Charles Dance

Charles Dance (born October 10, 1946) is an English actor, screenwriter and director. He typically plays assertive bureaucrats or villains. He is probably most famous for his roles in Game of Thrones, The Jewel in the Crown, Alien 3 and for playing the one-eyed hitman Mr Benedict in Last Action Hero. Charles was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) on 17 June 2006.

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Ali G Indahouse (2002)

Ali G unwittingly becomes a pawn in the evil Chancellor's plot to overthrow the Prime Minister of Great Britain. However, instead of bringing the Prime Minister down, Ali is embraced by the nation as the voice of youth and 'realness', making the Prime Minister and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Mylod
CAST:  Sacha Baron Cohen  •  Emilio Rivera  •  Michael Gambon  •  Gina La Piana

Ali G unwittingly becomes a pawn in the evil Chancellor's plot to overthrow the Prime Minister of Great Britain. However, instead of bringing the Prime Minister down, Ali is embraced by the nation as the voice of youth and 'realness', making the Prime Minister and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Mylod
CAST:  Sacha Baron Cohen  •  Emilio Rivera  •  Michael Gambon  •  Gina La Piana

Alien³ (1992)

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After escaping with Newt and Hicks from the alien planet, Ripley crash lands on Fiorina 161, a prison planet and host to a correctional facility. Unfortunately, although Newt and Hicks do not survive the crash, a more unwelcome visitor does. The prison does not ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Charles S. Dutton  •  Charles Dance  •  Pete Postlethwaite

After escaping with Newt and Hicks from the alien planet, Ripley crash lands on Fiorina 161, a prison planet and host to a correctional facility. Unfortunately, although Newt and Hicks do not survive the crash, a more unwelcome visitor does. The prison does not ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Charles S. Dutton  •  Charles Dance  •  Pete Postlethwaite

Black and White (2002)

Australia, 1958. When a nine year old white girl is found murdered, police are quick to arrest illiterate Aborigine, Max Stuart. Under interrogation Max admits to the killing and signs a statement that will send him to the gallows. With no Court of Appeal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Lahiff
CAST:  Robert Carlyle  •  Kerry Fox  •  Ben Mendelsohn  •  Charles Dance

Australia, 1958. When a nine year old white girl is found murdered, police are quick to arrest illiterate Aborigine, Max Stuart. Under interrogation Max admits to the killing and signs a statement that will send him to the gallows. With no Court of Appeal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Lahiff
CAST:  Robert Carlyle  •  Kerry Fox  •  Ben Mendelsohn  •  Charles Dance

Gosford Park (2001)

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In 1930’s England, a group of pretentious rich and famous gather together for a weekend of relaxation at a hunting resort. But when a murder occurs, each one of these interesting characters becomes a suspect.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  Clive Owen  •  Maggie Smith  •  Geraldine Somerville

In 1930’s England, a group of pretentious rich and famous gather together for a weekend of relaxation at a hunting resort. But when a murder occurs, each one of these interesting characters becomes a suspect.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  Clive Owen  •  Maggie Smith  •  Geraldine Somerville

Ladies in Lavender (2004)

Andrea, a gifted young Polish violinist from Krakow, is bound for America when he is swept overboard by a storm. When the Widdington sisters discover the handsome stranger on the beach below their house, they nurse him back to health. However, the presence of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Dance
CAST:  Judi Dench  •  Maggie Smith  •  Daniel Brühl  •  Freddie Jones

Andrea, a gifted young Polish violinist from Krakow, is bound for America when he is swept overboard by a storm. When the Widdington sisters discover the handsome stranger on the beach below their house, they nurse him back to health. However, the presence of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Dance
CAST:  Judi Dench  •  Maggie Smith  •  Daniel Brühl  •  Freddie Jones

Last Action Hero (1993)

Danny is obsessed with a fictional movie character action hero Jack Slater. When a magical ticket transports him into Jack's latest adventure, Danny finds himself in a world where movie magic and reality collide. Now it's up to Danny to save the life of his hero ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John McTiernan
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Austin O'Brien  •  Charles Dance  •  F. Murray Abraham

