Charles Dance

1946 - Today

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Walter Charles Dance (born 10 October 1946) is an English actor. He is known for playing strict, authoritarian characters and villains. Dance started his career on stage with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) before appearing in film and television. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Dance has received more than 10,333,309 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Charles Dance is the 336th most popular actor (down from 332nd in 2019), the 441st most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 449th in 2019) and the 54th most popular British Actor.

Charles Dance is most famous for his role as Tywin Lannister in the HBO series Game of Thrones.

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  • 10M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 65.49

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 53

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.00

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.39

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Charles Dance ranks 336 out of 13,578Before him are Ralph Fiennes, Lola Montez, Matthew Perry, Val Kilmer, Martin Landau, and Cary Grant. After him are Joan Crawford, Oona O'Neill, Robert Hossein, Penélope Cruz, Harold Ramis, and David Niven.

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Among people born in 1946, Charles Dance ranks 55Before him are Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, André the Giant, Jang Song-thaek, Bob Beamon, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, and Marina Abramović. After him are Thongloun Sisoulith, Tim Curry, Barry Gibb, Dragan Džajić, Dolly Parton, and Naoto Kan.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Charles Dance ranks 441 out of 8,785Before him are Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861), Elizabeth Blackwell (1821), Richard Attenborough (1923), Ronald Coase (1910), Cary Grant (1904), and Marie of Romania (1875). After him are Robert Falcon Scott (1868), William Pitt the Younger (1759), Joan Clarke (1917), Robert Walpole (1676), David Niven (1910), and J. M. Barrie (1860).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Charles Dance ranks 54Before him are Ian Holm (1931), Daniel Craig (1968), Bob Hoskins (1942), Sam Neill (1947), Ralph Fiennes (1962), and Cary Grant (1904). After him are David Niven (1910), John Rhys-Davies (1944), Tim Curry (1946), Helena Bonham Carter (1966), Kate Winslet (1975), and Diana Rigg (1938).

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