Charles Dance

Charles Dance

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1946-10-10 (75 years old)

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Biography

Walter Charles Dance (born 10 October 1946) is an English actor. He is known for playing strict, authoritarian characters and villainous characters. His most notable film roles include Sardo Numspa in The Golden Child (1986), Dr. Jonathan Clemens in Alien 3 (1992), Benedict in Last Action Hero (1993), Lord Havelock Vetinari in Terry Pratchett's Going Postal (2010), the Master Vampire in Dracula Untold (2014), Alastair Denniston in The Imitation Game (2014), Alan Jonah in Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), and William Randolph Hearst in Mank (2020). On television, Dance played Guy Perron in The Jewel in the Crown (1984), Tywin Lannister in Game of Thrones (2011–2015), and Lord Mountbatten in the third and fourth seasons of The Crown (2019–2020). For his role in the latter, he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.

Personal Life

Dance lives in North London. He married Joanna Haythorn in 1970, and they had a son named Oliver (born 1974) and a daughter named Rebecca (born 1980) before divorcing in 2004. He later dated Eleanor Boorman from 2008 to 2012, and they had a daughter named Rose (born 2012). He has been engaged to Italian film producer and painter Alessandra Alma Masi since October 2019.

Early Life

Walter Charles Dance was born in Redditch, Worcestershire on 10 October 1946, the younger son of Eleanor Marion (née Perks; 1911–1984), a cook, and Walter Dance (1874–1949), an electrical engineer who served as a sergeant in the 2nd Regular Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers during the Second Boer War (having previously served in the 2nd Volunteer Battalion) and who was in his 70s when his younger son was born. By his father's previous marriage, Dance had two older half-sisters, Norah (1898–1993) and Mary (1903–1908). He also has an elder brother, Michael (born 1936).During filming of an episode for the genealogical series Who Do You Think You Are? in 2016, Dance also discovered that his mother had Belgian ancestry, which traced back to the city of Spa. His immigrant ancestor Charles François Futvoye (1777–1847) had been a pioneer in the art of Japanning during the early half of the 19th century. Growing up in Plymouth, Dance attended the now-defunct Widey Technical School for Boys (then known as Widey High School) in Crownhill. He later attended Plymouth College of Art and De Montfort University (then known as the Leicester College of Arts), where he studied graphic design and photography.

Filmography

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Movies 105

TV Shows 55

Self 17

Narrator 4

Voice 1

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Jacob
The Hanging Sun (2022)

The Hanging Sun (2022)

Movie
Roderick Burgess
The Sandman (2022)

The Sandman (2022)

TV Show
4.17
Minister Neergaard
Against the Ice (2022)

Against the Ice (2022)

Movie
7
Kitchener
The King's Man (2021)

The King's Man (2021)

Movie
7.4
Actor
Moley (2021)

Moley (2021)

TV Show
John / Husband
Fanny Lye Deliver'd (2021)

Fanny Lye Deliver'd (2021)

Movie
Dr. Johan Anmuth
The Book of Vision (2021)

The Book of Vision (2021)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
Death to 2020 (2020)

Death to 2020 (2020)

Movie
7
William Randolph Hearst
Mank (2020)

Mank (2020)

Movie
6
Mr. James Moley (voice)
Master Moley By Royal Invitation (2020)

Master Moley By Royal Invitation (2020)

Movie
Mr Webb
The Singapore Grip (2020)

The Singapore Grip (2020)

TV Show
Lord Dudley
Iron Mask (2019)

Iron Mask (2019)

Movie
Alan Jonah
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

Movie
6.5
Martin Benson
The Widow (2019)

The Widow (2019)

TV Show
5
Commander Picton
The Little Drummer Girl (2018)

The Little Drummer Girl (2018)

TV Show
6.25
Uncle Bertie
Happy New Year, Colin Burstead (2018)

Happy New Year, Colin Burstead (2018)

Movie
Agent Seven
Johnny English Strikes Again (2018)

Johnny English Strikes Again (2018)

Movie
6
Jeremy Pitt
Hang Ups (2018)

Hang Ups (2018)

TV Show
Narrator
Spitfire (2018)

Spitfire (2018)

Movie
Self
The Muppets Take The O2 (2018)

The Muppets Take The O2 (2018)

Movie
Mr. Fairlie
The Woman in White (2018)

The Woman in White (2018)

TV Show
6
Mr. Daren
Euphoria (2018)

