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Charles Dance is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter British born on 10 october 1946 at Redditch (United-kingdom)

Charles Dance

Charles Dance
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Birth name Walter Charles Dance
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 10 october 1946 (72 years) at Redditch (United-kingdom)
Awards Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Charles Dance, OBE (born 10 October 1946) 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, Guy Perron in The Jewel in the Crown (1984), Sardo Numspa in The Golden Child (1986), Dr. Jonathan Clemens in Alien 3 (1992), Benedict in Last Action Hero (1993), the Master Vampire in Dracula Untold (2014), and Alastair Denniston in The Imitation Game (2014). He also made his breakthrough in video game voice acting with the role of Emperor Emhyr var Emreis in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 2015.

Biography

Dance married Joanna Haythorn in 1970. They have two children. After his marriage ended in 2004, he had a brief relationship with actress Sophia Myles who was 34 years his junior.

He became engaged to sculptor Eleanor Boorman in September 2010. They have a daughter, Rose, born in March 2012, though the two subsequently separated.

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

Best films

The Imitation Game (2014)
(Actor)
Alien 3 (1992)
(Actor)
Last Action Hero (1993)
(Actor)
Gosford Park (2001)
(Actor)
The Golden Child (1986)
(Actor)
Evil Angels (1988)
(Actor)

Usually with

Danny McBride
Danny McBride
(2 films)
Len Wiseman
Len Wiseman
(2 films)
Toby Jones
Toby Jones
(3 films)
Charlie Cox
Charlie Cox
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Charles Dance (57 films)

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Actor

Godzilla: King of Monsters
Directed by Michael Dougherty
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Kaiju films, Films about magic and magicians, La préhistoire, Animaux préhistoriques, Giant monster films, Godzilla films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Disaster films
Actors Vera Farmiga, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford
Roles Jonah Alan

L'agence crypto-zoologique Monarch déploie de nombreux moyens pour combattre des créatures de tailles divines. Godzilla va affronter le papillon géant Mothra, le ptérosaure super-rapide Rodan, ainsi que son pire ennemi, le dragon King Ghidorah. Ces anciennes superespèces veulent toutes la suprématie et mettent en danger la survie de l'humanité. Mais laquelle d'entre elles va connaître la victoire sur les autres ?
Johnny English Strikes Again
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films
Actors Rowan Atkinson, Olga Kurylenko, Ben Miller, Emma Thompson, Charles Dance, Adam James
Roles Agent Seven
Rating65% 3.2950953.2950953.2950953.2950953.295095
Lorsqu'un pirate informatique révèle le nom et la couverture de tous leurs agents infiltrés, les Services secrets britanniques n'ont pas d'autre choix que de rappeler le seul agent capable de les aider à débusquer le criminel : Johnny English, retraité du MI7, et désormais simple enseignant.
Viy 2 : Journey to China
Origin Chine
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jackie Chan, Rutger Hauer, Charles Dance, Jason Flemyng, Christopher Fairbank
Roles Lord Dudley

