Hugh Dancy (born 19 June 1975) is an English Emmy Award nominated actor and model.
Dancy was born in Stoke-on-Trent, the son of eminent British philosopher Jonathan Dancy, a professor at the University of Reading and at the University of Texas at Austin. His mother, Sarah, is a publisher. He has a brother, Jack, a co-director of the travel company, Trufflepig Travel, and a sister, Kate, who works for Save the Children. Dancy was educated at the Dragon School in Oxford, Winchester College, and St Peter's College, Oxford. At the age of 18, he acted in the Winchester College Players production of Twelfth Night which was performed in both Winchester and at the Minack Theatre in Cornwall.
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 hit ITV1 comedy-drama Cold Feet.