Charles Dance is a British actor best known for his starring role as Tywin Lannister in the medieval-fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones.
Dance (OBE), born in Redditch, Worcestershire, is an English actor. He was set for a career in graphic design from the Plymouth College of Art before turning to film.
Dance has appeared in numerous films, including Plenty (1985) with Meryl Streep, Hidden City (1987), Pascali's Island (1988), Alien 3 (1992), Last Action Hero (1993), China Moon (1994), Michael Collins (1996), Hilary and Jackie (1998), Gosford Park (2001) and Dark Blue World (2001).
He has also starred in several British television dramas such as The Jewel in the Crown, Murder Rooms, Fingersmith and Bleak House (for which he received an Emmy nomination), and many Royal Shakespeare Company productions, notably in the title role in Coriolanus.