Charles Dance Net Worth

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Walter Charles Dance net worth is
$5 Million

Walter Charles Dance Wiki Biography

Walter Charles Dance was born on the 10th October 1946, in Redditch, Worcestershire, England, and is an award-winning actor, probably best known for starring in the role of Benedict in the film “Last Action Hero” (1993), playing Commander Denniston in the film “The Imitation Game” (2014) and as Tywin Lannister in HBO’s hit series “Game Of Thrones” (2011-2015).

Have you ever wondered how rich Charles Dance is? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Charles’ net worth is over $5 million, as of mid-2017, earned through his successful career as an actor, which began in the early ‘70s.

Charles Dance Net Worth $5 Million

Charles was raised in Plymouth by his father, Walter Dance, who worked as an engineer, and his mother, Eleanor Marion, who was a cook. He went to Widey Technical School for Boys in Crownhill, after which he attended The Leicester College of Arts (now De Montfort University), studying graphic design and photography.

He started his career on stage, and after several plays he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company and began building a name for himself, appearing in “Hamlet” (1975), “Richard III” (1975), “Henry V” (1977), and “Coriolanus” (1979). He then left the RSC, but remained active on stage, making several notable appearances, including in “Shadowlands” (2007), among many others.

His screen career started in 1974, with a minor role in the TV series “The Inheritors” (1974), and continued with minor roles, then in 1981 he made his film debut in the Bond film “For Your Eyes Only”, starring Roger Moore, Carole Bouquet and Topol. Three years later, Charles had his breakthrough role of Guy Perron in the TV series “The Jewel in the Crown”, then in 1986 was cast as the lead villain in the action adventure comedy film “The Golden Child”, as Sardo Numspa, opposite Eddie Murphy and Charlotte Lewis, which made him extremely popular in the acting world, so Charles was often cast in criminal, villain or assertive bureaucrat roles. By the end of the ‘80s, Charles had also featured in the romantic war drama “Good Morning Babilonia” (1987), “White Mischief” (1987), and portrayed Ian Fleming in the biopic about the James Bond creator, entitled “Goldeneye” (1989).

Looking to build on his success, Charles started the ‘90s with one of the lead roles in the sci-fi action horror “Alien 3” in 1992, next to Sigourney Weaver and Charles S. Dutton, and then was Benedict in the action comedy film “Last Action Hero” (1993), starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, while the following year, he had the lead role in the adventure drama “Kabloonak”, however, the film wasn’t well received both by public or critics.

Unfortunately, he didn’t have much more success in the ‘90s, except for the lead role in the drama “The Blood Oranges” in 1997, with Colin Lane and Seryl Lee.

Nevertheless, his fame returned in the early 2000s, with lead roles in highly successful films “The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby” and “Gosford Park” both in 2001, for the latter winning an SAG and several other film festival awards, and what is more important, his net worth increased to a large degree thanks to the commercial success of the films. In 2005 Charles had another award-winning role, as Mr. Tulkinghorn in the TV series “Bleak House”. In 2011 he was chosen for the role of Tywin Lannister in the award-winning fantasy drama series “Game of Thrones”, and until 2015 appeared in 27 episodes, which only increased his wealth.

In this decade, Charles has focused on television series as well, featuring in 2012 in the action thriller drama “Strike Back” and thriller “Secret State”, but also in several prominent film roles such as Commander Denniston in the drama thriller about World War II’s mathematician Alan Turing, “The Imitation Game” (2014), starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, and in 2015 he was Frankenstein in a new take about the notorious scientist “Victor Frankenstein”, but this time told from Igor’s perspective, however, the film was a box office flop.

In recent years, Charles has featured in the long awaited action horror “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” in 2016, however, the film didn’t satisfy the masses, and also in the next installment of the “Underworld” franchise “Underworld: Blood Wars” (2016), and will appear next to Arnold Schwarzenegger in the fantasy adventure “Journey to China: The Mystery of Iron Mask”, which is set to be released late in 2017.

In 2006, Charles was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), thanks to his contribution to the entertainment industry.

