Talented British actor Hugh Dancy is one of the UK’s most up-and-coming talents. Hugh Michael Horace Dancy was born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, to Sarah Ann (Birley), who works in academic publishing, and Jonathan Peter Dancy, a philosophy professor and writer. He has a brother, Jack (b. 1977), and a sister, Kate (b. 1980). He was raised in Newcastle-under-Lyme. He got started with roles in the series Trial & Retribution (1997), Dangerfield (1995), Kavanagh QC (1995) and Granada’s popular series, Cold Feet (1997), and his theater appearances include Sam Mendes’s David Copperfield (2000) and BBC’s Madame Bovary (2000). He also portrayed “D’Artagnan” in the series, Young Blades (2001). Dancy’s appearance in Ridley Scott’s war drama, Black Hawk Down (2001), as “Medic Kurt Schmid” was followed with starring roles in Tempo (2003) with Melanie Griffith and Rachael Leigh Cook and The Sleeping Dictionary (2003). He played Prince Charmont opposite Anne Hathaway in Ella Enchanted (2004), and Sir Galahad in King Arthur (2004). He has since become well known for his roles as the Earl of Essex in the mini-series Elizabeth I (2005) and Will Graham on the show Hannibal (2013). Dancy married American actress Claire Danes in 2009. The couple has one child.