Charles Dance is an actor and director from Worcestershire, England. Dance's career spans more than 40 years and began when he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in the 1970s. Upon moving to the United States, Dance became best known for playing villains in films like The Golden Child, Last Action Hero and the James Bond film For Your Eyes Only. He also appeared in the critically acclaimed films Gosford Park and The Imitation Game. Dance's television appearances include, Merlin, Trinity, Bleak House and Game of Thrones (where he played Tywin Lannister).