Hugh attended Ranger boot camp at Fort Benning, Georgia for a week with the rest of the "Black Hawk Down" (2001) cast. Dancy, who portrays Ranger medic Kurt "Doc" Schmid, worked with Ranger medics in combat scenarios.
Hugh is right handed.
Hugh is able to act with the following accents: South States of America, Scottish, South Welsh and South African.
Both of Hugh's grandfather's taught Classics at Universities.
Hugh was nominated in the 58th Primetime Emmy Awards in July 2006 in the category of Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Robert Devereux in Elizabeth I.
During 2004, Hugh was the face for the Burberry's men's fashion campaign.
Hugh is very fond of guiness.
In earlier years Hugh worked as a bartender before he decided to start auditioning.
Hugh's eyes are blue/grey in color.
Hugh is trained in stage fighting.
Hugh has appeared in two theatre productions. "To the Green Fields Beyond" as Mo; and "Billy and the Crab Lady" as Fred.
Hugh is 5' 11" tall.
Hugh attended Oxford University where he graduated with a degree in English Literature and Language.
Hugh is fluent in French.
Hugh has two younger siblings, Jack and Kate.
About the film "Blood and Chocolate": "If you have a wolf jumping off of a six-foot platform and basically onto your head, that takes a bit of getting use to."
(On whether to be a professor like his father)
Hugh: My dad is an academic but there was never any question of me following on that route. I'm thick.
(The impact which acting has on his personal relationships)
Hugh: Acting is not very good for relationships - but very good for when they are over.