In a recent interview with Playbill.com, Dancy said, "I've not got a huge interest in your classic big musical. I remember working with Boyd Gaines in Journey's End and [later] watching him in Gypsy, and just seeing what kind of delicate touch he had with that, and I said, 'Oh, I see. Yeah, I can imagine how that [would be].' But it's very easy to see Boyd and to feel like 'I'd like to try my hand at that' because he's so wonderful to watch. It doesn't necessarily mean you can do it."
Venus in Fur, David Ives' two-character play about the relationship between a hungry actress (Nina Arianda) and a controlling writer-director (Dancy), opened Nov. 8 in its Broadway premiere following previews from Oct. 13, and after an acclaimed Off-Broadway debut in 2010. Walter Bobbie directs.
Hugh Dancy made his Broadway debut in Journey's End and was seen Off-Broadway in The Pride. His numerous film credits include "Martha Marcy May Marlene," "Our Idiot Brother," "Dorothy of Oz," "Adam," "Confessions of a Shopaholic," "Evening," "The Jane Austen Book Club," "Beyond the Gates," "King Arthur," "Ella Enchanted," "The Sleeping Dictionary," "Black Hawk Down" and "Young Blades." He received an Emmy nomination for his performance in "Elizabeth I" and can also be seen on Showtime's "The Big C."
Watch for a full interview with Hugh Dancy in a forthcoming Brief Encounter.