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70th Annual Tony Awards

I have added 100+ high quality images to the photo archive of Hugh attending the 70th Annual Tony Awards with wife Claire Danes. Thank you to my friends Claudia from marymcdonnell.org, Lah from zigazig-ha.com and Marlies for helping us with this!

June 13th, 2016
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Aaron Paul mentions Hugh in interview with Variety

Paul: Does he have his lines memorized?

Hiddleston: Hugh Laurie is the most diligent, most serious, most professional actor you could possibly work with. Woe betide the actor who is not ready to work with Hugh. He’s a true pro. Hugh has his lines memorized, sometimes lines that he’s written himself.

Paul: That’s like Hugh (Dancy) on “The Path.” I’ve never seen him with the set of sides. Which, for me, I mean I come prepared, but it’s nice to have that as a security blanket.

Hiddleston: Sure.

Paul: But I look at Hugh… I really look up to him. I mean, he’s such a phenomenal actor, but he’s never once looked at a page of sides.

Hiddleston: It’s interesting. I always find there are some actors who come with the script completely internalized and never have to look at it, and they come very ready with ideas to pitch about staging. And other actors who are more fluid. And there’s no one way that’s better. I think some people like to feel their way through it and be spontaneous, and other people like to have thought about it before.

Paul: Right. This is a big difference that I see with TV and film. Film, the script tends to, at least in my experience, tends to somewhat stay the same, in terms of the dialogue and the story. And with TV, I’m getting pages the night before, with the scenes being completely changed. I like having my little security blanket.

June 10th, 2016
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Hugh Dancy goes big as a cult leader in ‘The Path’

When last we tuned into the TV career of U.K.-born Hugh Dancy, he was playing FBI profiler Will Graham, who developed a strange personality meld with his subject, Hannibal Lecter, in “Hannibal.” In the finale, the two of them tumbled off a cliff in a death embrace. These days, Dancy is again looking into the abyss as Cal Roberts, the would-be-leader of a spiritual/religious cult known as Meyerism in Hulu’s “The Path” – a man who will do whatever it takes to ensure that his faith goes unquestioned. Dancy (who is married to “Homeland’s” Claire Danes) sat down with The Envelope at Doma Na Rohu in New York City, and they dove right in.

I couldn’t help watching Cal in “The Path” without thinking that, in some way, Will survived his fall and resurfaced as this Machiavellian leader of a spiritual cult – with all of Hannibal’s lessons intact. How far off is that?

Perhaps, but Will survived some version of that cliff fall at the end of every season. That first season he’s incarcerated, the second he’s gutted and – we don’t know what happened at the end of the third season. I always wondered when he would come out gleaming and whole and deadly, but the bubble of his empathy always rose to the surface. Not that Cal isn’t conflicted, but everything about them and the style of the series are so different.

How so?

We were trying to ground “Hannibal” psychologically and give it depth but we weren’t trying to pretend that this was actually happening in Baltimore. [“The Path”] lives or dies by the belief that it could be real. It’s preposterous, very heightened in many ways, but we’re looking for naturalism at all times. Both Will and Cal are in deep conflict over who they really are, though, and that’s true of any character worth being dramatized.

In “The Path,” Meyerism doesn’t initially seem bad or scary on the surface, as far as cults go. There’s a real self-help feel.

I realized when I was getting ready for [the show] that if you’re going to start a religion you have to go big. If I was going to do it tomorrow, I wouldn’t start with “Everyone’s going to be nice to each other and you’ll probably be OK in the end.” It’s got to be something so extreme and hard to believe that people have to go on faith. If you tell everyone that in fact everything they can see is made of cheese, a certain number will say, “Cheese, I can go with that.”

I would sign up for that faith, but it’s terrible for the lactose-intolerant.

Heretics! Anyway, I think that’s what the show does very well: Balancing up the belief system. It’s recognizable, it’s sympathetic and based around the desire for community and simplicity and transparency. Those are all things we can get behind.

Are you particularly curious about religion or theology?

Belief interests me. The idea of conviction is something that’s pretty intrinsic to acting. When I think about the character as a whole, I tend to think about the beliefs that we have or we think we have or that we’re trying out, the things we offer up in discussion or argument, how in a way we’re debating ourselves. Then the beliefs that are so deeply grounded in us we take them as a given – that all seems tied into the idea of religious belief.

You’ve had a run of pretty intense roles. Think you’ll be up for a wacky screwball comedy sometime soon?

I’ve done my fair share of comedies. But you ride the waves of things that are coming to you as long as they’re interesting. It’s not like, “At last I’m being taken seriously!” – I don’t have that feeling. It’s just, “Oh, you think I can do that? I’ll try that.” I’ve got the usual roster of anxieties and insecurities, but it’s not like I have to be desperately taken seriously.

So what are you most insecure about?

