Claire Danes Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

14th August 2016

Quote: "Miracles of miracles, we're both filming in our actual place of residence. I think I'm really looking forward to sleeping in my own bed... it's been a long, long time." Actress Claire Danes is excited the sixth season of Homeland will keep her in New York City at the same time as her husband, actor Hugh Dancy, who is currently shooting cult series The Path. The stars are parents to three-year-old son Cyrus.

27th December 2015

Quote: "Marriage is wonderful. It's challenging, and... it just keeps getting deeper. I keep learning more things about him and myself, and that's not always comfortable... It's a huge asset to have a partnership with someone you trust and admire, and want to make out with." Claire Danes gushes about life with her actor husband Hugh Dancy. The couple wed in 2009 and has a son named Cyrus.

17th November 2015

Quote: "I'm attractive enough. I can do the work I want to do. I've found this wonderful man (husband Hugh Dancy) who wants to make out with me. I'm good." Homeland star Claire Danes is happy with the way she looks.

5th October 2015

Quote: "That was a scary thing. That was really hard. I didn't know how to not do that. I was just in love with him and needed to explore that, and I was 24... I didn't quite know what those consequences would be." Claire Danes on helping to break up Billy Crudup's eight-year romance with Mary Louise Parker, when the actress was seven months pregnant with his child. Danes met Crudup on the set their film, Stage Beauty.

14th September 2015

Fact: Actress Claire Danes is to be honoured with the 2,559th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Homeland star will unveil her plaque on Hollywood Boulevard on 24 September (15), just days after celebrating her sixth wedding anniversary to fellow actor Hugh Dancy.

23rd May 2014

Quote: "We are currently shut out of our own home because of renovations. This was meant to be small, and we're looking at a year and a half. You start out thinking, 'I guess we could change the colour of this room', and next thing you know, you're replacing windows." Actor Hugh Dancy reveals he and his wife Claire Danes have vacated their Los Angeles home to make way for builders.

28th April 2014

Fact: Homeland star Claire Danes was feted for her charity work at the 2014 Variety Power of Women: New York event on Friday (25Apr14). The actress is an avid supporter of Afghan Hands, an organisation which aids Afghan widows gain independence by teaching them to be literate so they can earn decent wages.

11th December 2013

Quote: "(There was) definitely a spark between us but neither of us knew how to handle it. (It was) too big to actually accept so we sometimes ignored each other... In a morning after (a) bedroom scene (on) the first day of shooting we both wore tiny G-strings under the sheets. Leo squirmed all over. I, stoic, tried to breathe and just get through it." Actress Claire Danes admits shooting Romeo + Juliet with Leonardo Dicaprio was difficult because the stars were so attracted to each other.

4th December 2013

Quote: "Well, it's true that you often kind of forget to see the person you're most intimate with, but occasionally I'll come to and sort of think, 'Oh my God! You're really, really good-looking! I'm embarrassed now! It's nice to occasionally have that flash." Claire Danes gushes over her husband of four years, actor Hugh Dancy.

10th June 2013

Quote: "I was a little freaked out about telling the show - just because, as a woman, (I had) a sense of responsibility to my job and I suddenly felt like, 'Am I going to be disappointing everybody that I'm knocked up?' But life goes on. Everybody was so kind to me. Claire's laid down the groundwork, and they're really good at hiding pregnancies now." Homeland star Morena Baccarin felt nervous about announcing her pregnancy. Her co-star Claire Danes became a first-time mother in December (12).

16th May 2013

Quote: "Terrible policy for a marriage... 'Please don't tell me what you did today' is not a good line." Actor Hugh Dancy tries his best to avoid receiving Homeland spoilers from his wife and show star, Claire Danes.

14th January 2013

Quote: "Hoping I don't leak anytime soon." Actress Claire Danes, who gave birth to little Cyrus last month (Dec12), worries she will have a wardrobe malfunction at the Golden Globe Awards as she is still breastfeeding. The Homeland star, who is up for Best Actress in a TV Series (Drama), left her baby son behind with his grandparents while she attended the ceremony with her husband Hugh Dancy on Sunday (13Jan13).

8th November 2012

Fact: Homeland co-stars Claire Danes and Morena Baccarin attended the same New York junior high school.

24th September 2012

Quote: "No pressure. It's way cool that he's a fan. It speaks to the relevancy of the show. It's hugely validating." Claire Danes is thrilled U.S. leader President Barack Obama is a fan of her hit Emmy Award-winning drama series Homeland.

6th August 2012

Quote: "It can get a little dodgy. It does happen. Sometimes I'm just not able to." Claire Danes occasionally finds herself unable to drive home after filming emotional Homeland scenes.

6th August 2012

Quote: "She was a PA on a movie I did when I was about 16. And she became a big sister and a wonderfully corrupting influence. Because she was horrified by how old I seemed. She was like, 'You're a Grandma, and you're 16. You're f**king weird, stop it.' So yeah, she slapped me around a little bit, and really encouraged me to just get stupid." Claire Danes learned to enjoy life as a teenager thanks to a quirky production assistant.

