Charles Dance
Biographical information
Birth date

10th October 1946



His/her attendance in Merlin series
Played role


First appearance

The Witchfinder

Last appearance

The Witchfinder

Appearances number


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Walter Charles Dance, OBE (b. 10th of October, 1946) is an English actor, screenwriter and director. He played the Witchfinder Aredian in the Series 2 episode The Witchfinder of the BBC drama series, Merlin.

Dance typically plays assertive bureaucrats or villains. His most famous roles are Lord Tywin Lannister in HBO's Game of Thrones (2011), Guy Perron in ''The Jewel in the Crown, Dr Clemens, the doctor of penitentiary Fury 161, who becomes Ellen Ripley's confidante in Alien 3 (1992) and the one-eyed hitman Mr. Benedict, a villain in Last Action Hero (1993).

Dance was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) on 17 June 2006.


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