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 Scotland Yard, crimes sur la Tamise (1997), Dangerfield (1995), Kavanagh QC (1995) and Granada's popular series Cold feet: Amours et petits bonheurs (1997), and his theater appearances include Sam Mendes' David Copperfield (2000) and BBC's Madame Bovary (2000) and Daniel Deronda (2002). He also portrayed "D'Artagnan" in the series La jeunesse des trois mousquetaires (2001).Dancy's appearance in Ridley Scott's war drama, La chute du faucon noir (2001), as "Medic Kurt Schmid" was followed with starring roles in Tempo (2003) with Melanie Griffith and Rachael Leigh Cook and Amour interdit (2003). He played "Prince Charmont" opposite Anne Hathaway in Ella au pays enchanté (2004) and "Sir Galahad" in Le roi Arthur (2004).He has since become well known for his roles as the "Earl of Essex" in the HBO mini-series Elizabeth I (2005) and "Will Graham" in the critically acclaimed NBC series Hannibal (2013).Dancy married American actress Claire Danes in 2009. The couple have two children.