Hugh Dancy Trivia: Facts About the Actor from the Movies Adam and The Jane Austen Book Club
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Hugh Dancy Trivia: Facts About the Actor from the Movies Adam and The Jane Austen Book Club

Trivia for the charming English actor Hugh Dancy, featuring his movies, co-stars, wife Claire Danes and more.

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1. English actor Hugh Dancy was born in 1975, in Staffordshire, in England.

2. He stands at 5' 11" (1.80 m).

3. He is married to his Evening (2007) co-star, American actress Claire Danes (Romeo + Juliet, The Family Stone).

4. Hugh Dancy and Claire Danes got married in 2009.

5. His celebrity good friends are actors Ewan McGregor and Sienna Miller.

6. He can speak French.

7. He was nominated for Emmy for his performance in the mini-series Elizabeth 1.

8. He was nominated for Satellite Award twice: for his performance in Elizabeth 1, and as the autistic Adam in Adam.

9. He has worked with British actors Stephen Dillane, Ioan Gruffudd and Emily Mortimer twice. With Stephen Dillane, he co-starred in the movies Arthur and Savage Grace. With Ioan Gruffudd, he co-starred in Black Hawk Down & Arthur, and with Emily Mortimer, he did My Idiot Brother and The Sleeping Dictionary.

10. Hugh Dancy has worked with director Ridley Scott (Black Hawk Down).

11. He is an Oxford graduate. He studied English Literature & Language. Another English actor, Hugh Grant, is also an Oxford Graduate. Hugh studied English.

12. In addition to being named Hugh, and being Oxford grads, they both worked with English actress Kristin Scott Thomas, who is most famous for her Academy Award Nominee role in The English Patient.

13. Many of his movies are movie adaptations. Some of them are David Copperfield, Confessions of a Shopaholic, The Jane Austen Book Club and Evening.

14. Hugh frequently collaborates with directors who also write/adapt the scripts of their movies. Such films are The Sleeping Dictionary (written & directed by Guy Jenkin), Adam (written & directed by Max Mayer), Martha Marcy May Marlene (written & directed by Sean Durkin).

15. His co-stars include Rose Byrne, Amy Irving, Peter Callagher (Adam), Claire Danes, Meryl Streep, Toni Collette, Patrick Wilson, Natasha Richardson (Evening), Isla Fisher, John Goodman, Joan Cusack, Kristin Scott Thomas, John Lithgow, Leslie Bibb, Lynn Redgrave, (Confessions of a Shopaholic), Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, William Fictner, Eric Bana, Ioan Gruffudd, Sam Shepard (Black Hawk Down), John Hurt (Shooting Dogs), Paul Rudd, Rashida Jones, Zooey Deschanel, Elizabeth Banks (My Idiot Brother), Melanie Griffith, Rachel Leigh Cook, Malcolm McDowell (Tempo), Jessica Alba, Brenda Blethyn, Bob Hoskins, Emily Mortimer (The Sleeping Dictionary), Sally Field (David Copperfield), Clive Owen, Keira Knightley, Ioan Gruffudd, Ray Winstone, Stellan Skarsgård, Stephen Dillane (Arthur), Julianne Moore, Stephen Dillane (Savage Grace), Anne Hathaway (Ella Enchanted), Frances O'Connor (Madame Bovary), Maria Bello, Emily Blunt, Mark Blucas, Kathy Baker (The Jane Austen Book Club), Agnes Bruckner and Oliver Martinez (Blood and Chocolate).

16. His most unsuccessful film is Basic Instinct 2. It is a commercial and critical failure.

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Resources:

Imdb.com

Hugh Dancy movies

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