Charles Dance started his acting career with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He made his screen debut in 1974 with the ITV series ‘Father Brown.’ Dance got his first breakthrough when he was cast in the titular role of Edward the Seventh in the 1975 miniseries. His first film role was in the 1981 movie ‘For Your Eyes Only.’ By 2018, the seasoned actor had played more than 100 characters on television, film and stage. His major works include ‘The Little Drummer Girl’, ‘Happy New Year,’ ‘Colin Burstead’, ‘Johnny English Strikes Again’, ‘Hang Ups’, ‘The Woman in White’, ‘Euphoria’, ‘That Good Night’, ‘Woman in Gold’, ‘The Imitation Game’, ‘Midnight’s Children’, and ‘Rosamunde Pilcher’s Shades of Love,’ among others. So now you might be wondering what is the next Charles Dance movie or TV show? Well, here’s the list of upcoming Charles Dance films and TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Charles Dance movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.
12. The Widow (2019 – )
‘The Widow‘ is an action-packed thriller series from ITV and Amazon Prime. The plot follows Georgia Wells (played by Kate Beckinsale), whose husband Will (played by Matthew Le Nevez) goes missing after a plane crash in Congo. While it is widely acknowledged that the man has been killed in the crash, Georgia has an intuitive feeling that he is still alive. She decides to follow her instincts and embarks on an adventurous journey to the wilderness of Congo. Charles Dance plays the role of Martin Benson, who is the godfather to Georgia Wells. The other cast includes Alex Kingston and Babs Olusanmokun. The series is created and written by Harry and Jack Williams. The eight-part first season was released on Amazon Prime on March 1, 2019. It garnered positive reviews for the raw depiction of violence, bravery, passion, and corruption. ‘The Widow’ season 2 is yet to be confirmed by ITV and Amazon Studios.
11. Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)
Charles Dance plays the villainous Jonah Alan in the upcoming ‘Godzilla‘ sequel, ‘King of the Monsters.’ Jonah is an ex-British Army colonel and a secret agent in the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). His bitter experiences in the field make him disenchanted about the future of humanity. He becomes a defector and rogue who wants to unleash his frustration on the human race. Though he is connected to the armed mercenaries of the crypto-agency Monarch, they soon find his true colors and put him in a Pakistani Jail. But Jonah goes into oblivion after a successful jailbreak. More details about his part in the movie are kept under tight wraps. The other cast includes Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Millie Bobby Brown, Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Lexi Rabe, and Ken Watanabe. The movie is directed by filmmaker Michael Dougherty from a screenplay he co-wrote with Zach Shields. ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ hits screens on May 31, 2019.
10. The Mystery of Dragon Seal: Journey to China (2019)
The Russian-Chinese fantasy adventure film ‘The Mystery of Dragon Seal: Journey to China’ is the sequel to the 2014 hit ‘Viy.’ Loosely based on the story of the same name by Nikolai Gogol, the plot revolves around the 18th-century cartographer and explorer Jonathan Green (played by Jason Flemyng). In the upcoming sequel, he reportedly embarks on an academic and adventure journey from England to China. Charles Dance reprises the character of Lord Dudley in the sequel. The other cast includes Rutger Hauer, Jackie Chan and Arnold Schwarzenegger. ‘The Mystery of Dragon Seal: Journey to China’ is directed by Oleg Stepchenko from a screenplay he co-wrote with Dmitri Palees and Alexey Petrukhin. The movie is slated for a 19 September 2019, release.
9. The Book of Vision (TBA)
The fantasy drama film ‘The Book of Vision’ features Charles Dance, Dutch actress Lotte Verbeek and Swedish actor Sverrir Gudnaso in the lead roles. According to Variety, the movie revolves around a doctor-patient relationship. Eva (played by Lotte Verbeek) is a young Italian doctor who accidentally finds the 18th-century text about a Prussian doctor and a lethal mystery. As she digs deep into the book, Eva brings back its contents into life, including the Prussian doctor (played by Charles Dance). He also plays Eva’s doctor in the present day. Directed by Italian filmmaker Carlo Hintermann and executive produced by Terrence Malick, ‘The Book of Vision’ hasn’t got a release date yet.
