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Hugh Dancy | Will Graham
On the big screen, Dancy recently starred in "Hysteria" opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal and the critically acclaimed film "Martha Marcy May Marlene" opposite Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson and John Hawkes.
He will next lend his voice to Summertime Entertainment's animated 3D musical "Dorothy of Oz." The film is an update of the classic "The Wizard of Oz" and centers on Dorothy's 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, which is penned by Randi Barnes, Adam Balsam, Martin Short and Barry Glasser.
Dancy was previously seen starring in "Adam" opposite Rose Byrne. Dancy received rave reviews for his portrayal of the title character, a young man with Asperger's syndrome struggling to survive in New York City, whose 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.
Dancy also starred in P.J. Hogan's "Confessions of a Shopaholic" opposite Isla Fisher. Dancy's other film credits include: "Our Idiot Brother," "Evening," "The Jane Austen Book Club," "Beyond the Gates," "King Arthur," "Ella Enchanted," "The Sleeping Dictionary," "Black Hawk Down" and "Young Blades."
In 2007, he 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 the Earl of Essex. The series received the 2007 Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television and the Emmy Award for Best Miniseries.
Dancy's other television credits include: "The Big C," "Daniel Deronda," "David Copperfield" and "Madame Bovary."
On stage, Dancy recently starred on Broadway in the Tony-nominated play "Venus in Fur" opposite Nina Arianda and was nominated for a 2012 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play for his performance. He also starred in the MCC Theater's off-Broadway production of "The Pride" opposite Ben Whishaw and Andrea Riesborough and 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.