Charles Dance Biography
(Best Known for His Roles in Films: ‘The Golden Child’, ‘Alien 3’ and ‘Last Action Hero’)
Birthday: October 10, 1946 (Libra)
Born In: Redditch, England, United Kingdom
Charles Dance is a famous English actor, screenwriter and movie director, with a spectacular career of over 50 years. He has built a reputation for his portrayal of sinister villains or assertive bureaucrats. Blessed with matinee idol looks, he has portrayed interesting yet different characters including a patrician figure D. W. Griffith in 'Good Morning, Babylon', a ruthless lawyer Tulkinghorn in 'Bleak House' or a calculating and controlling lord of Casterly Rock in HBO's 'Game of Thrones'. He gained notable success as a screenwriter and a director with 'Ladies in Lavender'. While he was set to make a career in graphic design, a serendipitous meeting with two retired RADA actors changed his course of life and he became an actor. They provided him with part-time, private acting and coaching class. As a result he developed an interest in acting. He worked upon his accent and changed it from regional to cultivated tones. Gifted with a charming personality, he is not fond of the 'suave and debonair' tag given to him, which he feels is more a part of his character roles and not of his natural persona.