UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS
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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