Regarding his personal life, Charles Dance was married to Joanna Haythorn from 1970 until 2004, when they divorced; they are the parents of two children. Afterwards, he became engaged to Eleanor Boorman in 2010; in 2012 the couple had a daughter, but then separated. His current residence is in Kentish Town, London.

Full NameCharles Dance
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 10, 1946
DiedNovember 18, 2015, Camden, Maine, United States
Place Of BirthRedditch, Worcestershire, England, UK
Height6' 3" (1.91 m)
ProfessionActor, Director, Writer
EducationPlymouth College of Art
SpouseJoanna Haythorn (m. 1970–2004)
ChildrenOliver Dance, Rebecca Dance, Rose Dance
ParentsWalter Dance, Eleanor Dance
AwardsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
NominationsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, British Academy Television Award for Best Actor, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
MoviesMe Before You, The Imitation Game, Dracula Untold, Alien 3, Underworld: Awakening, The Golden Child, Last Action Hero, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Gosford Park, Underworld: Blood Wars, Ali G Indahouse, Your Highness, For Your Eyes Only, White Mischief, Woman in Gold, Dark Blue World, Pascali's ...
TV ShowsLiving the Life, Trinity, Fallen Angel, Bleak House, The Jewel in the Crown, Game of Thrones, Great West End Theatres, Resonance
1Often has a beard, especially when playing villains.
2His characters often wear suits
3Towering height and slender frame
4Charming debonair personality
5Often plays assertive bureaucrats and sinister villains
6Sophisticated British accent and rich yet calm voice
1[on certain scenes in the television series Game of Thrones (2011)] You saw all this violence and all this rumpy pumpy, and it's all doggie-style. I said to [the executive producers] "Obviously, the missionary position didn't come into vogue for a few years yet in the Seven Kingdoms". And they said "We wanted it to be kind of animalistic, Charles" and I said, "Well, it's certainly that".
2[1987 comment on Shirley MacLaine] She's an extraordinary woman, a little 'round the bend I think, but she's been doing what she does for a long time and she does it very well. Where Meryl Streep is intellectual, Shirley follows her gut. I like that better.
3[1987 comment on Trevor Howard] I believe Trevor Howard has quite a nice, gentle riposte to unwanted attention. Someone saw him in a bar once and said, "Are you Trevor Howard?". "Yes," he replied, "when I'm working I am."
4[1987 comment on Meryl Streep] Let's just say I found her a little distant. I hardly got to know her. We had dinner a couple of times, but she only spoke about work. I didn't find her easy to work with, but it's not her job to make it easy for me.
5Hollywood seems to be now moving away from the idea of casting Brits as villains and is casting the French instead. It's something to do with the war, I suspect.
6The quality of writing attracts me to films, also who the other actors are, who the director is, where it's being shot. Any or all of those things. But if the writing is really appalling then the money had better be really good. Sometimes you say yes to something you wouldn't always do because you need the money.
7When you have a label stuck on you, people tend to believe it. If someone calls you suave and debonair you only get offered parts in a suit and a collar and tie. It just so happens I wear them reasonably well.
8I hate the "suave and debonair" tag. I am neither.
1Played a Bond villain in ''For Your Eyes Only (1981)'' and Bond creator Ian Fleming in the miniseries ''Goldeneye (1989)''.
2His father was of English and Irish descent, and his mother was of English ancestry.
3Originally planned to become a graphic designer after graduating from the Plymouth college of Art before becoming interested in Acting.
4Appearing on the London stage in "Shadowlands" with Janie Dee. [January 2008]
5Engaged to sculptor Eleanor Boorman in 2010. Together they had a daughter, Rose, in March 2012 but have since separated.
6Following the death of his father when he was age four, his mother moved him and his siblings to the Plymouth area of Devon. Charles went on to take an interest in acting and two retired RADA actors agreed to coach him part time.
7Initially studied graphic design at an art school in Leicester, but on returning to Devon, a passion for acting took over his interest.
8Found international notice after playing the leading part of Guy Perron in the television miniseries The Jewel in the Crown (1984).
9In 1975, he became supporting player with the Royal Shakespeare Company and played roles in "Hamlet", "Henry IV", "Richard III", "Henry V", "As You Like It" and "Coriolanus", among others.
10He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for his services to drama in the 2006 Queen's Birthday Honours List.
11Children, Oliver and Rebecca


