Hugh Dancy, born in England, had his first small-screen appearance in the TV series The New Adventures of Robin Hood.
He modeled for Burberry and was featured in three Burberry campaigns, alongside Kate Moss.
In July 2006, Dancy received a Primetime Emmy nomination, as Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries, for his role in Elizabeth I. In 2008, Dancy is set to star in the animated film Poe and in the indie flick, Adam, as a man stricken with Aspergers Syndrome.
He is currently engaged to actress Claire Danes.