8. Master Moley (TBA)
The animated TV special ‘Master Moley’ features an ensemble voice cast including Warwick Davis, Gemma Arterton, Charles Dance, Julie Walters, and Richard E. Grant. The 30-minute family special tells the story of the adventures of a mole who dreams of becoming the keeper of a magical book. According to legend, the book will bring peace between humans and moles. Based on a bedtime story created by James Reatchlous, the TV special has Charles Dance playing the character of Mr. James Moley. ‘Cosmo-Giantwheel’ oversees the animation of the show. It is directed by Leon Joosen from a screenplay by Ricky Roxburgh and Arthur Landon.
7. Fanny Lye Deliver’d (TBA)
‘Fanny Lye Deliver’d’ is an upcoming British period drama film which features Maxine Peake, Charles Dance and Freddie Fox in the lead roles. Set in 1657, the plot revolves around the Shropshire farm where Fanny Lye (played by Peake) leads a puritan married life along with her husband John Lye (played by Dance) and young son Arthur. Lye’s dull and monotonous world turns upside down when a young couple (played by Fox, and Tanya Reynolds) arrives. The cunning and ruthless sheriff (played by Peter McDonald) and his deputy are on their tail. The couple prompts her to transcend her not-so-happy marriage and discover life in simple and good things around her. The movie is written and directed by Thomas Clay.
6. Kingsman: The Great Game (2020)
‘Kingsman: The Great Game‘ is the prequel to the ‘Kingsman‘ movie franchise. The plot unfolds in the backdrop of the ruins of a post World War 2 Europe. ‘The Great Game’ is touted as an origin story that traces back to the formation of the Kingsman agents. ‘The Great Game’ features an impressive cast which includes Ralph Fiennes, Harris Dickinson, Gemma Arterton, Daniel Bruhl, Charles Dance, Stanley Tucci, Aaron Johnson, Djimon Hounsou, Matthew Goode, and Tom Hollander. Dance plays the character of Arthur in the movie. Matthew Vaughn returns as the writer and director of the film. According to latest reports, 20th Century Fox pushed the release date for ‘Kingsman: The Great Game’ to February 14th, 2020.
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5. The Singapore Grip (TBA)
Charles Dance will be seen alongside David Morrissey and Luke Treadway in the ITV drama series ‘The Singapore Grip.’ Adapted from the novel by J.G. Farrell, the show features Luke Treadaway as the reluctant hero while Morrissey plays a ruthless rubber merchant, Walter Blackett. Charles Dance plays the character of his business partner, Webb, in the series.
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4. The Liar (TBA)
Debutante Tony Hagger produces and directs ‘The Liar’, which is based on Stephen Fry’s novel of the same name. Charles Dance plays the character of Tickford in the film. The movie features Asa Butterfield and David Walliams in the lead roles.
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3. The Inn at the Edge of the World (TBA)
‘The Inn at the Edge of the World’ is Charles Dance’s sophomore directorial feature after his directorial debut, ‘Ladies in Lavender.’ Based on the novel ‘The Inn at the Edge of the World’ by Alice Thomas-Ellis, the movie is written by Dance. The plot follows a loose group of unrelated people who come together to escape the celebrations of Christmas by fleeing to a remote Scottish island, reports THR. The other cast includes Joanna Lumley, Claudie Blakley, Mark Williams, and Freddie Fox.
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2. Instruments of Darkness (TBA)
‘Instruments of Darkness’ is a modern retelling of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The movie features Sean Bean, Rupert Grint and Charles Dance in the lead roles. Dance plays the iconic character of Duncan while Sean Bean plays the role of Macbeth. The movie is the feature directorial debut of actor Vincent Regan, who is known for ‘The Messenger,’ ‘300’ and ‘Troy.’
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1. A Patriot (TBA)
The sci-fi thriller ‘A Patriot’ is set in the backdrop of a dystopian dictatorship. When a dedicated public servant who works for the government makes a shocking finding, she starts to rethink her loyalty. Eva Green plays the central character of the Border Corp Captain Kate Jones. Dance portrays the mysterious Dr. Hastings while Helen Hunt appears as Scarlett, reports Variety. ‘A Patriot’ is directed by Dan Pringle, who is known for ‘K-Shop,’ from a screenplay he co-wrote with Toby Rushton.
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