Fanny Lye Deliver'd2017post-productionJohn Lye
Viy 22017post-production
That Good Night2016completedThe Visitor
Underworld: Blood Wars2016completedThomas
Ghostbusters2016Harold Filmore
Me Before You2016Stephen Traynor
Despite the Falling Snow2016Old Alexander
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies2016Mr. Bennet
And Then There Were None2015TV Mini-SeriesJudge Lawrence Wargrave
Childhood's End2015TV Mini-SeriesKarellen
Victor Frankenstein2015Frankenstein
Wiedzmin 3: Dziki Gon2015Video GameEmhyr var Emreis (English version, voice)
Deadline Gallipoli2015TV Mini-SeriesSir Ian Hamilton
Child 442015Major Grachev
Game of Thrones2011-2015TV SeriesTywin Lannister
Woman in Gold2015Sherman
Michiel de Ruyter2015King Charles II of England
The Great Fire2014TV Mini-SeriesLord Denton
Dracula Untold2014Master Vampire
The Imitation Game2014Commander Denniston
Retrospective2014ShortJonathan Hoyle
Viy2014V roli lorda Dadli (as Charlz Dens)
Justin and the Knights of Valour2013Legantir (voice)
Patrick2013Doctor Roget
Common Ground2013TV Series shortFloyd
Secret State2012TV Mini-SeriesJohn Hodder
Strike Back2012TV SeriesConrad Knox
St George's Day2012Trenchard
Midnight's Children2012William Methwold
Fathers Day2012TV Movie
Underworld: Awakening2012Thomas
The Door2011/IVShortThomas Arlington
The Mapmaker2011ShortRowan
This September2010-2011TV SeriesEdmund Aird
Neverland2011TV Mini-SeriesDoctor Richard Fludd
Your Highness2011King Tallious
There Be Dragons2011Monsignor Solano
Ironclad2011Archbishop Langton
The Commuter2010ShortThe Traffic Warden
Paris Connections2010Aleksandr Borinski
Resonance2010TV Series
Going Postal2010TV Mini-SeriesLord Vetinari
The Clerk's Tale2010ShortRalph
Trinity2009TV SeriesDr. Edmund Maltravers
Merlin2009TV SeriesAredian
Clatterford2009TV SeriesCharles Dance
Consenting Adults2007TV MovieJack Wolfenden
Intervention2007/VPrivate Investigator
The Contractor2007VideoDCS Andrew Windsor
Fallen Angel2007TV Mini-SeriesDavid Byfield
Désaccord parfait2006Le maître de cérémonie du Battar
Starter for 102006Michael Harbinson
Scoop2006Mr. Malcolm
Agatha Christie's Marple2006TV SeriesSeptimus Bligh
Bleak House2005TV Mini-SeriesMr. Tulkinghorn
To the Ends of the Earth2005TV Mini-SeriesSir Henry Somerset
Titanic: Birth of a Legend2005TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Fingersmith2005TV Mini-SeriesMr. Christopher Lilly
Last Rights2005TV Mini-SeriesWheeler
Don Bosco2004TV MovieMarchese Clementi
When Hitler Invaded Britain2004TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
City and Crimes2003Cox William
Looking for Victoria2003TV MovieCharles Greville
Henry VIII2003TV MovieDuke of Buckingham
Labyrinth2003Charles Lushington
Trial & Retribution2003TV SeriesGreg Harwood
Swimming Pool2003John Bosload
Foyle's War2002TV SeriesGuy Spencer
Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future2002TV SeriesCol. Simon Lasker
Black and White2002Roderic Chamberlain
Ali G Indahouse2002David Carlton
Gosford Park: Deleted Scenes2002Video shortLord Raymond Stockbridge
Gosford Park2001Raymond Stockbridge
Dark Blue World2001Wing Commander Bentley
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby2001TV MovieRalph Nickleby
Jurij2001Padre di Jurij
Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased)2000TV SeriesKenneth Crisby
Justice in Wonderland2000TV MovieNeil Hamilton
Murder Rooms: Mysteries of the Real Sherlock Holmes2000TV SeriesSir Henry Carlyle
Chrono-Perambulator1999ShortJames 'Dougie' Douglas
Don't Go Breaking My Heart1999Frank
Hilary and Jackie1998Derek Du Pré
What Rats Won't Do1998Gerald
The Blood Oranges1997Cyril
In the Presence of Mine Enemies1997TV MovieCaptain Richter
Rebecca1997TV Mini-SeriesMaxim de Winter
Potemkin: The Runner's Cut1996ShortSergei Eisenstein
Space Truckers1996Nabel / Macanudo
Michael Collins1996Soames
Undertow1996TV MovieLyle Yates
The Surgeon1995Dr. Ed Mittlesbay
Kabloonak1994Robert Flaherty
Desvío al paraíso1994Quinn
China Moon1994Rupert Munro
Century1993Professor Mandry
Last Action Hero1993Benedict
La valle di pietra1992Surveyor
The Flying Doctors1991TV SeriesMinister
The Phantom of the Opera1990TV Mini-SeriesErik The Phantom of the Opera
The Lancaster Miller Affair1990TV Mini-SeriesAircraft Company Manager
Goldeneye1989TV MovieIan Fleming
First Born1988TV Mini-SeriesEdward Forester
Out of the Shadows1988TV MovieMichael Hayden
Pascali's Island1988Anthony Bowles
Tales of the Unexpected1987TV SeriesRobert Smythe
Hidden City1987James Richards
Good morning Babilonia1987D.W. Griffith
Out on a Limb1987TV Mini-SeriesGerry Stamford
White Mischief1987Josslyn Hay
The Golden Child1986Sardo Numspa
Screen Two1986TV SeriesPaul Hatcher
Time for Murder1985TV SeriesJames Latimer
Theatre Night1985TV SeriesCharleston
Plenty1985Raymond Brock
The Secret Servant1984TV SeriesHarry Maxim
Play for Today1980-1984TV SeriesCaptain John Truman / Colin
The Jewel in the Crown1984TV Mini-SeriesGuy Perron
The Last Day1983TV MovieAlan
The Professionals1983TV SeriesParker
BBC Play of the Month1982TV SeriesBorghejm
Frost in May1982TV Mini-SeriesReynaud Callaghan
Nancy Astor1982TV Mini-SeriesEdward Hartford-Jones
For Your Eyes Only1981Claus
BBC2 Playhouse1980TV SeriesSiegfried Sassoon
Very Like a Whale1980TV MovieParty guest
Raffles1977TV SeriesTeddy Garland
Edward the King1975TV SeriesPrince Eddy
Father Brown1974TV SeriesCommandant Neil O'Brien
The Inheritors1974TV SeriesSimon Leadbetter