Euphoria (2018)

Movie
2
Narrator
Wimbledon Official Film 2017 (2017)

Wimbledon Official Film 2017 (2017)

Movie
The Visitor
That Good Night (2017)

That Good Night (2017)

Movie
Narrator
Savage Kingdom (2016)

Savage Kingdom (2016)

TV Show
Thomas
Underworld: Blood Wars (2016)

Underworld: Blood Wars (2016)

Movie
5.88
Lord Mountbatten
The Crown (2016)

The Crown (2016)

TV Show
6.95
Harold Fillmore
Ghostbusters (2016)

Ghostbusters (2016)

Movie
5.96
Stephen Traynor
Me Before You (2016)

Me Before You (2016)

Movie
6.98
Mr. Bennet
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)

Movie
4.75
Old Alexander
Despite the Falling Snow (2016)

Despite the Falling Snow (2016)

Movie
Judge Lawrence Wargrave
And Then There Were None (2015)

And Then There Were None (2015)

TV Show
5
Karellen
Childhood's End (2015)

Childhood's End (2015)

TV Show
6.67
Frankenstein
Victor Frankenstein (2015)

Victor Frankenstein (2015)

Movie
6
Sir Ian Hamilton
Deadline Gallipoli (2015)

Deadline Gallipoli (2015)

TV Show
Sherman
Woman in Gold (2015)

Woman in Gold (2015)

Movie
6.25
Major Grachev
Child 44 (2015)

Child 44 (2015)

Movie
6
King Charles II
Admiral (2015)

Admiral (2015)

Movie
Tywin Lannister
Game of Thrones The IMAX Experience (2015)

Game of Thrones The IMAX Experience (2015)

Movie
1
Commander Denniston
The Imitation Game (2014)

The Imitation Game (2014)

Movie
7.61
Lord Denton
The Great Fire (2014)

The Great Fire (2014)

TV Show
Master Vampire
Dracula Untold (2014)

Dracula Untold (2014)

Movie
6.31
Jonathan Hoyle
Retrospective (2014)

Retrospective (2014)

Movie
Lord Dudley
Forbidden Empire (2014)

Forbidden Empire (2014)

Movie
Self
Speeches That Shook the World (2013)

Speeches That Shook the World (2013)

Movie
Dr Roget
Patrick (2013)

Patrick (2013)

Movie
Self
Was It Something I Said? (2013)

Was It Something I Said? (2013)

TV Show
Legantir
Justin and the Knights of Valour (2013)

Justin and the Knights of Valour (2013)

Movie
5.5
John Hodder
Secret State (2012)

Secret State (2012)

TV Show
William Methwold
Midnight's Children (2012)

Midnight's Children (2012)

Movie
6
Thomas Arlington
The Door (2012)

The Door (2012)

Movie
Rowan
The Mapmaker (2012)

The Mapmaker (2012)

Movie
Trenchard
St George's Day (2012)

St George's Day (2012)

Movie
Thomas
Underworld: Awakening (2012)

Underworld: Awakening (2012)

Movie
6.3
Rosamunde Pilcher: Shades of Love-The Scandal (2011)

Rosamunde Pilcher: Shades of Love-The Scandal (2011)

Movie
Rosamunde Pilcher: Shades of Love-The Reunion (2011)

Rosamunde Pilcher: Shades of Love-The Reunion (2011)

Movie
Dr. Fludd
Neverland (2011)

Neverland (2011)

TV Show
6
Edmund Aird
Rosamunde Pilcher's Shades of Love (2011)

Rosamunde Pilcher's Shades of Love (2011)

TV Show
Tywin Lannister
Game of Thrones (2011)

Game of Thrones (2011)

TV Show
6.72
King Tallious
Your Highness (2011)

Your Highness (2011)

Movie
4.5
Solono
There Be Dragons (2011)

There Be Dragons (2011)

Movie
Stephen Langton, Archbishop of Canterbury
Ironclad (2011)

Ironclad (2011)

Movie
1
Rosamunde Pilcher: Shades of Love-A Healing Heart (2010)

Rosamunde Pilcher: Shades of Love-A Healing Heart (2010)

Movie
Rosamunde Pilcher: Shades of Love-Family Secret (2010)

Rosamunde Pilcher: Shades of Love-Family Secret (2010)

Movie
The Traffic Warden
The Commuter (2010)

The Commuter (2010)

Movie
Self
The Hairy Bikers' Cook Off (2010)

