Charles Dance

Charles Dance

Highest Rated: 95% The Delivered (2019)

Lowest Rated: 9% Despite the Falling Snow (2016)

Birthday: Oct 10, 1946

Birthplace: Redditch, Worcestershire, England, UK

After a brief dalliance with leading-man status in the 1980s, Charles Dance built a career of playing highborn heels with a distinctive capacity to menace more heroic types with a suave, icy indifference. The English-born Dance honed his skills with the Royal Shakespeare Company before scoring his breakthrough screen role in the epic miniseries "The Jewel in the Crown" (ITV/PBS, 1984). Able to mix dashing and savoir faire with layered vulnerability, he landed a flurry of above-title bills in award-bait dramas such as "Plenty" (1985), "White Mischief" (1987) and "Pascali's Island" (1988). As of his turn in "The Golden Child" (1986), however, he developed a niche playing frosty yet textured villains in big-ticket projects such as "Last Action Hero" (1993), "Michael Collins" (1996) and the miniseries "Bleak House" (BBC, 2005), as well as lighter fare a la "Ali G Indahouse" (2002) and "Terry Pratchett's Going Postal" (Sky1, 2010). The early 2000s saw him increasingly bringing his arch-villainy to highbrow television projects such as the drama series "Trinity" (Channel 4, 2009), the international intrigue series "Strike Back" (Sky1/Cinemax, 2010-15) and, to much fanfare, HBO's fantasy phenomenon "Game of Thrones" (2011- ). Though he proved himself adept at many character types across stage and screen, Dance showed time and again that few could play the bad guy with such devilish aplomb.

Highest rated movies

The Delivered
Starter for 10
The Imitation Game
Hilary and Jackie
Happy New Year, Colin Burstead
Gosford Park
Mank
Swimming Pool