3rd August 2012

Quote: "We have to drive ourselves to work, which is very novel for me. I've been so coddled for so long. When I found out I had to transport myself to my job, I was horrified. But it was good - I felt so grown up." Claire Danes is enjoying her independence filming TV show Homeland.

3rd August 2012

Quote: "I was in pre-nursery. It was nap time and I couldn't nap. I was in my cot, looking at everyone sleeping. I didn't want to disappoint my teacher. And I remembered I had observed my mother sleeping, and she would twitch. So, to give the impression I was asleep, I twitched. And I remember thinking, 'Oooh, that's good. That's nuanced.'" Claire Danes on her first memory of acting.

23rd April 2012

Quote: "I definitely recommend being married to a Brit - there isn't the same kind of frat culture in Britain as there is over here... British men don't really have that arrested development, that pornification view - it's just not as raging." U.S. actress Claire Danes is happy with her husband, British actor Hugh Dancy.

16th December 2011

Fact: Whoopi Goldberg was left red faced while interviewing actress Claire Danes on U.S. TV talk show The View on Friday (16Dec11) when she broke wind. Owning up to the toot, she said, "Excuse me, I think I just blew a little frog outta there!"

2nd December 2011

Quote: "He's great. He's what you call a keeper." Claire Danes on husband Hugh Dancy.

1st April 2011

Fact: Julianna Marguiles' hit legal drama The Good Wife, Clare Danes' biopic Temple Grandin, war miniseries The Pacific and crime drama Justified were all recognised with nods of achievement on Thursday (31Mar11) when the winners of the 2010 Peabody Awards were announced. The longrunning broadcasting awards, presented by officials at the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, celebrate the best productions in TV, radio and internet.

23rd March 2011

Quote: "I've been colouring it since I was 13, when I did My So Called Life. I have no idea what my real colour is! I look at my brother and say, 'Oh, that's what I would look like!'" Actress Claire Danes is dedicated to dyeing her hair.

18th January 2011

Quote: "He has taken some risks. I feel very uncomfortable actually. I love Ricky Gervais so much (but) he's given us a rough time tonight." Golden Globes winner Claire Danes wasn't a fan of host Gervais' catty comments.

21st September 2010

Quote: "We bought a fairly old home and it's the first time I've ever lived in an actual house. I grew up in a loft in SoHo, so it's completely exotic and novel for me to have a basement and an attic and stairs even! It's a real adventure." Actress Claire Danes on her new dream home in New York's Hudson River Valley.

9th July 2010

Quote: "Rome is a favourite city of ours, so it’s nice to find ourselves here when we’re in a celebratory mood. I think any dinner is Rome is sort of celebratory, but this will be more so." Claire Danes plans to celebrate her Emmy Award nomination while on vacation with husband Hugh Dancy in Italy.

4th March 2010

Fact: ROMEO + JULIET star Claire Danes is following in the footsteps of Brooke Shields after signing up to be the new spokesmodel for eyelash growth product Latisse.

4th February 2010

Quote: "It's not my usual glamorous role, but I liked being so unadorned. It was great to spend very little time in the make-up chair." Actress Claire Danes on playing an autistic woman in U.S. TV movie TEMPLE GRANDIN.

2nd February 2010

Quote: "Literally, any person who is within proximity to me and not more than 10 inches away gets pressed into running lines with me and that includes my wife." Actor Hugh Dancy memorises his lines with wife Claire Danes - whether she wants to or not.

3rd December 2009

Quote: "I like making house. A lot. I'm cooking more. I used to say I want to want to cook. But now I actually want to cook, which is a big step forward. I'm pretty nerdy and terrified of straying from the recipe. My friends often make fun of me for that." Actress Claire Danes is working on her kitchen skills.

30th November 2009

Quote: "She hasn't compromised, she's excelled in every facet of her life and she's sane, and lovely, and playful. It's incredibly impressive and I'm so glad she's around. There's hope." Claire Danes is in awe of her The Hours co-star Meryl Streep.

5th September 2009

Quote: "He's such a cutie patootie. Sometimes I forget just how good-looking he is." Claire Danes on fiance Hugh Dancy.

28th August 2009

Quote: "He's made a lot of dresses with and for me, so it's special that this time it's the dress." Actress Claire Danes on her decision to wear a one-of-a-kind NARCISCO RODRIGUEZ gown when she weds Hugh Dancy next month (Sep09).

16th June 2009

Fact: Actress Claire Danes will walk down the aisle in a wedding gown designed by Narciso Rodriguez when she exchanges vows with actor fiance Hugh Dancy in France later this year (Sep09), reports

13th February 2006

Quote: <p>"My parents had a swing, a trapeze and a trampoline in their apartment. I was inspired by that idea." SHOPGIRL star Claire Danes learned circus skills as a child. </p>

23rd December 2005

Quote: <p>"My mom used to put a tangerine in the bottoms of our stockings and we had grapefruit with cherries and sugar on top for breakfast. It was a very citrusy Christmas." Claire Danes on his childhood Christmas memories. </p>

26th August 2005

Quote: <p>"She's incredibly polite. She's ladylike. She doesn't curse. I felt downright crass... Life is more pleasurable when she's around." Claire Danes on working with former SEX AND THE CITY star Sarah Jessica Parker on the set of The Family Stone. </p>

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