Will Graham

Played by Hugh Dancy

Actor Bio

Hugh Dancy stars as Will Graham in NBC's critically acclaimed series "Hannibal." A former homicide detective turned teacher, Will was pulled back into the dark world of criminal profiling by Jack Crawford, only to be critically wounded by Hannibal Lecter. Now he's under a fog of suspicion following Hannibal's escape, and many are left wondering if he fell victim to Hannibal's manipulation. Regardless, Will remains the FBI's most valuable weapon in hunting down his would-be killer.

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.

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. 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. 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 Earl of Essex. 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 Big C," "Daniel Deronda," "David Copperfield" and "Madame Bovary."

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