L'explorateur Jonathan Green reçoit l'ordre de Pierre Ier le Grand de dessiner la carte de l'Est de la Russie. Après un long voyage, il arrive en Chine et fait de drôles de rencontres avec des créatures étranges, des princesses chinoises et affronte des maîtres d'arts martiaux et le Roi Dragon.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, 1h48
Directed by Burr Steers
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror, Romance
Themes Films about families, Zombie films, Comedy horror films
Actors Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Matthew Smith, Douglas Booth, Bella Heathcote
Roles Mr. Bennet
Rating57% 2.898952.898952.898952.898952.89895
Jane Austen's classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England is faced with a new challenge—an army of undead zombies.
Underworld: Next Generation, 1h31
Directed by Anna Foerster
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Medical-themed films, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film, Films about viral outbreaks, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Disaster films
Actors Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Tobias Menzies, India Eisley, Lara Pulver, Charles Dance
Roles Thomas
Rating57% 2.893242.893242.893242.893242.89324
Après s'être éloigné de sa fille Eve pour éviter de la mettre en danger, Selene continue sa fuite et sa recherche de son compagnon, Michael Corvin. Elle refuse malgré tout l'aide de David, l'un de ses alliés. Mais quand elle est contactée par les membres du Conseil des Vampires qui acceptent de pardonner ses actions en échange de son aide, Selene est obligée de retourner parmi les siens pour entraîner des vampires à se battre contre les Lycans qui préparent en cachette une nouvelle attaque avec leur nouveau chef, Marius.
Ghostbusters, 1h56
Directed by Paul Feig
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Chris Hemsworth, Leslie Jones, Andy García
Roles Harold Fillmore
Rating53% 2.6509752.6509752.6509752.6509752.650975
Erin Gilbert (Wiig) and Abby Yates (McCarthy) are a pair of unheralded authors who write a book positing that ghosts are real. A few years later, Gilbert lands a prestigious teaching position at Columbia University, but her book resurfaces and she is laughed out of academia. Gilbert reunites with Yates and others when ghosts invade Manhattan and she and her team have to save the world.
Me Before You, 1h50
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about suicide, Films about disabilities
Actors Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Jenna Coleman, Charles Dance, Brendan Coyle, Matthew Lewis
Roles Stephen Traynor
Rating74% 3.704583.704583.704583.704583.70458
Une charmante petite ville de l'Angleterre rurale. Si elle est originale et artiste dans l'âme, Louisa "Lou" Clark, 26 ans, n'a aucune ambition particulière. Elle se contente d'enchaîner les boulots pour permettre à ses proches de joindre les deux bouts. Jeune et riche banquier, Will Traynor était un garçon plein d'audace et d'optimisme jusqu'à ce qu'il se retrouve paralysé, suite à un accident survenu deux ans plus tôt. Devenu cynique, il a renoncé à tout et n'est plus que l'ombre de lui-même. Autant dire que ces deux-là auraient pu ne jamais se rencontrer. Mais lorsque Lou accepte de travailler comme aide-soignante auprès de Will, elle est bien décidée à lui redonner goût à la vie. Et peu à peu, les deux jeunes gens s'éprennent passionnément l'un de l'autre.
Michiel de Ruyter, 2h31
Directed by Roel Reiné
Origin Pays-bas
Genres Drama, Biography, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Charles Dance, Rutger Hauer, Frank Lammers, Barry Atsma, Filip Peeters, Derek de Lint
Roles King Charles II
Rating69% 3.496153.496153.496153.496153.49615
Les batailles navales contre l'Angleterre menées par l'amiral des Provinces-Unies Michiel de Ruyter.
Child 44
Child 44 (2015)
, 2h17
Directed by Daniel Espinosa
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about children, Serial killer films, Films about child abuse
Actors Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman, Joel Kinnaman, Paddy Considine, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Roles Major Grachev
Rating64% 3.2472253.2472253.2472253.2472253.247225
During Stalin's rule of the Soviet Union in the early 1950s, Ministry of State Security (MGB) Agent and war hero Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy) uncovers a strange and brutal series of child murders. MGB leadership refuses to acknowledge the deaths as murders, however, because Soviet doctrine states that only capitalism creates serial killers. The son of Leo's partner is murdered by the serial killer, and during Leo's investigation, his wife, Raisa (Noomi Rapace), is accused of being disloyal to the state. Leo suspects that his amoral and ambitious enemy in the MGB, Vasili Nikitin, is behind the charges. Leo refuses to support the accusation, and he is forced to take a demeaning militia position in the town of Volsk. Raisa accompanies him and must work as a janitor.
Victor Frankenstein, 1h50
Directed by Paul McGuigan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about computing, Films based on science fiction novels, Frankenstein films, Cyberpunk films
Actors Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay, Andrew Scott, Freddie Fox, Charles Dance
Roles Frankenstein
Rating59% 2.9966552.9966552.9966552.9966552.996655