The Hairy Bikers' Cook Off (2010)

TV Show
Aleksandr Borinski
Paris Connections (2010)

Paris Connections (2010)

Movie
Drama Trails (2010)

Drama Trails (2010)

TV Show
Lord Vetinari
Going Postal (2010)

Going Postal (2010)

TV Show
6
Ralph
The Clerk's Tale (2010)

The Clerk's Tale (2010)

Movie
Conrad Knox
Strike Back (2010)

Strike Back (2010)

TV Show
5.75
Dr. Edmund Maltravers
Trinity (2009)

Trinity (2009)

TV Show
Self
Merlin: Secrets and Magic (2009)

Merlin: Secrets and Magic (2009)

TV Show
Aredian
Merlin (2008)

Merlin (2008)

TV Show
6.74
Self - Presenter
Dickens' Secret Lover (2008)

Dickens' Secret Lover (2008)

Movie
Jack Wolfenden
Consenting Adults (2007)

Consenting Adults (2007)

Movie
DCS Andrew Windsor
The Contractor (2007)

The Contractor (2007)

Movie
6
Self
Would I Lie to You? (2007)

Would I Lie to You? (2007)

TV Show
David
Fallen Angel (2007)

Fallen Angel (2007)

TV Show
Private Investigator
Intervention (2007)

Intervention (2007)

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Moderator
Twice Upon a Time (2006)

Twice Upon a Time (2006)

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Michael Harbinson
Starter for 10 (2006)

Starter for 10 (2006)

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Self
The One Show (2006)

The One Show (2006)

TV Show
Mr. Malcolm
Scoop (2006)

Scoop (2006)

Movie
4.33
Mr. Tulkinghorn
Bleak House (2005)

Bleak House (2005)

TV Show
Sir Henry Somerset
To the Ends of the Earth (2005)

To the Ends of the Earth (2005)

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Narrator
Titanic: Birth of a Legend (2005)

Titanic: Birth of a Legend (2005)

Movie
Mr. Chistopher Lilly
Fingersmith (2005)

Fingersmith (2005)

TV Show
4.79
Self
Big Fat Quiz (2004)

Big Fat Quiz (2004)

TV Show
Director
Ladies in Lavender (2004)

Ladies in Lavender (2004)

Movie
Self
Who Do You Think You Are? (2004)

Who Do You Think You Are? (2004)

TV Show
Marchese Clementi
Saint John Bosco Mission to Love (2004)

Saint John Bosco Mission to Love (2004)

Movie
Self
Wreckage and Rage: Making 'Alien³' (2003)

Wreckage and Rage: Making 'Alien³' (2003)

Movie
Duke of Buckingham
Henry VIII (2003)

Henry VIII (2003)

TV Show
John Bosload
Swimming Pool (2003)

Swimming Pool (2003)

Movie
6
Roderic Chamberlain
Black and White (2002)

Black and White (2002)

Movie
Foyle's War (2002)

Foyle's War (2002)

TV Show
6
Himself (uncredited)
The Making of 'Gosford Park' (2002)

The Making of 'Gosford Park' (2002)

Movie
Deputy Prime Minister David Carlton
Ali G Indahouse (2002)

Ali G Indahouse (2002)

Movie
6.75
Raymond Stockbridge
Gosford Park (2001)

Gosford Park (2001)

Movie
8
Himself / Clemens
Alien Evolution (2001)

Alien Evolution (2001)

Movie
K. (Padre di Jurij)
Jurij (2001)

Jurij (2001)

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Wing Commander Bentley
Dark Blue World (2001)

Dark Blue World (2001)

Movie
Ralph Nickleby
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (2001)

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (2001)

Movie
Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) (2000)

Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) (2000)

TV Show
Sir Henry Carlyle
The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes (2000)

The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes (2000)

Movie
James 'Dougie' Douglas
Chrono-Perambulator (1999)

Chrono-Perambulator (1999)

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Frank
Don't Go Breaking My Heart (1999)

Don't Go Breaking My Heart (1999)

Movie
Derek Du Pré
Hilary and Jackie (1998)

Hilary and Jackie (1998)

Movie
6
Gerald Burton Jr
What Rats Won't Do (1998)

What Rats Won't Do (1998)

Movie
Trial & Retribution (1997)

Trial & Retribution (1997)

TV Show
Cyril / Fiona's husband
The Blood Oranges (1997)

