Biography

Charles Dance (born October 10, 1946) is an English actor, screenwriter and director. He typically plays assertive bureaucrats or villains. He is probably most famous for his roles in Game of Thrones, The Jewel in the Crown, Alien 3 and for playing the one-eyed hitman Mr Benedict in Last Action Hero.

Charles was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) on 17 June 2006.

Charles Dance (born October 10, 1946) is an English actor, screenwriter and director. He typically plays assertive bureaucrats or villains. He is probably most famous for his roles in Game of Thrones, The Jewel in the Crown, Alien 3 and for playing the one-eyed hitman Mr Benedict in Last Action Hero.

Charles was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) on 17 June 2006.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 128

Birthday 1946-10-10

Place of Birth Redditch, Worcestershire, Engeland, UK

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Also Known As

  • Charlz Dens

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Fanny Lye Deliver'd as John Lye
Enemy of Man as Duncan
2019 Kingsman: The Great Game
2019 Godzilla: King of the Monsters as Jonah Alan
2018 The Book of Vision
2018 Happy New Year, Colin Burstead as Uncle Bertie
2018 Johnny English Strikes Again as Agent Seven
2018 Journey to China: The Mystery of Iron Mask as Lord Dudley
2018 Spitfire as Narrator (voice)
2018 That Good Night as The Visitor
2018 The Woman in White(5 episodes) as Frederick Fairlie
2018 Euphoria as Mr. Daren
2016 Savage Kingdom(7 episodes) as Narrator
2016 Underworld: Blood Wars as Thomas
2016 Ghostbusters as Harold Fillmore
2016 Me Before You as Stephen Traynor
2016 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies as Mr. Bennet
2016 Despite the Falling Snow as Old Alexander Ivanov
2015 And Then There Were None(3 episodes) as Justice Lawrence Wargrave
2015 Childhood's End(3 episodes) as Karellen
2015 Victor Frankenstein as Frankenstein
2015 Deadline Gallipoli(2 episodes) as Sir Ian Hamilton
2015 Woman in Gold as Sherman
2015 Child 44 as Major Grachev
2015 Game of Thrones The IMAX Experience as Tywin Lannister
2015 Admiral as King Charles II
2014 The Imitation Game as Commander Denniston
2014 The Great Fire(4 episodes) as Lord Denton
2014 Dracula Untold as Master Vampire
2014 Retrospective as Jonathan Hoyle
2014 Forbidden Kingdom as Lord Dudley
2013 Speeches That Shook the World as Self
2013 Patrick as Doctor Roget
2013 Justin and the Knights of Valour as Legantir (voice)
2012 Secret State(4 episodes) as John Hodder
2012 Midnight's Children as William Methwold
2012 The Door as Thomas Arlington
2012 The Mapmaker as Rowan
2012 St George's Day as Trenchard
2012 Underworld: Awakening as Thomas
2011 Rosamunde Pilcher: Vier Frauen (4) - Alexas Glück
2011 Rosamunde Pilcher: Vier Frauen (3) - Olivias Schicksal
2011 Neverland(2 episodes) as Dr. Fludd
2011 Rosamunde Pilcher: Vier Frauen(4 episodes) as Edmund Aird
2011 Rosamunde Pilcher: Vier Frauen (1) - Virginias Geheimnis
2011 Rosamunde Pilcher: Vier Frauen (2) - Lauras Liebe
2011 Game of Thrones(35 episodes) as Tywin Lannister
2011 Your Highness as King Tallious
2011 There Be Dragons as Solono
2011 Ironclad as Stephen Langton, Archbishop of Canterbury
2010 The Commuter as The Traffic Warden
2010 Paris Connections as Aleksandr Borinski
2010 Drama Trails(1 episode)
2010 Going Postal(2 episodes) as Lord Vetinari
2010 Going Postal as Lord Vetinari
2010 The Clerk's Tale as Ralph
2010 Strike Back(10 episodes) as Conrad Knox
2009 Trinity(8 episodes)
2008 Merlin(1 episode) as Aredian
2008 Dickens' Secret Lover as Himself - Presenter
2007 Consenting Adults as Jack Wolfenden
2007 The Contractor as DCS Andrew Windsor
2007 Fallen Angel(3 episodes) as David Byfield
2006 Twice Upon a Time as Moderator
2006 Starter for 10 as Michael Harbinson
2006 The One Show(1 episode)
2006 Scoop as Mt Malcolm
2005 Bleak House(15 episodes) as Mr. Tulkinghorn
2005 To the Ends of the Earth(3 episodes) as Sir Henry Somerset
2005 Titanic: Birth of a Legend as Narrator (voice)
2005 Fingersmith(3 episodes) as Mr. Chistopher Lilly
2004 Saint John Bosco Mission to Love as Marchese Clementi
2003 Wreckage and Rage: Making 'Alien³' as Himself (Archival)
2003 Henry VIII(2 episodes)
2003 Henry VIII as Duke of Buckingham
2003 Swimming Pool as John Bosload
2002 Black and White as Roderic Chamberlain
2002 Foyle's War(1 episode)
2002 Ali G Indahouse as Deputy Prime Minister David Carlton
2001 Gosford Park as Lord Raymond Stockbridge
2001 Alien Evolution as Himself / Clemens
2001 Jurij
2001 Dark Blue World as Wing Commander Bentley
2001 The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby as Ralph Nickleby
2000 Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased)(1 episode)
2000 Murder Rooms: The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes(1 episode)
1999 Don't Go Breaking My Heart as Frank
1998 Hilary and Jackie as Derek Du Pré
1998 The Blood Oranges as Cyril
1997 Trial & Retribution(2 episodes)
1997 In the Presence of Mine Enemies as Captain Richter
1997 Rebecca(2 episodes) as Maxim de Winter
1996 Michael Collins as Soames
1996 Undertow as Lyle Yates
1996 Space Truckers as Nabel / Macanudo
1995 The Surgeon as Dr. Ed Mittlesbay
1994 Shortcut to Paradise as Quinn
1994 China Moon as Rupert Munro
1994 Kabloonak as Robert Flaherty
1993 Century as Professor Mandry
1993 Last Action Hero as Benedict
1992 Alien³ as Jonathan Clemens
1990 The Phantom of the Opera(2 episodes) as The Phantom of the Opera
1989 Goldeneye as Ian Fleming
1988 First Born as Edward Forester
1988 Out of the Shadows as Michael Hayden
1988 Pascali's Island as Anthony Bowles
1987 White Mischief as Josslyn Hay
1987 Good Morning, Babylon as D.W. Griffith
1987 Out on a Limb(2 episodes) as Gerry Stamford
1987 Hidden City as James Richards
1986 The Golden Child as Sardo Numspa
1986 The McGuffin
1985 Plenty as Raymond Brock
1984 Rainy Day Women as John Truman
1984 The Jewel in the Crown(14 episodes) as Guy Perron
1982 Little Eyolf as Borghejm
1982 Nancy Astor(9 episodes) as Edward Hartford-Jones
1981 For Your Eyes Only as Claus
1980 Dreams of Leaving as Colin
1979 Tales of the Unexpected(1 episode)
1978 An Audience with...(1 episode) as Himself
1977 Raffles(1 episode)
1975 Edward the Seventh(2 episodes) as Prince Eddy
1974 Father Brown(1 episode)
1970 Play for Today(1 episode)
1967 Natural World(1 episode)

Directing

2004 Ladies in LavenderDirector

Writing

2004 Ladies in LavenderScreenplay

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