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Hugh Dancy is an English actor, most known for his film roles in Black Hawk Down, King Arthur, Ella Enchanted, and as of 2016, Hulu's cult TV series, The Path. He has also appeared in several theatre roles from 1997-2012. In NBC's Hannibal, Dancy stars as FBI Special Agent Will Graham, alongside Mads Mikkelsen, who portrays Hannibal Lecter.

Early Life[]

Hugh Michael Horace Dancy was born on June 19, 1975, in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. He was the oldest offspring of Jonathan Dancy, a philosophy professor, and his significant other Sarah Dancy, an academic publishing professional. Dancy's parents delivered him off to the Dragon School of Oxford for his developmental years, then at 13, he entered Winchester College. Dancy depicted himself as an insubordinate youth. One instructor had a go at rectifying him by compelling him into the school theatre. Dancy took to it naturally. Subsequent to moving on from Oxford University with a degree in English writing and dialect, he sought after acting full-time while bartending to pay the bills.

After graduation in 1998, Dancy moved to London, where a chance discussion in a cafe led to his meeting casting director Ros Hubbard and agent Dallas Smith. They signed him to the role of Danny in a BBC adaption of George Eliot's novel, Daniel Deronda.


In March 2012, NBC made the announcement that Dancy had been cast as Will Graham in Hannibal, the TV adaption based upon the character Will Graham of Thomas Harris' 1981 novel, Red Dragon. The show has received recognition and was designated for several awards. It was cancelled after three seasons and concluded in 2015. Despite this fact, there are hopes for its revival.

As of 2016-2018, he appears in the Hulu series The Path, as Cal Roberts. He stars alongside Breaking Bad's, Aaron Paul and True Detective's, Michelle Mohegan.

Personal Life[]

Dancy met American actress Claire Danes on the set of Evening in Newport, Rhode Island, and they began dating. In February 2009, they announced their engagement. The couple wedded in France in 2009 in a secret ceremony. Their first son, named Cyrus, was born in 2012. In April 2018, it was announced that they are expecting their second child. They live in the West Village neighborhood of New York City.