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The Centenary of the Battle of the Somme: Thiepval2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2015TV MovieHimself
The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz2015TV MovieHimself
The Making of Woman in Gold2015Video documentary shortSherman
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2014TV MovieHimself
Game of Thrones: The Fallen - A Roundtable2014Video shortHimself - Tywin Lannister
Good Morning America2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Room 1012014TV SeriesHimself
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2013TV MovieHimself
Living the Life2011-2013TV SeriesHimself - Introduction / Himself
The Science of Doctor Who2013TV Movie documentaryHimself - Participant
Speeches That Shook the World2013TV Movie documentaryHimself - Actor
Was It Something I Said?2013TV SeriesHimself
Cinema 32013TV SeriesHimself
The Big Fat Quiz of the 90s2013TV MovieHimself
The Big Fat Quiz of the 80s2013TV MovieHimself
Would I Lie to You?2013TV SeriesHimself
Top Gear2013TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
Goodbye Granadaland2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Arqiva British Academy Television Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Jonathan Ross Show2013TV SeriesHimself
Game of Thrones: Season 2 - Character Profiles2013Video documentaryTywin Lannister
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2012TV MovieHimself
The Big Fat Quiz of the 00s2012TV MovieHimself
The Big Fat Quiz of the 90s2012TV MovieHimself
The Big Fat Quiz of the 80s2012TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Words of the Titanic2012TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Great West End Theatres2012DocumentaryHimself
This Week2012TV SeriesHimself
Game of Thrones: Season 2 - Invitation to the Set2012Video documentaryTywin Lannister
Neverland: Where It All Began2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Game of Thrones: Season 2 - In Production, Belfast2011Video documentaryTywin Lannister
Making Mischief2011Video documentary shortHimself
Making of Game of Thrones2011Video documentaryTywin Lannister
Pride of Britain Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself
Merlin: Secrets & Magic2009TV Series documentaryHimself
The One Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Drama Trails2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Dickens Secret Lover2008TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
Breakfast2005-2007TV SeriesHimself
The Best of Masterpiece Theatre2007TV Special documentaryHimself
HBO First Look2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The 50 Greatest Television Dramas2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tubridy Tonight2006TV SeriesHimself
The Paul O'Grady Show2005TV SeriesHimself
The 50 Greatest Documentaries2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Evening Standard British Film Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
The Kumars at No. 422004TV SeriesHimself
Film '722004TV SeriesHimself
This Morning2004TV SeriesHimself
The Heaven and Earth Show2004TV SeriesHimself
Big Brother's Efourum2004TV SeriesHimself
The Evening Standard Theatre Awards 20032003TV Movie documentaryHimself
V Graham Norton2003TV SeriesHimself
Collision Course2003TV Movie documentaryNarrator
A History of Britain2002TV Mini-Series documentary
The Making of Gosford Park2002TV Short documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Alien Evolution2001TV Movie documentaryHimself / Clemens
This Is Your Life1995-2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Space Truckers'1998Video documentary shortHimself - 'Mancanudo' / 'Nabel'
Richard and Judy Exclusive1997TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment UK1993TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Primer plano1993TV SeriesHimself
The Making of 'Alien 3'1992TV Movie documentaryHimself
Masterchef1991TV SeriesHimself
This Week1990TV SeriesHimself
An Audience with Billy Connolly1985TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2013TV Series documentaryClemens
The Making of 'Alien³'2003Video documentaryHimself

