Quick Facts of Walter Charles Dance

  • Full NameWalter Charles Dance
  • Net Worth$5 million
  • Date of Birth10 October, 1946
  • NicknameCharles Dance
  • Marital Status Divorce
  • BirthplaceRedditch, Worcestershire
  • Ethnicity British-White
  • Religion Christian
  • ProfessionActor
  • Nationality British
  • Active Year1971-present
  • Eye colour Blue
  • Hair colour Brown
  • SpouseJoanna Haythorn (m 1970-2004 d)
  • Height1.91 m
  • Weight196 pounds
  • EducationWidely technical school, The Leicester school of arts
  • Online PresenceInstagram, Twitter
  • Children3
  • Horoscope Libra

If you have watched the popular HBO’S television series Game of Thrones then you must be familiar with the role of Tywin Lannister. But do you know who played the iconic role in the 2011 released series,  right? The man behind the impactful role is non-other than English actor Charles Dance.

Charles has portrayed acting skills in some of the popular movies such as The Golden Child, Alien 3, Dracula Untold, Imitation Game. Moreover, he shares three children with his ex-wife. Let’s dig into the article to know more about Charles Dance.

British Native

Charles Dance was born as Walter Charles Dance on October 10, 1946, in Redditch, Worcestershire, Uk. He was born to mother Eleanor Marion who worked as a cook before passing away in 1984. Likewise, his father Walter Dance was an electrical engineer who served in the 2nd Regular Battalion during the South African war.

Charles grew up in Plymouth, Devon, attending Widely technical school for boys based in Crownhill. He earned a degree in Graphic design and photography from Leicester School of Arts. Dance grew up with a single mother after his father died when he was just three years old. Charles holds an American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

Charles started his career at a young.
Charles Dance in his youth days. Source: Alamy

Upon graduation from University in 1969, he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company and involved in many productions in London and Stratford. Ultimately he starred in the play named Shadowland for which he received Best Actor award for his performance.

Married to Joanna Haythorn

Charles was married to artist Joanna Haythorn in 1970. The ex-couple met during their teens at the age of 19, when he was struggling to become a serious actor. The couple had a turbulent married life but managed to spend three decades together. Charles knew he had married the wrong women just after three years of marriage but somehow managed to live with her for 30 years together before separating in 2004.

The couple separated after marrying for 30 years.

Charles Dance and his ex-wife Joanna Haythorn’s divorce was a surprise to all of his fans since they were quite secretive about their life and shared two children together. Later Charles admitted it was all his mistake to separate from his wife. As of now, the couple shares a good relationship since he believes Joanna can never misunderstand him since they were so close to each other until they divorced.

Multiple Relationship

Soon after divorce in 2004, Dance dated Thunderbird actress, Sophia Myles who was in her 20’s. Their relationship ended the following year in 2005. Later, Charles’s name was linked with the French Gucci model Shambala Marthe.

They dated for short period of time.
Charles with her ex-partner Sophia. Source: Divorce

Additionally, Charles Dance was engaged to sculptor Eleanor Boorman who was thirty years younger than him. The couple exchanged the ring and were ready to walk down the aisle but the media speculated they had separated after Eleanor was seen without the ring when she moved to a new flat in West country.

They remained partner for four years.
Charles with his ex-partner Eleanor Boorman. Source: Pierce

The ex-couple dated for four years and shares a daughter from their relationship. Unfortunately, the couple parted their ways after the birth of their daughter.  As of now Charles is most probably single and living his life in his late 70’s.

Father of Three Children

The 73 years actor shares three children from his two partners. He became a father of two from his first marriage for over 30 years with artist Joanna Thorton. The ex-couple welcomed their first child Oliver Dance in 1975 and works as Props Storeman. Likewise, they welcomed their second child a daughter named Rebecca Dance in 1981.

The couple shared two children from their marriage.
Charles with his kids and first wife. Source: Allwhite

Additionally, Charles shares one more daughter from his latest partner name Rose Boorman. For now, Charles is busy living his life with his children.

Net worth-$5 million

Charles Dance has a net worth of $5 million from his long career as an actor. On average, a top British actor earns around $250,000 per episode for working in television. Likewise, a veteran actor in the UK hits around $400,000 to $600,000 from a movie. Dance has portrayed his acting skills in some of the most successful franchises and movies. Some of which are:

S.N Movies and Television series Budget Box-office collection Net worth
1 The Imitation Game $14 million $233 million Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Rory Kinnear, Mark Strong
2 Game of thrones $1.5 million $3.1 million Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Kit Harington, Peter Dinklage
3 Alien 3 $50 million $160 million Sigourney Weaver, Charles S. Dutton, Lance Henriksen
4 Godzilla: King of the Monsters $200 million $385 million Kyle Chandler, Vera Farminga, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins

As of now, Charles is engaged with his upcoming movies such as The Kingsman, Mank which is set to release this year. So far, his net worth is expected to grow in the near future.


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