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Also Known As: Died:
Born: June 19, 1975 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Stoke-on-Trent, England, GB Profession: actor

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An English-born lead and occasional supporting player in features and television productions on both sides of the Atlantic, Hugh Dancy specialized in essaying romantic young men in features like "Ella Enchanted" (2004), "Elizabeth I" (Channel 4/HBO, 2005-06), "Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction" (2006) and "The Jane Austen Book Club" (2007). Though he shined in such roles, Dancy's palette was varied enough to allow for more complex characters in independent features like "Evening" (2007), which cast him as an artist unable to reconcile his love for Patrick Wilson, or the former lover of an unstable heiress in "Savage Grace" (2007). But Dancy remained most appreciated as a youthful love interest, and his return to that persona in features like "Confessions of a Shopaholic" (2009) and "Adam" (2009) seemed to indicate that his popularity in such roles remained unabated, while his secretive marriage to girlfriend Claire Danes sparked interest in the tabloid media. Turning to comedy, he had a supporting turn in "Our Idiot Brother" (2011), but went back to more dramatic fare with a role in acclaimed "Martha Marcy May Marlene" (2011). After starring as the inventor of the vibrator in the romantic comedy...

An English-born lead and occasional supporting player in features and television productions on both sides of the Atlantic, Hugh Dancy specialized in essaying romantic young men in features like "Ella Enchanted" (2004), "Elizabeth I" (Channel 4/HBO, 2005-06), "Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction" (2006) and "The Jane Austen Book Club" (2007). Though he shined in such roles, Dancy's palette was varied enough to allow for more complex characters in independent features like "Evening" (2007), which cast him as an artist unable to reconcile his love for Patrick Wilson, or the former lover of an unstable heiress in "Savage Grace" (2007). But Dancy remained most appreciated as a youthful love interest, and his return to that persona in features like "Confessions of a Shopaholic" (2009) and "Adam" (2009) seemed to indicate that his popularity in such roles remained unabated, while his secretive marriage to girlfriend Claire Danes sparked interest in the tabloid media. Turning to comedy, he had a supporting turn in "Our Idiot Brother" (2011), but went back to more dramatic fare with a role in acclaimed "Martha Marcy May Marlene" (2011). After starring as the inventor of the vibrator in the romantic comedy "Hysteria" (2012), Dancy had a moving guest appearance on the critical hit "The Big C" (Showtime, 2010- ), proving that the young actor was comfortable in just about any role he choose.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Cover Girl (2015)
2.
 Dorothy of Oz (2014)
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 Coach (2010)
7.
 Adam (2009)
9.
 Bronte (2008)
10.
 Savage Grace (2007)
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1998:
First small-screen appearance, "Trial & Retribution II"
1999:
Appeared on two episodes of the British drama series "Dangerfield"
2000:
Played a Frenchman fascinated by knights in the Canadian series, "Relic Hunter"
2000:
Played the lead in "David Copperfield," a TV/film adaptation of Charles Dickens's novel
2001:
Cast in Ridley Scott's war drama "Black Hawk Down"
2002:
Played the lead in BBC's adaptation of George Eliot's novel "Daniel Deronda"
2004:
Played Prince Charmont, opposite Anne Hathaway, in "Ella Enchanted"
2004:
Appeared alongside Kate Moss in three Burberry campaigns
2005:
Co-starred in Michael Caton-Jones' "Shooting Dogs"; based on the experiences of BBC news producer David Belton, who worked in Rwanda during the Rwandan Genocide
2006:
Played the Earl of Essex in the joint Channel 4/HBO production of "Elizabeth I"; earned an Emmy nomination
2007:
Made Broadway debut as Captain Dennis Stanhope in "Journey's End"
2007:
Appeared in Michael Cunningham's film adaptation of Susan Minot's novel "Evening"
2007:
Cast as the only male member of the titular book club in the feature adaptation of "The Jane Austen Book Club"
2009:
Co-starred with Isla fisher in the film adaptation of "Confessions of a Shopaholic"
2009:
Portrayed a young man born with Asperger syndrome in "Adam"
2010:
Cast in the Broadway production of "The Pride," written by Alexi Kaye Campbell and directed by Joe Mantello
2011:
Cast opposite Elizabeth Olsen in the drama thriller "Martha Marcy May Marlene"
2012:
Portrayed Mortimer Granville, the inventor of the vibrator in "Hysteria"
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Education

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St Peter's College, Oxford: -

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