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Charles Dance is an English actor, screenwriter, and film director. Dance typically plays assertive bureaucrats or villains. Some of his most high-profile roles are Tywin Lannister in HBO's Game of Thrones (2011), Guy Perron in The Jewel in the Crown (1984), Sardo Numspa in The Golden Child (1986), Dr. Jonathan Clemens in Alien³ (1992), ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 10 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Imitation Game
The Imitation Game Commander Denniston
(2014)
Alien³
Alien³ Clemens
(1992)
Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters Harold Filmore
(2016)
Last Action Hero
Last Action Hero Benedict
(1993)

Filmography

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 2017 That Good Night (completed)
The Visitor
 2017 Viy 2 (post-production)
Lord Dudley
 2016 Ghostbusters
Harold Filmore
 2016 Me Before You
Stephen Traynor
 2016 Despite the Falling Snow
Old Alexander
 2015 Childhood's End (TV Mini-Series)
Karellen
- The Children (2015) ... Karellen
- The Deceivers (2015) ... Karellen
- The Overlords (2015) ... Karellen
 2015 Wiedzmin 3: Dziki Gon (Video Game)
Emhyr var Emreis (English version, voice)
 2015 Child 44
Major Grachev
 2015 Woman in Gold
Sherman
 2014 The Great Fire (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Denton
- Episode #1.4 (2014) ... Lord Denton
- Episode #1.3 (2014) ... Lord Denton
- Episode #1.2 (2014) ... Lord Denton
- Episode #1.1 (2014) ... Lord Denton
 2014 Retrospective (Short)
Jonathan Hoyle
 2014 Viy
V roli lorda Dadli (as Charlz Dens)
 2013 Justin and the Knights of Valour
Legantir (voice)
 2013 Common Ground (TV Series short)
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 St George's Day
Trenchard
 2012 Midnight's Children
William Methwold
 2012 Fathers Day (TV Movie)
 2011/IV The Door (Short)
Thomas Arlington
 2011 The Mapmaker (Short)
Rowan
 2010-2011 This September (TV Series)
Edmund Aird
- The Scandal (2011) ... Edmund Aird
- The Reunion (2011) ... Edmund Aird
- Family Secret (2010) ... Edmund Aird
 2011 Neverland (TV Mini-Series)
Doctor Richard Fludd
- Part 1 (2011) ... Doctor Richard Fludd
 2011 There Be Dragons
Monsignor Solano
 2010 The Commuter (Short)
The Traffic Warden
 2010 Paris Connections
Aleksandr Borinski
 2010 Resonance (TV Series)
 2010 Going Postal (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Vetinari
 2010 The Clerk's Tale (Short)
Ralph
 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
 2007/V Intervention
Private Investigator
 2007 The Contractor (Video)
DCS Andrew Windsor
 2006 Désaccord parfait
Le maître de cérémonie du Battar
 2006 Dolls (Short)
Narrator
 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 City and Crimes
Cox William
 2003 Henry VIII (TV Movie)
Duke of Buckingham
 2003 Labyrinth
Charles Lushington
 2003 Trial & Retribution (TV Series)
Greg Harwood
- Suspicion: Part 2 (2003) ... Greg Harwood
- Suspicion: Part 1 (2003) ... Greg Harwood
 2003 Swimming Pool
John Bosload
 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)
 2002 Gosford Park: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Lord Raymond Stockbridge
 2001 Dark Blue World
Wing Commander Bentley
 2001 Jurij
Padre di Jurij
 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
 1999 Chrono-Perambulator (Short)
James 'Dougie' Douglas
 1998 Hilary and Jackie
Derek Du Pré
 1998 What Rats Won't Do
Gerald
 1997 In the Presence of Mine Enemies (TV Movie)
Captain Richter
 1997 Rebecca (TV Mini-Series)
Maxim de Winter
 1996 Space Truckers
Nabel / Macanudo
 1996 Michael Collins
Soames
 1996 Undertow (TV Movie)
Lyle Yates
 1995 The Surgeon
Dr. Ed Mittlesbay
 1994 Desvío al paraíso
Quinn
 1994 China Moon
Rupert Munro
 1992 La valle di pietra
Surveyor
 1992 Alien³
Clemens
 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
 1988 Pascali's Island
Anthony Bowles
 1987 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Robert Smythe
- Skeleton in the Cupboard (1987) ... Robert Smythe
 1987 Hidden City
James Richards
 1987 Out on a Limb (TV Mini-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 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Charleston
- Thunder Rock (1985) ... Charleston
 1985 Plenty
Raymond Brock
 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)
Alan
 1983 The Professionals (TV Series)
Parker
- The Ojuka Situation (1983) ... Parker
 1982 Masterpiece Mystery (TV Series)
Commandant Neil O'Brien
- Father Brown, Series I: The Secret Garden (1982) ... Commandant Neil O'Brien
 1982 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Borghejm
- Little Eyolf (1982) ... Borghejm
 1982 Frost in May (TV Mini-Series)
Reynaud Callaghan
- The Lost Traveller (1982) ... Reynaud Callaghan
 1982 Nancy Astor (TV Mini-Series)
Edward Hartford-Jones
- Guest for the Weekend (1982) ... Edward Hartford-Jones
 1980 Very Like a Whale (TV Movie)
Party guest
 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
 1974 The Inheritors (TV Series)
Simon Leadbetter
- Fathers and Sons (1974) ... Simon Leadbetter
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Other Works:

He acted in Thomas Middleton and William Rowley's play, "The Changeling", in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Emrys James, Diana Quick and John McEnery in the cast. Terry Hands was the 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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I hate the "suave and debonair" tag. I am neither. See more »

Trivia:

His father was of English and Irish descent, and his mother was of English ancestry. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays assertive bureaucrats and sinister villains See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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