Claire Danes is officially off the market. E! Online reports that the 29-year-old actress is engaged to her British beau, Hugh Dancy. The couple met while filming the 2007 romantic drama, Evening, in Newport, R.I. The engagement was confirmed Friday by a rep for People.
Dancy is returning to the big screen this year with the release of the film, Confessions of a Shopaholic. The timing is ideal — the romantic comedy is set to be released Friday before Valentines Day. Dancy recently starred in the award-winning film, Adam, which was featured in the Sundance festival. E! Online reports that it won the festival’s Alfred P. Sloan Award for a film that features science or technology as a theme.
Dancy told Usmagazine.com that his perfect girl is “intelligent, somebody who makes me laugh. I know people always say a good sense of humor, but they’re usually lying. Somebody who kind of has an independent life and ambition.”
American Danes seems to fit the profile — her ambition has led her to her next venture, starring in the upcoming drama, Me and Orson Welles. The coming-of-age film will be costarring Ben Chaplin.
The couple were recently seen stepping out together at the Screen Actors Guild and Directors Guild awards. The 61st Annual Awards were held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on Jan. 31 in Los Angeles, California.