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Fast Facts

  • Stumbled into acting at age 13 after being sent to the theater as punishment for misbehaving at school.
  • Modeled opposite Kate Moss for a 2004 Burberry fashion campaign.
  • In 2007, he was nominated for a Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance for his Broadway debut in Journey's End.
  • Met his future wife, Claire Danes, on the set of their 2007 film Evening.
  • Speaks fluent French.


  • 2014, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2016, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2006, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee


  • Jack Dancy — Brother
  • Annie Morris — Ex-significant Other
  • Kate Dancy — Sister
  • Jonathan Dancy — Father
  • Sarah Dancy — Mother
  • Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy — Son
  • Claire Danes — Wife


  • University of Oxford, St Peter's College, Oxford, England (1994)

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  • Birth Place: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
  • Profession: Actor

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