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Charles Dance

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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 8,993,821 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Charles Dance is the 333rd most popular actor (up from 378th in 2019), the 449th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 542nd in 2019) and the 51st 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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  • 9.0M

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  • 65.32

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  • 50

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  • 5.29

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.07

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Charles Dance ranks 333 out of 9,996Before him are Michael Keaton, Michael Landon, Kate Winslet, Sean Penn, Andy García, and Janet Leigh. After him are Burt Reynolds, Rod Steiger, Ron Perlman, Errol Flynn, Jeff Goldblum, and Telly Savalas.

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Among people born in 1946, Charles Dance ranks 48Before him are Marianne Faithfull, Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, Barry Gibb, Liza Minnelli, Robert Fripp, and Masoud Barzani. After him are Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Arrigo Sacchi, André the Giant, Lars Vilks, Talia Shire, and Sally Field.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Charles Dance ranks 449 out of 7,765Before him are Henry Fox Talbot (1800), David Attenborough (1926), James I of Scotland (1394), Robert II of Scotland (1316), Kate Winslet (1975), and Thomas Harriot (1560). After him are Morrissey (1959), Sweyn II of Denmark (1020), Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine (1863), Robert Plant (1948), William Shockley (1910), and Mike Oldfield (1953).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Charles Dance ranks 51Before him are David Niven (1910), Ian Holm (1931), Robbie Coltrane (1950), Deborah Kerr (1921), Hugh Grant (1960), and Kate Winslet (1975). After him are Donald Pleasence (1919), John Cleese (1939), Olivia Newton-John (1948), Albert Finney (1936), Emma Thompson (1959), and Diana Rigg (1938).

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