It’s like a fear that I have not done enough, not thought hard enough about something to do justice to it, and when the thing is complete it will be apparent. I used to feel more that way – that’s a quintessential actor’s feeling – but I still feel the challenge of wanting to do justice to richly thought-out material. Source

June 9th, 2016
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TheWrap – StudioWrap Portraits + Interview

I have added five portraits of Hugh from a photo session with TheWrap. You can view the original article here. And the photos by clicking on the thumbnails to go to the album.

You can view a video from TheWrap as well as the interview below:

Hugh Dancy‘s character on Hulu’s “The Path” is so magnetic that even the actor who portrays him couldn’t resist falling under his spell.

On the Hulu original drama, Dancy plays Cal Roberts, the charismatic cult leader of the Meyerist movement. Fans of the series saw him as a villain, but that was a reception Dancy hadn’t predicted while shaping the character and filming the series.

“It turns out I was playing a much darker character than I realized,” the actor told TheWrap. “I was busy justifying him and kind of feeling, basically, sympathy for him. And it turns out I’m pretty much alone in that feeling.”

The series, from creator Jessica Goldberg and executive producer Jason Katims, also stars “Breaking Bad’s” Aaron Paul and “True Detective” alum Michelle Monaghan as a couple who begin to question their faith and loyalty to Dancy’s reckless leader.

“We all kind of share the load, and we all get to work with each other,” Dancy said of his co-stars. “There’s a lot of dynamics across the show.”

To capture the atmosphere of a real cult, “The Path” films on a real religious compound just outside of New York. The scenic location goes a long way in setting the tone of the show, Dancy explained.

“It’s kind of idyllic,” he said. “It creates the environment of the show to a great degree, just by virtue of being by the Hudson River.”

June 7th, 2016
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2016 CFDA Fashion Awards – Additions

I have added 70+ high quality additions of Hugh attending the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards with his wife Claire Danes to the gallery. Thank you to my friend Claudia from marymcdonnell.org for sending a large amount of these our way!

June 7th, 2016
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2016 CFDA Fashion Awards

I have added four high quality images of Hugh attending the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards with his wife Claire Danes. You can view the album by clicking on the thumbnails below.

June 6th, 2016
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Variety’s Emmy Studio: Drama Contender Portraits

Variety Emmy Studio – Drama Contenders
TV thesps share insights about their characters and themselves inside Variety’s Emmy Studio.

Hugh Dancy – “The Path”
“The trick was letting the lines sink in and then sink in again, deeper and deeper, so you’re speaking from a place of real conviction. So when he talks about transparency or overcoming the challenges you face, that comes from a really specific, personal place for him. And that means I can deliver those lines with something behind them.” – Source

June 6th, 2016
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Article Magazine: Hugh Dancy Deluxe Edition


I don’t know about you but I absolutely ADORE the Hugh Dancy edition of Article Magazine that released last year and when I heard about the following news, I almost fell out of my seat. All information is included below:

To celebrate the success of The Path season one on Hulu, we are excited to present this very special edition of ARTICLE Issue Six, with lots of additional bonus material for followers of the British actor.

This Limited Edition contains the newsstand edition of our Winter 2015 issue, which features a dramatic black-and-white cover shot of Hugh Dancy, and includes Stuart Husband’s original feature-length interview. The magazine is accompanied by a separate, brand new 8-page poster booklet, with exclusive unreleased images from our shoot at Tempelhof in Berlin, Germany.

This Deluxe Edition comes in a brand new book jacket, and also contains an A2-size full colour, double-sided fold-out poster of Dancy.

The price for this special edition is £11.00 GBP, with freepostage for UK orders and greatly reduced international shipping rates: £3.00 GBP for European orders and £5.00 GBP for all other destinations worldwide. Order now, and you will receive this Deluxe Edition delivered straight to your door when it becomes available mid-July.

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How excited are you for this DELUXE edition! We’re jumping for joy at the opportunity to add it to our collection, what about you? This is a must have for all Fannibals and followers of “The Light”, all of you Hughvians out there.

Side note: Look at that cover! And remember our review? It really is amazing quality and you do not want to miss out on this one!

June 3rd, 2016
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The Path – Episode 10 – Screen Captures

I have added screen captures from episode 10 of The Path. You can click on the thumbnails to go to the albums. Also, remember, that The Path’s entire first season is available for streaming on Hulu. Sign up and get to watching (and re-watching after that) now over at Hulu. [ warning: this album contains spoilers. ]

May 25th, 2016
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May 22: Screening Of Hulu’s ‘The Path’ Season Finale

I have added high quality images of Hugh attending the Screening Of Hulu’s ‘The Path’ Season Finale at Hollywood Forever on May 22, 2016 in Hollywood, California to our photo archive. Click the thumbnails below to go to the album.

May 23rd, 2016
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