Hugh, age 33, and Claire, who is 29, announced their engagement just a few days before Hugh’s new romantic comedy ‘Confessions of a Shopaholic’ opens. Yes, ‘Shopaholic’ opens on February 13th, just one day before the most romantic day of the year, Valentine’s Day.
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Hugh Dancy was born on June 19, 1975 in Stoke-on-Trent, England so his age is 33. Hugh is the son of British philosopher Jonathan Dancy. His mother, Sarah, is a publisher. He has a brother, Jack, and a sister, Kate. He 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.
Hugh’s first TV appearances were in ‘Trial & Retribution II’, ‘Dangerfield,’ ‘The New Adventures of Robin Hood’ and ‘Kavanagh QC’. In July 2006, Hugh received an Emmy nomination as Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries, for his role in ‘Elizabeth I.’
Hugh had a starring role on Broadway as ‘Captain Dennis Stanhope’ in the play ‘Journey’s End.’ From his roles in ‘Blackhawk Down’ to ‘Ella Enchanted’ he shows his versatility as an actor. In 2008, he starred as the dark poet Edgar Allan Poe in the film ‘Poe’, an animated feature and in the Sundance acclaimed film, ‘Adam.’ He has also modelled for Burberry since 2004 and was featured in three Burberry campaigns, alongside Kate Moss.
Hugh Dancy is engaged to be married to actress Claire Danes. They met in 2007 on the set of the movie ‘Evening’. Hugh has a new movie coming out in February 2009 called ‘Confessions of a Shopaholic.’
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