hugh Michael Horace Dancy is an English actor and model. He is best known for his roles as Will Graham in the television series Hannibal for which he was nominated for two Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series and as Prince Charmont in Ella Enchanted. In 2006, he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for his portrayal of Earl of Essex in the Channel 4 miniseries Elizabeth I …

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This talented British actor is one of the UK's most up-and-coming talents.
He first got started with roles in series such as 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 derribado (2001), as "Medic Kurt Schmid" was followed with starring roles in Tempo (2003) with Melanie Griffith and Rachael Leigh Cook and El lenguaje de los sueΓ±os (2003). He will be playing "Prince Charmont", opposite Anne Hathaway, in the upcoming Hechizada (2004) and "Sir Galahad" in El rey Arturo (2004). His mother, Sarah, is a publisher, and his father, Jonathan, is a writer and philosophy professor at Reading University. He has a brother, Jack (b. 1977) and a sister, Kate (b. 1980). - IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Known For

Will Graham
Hannibal (TV Series)


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


Attended Ranger boot camp at Fort Benning, Georgia for a week with the rest of the Black Hawk derribado (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 El atardecer (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]

Personal Quotes 

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.

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