Hugh Dancy can currently be seen in the critically acclaimed film Martha Marcy May Marlene opposite Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson, and John Hawkes. Directed by Sean Durkin, the film tells the story of 'Martha' (Olsen) who escapes from a cult in New York and tries to reintegrate into a normal life with her sister 'Lucy' (Paulson) and brother-in-law 'Ted' (Dancy). The film premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and was released by Fox Searchlight on October 21, 2011. It was recently nominated for a Gotham Independent Film Award for "Best Ensemble Performance." He will next be seen in Hysteria opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal. The romantic comedy set during the Victorian-era looks at how the medical community invented the vibrator as a therapeutic massage device. The film premiered at this year's Toronto Film Festival and will be released by Sony Pictures Classics.