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In some thirty-five years as an actor CHARLES DANCE (Thomas) has amassed an impressive body of work in all media. His more recent film credits include The Imitation Game, in which he starred alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, Dracula Untold, Woman In Gold, Frankenstein and Child 44, as well as Burr Steer's adaptation of the New York Times-Bestselling Novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. This summer he can be seen in Me Before You, directed by Thea Sharrock and Paul Freig's Ghostbusters. Last summer he shot the fifth Underworld movie which will be released at the beginning of next year. In Spring 2016 he filmed Thomas Clay's Fanny Lye Deliver'd with Maxine Peake followed by That Good Night with John Hurt. Charles recently finished shooting Vikarious Productions's Euphoria with Alicia Vikander and Eva Green. Past major films include Plenty, White Mischief, Good Morning Babylon, The Golden Child, Alien 3, Last Action Hero, Hilary And Jackie, Michael Collins, Starter For Ten for Sam Mendes' Company, Robert Altman's Gosford Park, and Kabloonak for which he received the best actor award at the Paris Film Festival in 1996. Along with The Perfect Disagreement directed by Antoine de Caunes, and The Shooter with Wesley Snipes. Other film credits include Roland Joffe's There Be Dragons, Your Highness directed by David Gordon Green also starring James Franco and Natalie Portman, Ironclad directed by Jonathan English, also featuring Derek Jacobi and Brian Cox, Deepa Mehta's Winds of Change, the filmic adaptation of Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children.

Past television highlights have been a BAFTA nomination for Best Actor in The Jewel in the Crow,. Rebecca, Nicholas Nickleby, Fingersmith, Bleak House for which he received an International Emmy nomination and won the Press Guild Award for Best Actor, Consenting Adults, Giles Forster's This September, Neverland alongside Rhys Ifans and Anna Friel and Secret Life - a documentary about Charles Dickens' turbulent personal life. More recently, Charles starred as Tywin Lannister in HBO's record-breaking Game of Thrones. Other recent television credits include his starring role in an adaptation of Agatha Christie's classic mystery novel And Then There Were None for the BBC, starring alongside Sam Neill, Douglas Booth and Aidan Turner. Last year he was also seen in The Great Firea four-part drama for ITV, in which he starred opposite Jack Huston, Andrew Buchan and Rose Leslie. In 2016 Charles will be appearing in UKTV Drama channel's two parter Deadline Gallipoli and the three part mini-series Childhood's End for the Syfy channel.

On the stage Charles has played title roles with the RSC, including Henry V and Coriolanus, and completed major work in London's commercial theatre, including Good, Long Day's Journey into Night with Jessica Lange, and Shadowlands, for which he received the London Critic's Circle Award for Best Actor. His debut as a film director and writer was Ladies in Lavender, with Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, for which both were nominated for European Film Academy Awards.


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