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Hugh Dancy Biography

Birth Place:
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England

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


  • 2014Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2006Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated


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