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Dance at the London Film and Comic Con, July 2012
Walter Charles Dance

10 October 1946 (1946-10-10) (age 75)
Redditch, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Alma mater De Montfort University
Plymouth College of Art
Occupation Actor, screenwriter, movie director
Years active 1974–present
Joanna Haythorn
(m. 1970; div. 2004)
Partner(s) Eleanor Boorman (2010–2012)
Children Oliver Matthew (b. 1974)
Rebecca Le Fevre (b. 1980)
Rose (b. 2012)
  • Walter Dance (1874–1949) (father)
  • Eleanor Marion Perks (mother)

Walter Charles Dance, OBE (born 10 October 1946) is an English actor, screenwriter, and movie director.

Dance is known for his roles as Tywin Lannister in HBO's Game of Thrones, Guy Perron in The Jewel in the Crown (1984), Sardo Numspa in The Golden Child (1986), Jonathan Clemens in Alien 3 (1992), Benedict in Last Action Hero (1993), the Master Vampire in Dracula Untold (2014), Lord Havelock Vetinari in Terry Pratchett's Going Postal (2010), Legantir in Justin and the Knights of Valour (2013) and Alastair Denniston in The Imitation Game (2014).

Dance was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) on 17 June 2006. He lives in Kentish Town in north London.

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