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Charles Dance Biography and Profile

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Charles Dance Profile

Birth Name Walter Charles Dance
Known As Charles Dance
Occupation Actor
Career 1974–present
Debut Film Father Brown
Marital Status Married
Date of Birth October 10, 1946
Birth Place Redditch, United Kingdom
Zodiac Libra
Nationality British
Height 1.91 m
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Blue
Education Plymouth College of Art
Father Walter Dance
Mother Eleanor
Spouse Joanna Haythorn (m. 1970–2004)
Relationships Sophia Myles, Eleanor Boorman(2010-2012)
Children Oliver DanceRebecca DanceRose Dance

Charles Dance Biography

Walter Charles Dance famous as Charles Dance is an English actor, screenwriter and film director.. He was born on October 10, 1946 in Redditch, United Kingdom to Eleanor and Walter Dance.His mother was a cook and his father was an engineer. He studied at the Widey Technical School for Boys and he graduated from Plymouth College of Art. He started his career as a stage artist and in 1974 he made his first on-screen debut in the TV series Father Brown. He did his first film role in 1981 in the film For Your Eyes Only. He rose to fame for his role as Guy Perron in The Jewel in the Crown and Dr. Jonathan Clemens in Alien 3. He is best known for playing the roles of Sardo Numspa in The Golden Child, Benedict in Last Action Hero and Tywin Lannister in HBO’s Game of Thrones. In 1970 he married Joanna Haythorn and they had two children together. In 2004 they ended their marriage. He later had a brief relationship with actress Sophia Myles who was 34 years of his junior. In September 2010 he became engaged to sculptor Eleanor Boorman and they had a daughter, Rose together. In March 2012 they announced their separation.

Charles Dance Filmography

Year Film
1981 For Your Eyes Only
1985 Plenty
1986 The Golden Child
1987 White Mischief with Greta Scacchi
1987 Good Morning, Babylon
1987 Hidden City 
1988 Pascali’s Island 
1990 The Phantom of the Opera
1992 Alien 3
1992 Kalkstein
1993 Last Action Hero
1994 China Moon
1994 Kabloonak
1996 Century
1994 Shortcut to Paradise
1996 Space Truckers
1996 Michael Collins
1998 What Rats Won’t Do
1998 Don’t Go Breaking My Heart
1998 Hilary and Jackie
2001 Gosford Park
2001 The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
2001 Dark Blue World
2002 Black and White
2002 Ali G Indahouse
2003 Swimming Pool
2006 Dolls
2006 Scoop
2006 Starter for 10
2007 The Contractor
2011 Ironclad
2011 Your Highness
2012 Midnight’s Children
2012 Underworld: Awakening
2013 Patrick
2013 Justin and the Knights of Valour
2013 Bones of the Buddha
2013 Viy
2014 Dracula Untold
2014 The Imitation Game
2014 Child 44
2015 The Woman in Gold
Year Title Role
1974 Father Brown Commandant Neil O’Brien
1975 Edward the Seventh Prince Eddy 
1984 The Jewel in the Crown Guy Perron
1988 First Born Edward Forester
1990 The Phantom of the Opera Erik
1997 Rebecca Maxim de Winter
2002 Foyle’s War Guy Spencer 
2005 Fingersmith Mr Lilly
2005 Bleak House Mr. Tulkinghorn
2006 Marple: By the Pricking of My Thumbs Septimus Bligh
2009 Jam & Jerusalem himself
2009 Merlin Aredian
2009 Trinity Dr. Edmund Maltraver
2010 Going Postal Havelock Vetinari
2011-2014 Game of Thrones Tywin Lannister
2011 Neverland Professor Fludd 
2012 Secret State
2012 Strike Back: Vengeance Conrad Knox

Charles Dance Picture Gallery

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