Hugh Michael Horace Dancy (born 19 June 1975) is an English actor and model.
After graduation, Dancy moved to London, where a chance conversation in a cafe led to his meeting casting director Ros Hubbard and agent Dallas Smith, who signed him.
In 1999, Dancy played the role of Danny, who had a fleeting romance with Rachel, one of the shows main characters, in the second series of Cold Feet. In 2007, Dancy had a starring role on Broadway as Captain Dennis Stanhope in Journey's End (Belasco Theatre). He also played Aiden in the 2007 film Blood and Chocolate. He portrayed the title character, a man with Asperger syndrome, in the 2009 independent film Adam. Dancy also appeared in Savage Grace, a film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Natalie Robins and Steven M.L. Aronson.
Hugh Dancy appeared in MCC Theater's The Pride, written by Alexi Kaye Campbell, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in New York City. The off-Broadway production was directed by Joe Mantello and co-starred Ben Whishaw and Andrea Riseborough. In 2009 Dancy appeared in Confessions of a Shopaholic. In 2010-11, Dancy co-starred alongside Nina Arianda in a Broadway production of Venus in Fur in which he was praised by The New York Times
In March 2012, NBC announced that Dancy had been cast as Will Graham in Hannibal, the television adaptation based on the main character of Thomas Harris' 1981 novel Red Dragon. [