Biography: Hugh Dancy

Hugh Dancy most recently appeared in Our Idiot Brother directed by Jesse Peretz and Martha Marcy May Marlene, with both films receiving critical acclaim at 2011 Sundance Film Festival. In addition to his leading man role in Hysteria, in 2012 Dancy will voice the character of Marshall Mallow in the animated Dorothy of Oz.

Dancy’s other film credits include: Adam, Confessions of a Shopaholic, The Jane Austen Book Club, Evening, Beyond The Gates, King Arthur, Ella Enchanted, The Sleeping Dictionary, Black Hawk Down and Young Blades.

On television, Dancy had a recurring role in The Big C starring Laura Linney, and has been seen in Tom Hooper’s critically acclaimed series Elizabeth I opposite Helen Mirren and Jeremy Irons. Dancy received an Emmy® nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for his role as Earl of Essex, and the series received the 2007 Golden Globe® Award for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television and the Emmy® Award for Best Miniseries.

Dancy’s other television credits include: Daniel Deronda, David Copperfield, Relic Hunter and Madame Bovary.

On stage, Dancy starred on Broadway in David Grindley‘s Journey’s End opposite Boyd Gaines, Jefferson Mays and Stark Sands. A Journey’s End won the 2007 Tony® Award for Best Revival of a Play. In 2010, Dancy returned to the stage in the critically acclaimed The Pride with Ben Whishaw and Andrea Riseborough. He currently stars on Broadway in Venus in Fur, opposite Nina Arianda.

Dancy graduated with an English Literature degree from St. Peter’s College, Oxford.

This biography/filmography of Hugh Dancy is courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics and the film, Hysteria

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