Charles Dance Biography

Charles Dance is a veteran English actor, having appeared in many roles both on TV and in the movies. You might remember him as often playing the villain or a very serious bureaucrat. His latest achievement is playing the role of Tywin Lannister in HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” His portrayal of one of the villains of the show is marked as one of the best adaptations of the character from the line of “A Song of Ice and Fire” books.

Before his movie career ever started, Charles Dance was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He made various performances during the 70s. He returned in 1989 for the role of Coriolanus in Stratford-Upon-Avon and Newcastle productions, and in 1990 for the Barbicon Theatre.


Charles Dance in “Game of Thrones”

Charles Dance actually made his first appearance in an ITV show dubbed “Father Brown.” Approximately ten years later, he was given his first major role in “The Jewel in the Crown” (1984). But he would establish himself as a villainous figure starting with a role in a James Bond move. He appeared as one of the evil henchmen in “For Your Eyes Only” (1981), and this would become his standard role in his future appearances. Thus, you will remember him in such movies as “The Golden Child” (1986), “Alien 3” (1991), “Last Action Hero” (1993), and “Dracula Untold” (2014) and “Going Postal” (2010), an adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s novel.

He has also had a lot of success appearing in British dramas and television shows. Among the most memorable ones are “Edward the Seventh,” “Murder Rooms,” “Randall the Hopkirk,” “Rebecca,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Bleak House” and many more.


Eddie Murphy and Charles Dance in “The Golden Child”

His most recent role was that of Tywin Lannister in the HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” Many people saw him as a perfect fit for the role. He has carried out the role to perfection and many fans were sad to see him go when the character was killed. Either way, he will be remembered as one of the more faithful adaptations of the character form the novels.

Charles Dance Net Worth and Salary

Charles Dance has had a very lustrous career behind him. He is still not giving up and is looking to add more credits to his IMDB record. There is no better person for a villain with a hidden agenda than Charles Dance. For his portrayal of various roles along the years he has managed to earn himself a stable salary and a net worth of 5 million dollars according to latest estimations.

Charles Dance Wife and Family

During his lifetime, Charles Dance has married two times. Unfortunately, he has also divorced a couple of times as well. His first marriage came to Joanna Haythorn way back in 1970. They had two children together but even after such a long standing marriage and with so many years together, they divorced in 2004. Later he married a woman called Eleanor Boorman and they had one daughter together. But this marriage was not meant to last for too long as they separated not long after the birth of their daughter. Charles Dance is currently single.


Charles Dance and Eleanor Boorman

Charles Dance Age

Charles Dance was born as Walter Charles Dance on 10 October 1946. He is one of the veterans in the field of acting and is currently 71 years old. He was born in Redditch, Worcestershire to mother Eleanor Marion and father Walter Dance. Charles’ father was a veteran of the Boer Wars and has unfortunately died when Charles was only three years old. Charles grew up in Plymouth mostly and attended Technical School for Boys at first. Later he would go on to Leicester College of Arts, where he studied Graphic Design and Photography.

Height and Weight

Charles Dance gives off a feeling of a very serious and scholar persona. Which he actually is even in his private life. He has a very powerful stance which helps him manage that kind of a feeling that he gives to his fans. He stands at 191cm tall and weighs 89 kg. He is by far not the tallest character in the “Game of Thrones” show, but he manages to accurately portray his character thanks to his physical attributes that he possesses.


Charles Dance as a young actor

Interesting Fact about Charles Dance

Charles Dance is a very interesting individual. But one thing that came as a surprise both to his fans and himself was a discovery that he made about his father, which was also made public. In fact, since his father died when he was only 3 years old, he did not have so much time to get to know him. The only thing that remained were memories, which were only but a few. He has lived for a very long time thinking that his father actually died as an elderly man, at least 50. But the truth was long from what he had thought as his father was only 25 years old when he perished. This came as a surprise to Charles as he has not thought about it for a long time.

Nationality and Ethnicity

Charles Dance is English and so is his nationality. He is Caucasian by ethnic group and also has some Irish blood in him.

Biography & Facts
Born: October 10 1946
Nationality: English
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Religion: N/A
Profession: Actor
Net Worth: $5 million
Salary: N/A
Hair Color: Whiteness
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 191cm
Weight: 89 kg
Married to: No
Affair with: N/A
Children: One daughter
Birth Sign: Libra
Education: Technical School for Boys / Leicester College of Arts