"When you have a label stuck on you, people tend to believe it. If someone calls you suave and debonair you only get offered parts in a suit and tie. I hate the "suave and debonair" tag. I am neither. I just happen to wear a suit and tie reasonably well."Walter Charles Dance, OBE, was born on October 10, 1946 in Redditch, Worcestershire, England. He's an an actor, director, and screenwriter who is most frequently seen playing Obstructive Bureaucrats and Villains. Dance was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company for several years in the 70s, and made a name for himself as a stage actor before moving on to television and film work. His most famous role is as Lord Tywin in Game of Thrones.He also played Guy Perron in Granada's The Jewel in the Crown, Dr. Clemens, the doctor of penitentiary Fury 161 who becomes Ellen Ripley's lover in Alien³ and the one-eyed hitman Mr. Benedict in Last Action Hero. Among his other roles include appearances in The Golden Child, Michael Collins, and For Your Eyes Only. In 2010, he played Havelock Vetinari in an adaptation of Terry Pratchett's Going Postal, taking the part simply because he was a huge fan of Pratchett's work. He also had a guest spot in Merlin, playing Aredian the Witch Finder, considered one of the show's best One-Shot Villains.Charles Dance has been happily married, and is a father and a grandfather.He makes everything he is in better; if the production as a whole is not good, his performance will be.
— Charles Dance