Hugh Dancy

Lowest Rated: 7% Basic Instinct 2 (2006)
Birthday: Jun 19, 1975
Birthplace: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, UK
The son of a publisher and a philosophy professor, handsome young British actor Hugh Dancy studied English Language and Literature at Oxford and speaks fluent French. He got his start performing in theater productions under the direction of Sam Mendes before he made his first few television guest-star appearances on Dangerfield, Cold Feet, and the miniseries Trial & Retribution II. He got his first starring role in the Hallmark Hall of Fame production of David Copperfield, which aired in the States on TNT, and he continued doing costume dramas adapted from literature with the BBC productions of Madame Bovary and Daniel Deronda. In 2000, he experimented with fantasy adventures, starring in the Three Musketeers-inspired Young Blades and appearing in an episode of Relic Hunter. He had a small role in the war drama Black Hawk Down before making the move toward romance with the straight-to-video titles The Sleeping Dictionary (opposite Jessica Alba) and Tempo (opposite Melanie Griffith). Dancy stuck with romance for his next feature, the fantasy comedy Ella Enchanted, opposite Princess Diaries star Anne Hathaway. He worked steadily in projects such as King Arthur, Basic Instinct 2, and The Jane Austen Book Club. In 2007 he began a lengthy relationship with fellow actress Claire Danes. He landed a big part in 2009's Confessions of a Shopaholic. He enjoyed a fantastic 2011 with roles in the superb comedy Our Idiot Brother, the well-reviewed indie thriller Martha Marcy May Marlene, and the period comedy Hysteria.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
76% Late Night Actor 2019
16% Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Marshal Mallow $6.5M 2014
59% Hysteria Mortimer Granville $1.8M 2012
90% Martha Marcy May Marlene Ted $3M 2011
69% Our Idiot Brother Christian $24.7M 2011
77% The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest Sandy Irvine $0.9M 2010
65% Adam Adam Raki $2.2M 2009
25% Confessions of a Shopaholic Luke $44.3M 2009
No Score Yet Coach Nick Scanlon 2009
66% The Jane Austen Book Club Grigg $3.4M 2007
27% Evening Buddy Wittenborn $12.5M 2007
38% Savage Grace Sam Green $0.3M 2007
No Score Yet Shooting Dogs (Beyond the Gates) Joe Connor 2007
11% Blood and Chocolate Aiden $3.5M 2007
7% Basic Instinct 2 Adam Towers $5.9M 2006
84% Beyond the Gates Joe Connor 2005
31% King Arthur Galahad $51.8M 2004
50% Ella Enchanted Prince Charmont $22.9M 2004
No Score Yet The Sleeping Dictionary John 2003
No Score Yet Tempo Jack 2003
No Score Yet Daniel Deronda Actor 2002
76% Black Hawk Down Schmid $108.6M 2001
No Score Yet David Copperfield Actor 2000
No Score Yet Madame Bovary Leon 2000

TV

CREDIT
79% The Path
2016-2018
Cal Roberts
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2015
92% Hannibal
2013-2015
Director Special Agent Will Graham Will Graham
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
55% The Big C
2010-2013
Lee
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2004
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Daniel Deronda Leon
  • 2003
  • 2000
No Score Yet Relic Hunter
1999-2002
Previn
  • 2000

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