Watch Hugh Dancy talk about his career in television, film and on Broadway in this installment of BAFTA New York’s “In Conversation” in partnership with Standard Talks
On a beautiful spring evening BAFTA New York hosted its second “In Conversation” featuring Emmy® Award nominee Hugh Dancy (“Hannibal,” Hysteria) at The Standard, High Line. The ever-charming Dancy regaled the SRO crowd with stories about his breakthrough role in “David Copperfield,” his work in films such as Black Hawk Down, Confessions of a Shopaholic, Adam and Hysteria, and the critically acclaimed NBC television series “Hannibal.” Amongst the guests in the audience were Narciso Rodriguez, Joel Schumacher, Mamie Gummer and Dancy’s wife, Claire Danes whom he met on the set of Evening in 2007. BAFTA New York’s Chairman Film & Events Luke Parker Bowles was the emcee and The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg was the moderator. ICYDK: Luke was a co-producer on Evening and had a hand in bringing Hugh and Claire together!
“In Conversation,” a series of live interviews with notable British actors, directors, screenwriters and producers explores their career achievements and provides an inside look at what it takes to become and remain a top-notch artist. “In Conversation” is part of the Standard Talks program, a series of talks taking place across all The Standard Hotels in New York, Los Angeles and Miami. “In Conversation” with Hugh Dancy was sponsored by British Airways
Dancy is currently the star of “Hannibal,” a drama produced by Bryan Fuller, based on the characters from Thomas Harris’ classic novels and follows the life of psychiatrist-turned-serial killer, Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Dancy’s recent screen credits include Hysteria opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal and the critically acclaimed film Martha Marcy May Marlene opposite Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson, and John Hawkes. On Broadway, Dancy starred in the Tony nominated play Venus in Fur opposite Nina Arianda. For his performance he was nominated for a 2012 Drama Desk Award for “Outstanding Actor in a Play.”