Charles Dance

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  • Name: Charles Dance ( Walter Charles Dance )
  • Date of birth: 10 October 1946.
  • Age: 70 years
  • Place of birth: Redditch, Worcestershire, England
  • Height: 191
  • Activities: actor, screenwriter, Director, producer
  • Marital status: divorced

    Charles Dance: the biography

    Charles Dance — British actor, writer and Director. His most famous works are the series «Game of thrones», «And then there were none» and «Velvet fingers» and the films «the phantom of the Opera» and «Rebecca».

    Charles was born in the English County of Worcestershire, where his hometown of Redditch. His father Walter Dance was a civil engineer, and his mother Eleanor perks worked as a cook. When the boy was four, suddenly his father died. Mother was forced to carry the little family to relatives in Plymouth, where Dens grew up and was educated.

    He attended Plymouth good art school, and in high school I was in boarding school-boarding-school in Leicester, where the young man majored in design and photography. In this direction, he went to College, where he joined the drama club and quickly realized that it wants to develop as an actor.

    Charles Dance throws the University and took private acting lessons from a professional teacher. However, the first time he’s struggling to gain a foothold in this field. In order to make ends meet, the young man gets a job in a London theatre as costume designer and stagehand. In 1970 he started to participate in performances. But by the mid 70-ies of the Dens are invited to the troupe of the Royal Shakespeare company, where he was involved in the most famous productions of the legendary playwright.


    Career in the theatre has allowed Charles Dens to gradually conquer and cinema. He first appeared on television in dramas that were then popular daily serials such as «Father brown», «Raffles», «Professionals» and other works. The first film, which brought the actor attention, was a spy Thriller about James bond «for your eyes Only» and the historical drama «Jewel in the crown» brought wide popularity.

    These projects were followed by action film with Eddie Murphy «Golden child», a melodrama with Meryl Streep «Restless heart», an action-adventure with Arnold Schwarzenegger «Last action hero». Had great success the musical «the phantom of the Opera» and the third part of the horror film «Alien».

    The next major role went to actor in the Gothic drama with elements of mystery «Rebecca,» Comedy «Unbreak my heart», a historical picture, «Henry VIII,» the film adaptation of the classic novel «bleak house» and the crime drama «Fallen angel».

    In the summer of 2010, it was announced that Charles Dance joins the incredibly popular fantasy series «Game of thrones». There is the actor played the role of the head of house Lannister Tywin Lannister. Also from recent works it is worth noting the horror movie «Dracula,» a horror parody «Pride and prejudice and zombies,» melodrama «Until I met you» and latest work, the Comedy blockbuster «Ghostbusters», except where it appears Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy.

    Not to mention directing the work of Charles dance’s «Ladies in purple». For this musical melodrama, he also himself wrote the screenplay, and starring invited two brilliant British Actresses Judi Dench and Maggie Smith.

    Personal life

    Almost simultaneously with the beginning of her acting career Charles Dance lost the status of a bachelor. In the early 1970s he combined legal marriage with his beloved Joan Heidorn, who gave him two children: son Oliver and daughter Rebecca. Charles and Joanna lived together for 34 years, but when their feelings have cooled down, they decided to leave.

    Later, the actor had a brief affair with a young actress Sophia Myles, and in 2010 he married Eleanor Boorman that a degree was a sculptor, although one appeared with Charles in the melodrama «the French connection». But the engagement never turned into a wedding, even despite the fact that in 2012 they had a daughter rose.

    For merits before the native country Charles Dance was awarded the title of officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2006.


    • 1981 — for your eyes Only
    • 1984 — the Jewel in the crown
    • 1985 — Restless heart
    • 1990 — the phantom of the Opera
    • 1992 — Alien 3
    • 1997 — Rebecca
    • 1999 — Unbreak my heart
    • 2007 — Fallen angel
    • 2012-2015 — Game of thrones
    • 2016 — Ghostbusters


    Charles Dance

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