I used to think he was perfect in every way (handsome, intelligent, and talented), but then he married Claire Danes--who I can''t stand at ALL.\
Are there any other fans? Any interesting stories about him?\
Somebody claimed in another thread that he slept with Michael Cunningham before he met Claire, but I think that''s bullshit. How would he be able to keep something like that under wraps when his wife was in a film adaptation of one of MC''s books? I''d imagine that since they''re all based in NYC it would have to come up, and even though she''s a CU next Tuesday, Claire doesn''t seem like the bearding type.
He married her? I don''t remember that.
So pretty but I lost my crush when he married that evil bitch.
Is there an actual reason that DL hates Claire?
Isn''t he bisexual?
Love him, feel neutral bordering on dislike towards her. Did he do it to raise his profile?
The best part of the tale is that Danes cheated on Billy Crudup with Dancy, after Crudup left Mary Louise Parker -- while she was pregnant with their child -- to be with Danes.
The Schadenfreude Troll
Hugh Dancy is the son of Jonathan Dancy, a noted philosopher, and a book publisher. Consequently, he is extemely intelligent and well-educated. Fellow actors on the set of a movie commented that Dancy would polish off a weighty tome every day while waiting for set-ups. His charisma, beauty, brains and breeding are a rare commodity in American movies (and thankfully he''s been picky in his choices).
Three word, R3:\
Mary Louise Parker
Although she turned out not to be so great, herself.
Maybe Claire doesn''t care that Hugh is bi, OP.
I find Claire Danes annoying.%0D\
And especially annoying in the ludicrous tv commercial for the eyelash growing product.%0D\
Who the hell needs to use chemicals on their eyelashes to make them grow longer? It is a completely unnecessary, ridiculous product and no one should be encouraged to buy it, use it, or to think it is something to be desired.%0D\
People can get along with the natural eyelashes which they presently have.
That rumor about him carousing with Cunningham and a hotel manager is kind of weirdly specific for a fake
I think that stuff screwed up her eyes, R10
Claire Danes is a home-wrecking hussy, that''s why.
I''d always heard that Hugh Dancy had been open about his bisexuality, like Tom Hardy.
The heart wants what the heart wants.
Most British actors are bisexual, in an open relationship or they are swingers..
I''d never even heard of him before he guest-starred on [italic]The Big C,[/italic] but I find him absolutely beguiling.
I thought the bisexuality thing was supposed to make him look bohemian (considering his family background)? Didn''t pan out that way though.\
He was absolutely dreamy in that "The Sleeping Dictionary" movie.\
Tempo was horrible, because of Melani G.''s horrific face. I just couldn''t get past that.\
Adam is a great movie.
I think the fact that this story originaged with Cunningham tells us all we need to know. He should be so lucky. And no, he never looked QUITE like his jacket photos, so quiet down.
Hugh will be playing a submissive to Nina Arianda''s dom in just a few months. On Broadway. %0D
[quote]Claire Danes is a home-wrecking hussy, that''s why.\
Is that really the ONLY reason you have for disliking someone??? What is this? Victorian England?\
It''s 2011, honey. Shit happens. Couples break up all the time. It''s not that big of a deal.
It bears repeating: Claire Danes is a cunt.
"How would he be able to keep something like that under wraps when his wife was in a film adaptation of one of MC''s books?"%0D\
Huh? What does that have to do with anything? %0D\
"I thought the bisexuality thing was supposed to make him look bohemian (considering his family background)?"%0D\
Well, he denied sleeping with guys, so he obviously isn''t trying to look bohemian. If he is bi he obviously isn''t open about it.%0D\
"Most British actors are bisexual"%0D\
Only in your imagination.
