Charles Dance-British actor and ex-husband of Joanna Haythorn.

Charles Dance-British actor and ex-husband of Joanna Haythorn.

Quick Facts of Walter Charles Dance

  • Full NameWalter Charles Dance
  • Net Worth$5 million
  • Date of Birth10 October, 1946
  • NicknameCharles Dance
  • Marital Status
    Divorce
  • BirthplaceRedditch, Worcestershire
  • Ethnicity
    British-White
  • Religion
    Christian
  • ProfessionActor
  • Nationality
    British
  • Active Year1971-present
  • Eye colour
    Blue
  • Hair colour
    Brown
  • SpouseJoanna Haythorn (m 1970-2004 d)
  • Height1.91 m
  • Weight196 pounds
  • EducationWidely technical school, The Leicester school of arts
  • Online PresenceInstagram, Twitter
  • Children3
  • Horoscope
    Libra
Charles Dance British actor and ex husband of Joanna Haythorn

If you have watched the popular HBO television series Game of Thrones, then you must be familiar with the role of Tywin Lannister. But do you know who played the iconic role in the 2011 released series,  right? The man behind the impactful role is non-other than English actor Charles Dance.

Charles has portrayed acting skills in some popular movies such as The Golden Child, Alien 3, Dracula Untold, and Imitation Game. Moreover, he shares three children with his ex-wife. Let’s dig into the article to know more about Charles Dance.

British Native

Charles Dance was born Walter Charles Dance on October 10, 1946, in Redditch, Worcestershire, Uk. He was taken to his mother, Eleanor Marion, who worked as a cook before passing away in 1984. Likewise, his father, Walter Dance, was an electrical engineer who served in the 2nd Regular Battalion during the South African war.

Charles grew up in Plymouth, Devon, attending a Widely technical school for boys based in Crownhill. He earned a degree in Graphic design and photography from Leicester School of Arts. The dancer grew up with a single mother after his father died when he was just three years old. Charles holds an American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

Upon graduation from University in 1969, he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company and was involved in many productions in London and Stratford. Ultimately he starred in the play Shadowland, for which he received the Best Actor award for his performance.

Married to Joanna Haythorn

Charles was married to artist Joanna Haythorn in 1970. The ex-couple met during their teens at the age of 19, when he was struggling to become a serious actor. The couple had a turbulent married life but spent three decades together. Mr. Dance knew he had married the wrong woman just after three years of marriage but somehow managed to live with her for 30 years together before separating in 2004.

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Charles Dance(left) going shopping with his wife joanna Haythorn(right).

Charles Dance and his ex-wife, Joanna Haythorn’s divorce surprised all of his fans since they were quite secretive about their life and shared two children. Later, Charles admitted it was all his mistake to separate from his wife. As of now, the couple shares a good relationship since he believes Joanna can never misunderstand him since they were so close to each other until they divorced.

Multiple Relationship

Soon after divorce in 2004, Dance dated Thunderbird actress Sophia Myles, who was in her 20’s. Their relationship ended the following year in 2005. Later, Charles’s name was linked with the French Gucci model Shambala Marthe.

Additionally, Charles Dance was engaged to sculptor Eleanor Boorman who was thirty years younger than him. The couple exchanged the ring and were ready to walk down the aisle, but the media speculated they had separated after Eleanor was seen without the call when she moved to a new flat in West country.

The ex-couple dated for four years and shared a daughter from their relationship. Unfortunately, the couple parted ways after the birth of their daughter. As of now, Charles is most probably single and living his life in his late 70s.

Father of Three Children

The 73 years actor shares three children with his two partners. He became a father of two from his first marriage for over 30 years with artist Joanna Thorton. The ex-couple welcomed their first child Oliver Dance in 1975 and worked as Props Storeman. Likewise, they received their second child, a daughter named Rebecca Dance, in 1981.

Additionally, Charles shares one more daughter from his latest partner name Rose Boorman. For now, Charles is busy living his life with his children.

Net worth-$5 million

Charles Dance has a net worth of $5 million from his long career as an actor. On average, a top British actor earns around $250,000 per episode for working in television. Likewise, a veteran actor in the U.K. hits around $400,000 to $600,000 from a movie. Dance has portrayed his acting skills in some of the most successful franchises and movies. Some of which are:

S.N. Movies and Television series Budget Box-office collection Net worth
1 The Imitation Game $14 million $233 million Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Rory Kinnear, Mark Strong
2 Game of thrones $1.5 million $3.1 million Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Kit Harington, Peter Dinklage
3 Alien 3 $50 million $160 million Sigourney Weaver, Charles S. Dutton, Lance Henriksen
4 Godzilla: King of the Monsters $200 million $385 million Kyle Chandler, Vera Farminga, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins

As of now, Charles is engaged with his upcoming movies, such as The Kingsman, and Mank, which are set to release this year. So far, his net worth is expected to grow shortly.

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