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Charles Dance was born on October 10, 1946 in Redditch, Worcestershire, England as Walter Charles Dance. He is an actor and director, known for Alien³ (1992), Last Action Hero (1993) and Gosford Park (2001). He was previously married to Joanna Haythorn. See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 9 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 The Great Fire (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Denton
- Episode #1.1 ... Lord Denton
 2013 Common Ground (TV Mini-Series)
Floyd
- Floyd (2013) ... Floyd
 2012 Secret State (TV Mini-Series)
John Hodder
- Episode #1.4 (2012) ... John Hodder
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... John Hodder
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... John Hodder
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... John Hodder
 2012 Fathers Day (TV Movie)
 2011 Neverland (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Richard Fludd
- Part 1 (2011) ... Dr. Richard Fludd
 2010 This September (TV Series)
Edmund Aird
- Family Secret (2010) ... Edmund Aird
 2010 Going Postal (TV Movie)
Lord Vetinari
 2009 Merlin (TV Series)
Aredian
- The Witchfinder (2009) ... Aredian
 2009 Clatterford (TV Series)
Charles Dance
- Ladies in Lavender (2009) ... Charles Dance
- New Beginnings (2009) ... Charles Dance (uncredited)
 2007 Consenting Adults (TV Movie)
Jack Wolfenden
 2006 Agatha Christie's Marple (TV Series)
Septimus Bligh
- By the Pricking of My Thumbs (2006) ... Septimus Bligh
 2005 Titanic: Birth of a Legend (TV Movie documentary)
Narrator (voice)
 2005 Fingersmith (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Christopher Lilly
 2005 Last Rights (TV Mini-Series)
Wheeler
 2004 Don Bosco (TV Movie)
Marchese Clementi
 2004 When Hitler Invaded Britain (TV Movie documentary)
Narrator (voice)
 2003 Henry VIII (TV Movie)
Duke of Buckingham
 2003 Trial & Retribution (TV Series)
Greg Harwood
- Suspicion: Part 2 (2003) ... Greg Harwood
- Suspicion: Part 1 (2003) ... Greg Harwood
 2002 Foyle's War (TV Series)
Guy Spencer
- The White Feather (2002) ... Guy Spencer
 2002 Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future (TV Series)
Col. Simon Lasker
- Pilot of the Future: Part 1 (2002) ... Col. Simon Lasker (voice)
 2000 Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) (TV Series)
Kenneth Crisby
- Drop Dead (2000) ... Kenneth Crisby
 2000 Justice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
Neil Hamilton
 2000 Murder Rooms: Mysteries of the Real Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Sir Henry Carlyle
- The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes (2000) ... Sir Henry Carlyle
 1997 In the Presence of Mine Enemies (TV Movie)
Captain Richter
 1997 Rebecca (TV Movie)
Maxim de Winter
 1996 Undertow (TV Movie)
Lyle Yates
 1991 The Flying Doctors (TV Series)
Minister
- Father & Son (1991) ... Minister
 1990 The Lancaster Miller Affair (TV Mini-Series)
Aircraft Company Manager
 1989 Goldeneye (TV Movie)
Ian Fleming
 1988 First Born (TV Mini-Series)
Edward Forester
 1988 Out of the Shadows (TV Movie)
Michael Hayden
 1987 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Robert Smythe
- Skeleton in the Cupboard (1987) ... Robert Smythe
 1987 Out on a Limb (TV Series)
Gerry Stamford
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Gerry Stamford
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... Gerry Stamford
 1986 Screen Two (TV Series)
Paul Hatcher
- The McGuffin (1986) ... Paul Hatcher
 1985 Time for Murder (TV Series)
James Latimer
- This Lightning Always Strikes Twice (1985) ... James Latimer
 1985 Thunder Rock (TV Movie)
Charleston
 1984 The Secret Servant (TV Series)
Harry Maxim
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Harry Maxim
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Harry Maxim
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Harry Maxim
 1980-1984 Play for Today (TV Series)
Captain John Truman / Colin
- Rainy Day Women (1984) ... Captain John Truman
- Dreams of Leaving (1980) ... Colin
 1983 The Last Day (TV Movie)
 1983 The Professionals (TV Series)
Parker
- The Ojuka Situation (1983) ... Parker
 1982 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Borghejm
- Little Eyolf (1982) ... Borghejm
 1982 Frost in May (TV Mini-Series)
- Beyond the Glass (1982)
 1982 Nancy Astor (TV Mini-Series)
Edward Hartford-Jones
 1979 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Movie)
 1977 Raffles (TV Series)
Teddy Garland
- Mr Justice Raffles (1977) ... Teddy Garland
 1975 Edward the King (TV Series)
Prince Eddy
- Scandal (1975) ... Prince Eddy
 1974 Father Brown (TV Series)
Commandant Neil O'Brien
- The Secret Garden (1974) ... Commandant Neil O'Brien
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Other Works:

He acted in William Shakespeare's plays, "Henry IV Part I and II," "Henry V," and "The Merry Wives of Windsor," at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Alan Howard, Brewster Mason, Emrys James, Ian Richardson, Brenda Bruce, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, and Ben Kingsley in the cast. Terry Hands was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Charlz Dens | Charles Dance OBE

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

[1987 comment on Meryl Streep] Let's just say I found her a little distant. I hardly got to know her. We had dinner a couple of times, but she only spoke about work. I didn't find her easy to work with, but it's not her job to make it easy for me. See more »

Trivia:

Engaged to sculptor Eleanor Boorman in 2010. Together they had a daughter, Rose, in March 2012 but have since separated. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays assertive bureaucrats and sinister villains See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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