Hugh Dancy aka Hugh Michael Horace Dancy is an actor, born in Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire, England. His mother Sarah Ann works in academic printing, and his father Jonathan Peter Dancy is a theorist and writer. Hugh has a younger brother Jack who is co-director of the travel company Trufflepig Travel and a younger sister Kate. He attended Edenhurst Preparatory School then attended boarding school at the Dragon School in Oxford then attended Winchester College. Later he went on to study English under poet and playwright Francis Warner at St Peter's College, Oxford.
After completing his graduation, he moved to London where by chance he met casting director Ross Hubbard and agent Dallas, who signed him. In 1999, he played the character of Danny in the second series of Cold Feet. His most remembered performances include Prince Charmont from the 2004 Disney film Ella Enchanted and Galahad in
. One of his movies, "
" was premiered at Sundance Festival in 2009. His theater appearances include Sam Mendes’s David Copperfield (2000) and BBC’s Madame Bovary (2000).
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in his next film. Dancy was nominated for many awards and has won the award for Best Actor in a television series for Hannibal in 2003. He has English and a small amount of Welsh and Scottish descent. Dancy married Claire Danes in 2009 in France.
On 17 December 2012, the couple had their first child Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy. His famous quotes include “Acting is not very good for relationships - but very good for when they are over”.