Danny is obsessed with a fictional movie character action hero Jack Slater. When a magical ticket transports him into Jack's latest adventure, Danny finds himself in a world where movie magic and reality collide. Now it's up to Danny to save the life of his hero ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John McTiernan
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Austin O'Brien  •  Charles Dance  •  F. Murray Abraham

Michael Collins (1996)

Michael Collins plays a crucial role in the establishment of the Irish Free State in the 1920s, but becomes vilified by those hoping to create a completely independent Irish republic.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neil Jordan
CAST:  Alan Rickman  •  Liam Neeson  •  Julia Roberts  •  Aidan Quinn

Michael Collins plays a crucial role in the establishment of the Irish Free State in the 1920s, but becomes vilified by those hoping to create a completely independent Irish republic.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neil Jordan
CAST:  Alan Rickman  •  Liam Neeson  •  Julia Roberts  •  Aidan Quinn

Plenty (1985)

David Hare's account of a one-time French freedom fighter who gradually realizes that her post-war life is not meeting her expectations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Tracey Ullman  •  John Gielgud  •  Sting

David Hare's account of a one-time French freedom fighter who gradually realizes that her post-war life is not meeting her expectations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Tracey Ullman  •  John Gielgud  •  Sting

Scoop (2006)

An American journalism student in London scoops a big story, and begins an affair with an aristocrat as the incident unfurls.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Geoff Bell  •  Christopher Fulford

An American journalism student in London scoops a big story, and begins an affair with an aristocrat as the incident unfurls.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Geoff Bell  •  Christopher Fulford

Swimming Pool (2003)

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In the middle of this amusing thriller is a relationship between two different types of females, one is a well know British author and the other is a sex-crazed French teen. The two get into some relationship trouble while living together in this film of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  François Ozon
CAST:  Charlotte Rampling  •  Ludivine Sagnier  •  Charles Dance  •  Jean-Marie Lamour

In the middle of this amusing thriller is a relationship between two different types of females, one is a well know British author and the other is a sex-crazed French teen. The two get into some relationship trouble while living together in this film of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  François Ozon
CAST:  Charlotte Rampling  •  Ludivine Sagnier  •  Charles Dance  •  Jean-Marie Lamour

The Golden Child (1986)

After a Tibetan boy, the mystical Golden Child, is kidnapped by the evil Sardo Numspa, humankind's fate hangs in the balance. On the other side of the world in Los Angeles, the priestess Kee Nang seeks the Chosen One, who will save the boy from death. When Nang ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Ritchie
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Charles Dance  •  Charlotte Lewis  •  Victor Wong

After a Tibetan boy, the mystical Golden Child, is kidnapped by the evil Sardo Numspa, humankind's fate hangs in the balance. On the other side of the world in Los Angeles, the priestess Kee Nang seeks the Chosen One, who will save the boy from death. When Nang ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Ritchie
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Charles Dance  •  Charlotte Lewis  •  Victor Wong

Hilary and Jackie (1998)

The tragic story of world-renowned cellist Jacqueline du Pré, as told from the point of view of her sister, flautist Hilary du Pré-Finzi.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anand Tucker
CAST:  Emily Watson  •  Rachel Griffiths  •  James Frain  •  David Morrissey

The tragic story of world-renowned cellist Jacqueline du Pré, as told from the point of view of her sister, flautist Hilary du Pré-Finzi.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anand Tucker
CAST:  Emily Watson  •  Rachel Griffiths  •  James Frain  •  David Morrissey

Dark Blue World (2001)

Lt. Franta Slama is a top pilot in the Czech Air Force who is assigned to train a promising young flier, Karel Vojtisek, and they soon become friends. When Nazi Germany invades Czechoslovakia in 1939, they both reject the authority of their new leaders and escape ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jan Svěrák
CAST:  Kryštof Hádek  •  Tara Fitzgerald  •  Charles Dance  •  Oldřich Kaiser

