Hugh Dancy (Hugh Dancy) – British film and theater actor, known for his roles in box-office of American and British paintings (“Confessions of a Shopaholic,””The Three Musketeers,””The Haunted Alley”), and in the author’s movies (“Evening” “Adam”) and TV series (“Elizabeth I», «Hannibal»).
The main movie actor Hugh Dancy
Hugh was the first-born in a family of well-known British scientist and philosopher Jonathan Dancy. Hugh was born June 19, 1975 in Steffordshire, Great Britain, later he appeared younger brother and sister. As a child, Hugh did not think to become an actor. He graduated from Winchester College and St Peter’s College, Oxford University, where he studied English literature. The actors Dancy was almost accidental: according to legend, the parents decided to punish his son for a misdemeanor and as a punishment sent to work in the local theater. But the punishment was surprisingly interesting, and the young man began to speak with the local theater. In the 18 years he has participated in productions of Shakespeare’s plays. However, to get the actor’s education did not dare, and would prefer to enter the Faculty of English Literature and Linguistics of the prestigious University of Oxford.
For the first time on screen Hugh appeared in 20 years, playing in the British drama television series “Kavanagh”(1995 – 2001). The next five years, the actor gained experience on the set, appearing in episodes of various television projects (“Danger Zone,””Cold Feet,””Trial and Retribution”). In 2000, the 25-year-old Hugh Dancy first gained a prominent role in the big-budget picture – he starred in the British drama Tim Fayvella”Madame Bovary”- the film adaptation of the famous novel by Gustave Flaubert. Hugh embodied the image of a young assistant notary Leon Dupuis – blond, handsome curved eyelashes, timid and shy. His hero is seduced by the main character – Emma Bovary – its romantic melancholy, watercolor paintings and strum on the piano with one finger. The tape was a festival success, in particular, it has been nominated for the”Golden Globe”. By the way, Hugh is fluent in the language of Flaubert – French. After this work Dancy career in movies quickly went up the hill. In the next 2001 to the newly Dancy played the French literary hero – D’Artagnan in the movie of the legendary Mario Andrichchion “The Three Musketeers”(2001). And the main role Englishman Daniel Deronda, in love with a poor Jew in the miniseries Tom Hooper’s”Daniel Deronda”(2002) – the film adaptation of the famous novel. Beating in the film adaptations of the romantically inclined young men, Hugh earned his respective role. Following he appeared in various American and British tape starring the sweet boys are building love with various divas of Hollywood – in the”Temp”with Melanie Griffith,”Intimate Dictionary”with Jessica Alba,”Ella Enchanted”with Anne Hathaway,”Confessions of a Shopaholic”with Isla Fisher. In 2005, the year he played the young Count Esseskskogo, soblaznyayushego the aged royals (the heroine, Helen Mirren), in the British miniseries Tom Hooper’s”Elizabeth I». For the role of sensory Count actor received a nomination for the “Emmy”in the category”Best Actor”. The actor also plays in the independent author’s picture. In 2007 he played the artist, who failed to come to terms with his love to the man in the drama “Evening”. By the way, during the shooting of the picture, he met his future wife – actress Claire Danes. At 34, he married an American. And in 37 years, Hugh became a father for the first time – the couple first child was born Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy.