CHARLES Dance has built a repute for personification steely villains and cold-hearted politicians on theatre and screen.
Here’s the lowdown on the star whose fascinating portrayals have done him one of the many in-demand English actors and screenwriters.
Who is Charles Dance? How old is he? What’s his background?
The actor was innate Walter Charles Dance in Worcestershire in Oct 1946, which creates him 71.
He assimilated the Royal Shakespeare Company in the mid-1970s receiving soap-box reviews.
At the same time, he done his TV and film entrance in a BBC poser series called Father Brown but it wasn’t until the 80s when he rose to celebrity personification Guy Perron in The Jewel In The Crown.
He after seemed in shows such as Murder Rooms, Randall and Hopkirk, Merlin and even won an Emmy assignment for his role in Bleak House.
Charles is also an achieved screenwriter and executive operative on the 2004 film Ladies in Lavender starring Dame Judi Dench and Dame Maggie Smith.
Who did Charles Dance play in Games of Thrones?
Charles has had a long, festive career but found celebrity with a whole new assembly in the hit TV show Game of Thrones.
The actor portrayed the partial of Tywin Lannister, a calculating and cruel duke of Casterly Rock.
The impression seemed in the first 4 series of the retaining show before he was killed off just before deteriorate five.
Is Charles Dance married?
In 1970, Charles married his first wife Joanna Haythorn and the span had two children together.
They after separate and in 2010 he became intent to sculptor Eleanor Boorman, who is 26 years his junior.
The couple had a daughter together, but they too after split.
What other projects has Charles Dance taken partial in?
Charles is set to hit screens tonight when he takes partial in the BBC stock show Who Do You Think You Are?.
The show sees famous faces snippet their family tree with many anticipating out startling family secrets along the way.
And in a preview for the show, it has been suggested that Charles was no opposite after finding he had two secret sisters that were 50 years older than him.
He also detected that his father Walter was a Boer War favourite and a full entertain of a century older than he had always believed.
Charles appears on the Big Fat Quiz finish of year excavation hosted by Jimmy Carr.