10th October 1946
|His/her attendance in Merlin series|
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.