Walter Charles Dance, OBE (born 10 October 1946) is an English actor, screenwriter, and film director. Dance typically plays assertive bureaucrats or villains. Some of his most high-profile roles are Claus in 1981's For Your Eyes Only, Guy Perron in The Jewel in the Crown (1984), Dr. Jonathan Clemens in Alien 3 (1992), Sardo Numspa in The Golden Child (1986), the Master Vampire in Dracula Untold (2014), Benedict in Last Action Hero (1993), Alastair Denniston in The Imitation Game (2014), and Tywin Lannister in HBO's "Game of Thrones".

He also portrayed the real-life Ian Fleming in Goldeneye TV movie.

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