Told from Igor's perspective, it shows the troubled young assistant's dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Victor Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man who created the legend we know today. The two's experiments eventually get them into trouble with the authorities and they are near to becoming fugitives as they complete their goals to use science to create life, with Frankenstein's ultimate endgame of creating a man.
Woman in Gold, 1h47
Directed by Simon Curtis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Peinture, Films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Helen Mirren, Tatiana Maslany, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl, Charles Dance, Katie Holmes
Roles Sherman
Rating73% 3.65053.65053.65053.65053.6505
In a series of flashbacks throughout the film, Maria Altmann recalls the arrival of Nazi forces in Vienna, Austria, and the subsequent suppression of the Jewish community and the looting and pillaging conducted by the Nazis against Jewish families. Seeking to escape before the country is completely shut off, Maria Altmann and members of her family attempt to flee to the United States. While Altmann and her husband are successful in their escape, she is forced to abandon her parents in Vienna.
The Imitation Game, 1h54
Directed by Morten Tyldum
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about computing, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Political films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Mark Strong, Matthew Goode, Charles Dance, Allen Leech
Roles Commander Denniston
Rating80% 4.000734.000734.000734.000734.00073
In 1951, two policemen, Nock and Staehl, investigate mathematician Alan Turing after an apparent break-in at his home. Turing's suspicious behaviour and lack of war records triggers Nock's suspicion that he might be a Soviet spy. During his interrogation by Nock, Turing tells of his time working at Bletchley Park.
Viy
Viy (2014)
, 2h7
Origin Russie
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Horror
Actors Charles Dance, Valery Zolotoukhine, Aleksey Chadov, Jason Flemyng, Agnia Ditkovskyte, Igor Vitaliévitch Jijikine
Roles Lord Dudley
Rating52% 2.649072.649072.649072.649072.64907
Early 18th century cartographer Jonathan Green undertakes a scientific voyage from Western Europe to the East. Having passed through Transylvania and crossed the Carpathian Mountains, he finds himself in a small village lost in impassable woods of Ukraine. Nothing but chance and heavy fog could bring him to this cursed place. People who live here do not resemble any other people which the traveler saw before that. The villagers, having dug a deep moat to fend themselves from the rest of the world, share a naive belief that they could save themselves from evil, failing to understand that evil has made its nest in their souls and is waiting for an opportunity to gush out upon the world.
Dracula Untold, 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about terrorism, Dracula films, Vampires in film, Alternate history films
Actors Luke Evans, Samantha Barks, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Charlie Cox, Charles Dance
Roles Master Vampire
Rating62% 3.148963.148963.148963.148963.14896
In the Middle Ages, Vlad Tepes (Luke Evans) is the Prince of Wallachia and Transylvania. As a child, he was a princely hostage of the Ottoman Empire and was trained to be a soldier in the Sultan's elite Janissary corps, where he became their most feared warrior. He was called Vlad the Impaler after slaughtering thousands by impaling them on spears. Eventually sickened by his acts, he put aside his past and returned to rule his domains in peace. One day in the forest, Vlad and his soldiers discover a helmet in a stream. Fearing that an Ottoman scouting party is preparing the way for invasion, they follow the stream to a high mountain cave called Broken Tooth Mountain. Upon entering the cave, they discover the ground of the cave is carpeted in crushed bone; and they are attacked in the dark by an unknown creature (Charles Dance) with shining red eyes, as well as inhuman speed and strength. While his men are killed, Vlad cuts the creature of the cave with his sword before being thrown to the ground. The blood on the sword he used to cut the creature dissolves when exposed to sunlight, and the creature does not pursue Vlad into the sunlight at the mouth of the cave. Returning to his castle, Vlad learns from a local monk that the creature is a vampire, who was once a man who summoned a demon from the depths of hell and made a pact with it for dark powers before being tricked by the demon and cursed to remain in the cave forever until he is released by someone who drinks his blood, then drinks the blood of a human. The person is welcome to share his power in exchange for the freedom to escape the cave.
Diplomacy
Diplomacy (2013)
, 1h28
Directed by Volker Schlöndorff
Origin France
Genres Drama, War, Fantasy, Action, Historical
Themes Théâtre, Political films, Films based on plays, Histoire de France, L'Occupation allemande en France
Actors Niels Arestrup, Luke Evans, André Dussollier, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Burghart Klaußner
Roles Master Vampire
Rating70% 3.549213.549213.549213.549213.54921
As the Allied Forces move toward Paris, Adolf Hitler commands Gen Dietrich von Choltitz to destroy the city. Choltitz sends a team to demolish the city's famous land-marks and to overflow the Seine, led by Lt Hegger and advised by a captured Parisian engineer named Mr Lanvin. The land-marks being targeted include the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Place de la Concorde, the Notre Dame de Paris.