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You can read my review about the original article magazine here. This review is for the Deluxe Hugh Dancy Edition.

Article Magazine Deluxe Edition arrived in the mail today is safe packaging, which kept it in perfect condition during shipping. And once opened, Hugh’s gorgeous face came into view. Like I had said about the previous edition, everything about ARTICLE is wonderful. Everything feels like I had said in the previous review both professional and authentic. The quality of this item is really high. It is something that when you set it out you just want to keep picking it back up and re-reading, re-browsing. It’s something that makes a statement and this deluxe edition does that as well.

It comes encased in a brand new sleeve, which has images from the photoshoot never before seen in the previous edition. It’s such a gorgeous sleeve that I guarantee you will never want to remove it. The other feature is a brand new 8-page poster booklet, with exclusive unreleased images. And when they say exclusive, they mean it. In this booklet I find my favorite shot of the entire set. It includes Hugh in black and white. I won’t go into detail about this gorgeous shot as I believe it needs to be seen to experience how truly amazing it is, along with the other stunning never before seen photos in the booklet.

The next feature is an A2-size full colour, double-sided fold-out poster of Hugh. Let me tell you what a treat it is to have this poster. It’s something that would go perfect either framed or not, but it is something as a fan I would want to showcase to friends who come to visit. It’s gorgeous. Beautiful. One side has the cover photo for article and the other has the close up image (which I adore).

On a rating scale from 1-100, this would surpass the 100 marker with flying colors. I absolutely adore this and am very satisfied with it as a fan. Anything ARTICLE releases is worth it. Trust me!

You can purchase from them at their store here (deluxe edition) or the original edition here.



I have added a handful of high quality images to our photo archive as well as replaced some older lower quality ones. The full list is below the cut.


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I have added high quality images of Hugh attending the “Privacy” opening night with his wife Claire Danes to our photo archive. Thank you to my friend Claudia from marymcdonnell.org for sending some of these images our way!



I have added a clipping from Entertainment Weekly’s 2013 Comic-con Special Issue to our photo archive. Thank you so much to my friend Miss Faith from aimee-carrero.com for sending it our way!



Hugh Dancy
The Path (Hulu)
Cal, your character, is the charismatic leader of a religious movement, called Meyerism, which has been described as cultlike. Do you see it that way?
Honestly, at this point I no longer distinguish. I think it’s really true that my cult is your religion.

What was the first part you ever landed?
I was 13 and at this very British school, the kind of school where someone could just come up to you and say, “We’re doing The Tempest next year, and you’re going to be Ariel.” And you would have to say, “Ah, okay…” I didn’t realize at the time I was taking any sort of plunge. Professionally, my first role was in a TV miniseries called Trial and Retribution. I played the acolyte to a serial killer—and I then spent several years after that doing costume dramas, which some would say was more what I was destined for. I’ve had to claw my way back to playing a serial killer’s acolyte.

Dancy wears a Dior Homme shirt.

Grooming by Lauren Kaye Cohen at Tracey Mattingly.
Photography by Mona Kuhn
Styled by Patrick Mackie
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I have added two additional images of Hugh at the taping of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to the photo archive. Thank you to my friend Emily from dylan-obrien.com for sending these our way!



I have added scans from Emmy Magazine‘s no. 6 issue to our photo archive. You can click on the thumbnails to go to the album.



I have added scans of Hugh with his co-stars Aaron Paul and Michelle Monaghan in the May 23rd issue of TV Guide magazine. Thank you to my friend AliKat from katheryn-winnick.us for sending these our way!



Following three seasons of playing criminal profiler Will Graham on Hannibal, Hugh Dancy delighted fans when he returned to the screen so quickly after the cult NBC series was canceled, starring on The Path on Hulu.

The new series, created by Jessica Goldberg (writer and producer of Parenthood) and executive producers Jason Katims and Michelle Lee of True Jack Productions, saw the English actor trade serial killers for religious fanatics as Cal Roberts, an ambitious leader within a fringe religious movement.

