Charles Dance
Biographical Information
Born October 10th, 1946
Redditch, England
Productions Irma La Douce as Nestor-le-Fripe
Vocal Type Baritone

Charles Dance is an English actor.


Born Walter Charles Dance in Redditch, Worcestershire, he was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company before appearing on television in such shows as Father Brown and Edward the Seventh as well as making his film debut in 1981 with For Your Eyes Only.

Dance soon gained a reputation for playing villains or ruthless characters, including the hitman Benedict in Last Action Hero, the pragmatic Patrician Havelock Vetinari in Going Postal and Tywin Lannister in Game of Thrones.


Dance made his sole singing appearance onstage in the 1979 revival of Irma La Douce, in which he played Nestor-le-Fripe.


Irma La Douce (1979)Edit

  • The Bridge of Caulaincourt (duet)
  • Our Language of Love (duet)
  • Le Grisbi is le Root of le Evil in Man (contains solo lines)
  • Wreck of a Mec (solo)
  • That's a Crime (contains solo lines)
  • The Bridge of Caulaincourt (Reprise)(duet)
  • From a Prison Cell (contains solo lines)
  • There Is Only One Paris for That (contains solo lines)
  • The Freedom of the Seas (contains solo lines)
  • There Is Only One Paris for That (Reprise)(contains solo lines)
  • But (contains solo lines)
  • Christmas Child

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