I saw him in Maldives a few years ago. He was trying to get online, I was sitting at the next computer. In the "media hut" at the resort. he couldn't get it to work and was a bit fussy, so I did it for him. Realised I'd seen him before when I left a few minutes later to go to the beach. he wasn't charismatic or wildly intelligent at all...he was quite petulant and seemed nonplussed that I helped him out then went away. He could have said something witty, but to be honest he came across as a bit of a drip, just like any other whey faced public schoolboy in England. Just passing it on, no interest in Hugh Dancy one way or the other, and not star struck by anyone.
I thought it was Ewan McGregor he was involved with...allegedly there were some sexting issues between them and Clare got wind of it.
I think he's very talented - a much better foil for Nina Arianda in VENUS IN FUR onstage than Wes Bently in the original off-Broadway staging.
I've liked him in every film or TV show I've seen with him, particularly ADAM, THE BIG C (his scenes with Laura Linney saved that entire 2nd season), and HYSTERIA. He was also one of the few interesting elements in the otherwise dreary MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE.
I suspect that many gays want to fuck his ass. I understand why.
He is cute, but WHET to Claire's face? She looks stern and older than her age. Is it the over-plucked eyebrows?
Michael Cunningham was very handsome years ago. I've seen him lately only in pictures. He looks every bit the equal of Hugh Dancy, who seems breakable.
I have a FB who is part of their social circle. Hugh had cheated on her (no idea with who) and it had gotten out, there were rumors all over the place, to the point that every one had heard. The next time he saw Claire, she made a big deal claiming they had a semi-open marriage and everything was great. No one believed it, but they figured it was the only way she could save face. The next several times he saw them together she was either super clingy or silent and bitch faced. About 6-7 months after the rumors of the affair were flying arround he heard that she was pregnant. I think she should be just about ready to have the kid. Heard also that he hasn't been the happiest husband during the pregnancy.
I think DL hates Claire Danes for the same reason they hate just about every other actress.
People delighted in hating Natalie Portman until she made that horrible movie and won the oscar.
[quote]I think DL [bold]hates[/bold] Claire Danes for the same reason they [bold]hate[/bold] just about every other actress.
The moronic Hate Troll returns pointing her finger at everyone who posts at DL.
I don't hate her, but I do think she used to be cute and looks haggard now (even before her pregnancy).
More proof what a crap shoot success in show biz is.
Before the acclaimed TEMPLE GRANDIN movie, Danes spent a few years where she couldn't get arrested as an actress. She just wasn't getting the parts. Now HOMELAND has changed everything for her at 33.
Dancy has more impressive acting chops but his movie choices have been pretty terrible (SHOPAHOLIC, BASIC INSTINCT 2, THE JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB, among others) and he never caught on with the public. Maybe he'll luck out in TV, but he's almost 40. I doubt it.
I kept thinking I'd never seen Dancy on film and then I realized that I've seen all three films in R37's post and didn't remember Dancy at all. Granted all of those films suck but I remember the other actors in them.
He's a cute little bottom.
His cunty wife is a Jew.
Ugh Claire Danes. Cannot bear to look at her.
Can we have a thread where his wife isn't being mentioned. I just want to talk about him and his bisexual past.
I thought he was hot when I first saw him in Daniel Deronda something like ten years ago. I know nothing of his bisexual past (or present, for that matter).
A pic, since OP (and nobody else for that matter) could be bothered:
He played an autistic guy in some movie as the main character... and I fell head over heels in love with him. I mean, holy shit.
Claire Danes is very thin and flat chested so i'm guessing he butt fucks her a lot and in one of those bangs some of his British baby batter made its way to her shaved NY raised vajayjay!
Backwards don't you think you have that, R49?
I hope his show lasts for a long time.
He's quite a good actor--he's terrific in Hannibal. He also can look both very handsome when dolled up and less remarkable when he's Will Graham.
I have seen both Hugh Dancy and Billy Crudup in a Broadway show, and they are both incredibly good looking in real life as well as in photos. Claire Danes must be doing something right to have snagged both of them.
He was so cute in that movie Evening. His homo chemistry with Patrick Wilson in it was most delicious.