Charles Dance

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Walter Charles Dance (born 10 October 1946) is an English actor. His most notable film roles include Sardo Numspa in The Golden Child (1986), Dr. Jonathan Clemens in Alien 3 (1992), Benedict in Last Action Hero (1993), Lord Havelock Vetinari in Terry Pratchett's Going Postal (2010), the Master Vampire in Dracula Untold (2014), Alastair Denniston in The Imitation Game (2014), Alan Jonah in Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), and William Randolph Hearst in Mank (2020). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Dance has received more than 8,117,398 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Charles Dance is the 378th most popular actor (down from 357th in 2019), the 542nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 539th in 2019) and the 57th 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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  • 8.1M

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  • 72.37

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  • 47

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  • 5.32

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  • 3.95

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Among actors, Charles Dance ranks 378 out of 10,030Before him are Carole Lombard, Danny Glover, Charles Laughton, Anne Baxter, James Woods, and Bill Bixby. After him are James Cromwell, Maurice Chevalier, Brian Dennehy, Emmanuelle Riva, Lino Ventura, and Gloria Swanson.

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Among people born in 1946, Charles Dance ranks 53Before him are Arrigo Sacchi, Barry Gibb, Masoud Barzani, Nicos Anastasiades, Ed O'Neill, and Danny Glover. After him are Chris Slade, Isaias Afwerki, André the Giant, Uri Geller, Sally Field, and Bob Beamon.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Charles Dance ranks 542 out of 6,924Before him are Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844), John Bunyan (1628), Charles Laughton (1899), Richard Branson (1950), Thomas Chippendale (1718), and John Wallis (1616). After him are Pope Adrian IV (1100), Marie of Romania (1875), John Edward Gray (1800), Harthacnut I of Denmark (880), Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York (1473), and J. L. Austin (1911).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Charles Dance ranks 57Before him are Wentworth Miller (1972), John Cleese (1939), Daniel Craig (1968), Kate Winslet (1975), Bob Hoskins (1942), and Charles Laughton (1899). After him are Jonathan Pryce (1947), Helena Bonham Carter (1966), Catherine Zeta-Jones (1969), Jean Simmons (1929), Robbie Coltrane (1950), and Diana Rigg (1938).

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