Walter Charles Dance OBE (born October 10, 1946), known professionally as Charles Dance, is an English actor, screenwriter and film director who played Clemens in the 1992 film Alien3. Other notable films Dance has appeared in include Last Action Hero (1993), Gosford Park (2001) and The Imitation Game (2014). Aside from his work in film, Dance has had an extensive career in British television. He is perhaps best known for his role as Tywin Lannister in the television series Game of Thrones (2011-2015).

Dance has been nominated for an Emmy and a BAFTA.


Year Title Notes
1981 For Your Eyes Only With Clive Curtis, Nick Gillard, John Lees, Eddie Powell and Roy Scammell
1985 Plenty
1986 The Golden Child
1987 Good Morning Babilonia
Hidden City
White Mischief With John Hurt
1988 Pascali's Island
1992 La Valle di Pietra
1993 Last Action Hero With William H. Burton, Jr., Larry Ferguson, Henry Kingi, Thomas Rosales, Jr., Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sven-Ole Thorsen and Jean-Claude Van Damme, directed by John McTiernan
1994 China Moon
Desvío al Paraíso
1995 Exquisite Tenderness With James Remar
1996 Michael Collins
Space Truckers
1997 The Blood Oranges
1998 What Rats Won't Do
Hilary and Jackie
1999 Don't Go Breaking My Heart
2001 Jurij
Dark Blue World
Gosford Park
2002 Ali G Indahouse
Black and White
2003 City and Crime
Swimming Pool
Labyrinth With William Hope
2006 Scoop
Twice Upon a Time
Starter for 10
2007 Intervention
2010 Paris Connections
2011 Ironclad
There Be Dragons
Your Highness With Mark Anthony Newman, Deobia Oparei, Brian Steele and C. C. Smiff
2012 Underworld: Awakening With Brad Martin
St George's Day
Midnight's Children
2013 Justin and the Knights of Valour
2014 Viy
Dracula Untold
The Imitation Game
2015 Michiel de Ruyter


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