Lt. Franta Slama is a top pilot in the Czech Air Force who is assigned to train a promising young flier, Karel Vojtisek, and they soon become friends. When Nazi Germany invades Czechoslovakia in 1939, they both reject the authority of their new leaders and escape ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jan Svěrák
CAST:  Kryštof Hádek  •  Tara Fitzgerald  •  Charles Dance  •  Oldřich Kaiser

White Mischief (1987)

A millionaire past his prime and his young wife arrive in Kenya circa 1940 to find that the other affluent British expatriates are living large as the homefront gears up for war. They are busy swapping partners, doing drugs, and attending lavish parties and horse ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Radford
CAST:  Greta Scacchi  •  Charles Dance  •  Geraldine Chaplin  •  Joss Ackland

A millionaire past his prime and his young wife arrive in Kenya circa 1940 to find that the other affluent British expatriates are living large as the homefront gears up for war. They are busy swapping partners, doing drugs, and attending lavish parties and horse ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Radford
CAST:  Greta Scacchi  •  Charles Dance  •  Geraldine Chaplin  •  Joss Ackland

Century (1993)

Turn-of-the-century love story centered around a young doctor and the emergence of modern science.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Poliakoff
CAST:  Charles Dance  •  Clive Owen  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Robert Stephens

Turn-of-the-century love story centered around a young doctor and the emergence of modern science.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Poliakoff
CAST:  Charles Dance  •  Clive Owen  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Robert Stephens

Hidden City (1987)

Cassies Stuart leads the uncooperative Charles Dance into a world of misplaces government secrets, capalistic artists and bungling secret agents. Will the truth be out, or will the attempts of agents suppress the truth hidden within government propaganda films, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Poliakoff
CAST:  Charles Dance  •  Cassie Stuart  •  Bill Paterson  •  Richard E. Grant

Cassies Stuart leads the uncooperative Charles Dance into a world of misplaces government secrets, capalistic artists and bungling secret agents. Will the truth be out, or will the attempts of agents suppress the truth hidden within government propaganda films, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Poliakoff
CAST:  Charles Dance  •  Cassie Stuart  •  Bill Paterson  •  Richard E. Grant

Starter for 10 (2006)

In 1985, against the backdrop of Thatcherism, Brian Jackson enrolls in the University of Bristol, a scholarship boy from seaside Essex with a love of knowledge for its own sake and a childhood spent watching University Challenge, a college quiz show. At Bristol he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Vaughan
CAST:  James McAvoy  •  Alice Eve  •  Dominic Cooper  •  Simon Woods

In 1985, against the backdrop of Thatcherism, Brian Jackson enrolls in the University of Bristol, a scholarship boy from seaside Essex with a love of knowledge for its own sake and a childhood spent watching University Challenge, a college quiz show. At Bristol he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Vaughan
CAST:  James McAvoy  •  Alice Eve  •  Dominic Cooper  •  Simon Woods

Intervention (2007)

An eclectic group of people drawn from all walks of life find themselves under one roof for twenty-eight days with one thing in common, addiction.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mary McGuckian
CAST:  Rupert Graves  •  Andie MacDowell  •  Gary Farmer  •  Colm Feore

An eclectic group of people drawn from all walks of life find themselves under one roof for twenty-eight days with one thing in common, addiction.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mary McGuckian
CAST:  Rupert Graves  •  Andie MacDowell  •  Gary Farmer  •  Colm Feore

The Clerk's Tale (2010)

Based on the eponymous poem by Spencer Reece, The Clerk's Tale is a psychological portrait of a gay man trapped in the monotonous routine of life at a high-end menswear store.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Franco
CAST:  Charles Dance  •  Vince Jolivette

Based on the eponymous poem by Spencer Reece, The Clerk's Tale is a psychological portrait of a gay man trapped in the monotonous routine of life at a high-end menswear store.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Franco
CAST:  Charles Dance  •  Vince Jolivette

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CAST:  Charles Dance  •  Gordon Langford Rowe  •  Charles Lawson  •  Damian O'Hare
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