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The King's Man General Kitchener (Character) - 2021
83% 59% Mank William Randolph Hearst (Character) - 2020
95% 54% The Delivered John Lye (Character) - 2019
42% 83% Godzilla: King of the Monsters Alan Jonah (Character) $110.5M 2019
22% 20% Iron Mask Lord Dudley (Character) - 2019
86% 57% Happy New Year, Colin Burstead Bertie (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hero Charles Reynard (Character) - 2018
94% 80% Spitfire Narrator - 2018
50% 57% That Good Night The Visitor (Character) - 2017
19% 38% Euphoria Mr. Daren (Character) - 2017
9% 44% Despite the Falling Snow Old Alexander (Character) - 2016
54% 73% Me Before You Steven Traynor (Character) $56.2M 2016
46% 45% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Mr. Bennet (Character) $10.9M 2016
21% 49% Underworld: Blood Wars Thomas (Character) $30.3M 2016
74% 49% Ghostbusters Harold Filmore (Character) - 2016
27% 41% Child 44 Major Grachev (Character) $1.2M 2015
67% 81% Admiral King Charles II (Character) - 2015
27% 35% Victor Frankenstein Frankenstein (Character) $5.7M 2015
57% 79% Woman in Gold Sherman (Character) $33.3M 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Retrospective Jonathan Hoyle (Character) - 2014
25% 58% Dracula Untold Master Vampire (Character) $55.9M 2014
89% 91% The Imitation Game Commander Denniston (Character) $91.1M 2014
13% 36% Justin and the Knights of Valor Legantir (Voice) - 2013
73% 29% Patrick Doctor Roget (Character) - 2013
18% 34% St George's Day Trenchard (Character) - 2012
26% 62% Underworld: Awakening Thomas (Character) $62.3M 2012
27% 34% Your Highness King Tallious (Character) $21.6M 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mapmaker Rowan (Character) - 2011
42% 41% Ironclad Archbishop Langton (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paris Connections Aleksandr Borinski (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Clerk's Tale Ralph (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 18% Intervention Private Investigator (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 28% The Contractor DCS Andrew Windsor (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 75% By the Pricking of My Thumbs Septimus Bligh (Character) - 2006
90% 66% Starter for 10 Michael Harbinson (Character) $210.1K 2006
No Score Yet 46% Twice Upon a Time Unknown (Character) - 2006
41% 55% Scoop Unknown (Character) $10.5M 2006
64% 66% Ladies in Lavender Director,
Writer,
Executive Producer
$6.8M 2004
No Score Yet 67% Saint John Bosco: A Mission to Love Marchese Clementi (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 76% Henry VIII Unknown (Character) - 2003
83% 67% Swimming Pool John Bosload (Character) $10.1M 2003
43% 59% Black and White Roderic Chamberlain (Character) - 2002
56% 54% Ali G Indahouse David Carlton (Character) - 2002
62% 84% Dark Blue World Wing-Commander Bentley (Character) $258.2K 2001
86% 78% Gosford Park Raymond, Lord Stockbridge (Character) $41.3M 2001
83% 59% Don't Go Breaking My Heart Frank (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 41% Blood Oranges Unknown (Character) - 1999
88% 83% Hilary and Jackie Derek du Pré (Character) $4.9M 1998
No Score Yet 48% What Rats Won't Do Gerald (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 33% In the Presence of Mine Enemies Captain Richter (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Blood Oranges Cyril (Character) - 1997
15% 30% Space Truckers Nabel/Macanudo (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 45% Undertow Lyle Yates (Character) - 1996
77% 84% Michael Collins Soames (Character) $11.1M 1996
No Score Yet 9% Exquisite Tenderness Dr. Ed Mittlesbay (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kabloonak Robert Flaherty (Character) - 1994
40% 38% China Moon Rupert Munro (Character) $2.7M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Desvío al paraíso Unknown (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shortcut to Paradise Quinn (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nanook Robert Flaherty (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Century Professor Mandry (Character) $3.5K 1993
40% 47% Last Action Hero Benedict (Character) - 1993
45% 47% Alien 3 Clemens (Character) $54.8M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Phantom of the Opera Erik The Phantom of the Opera (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Goldeneye Ian Fleming (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Out of the Shadows Michael Hayden (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet First Born Edward Forester (Character) - 1988
69% 60% Pascali's Island Anthony Bowles (Character) $861.1K 1988
80% 74% Good Morning Babylon D. W. Griffith (Character) $26.5K 1987
No Score Yet 75% Out on a Limb Gerry Stamford (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hidden City James Richards (Character) - 1987
80% 54% White Mischief Josslyn Hay (Character) $24.5K 1987
22% 47% The Golden Child Sardo Numspa (Character) $78.1M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The McGuffin Paul Hatcher (Character) - 1985
56% 51% Plenty Raymond Brock (Character) $6.1M 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Servant Harry Maxim (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thunder Rock Charleston (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rainy Day Women Captain John Truman (Character) - 1983

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Savage Kingdom Narrator 2016-2017 2019-2020
17% No Score Yet The Singapore Grip Mr Webb (Character) 2020
No Score Yet 90% Rise of Empires: Ottoman Narrator 2020
90% 91% The Crown Lord Mountbatten (Character) 2019
57% 76% The Widow Martin Benson (Character) 2019
95% 78% The Little Drummer Girl Unknown (Character) 2018
94% 100% Hang Ups Jeremy Pitt (Character) 2018
80% 64% The Woman in White Mr Fairlie (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are? Host 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Antiques Road Trip Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet And Then There Were None Justice Lawrence Wargrave (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Childhood's End Karellen (Character) 2015
89% 85% Game of Thrones Tywin Lannister (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2011-2015
No Score Yet 67% Top Gear Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Common Ground Floyd (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coup John Hodder (Character) 2012
85% 86% Strike Back: Origins Conrad Knox (Character) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Going Postal Unknown (Character) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trinity Unknown (Character) 2009
85% 88% Merlin Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fallen Angel David (Character) 2007
No Score Yet 100% Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 2004 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery! Unknown (Character) 2006
No Score Yet 85% Bleak House Mr. Tulkinghorn (Character) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trial & Retribution Unknown (Character) 2003
No Score Yet 97% Foyle's War Guy Spencer (Character) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rebecca Maxim de Winter (Character) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Phantom of the Opera Erik (Character) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Robert Smythe (Character) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jewel in the Crown Unknown (Character) 1984-1985