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HUGH DANCY will soon be seen in the critically acclaimed film MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE opposite Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson, and John Hawkes. Directed by Sean Durkin, the film premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and will be released on October 7, 2011. Dancy can currently be seen on Showtime's original series "The Big C” in a multi-episode arc opposite Laura Linney and Oliver Platt.

Recently, he completed production on the romantic comedy HYSTERIA, opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal. He is also lending his voice to the animated 3D musical DOROTHY OF OZ, an update of the classic THE WIZARD OF OZ with a voice cast that includes Lea Michele, Jim Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, and Kelsey Grammer.

Dancy received rave reviews for his titular performance in ADAM, opposite Rose Byrne. ADAM premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and was awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize. He also starred in P.J. Hogan's 2009 comedy CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC opposite Isla Fisher. Dancy's other film credits include: EVENING, THE JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB, BEYOND THE GATES, KING ARTHUR, ELLA ENCHANTED, THE SLEEPING DICTIONARY, BLACK HAWK DOWN, and YOUNG BLADES.

On television, Dancy starred in Tom Hooper's critically acclaimed mini-series ELIZABETH I, opposite Helen Mirren and Jeremy Irons. He received an Emmy® Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for his role as Earl of Essex and the series received the 2007 Golden Globe® Award for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television and the Emmy® Award for Best Miniseries.

Dancy's other television credits include the miniseries DANIEL DERONDA and the telefilms DAVID COPPERFIELD and MADAME BOVARY.

On stage, Dancy starred opposite Ben Whishaw and Andrea Riseborough in the MCC Theater's Spring 2010 Off Broadway production of "The Pride,” written by Alexi Kaye Campbell and directed by Joe Mantello. Dancy also starred opposite Boyd Gaines, Jefferson Mays and Stark Sands in David Grindley's "A Journey's End,” winner of the 2007 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.

Dancy graduated with an English Literature degree from St. Peter's College, Oxford.

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