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Charles Dance

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Charles Dance

Dance at the London Film and Comic Con, July 2012
Walter Charles Dance

(1946-10-10) 10 October 1946 (age 77)
Redditch, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
Alma materDe Montfort University
Plymouth College of Art
Occupation(s)Actor, screenwriter, movie director
Years active1974–present
Joanna Haythorn
(m. 1970; div. 2004)
PartnerEleanor Boorman (2010–2012)
  • Walter Dance (father)
  • Eleanor Marion Perks (mother)

Walter Charles Dance, OBE (born 10 October 1946) is an English actor, screenwriter, and movie director.[1] He is known for playing strict, authoritarian characters and villains.

Dance is known for his roles as Tywin Lannister in HBO's Game of Thrones, Guy Perron in The Jewel in the Crown (1984), Sardo Numspa in The Golden Child (1986), Jonathan Clemens in Alien 3 (1992), Benedict in Last Action Hero (1993), the Master Vampire in Dracula Untold (2014), Lord Havelock Vetinari in Terry Pratchett's Going Postal (2010), Legantir in Justin and the Knights of Valour (2013) and Alastair Denniston in The Imitation Game (2014).[2]

Dance was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) on 17 June 2006.[3] He lives in Kentish Town in north London.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Charles Dance - Biography". Yahoo! Movies. Archived from the original on 15 October 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2012.
  2. "Charles Dance Biography (1946–)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2012-11-12.
  3. London Gazette issue 58014 17 June 2006 page 10
  4. Helliker, Adam Dance-ing to an older tune Daily Mail, 13 April 2004

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