Hugh Dancy Age, Career, Marital Status, Salary and Net Worth

This article will answer every question you have about Hugh Dancy. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.

  1. What does Dancy do for a living?
  2. Who are Dancy’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Dancy’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Dancy married or does he have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
  5. Does Dancy have any children?
  6. Where is Dancy now?
  7. How tall is Dancy?
  8. How much money does Dancy earn?
  9. What is Dancy’s net worth?

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Who is Hugh Dancy?

Hugh Michael Horace Dancy is an English prominent actor who rose to prominence for his role as the titular character in the television film adaptation of David Copperfield (2000). Moreover, he is notably known for other roles in feature films such as; Sfc. Kurt Schmid in Black Hawk Down (2001) and Prince Charmont in Ella Enchanted (2004).


His other best-known film roles include; Joe Conner in Shooting Dogs (2005), Grigg Harris in The Jane Austen Book Club (2007), Luke Brandon in Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009), Adam Raki in Adam (2009), and Ted in Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011). On television, he has portrayed criminal profiler Will Graham in the NBC television series Hannibal (2013 to 2015), Cal Roberts in the Hulu original series The Path (2016 to 2018), and Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex in the Channel 4 miniseries Elizabeth I (2005). The latter role earned him a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. Currently, he portrays Senior Assistant District Attorney Nolan Price on NBC’s revival of the original Law & Order (2022––).

How Old Is Hugh Dancy?

He is 47 years old as of August 2022, having been born on June 19, 1975, in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. Dancy shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Symonne Harrison, KSI, Boris Johnson, Bramty Juliette, Skye, and many more.

Hugh Dancy Family

Who are Hugh Dancy’s Parents?

He was born to Jonathan Dancy (Father, born on May 8, 1946) FBA is a British philosopher. And Sarah Ann Dancy (Mother, born in 1952) works in academic publishing.

Does Hugh Dancy have Siblings?

He has two younger siblings. A brother by the name of Jack Dancy (born on May 25, 1977), a co-director of the travel company, Trufflepig Travel. And a sister by the name of Katharine Sarah Redman (born on March 5, 1980).

A Photo of Hugh Dancy

A Photo of Hugh Dancy

Hugh Dancy Education

He received his high school education at Dragon School and Winchester College. After high school, he studied English at St. Peter’s College.

Hugh Dancy Marital Status

He is married to the love of his life, Claire Danes (born on April 12, 1979) an American actress. They married in 2009, in France in a private ceremony.

Hugh Dancy Kids

He and his wife Claire have two kids. Two sons by the name, Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy (born on December 17, 2012) and Rowan Dancy (born on August 27, 2018).

Hugh Dancy Career

After graduating, he moved to London where a chance conversation in a cafe led to his meeting with casting director Ros Hubbard and agent Dallas Smith who signed him. Therefore, he went on to appear in the second series of Cold Feet in 1999, in the role of Danny, who had a fleeting romance with Rachel, one of the show’s main characters. He went on to play Daniel Deronda in 2002, in the BBC’s adaptation of George Eliot’s novel Daniel Deronda. His other notable roles include Dancy’s Prince Charmont from the 2004 Disney film Ella Enchanted alongside Anna Hathaway.

And that same year as Galahad alongside later Hannibal co-star, Mads Mikkelsen in King Arthur. Next, he starred as Adam Raki in Adam, in 2005. The independent film which premiered in 2009 at the Sundance Film Festival follows the story of a young man with an autism spectrum disorder. In addition, he went on to appear in other films. Furthermore, he has had theatre credits, including appearing in MCC Theatre’s The Pride, written by Alexi Kaye Campbell, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in New York City. The off-Broadway production co-starred Ben Whishaw and Andrea Riseborough and was directed by Joe Mantello.

Career Continuation

In 2007, he had a starring role on Broadway in Journey’s End (Belasco Theatre) as Captain Dennis Stanhope. From 2010 until 2011, he starred alongside Nina Arianda in Manhattan Theatre Club’s Broadway production of Venus in Fur. It was announced in August 2018, that he would appear with Stockard Channing in Roundabout Theatre Company’s off-Broadway premiere of Apologia. NBC then announced in March 2012, that Dancy had been cast as Will Graham in Hannibal.

The series is a television adaptation based on the main character of Thomas Harris’ 1981 novel Red Dragon. Thus the show received critical acclaim and was nominated for numerous awards. However, it was canceled after three seasons and concluded in 2015, though there are hopes for its revival. Next, he appeared as Cal Roberts for three seasons from 2016 to 2018. A lead character in Hulu’s The Path alongside Aaron Paul and Michelle Monaghan. Dancy was announced in November 2021, as one of the leads in NBC’s 2022 revival of Law & Order, playing an assistant district attorney.

Hugh Dancy Height and Measurements

Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 5ft 10inches (1.78m) and a weight of 73kg (161lbs).

Hugh Dancy’s Salary and Net Worth

His salary for the year 2020 was approximately $176,000 and has a net worth of $30 million.

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