Charles Dance Bio - Biography

Name Charles Dance
Height 6' 3"
Naionality British
Date of Birth 10 October 1946
Place of Birth Redditch, Worcestershire, England, UK
Famous for
Every time I see Charles Dance on-screen I want to do the Macarena. Never mind I don't know how to do the Macarena. Is it those oh-so-expressive hooded blue-green eyes? His ginger hair? That polished voice? The urbane charm embodied in that 6'3" frame? Or is it because he's quite simply a terrific actor?I first became aware of this brilliant English actor in 1990, when he appeared in the title role of NBC's Phantom of the Opera miniseries. To borrow a line from the late Burt Lancaster who co-starred as the Phantom's father, the script "could have been better." Most Phantom phans agree: Kopit's Phantom is just another in a long line of ill-advised departures from Leroux's original novel.

In spite of my criticism, I found myself wrapped up in the fate of Mr. Dance's Erik by the series' conclusion; sight unseen I was hooked on the man behind the mask. Now here, I thought between my tears, is an actor who knows how to use his eyes and voice to powerful effect. Charles Dance hasn't let me down since.

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