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date: 15 October 2019

Dance, Charles Walter free

OBE 2006

Born 10 Oct. 1946; s of late Walter Dance and Eleanor Dance (née Perks); m 1970, Joanna Haythorn (marr. diss.); one s one d



Widey Tech. Sch.; Plymouth Sch. of Art; Leicester Poly.


Rep. theatre at Nottingham, Leeds, Greenwich and Chichester Fest.; joined RSC, 1975; appeared in Henry IV, Hamlet, Richard III, Perkin Warbeck, As You Like It, The Changeling, Henry VI, title rôles in Henry V and Coriolanus; other theatre includes: Irma La Douce, 1978; The Heiress, 1980; Turning Over, 1982; Good, Donmar Warehouse, 1999; Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Lyric, 2000; Shadowlands, Wyndham, 2007; television: Edward VII, 1973; The Fatal Spring, 1978; Little Eyolf, 1980; Frost in May, Nancy Astor, 1981; Saigon, the Last Day, The Jewel in the Crown, 1982; Rainy Day Women, The Secret Servant, 1984; Thunder Rock, The McGuffin, 1985; Out on a Limb, 1986; Out of the Shadows, First Born, 1988; Goldeneye, The Phantom of the Opera, 1989; Undertow, 1993; In the Presence of Mine Enemies, 1995; Rebecca, 1996; Randall & Hopkirk Deceased, Bloodlines, 1999; Justice in Wonderland, 2000; Nicholas Nickleby, 2001; Trial and Retribution, Henry VIII, Looking for Victoria, 2003; To the Ends of the Earth, Don Bosco, Last Rights, 2004; Bleak House, 2005; Fallen Angel, Consenting Adults, 2007; Trinity, 2008; Neverland, 2010; Game of Thrones, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014; This September, 2010, 2011; Strike Back 3, Secret State, 2012; Common Ground, 2013; The Great Fire, 2014; And Then There Were None, 2015; Deadline Gallipoli, 2016; Childhood’s End, 2016; Who Do You Think You Are?, 2017; The Woman in White, 2018; Hang Ups, 2018; films: For Your Eyes Only, 1979; Plenty, 1984; The Golden Child, Good Morning Babylon, 1985; White Mischief, Hidden City, 1986; Pascali’s Island, Kalkstein, 1989; China Moon, 1990; Alien 3, 1991; Century, Last Action Hero, Exquisite Tenderness, 1992; Kabloonak (Best Actor, Paris Film Fest., 1994), Shortcut to Paradise, 1993; Michael Collins, Space Truckers, 1995; The Blood Oranges, Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, What Rats Won’t Do, 1997; Hilary and Jackie, 1998; Jurij, 1999; Dark Blue World, Gosford Park, Ali G Indahouse, 2002; Swimming Pool, 2003; Black and White, (writer and dir) Ladies in Lavender, 2004; Remake, Funny Farm, 2005; Starter for Ten, 2006; Going Postal, Your Highness, There Be Dragons, Ironclad, 2009; Winds of Change, 2011; Underworld 4: Awakening, Midnight’s Children, St George’s Day, 2012; Patrick, 2013; Dracula Untold, The Imitation Game, 2014; Woman in Gold, 2015; Despite the Falling Snow, Pride and Prejudice and the Zombies, Me Before You, Ghostbusters, 2016; Underworld Blood Wars, That Good Night, 2017


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