Redditch, Worcestershire, England
Actor/Actress, Director, Writer
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This distinguished-looking, blond lead first established himself on stage as a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Charles Dance first garnered international attention in the highly acclaimed 15-part epic that became emblematic of English heritage TV, "The Jewel in the Crown" (1984-85). With his blanched foppish allure, he soon became a film actor, appearing as Meryl Streep`s long-suffering husband in "Plenty" (1985) and later starred as a sexual rogue in Michael Radford`s uneven "White Mischief" (1987). He also has portrayed a boobish archeologist in "Pascali`s Island" (1988) and was quite effective as pioneering film director D W Griffith in the Taviani brothers` "Good Morning Babylon" (1986).
Dance has played class-act Brits in starring turns in several action pictures: "Alien 3" (1992), as the love interest of Sigourney Weaver, and "The Last Action Hero" (1993), as a villain with an explosive glass eye in that notorious flop. Dance next had a bit of a stretch, personifying a high-toned Southern wife batterer in the somewhat muddy noir, "China Moon" (1994). He won critical praise, however, for his performance as an upper-crust seducer in Philip Haas` anachronistic "The Blood Oranges" (1997). After returning to the stage in a 1999 revival of "Good", for which he earned widespread page, Dance returned to the small screen as co-star of the British telefilm "Murder Rooms: The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes" (2000) and was seen in the ensemble of "Gosford Park" (2001).
Full Name at Birth
Walter Charles Dance
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Game of Thrones; For Your Eyes Only
Walter Charles Dance, OBE (born 10 October 1946) is an English actor, screenwriter, and film director. Dance typically plays assertive bureaucrats or villains. Some of his most high-profile roles are Guy Perron in The Jewel in the Crown (1984), Dr. Jonathan Clemens in Alien 3 (1992), Sardo Numspa in The Golden Child (1986), Benedict in Last Action Hero (1993), and Tywin Lannister in HBO's Game of Thrones.
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