The Blood Oranges (1997)

Movie
Captain Richter
In the Presence of Mine Enemies (1997)

In the Presence of Mine Enemies (1997)

Movie
Maxim de Winter
Rebecca (1997)

Rebecca (1997)

TV Show
Soames
Michael Collins (1996)

Michael Collins (1996)

Movie
4
Lyle Yates
Undertow (1996)

Undertow (1996)

Movie
Nabel / Macanudo
Space Truckers (1996)

Space Truckers (1996)

Movie
Dr. Ed Mittlesbay
The Surgeon (1995)

The Surgeon (1995)

Movie
5.33
Quinn
Shortcut to Paradise (1994)

Shortcut to Paradise (1994)

Movie
Self
Room 101 (1994)

Room 101 (1994)

TV Show
Rupert Munro
China Moon (1994)

China Moon (1994)

Movie
6
Robert Flaherty
Kabloonak (1994)

Kabloonak (1994)

Movie
Professor Mandry
Century (1993)

Century (1993)

Movie
Benedict
Last Action Hero (1993)

Last Action Hero (1993)

Movie
5.78
Dr. Jonathan Clemens
Alien³ (1992)

Alien³ (1992)

Movie
5.85
L'agrimensore
La valle di pietra (1992)

La valle di pietra (1992)

Movie
Self
The Making of 'Alien³' (1992)

The Making of 'Alien³' (1992)

Movie
The Phantom (Erik)
The Phantom of the Opera (1990)

The Phantom of the Opera (1990)

TV Show
Ian Fleming
Goldeneye (1989)

Goldeneye (1989)

Movie
Edward Forester
First Born (1988)

First Born (1988)

TV Show
Edward Forester
First Born (1988)

First Born (1988)

Movie
Michael Hayden
Out of the Shadows (1988)

Out of the Shadows (1988)

Movie
Anthony Bowles
Pascali's Island (1988)

Pascali's Island (1988)

Movie
Josslyn / Diana's lover
White Mischief (1988)

White Mischief (1988)

Movie
D.W. Griffith
Good Morning, Babylon (1987)

Good Morning, Babylon (1987)

Movie
Gerry Stamford
Out on a Limb (1987)

Out on a Limb (1987)

TV Show
James Richards
Hidden City (1987)

Hidden City (1987)

Movie
Sardo Numspa
The Golden Child (1986)

The Golden Child (1986)

Movie
7.4
Minister
The Flying Doctors (1986)

The Flying Doctors (1986)

TV Show
The McGuffin (1986)

The McGuffin (1986)

Movie
Raymond Brock
Plenty (1985)

Plenty (1985)

Movie
Captain John Truman
Rainy Day Women (1984)

Rainy Day Women (1984)

Movie
Guy Perron
The Jewel in the Crown (1984)

The Jewel in the Crown (1984)

TV Show
6
Natural World (1983)

Natural World (1983)

TV Show
6
Borghejm
Little Eyolf (1982)

Little Eyolf (1982)

Movie
Edward Hartford-Jones
Nancy Astor (1982)

Nancy Astor (1982)

TV Show
Claus
For Your Eyes Only (1981)

For Your Eyes Only (1981)

Movie
5.53
Colin
Dreams of Leaving (1980)

Dreams of Leaving (1980)

Movie
Robert Smythe
Tales of the Unexpected (1979)

Tales of the Unexpected (1979)

TV Show
Self
An Audience with... (1978)

An Audience with... (1978)

TV Show
Parker
The Professionals (1977)

The Professionals (1977)

TV Show
Raffles (1977)

Raffles (1977)

TV Show
Prince Eddy
Edward the Seventh (1975)

Edward the Seventh (1975)

TV Show
Father Brown (1974)

Father Brown (1974)

TV Show
Play for Today (1970)

Play for Today (1970)

TV Show
Borghejm
Play of the Month (1965)

Play of the Month (1965)

TV Show
Viy 3: Travel to India

Viy 3: Travel to India

Movie
Rabbit Hole

Rabbit Hole

TV Show
Tickford
The Liar

The Liar

Movie
Duncan
Enemy of Man

Enemy of Man

Movie

Ratings

Average 6.4
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Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1946-10-10 (75 years old)

Place of birth
Redditch, United Kingdom

Citizenships
United Kingdom

Also known as
Charlz Dens, Τσαρλς Ντανς, 찰스 댄스

Awards
Officer of the Order of the British Empire

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