While struggling to maintain some control of the Meyerist Movement, Cal had to battle his many internal demons, which didn’t always stay as deep or tucked away as he liked. Following the finale, the 41-year-old actor talked to ET his understanding of Cal, the joys of sermonizing onscreen, and being a star on Hulu:

Entertainment Tonight: First off, congratulations on the show. I was just curious, what was your take on The Path when you first joined? Did you realize what exactly it was going to do?

Hugh Dancy: I often realize how seriously Jessica Goldberg and the other writers were taking the question of faith, and the individual faith of the different characters, and that to me, is what made me want to commit to it. I suppose what I didn’t know that it was some form of a power struggle or a quest for power. I don’t think I knew — and I’m not even sure the writers knew — the degree to which they’d allow kind of hints of spirituality or mysticism, like genuine mysticism, to bleed into the show. I think that adds a whole different note to it.

One thing I liked, especially in terms of your character, this slow descent into a sinister character who’s really struggling for control of power. And I was curious, how did you balance how dark to go with each episode, and how much to let viewers see?

Certainly, the blueprint’s in the script overall, but I had to decide for myself how heavily to lean on the fault lines that are running through him, in terms of his background, his upbringing, and then there’s the extreme pressure that’s been brought to bear on him, just because of his isolation at the top of the movement, essentially, nobody else knowing what he knows. Both those things I was quite sympathetic towards, I felt like he was struggling to stay afloat on top of a really raging sea, not of his making, certainly. Then as he tried to navigate all of that, there was a secondary factor, which is that his own ambition, his own alpha-driven desire to control. That, I suppose, I have less sympathy for. Ultimately, just the goal there is to have you understand to some extent what’s driving him, and be a bit horrified by it, but not completely lose everybody’s sympathy.

Tell me about a favorite moment from filming this season.

I think I enjoyed — I mean, broadly speaking — the span of the character, in the sense that he can focus very, very intently on an individual and laser in on them. But he also has the capacity to stand in front of a big, big crowd and preach. It’s rare that you get the opportunity to flex all those muscles. He is a performer and he is theatrical. So, I got to indulge that. I suppose those sermonizing scenes and, particularly in the first episode, when I’m recounting the story of Plato’s cave. They were daunting but enjoyable.

I also love that Cal is listening to these self-help tapes about the idea of smiling and presenting and how you win people over. Did you think much at all about things like the facial expressions or your body movements, and what he would do in terms of getting control of people?

To a degree, I mean without sitting down and being exact about it, it factors into the way he carries himself, the way he speaks. If you have the kind of confidence that he does, it’s going to affect the way you sound. What I found interesting about him was that he, to some extent, he’s in a leadership role for a long time, but he’s been thrown into an entirely new and unexpected spotlight. All of which is basically unwanted on his part. He’s rapidly struggling to catch up. He’s got charisma but he’s also kind of doing Charisma 101.

Considering that you’re now on Hulu versus a traditional network, like NBC, are the expectations for the show different? What’s the experience like being on this kind of network?

Well, you know, it’s interesting because in terms of Hannibal, NBC was very — at least, from where I was sitting — very hands-off in a good way. Very quickly they gave the controls to [creator] Bryan Fuller. Maybe it would be the more typical network experience, where there are a lot of people looking over your shoulder. That said, I don’t know that anybody on the network would have commissioned The Path and then just put it out there in the world and had faith that it would slowly gain an audience. You just can’t do that.

What did you learn about yourself, filming the show?

What I learned was that regardless of how you define yourself in terms of your religion, or your beliefs, everybody has some desire for meaning and for belonging. So any one of us — including myself, I suppose — are potentially open, or I would say vulnerable, to this kind of experience that the characters on the show are having.

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I have added four scans to our photo archive from People Magazine. One is from 2014 and the other 2015. I would like to thank my friend Miss Faith from sam-heughan.com for sending these scans our way!



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