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Hugh Dancy



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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Fifty Shades Darker
  • Dr. John Flynn
2017
16% Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return
  • Marshal Mallow
2014
57% Hysteria
  • Mortimer Granville
2012
90% Martha Marcy May Marlene
  • Ted
2011
68% Our Idiot Brother
  • Christian
2011
76% The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest
  • Sandy Irvine
2010
64% Adam
  • Adam Raki
2009
25% Confessions of a Shopaholic
  • Luke
2009
No Score Yet Coach
  • Nick Scanlon
2009
65% The Jane Austen Book Club
  • Grigg
2007
27% Evening
  • Buddy Wittenborn
2007
38% Savage Grace
  • Sam Green
2007
No Score Yet Shooting Dogs (Beyond the Gates)
  • Joe Connor
2007
11% Blood and Chocolate
  • Aiden
2007
7% Basic Instinct 2
  • Adam Towers
2006
84% Beyond the Gates
  • Joe Connor
2005
31% King Arthur
  • Galahad
2004
50% Ella Enchanted
  • Prince Charmont
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
2001
No Score Yet David Copperfield
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Madame Bovary
  • Leon
2000

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
89% Hannibal
2013-2015
  • Special Agent Will Graham Will Graham
  • Director
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Daniel Deronda Leon
69% The Big C
2010-2013
  • Lee
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
81% The Path
2016
  • Cal Roberts
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest

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