Won Awards

2015Ensemble Cast AwardPalm Springs International Film FestivalThe Imitation Game (2014)
2013Time-Machine Honorary AwardSitges - Catalonian International Film Festival
2006Broadcasting Press Guild AwardBroadcasting Press Guild AwardsBest ActorBleak House (2005)
2005Lifetime Achievement AwardPalm Springs International Film Festival
2002Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleGosford Park (2001)
2002FFCC AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Ensemble CastGosford Park (2001)
2002OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest EnsembleGosford Park (2001)
2002Special Achievement AwardSatellite AwardsOutstanding Motion Picture EnsembleGosford Park (2001)
2002ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion PictureGosford Park (2001)
1994Best ActorParis Film FestivalKabloonak (1994)

Nominated Awards

2016BTVA Video Game Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Video GameWiedzmin 3: Dziki Gon (2015)
2015ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureThe Imitation Game (2014)
2015ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)
2014AFCA AwardAustralian Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorPatrick (2013)
2014Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Supporting ActorGame of Thrones (2011)
2014OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)
2014SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest EnsembleThe Imitation Game (2014)
2014ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)
2006Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieBleak House (2005)
2006Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsTV Movie/Mini Supporting ActorBleak House (2005)
2006OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesBleak House (2005)
2006RTS Television AwardRoyal Television Society, UKBest Actor - MaleBleak House (2005)
2006Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionBleak House (2005)
2002PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Acting EnsembleGosford Park (2001)
1985BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActorThe Jewel in the Crown (1984)

2nd Place Awards

2001ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleGosford Park (2001)

Known for movies

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