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HUGH DANCY (Ted) will soon be in OUR IDIOT BROTHER opposite Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel and Emily Mortimer. The film centers on an idealist (Rudd) who crashes at the homes of his three ambitious sisters. During his stay at each of their homes, Rudd's character brings truth, happiness and a sunny disposition into their lives while wreaking all sorts of havoc. The film will be released by The Weinstein Company on August 26, 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. On the show, he plays a charming cancer patient who, after a rocky start, befriends Cathy (Laura Linney) during their time in an experimental drug trial. The second season of the show premiered on Monday, June 27th.

Recently, he completed production on HYSTERIA opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal. The romantic comedy set during the Victorian-era looks at how the medical community invented the vibrator as a therapeutic massage device. He is also lending his voice to Summertime Entertainment's animated 3D musical DOROTHY OF OZ. The film is an update of the classic THE WIZARD OF OZ, which centers on Dorothy returning to a tornado-devastated Kansas and then being transported back to Oz to help her friends. Lea Michele, Jim Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, and Kelsey Grammer also lend their voices to the story. The film is penned by Randi Barnes, Adam Balsam, Martin Short, and Barry Glasser.

Dancy was previously seen starring in ADAM opposite Rose Byrne where he plays the title character, a young man with Asperger's syndrome struggling to survive in New York City. His character's life changes forever when he meets his new neighbor Beth (Byrne). ADAM premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and was awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize. The film was released by Fox Searchlight on July 29, 2009, and Dancy received rave reviews for his performance.

Dancy also starred in P.J. Hogan's CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC opposite Isla Fisher. The film was released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista on February 14, 2009 and grossed over $100 million worldwide. 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 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 "Daniel Deronda," "David Copperfield" and "Madame Bovary."

On stage, Dancy starred in the MCC Theater's Off Broadway production of The Pride from February 16, 2010 and ran through March 20, 2010, opposite Ben Whishaw and Andrea Riesborough. Written by Alexi Kaye Campbell and directed by Joe Mantello, the story is a complex love triangle with conflicting loyalties and passions that jumps from 1958 to the present and back in a maelstrom of fantasy, repression, and rebellion. Dancy also starred in David Grindley's "A Journey's End" opposite Boyd Gaines, Jefferson Mays, and Stark Sands, which won 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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