Walter Charles Dance, commonly known as Charles Dance, is a veteran English actor who has been actively contributing to the film industry for the last five decades.

The 74-year-old's journey in the industry started when he made his screen debut in the ITV series Father Brown as Commandant Neil O'Brien in 1974.

Following that, Dance initially acted with leading-man status before transitioning into portraying highborn characters with a distinctive capacity to stand out from the main heroes of the stories.

Here we bring you the best TV shows, starting Dance, according to audience ratings on Rotten Tomatoes.

'Hang Ups' (2018)

First on the list is the 2018 British television sitcom Hang Ups, an adaptation of the American series Web Therapy.

In it, Dance plays the role of Jeremy Pitt, the father of Stephen Mangan's character, Dr. Richard Pitt, the main protagonist. Mangan also co-wrote the story along with Robert Delamere.

The six-episode series centers on Dr. Pitt, a therapist, who starts quick-fire therapy sessions through a webcam after finding himself in trouble.

The series has a 100% average audience score with a 94% average Tomatometer on Rotten Tomatoes.

Additional Cast: Katherine Parkinson, Bebe Cave, Fionn O'Shea, John Macmillan, Karl Theobald, and Celia Imrie.

'Bleak House' (2005)

Dance played the lawyer of Timothy West's character, Sir Leicester Dedlock, in the 2005 fifteen-part BBC television drama series Bleak House.

The series is an adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel of the same name, originally published in 1852–53. 

Dance brings the best of himself as Mr. Tulkinghorn in the suspenseful tale about the injustices of the 19th Century English legal system. Rotten Tomatoes has an average audience score of 92% for the TV show.

Additional Cast: Gillian Anderson, Denis Lawson, Patrick Kennedy, Carey Mulligan, and Richard Harrington.

‘The Crown’ (2016-Present)

In Netflix's The Crown, a historical drama series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, Dance portrayed the role of Lord Mountbatten.

Even though the series first premiered in 2016, the actor joined the cast for season 3 in 2019. He later appeared in the fourth season as well, making his appearance in altogether 5 episodes.

The premise of the series is based on the life of Queen Elizabeth II from her wedding to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in 1947 until the early 21st century.

The series has a 90% average audience score with a 90% average Tomatometer on Rotten Tomatoes.

Additional Cast: Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Olivia Colman, and Tobias Menzies.

‘Game of Thrones’ (2011-2019)

If Dance were to be defined by one particular TV show, it would be HBO's Game of Thrones, without a doubt.

He played the iconic character of Tywin Lannister, the ruthless patriarch of House Lannister of Casterly Rock, and father to twins Cersei and Jaime Lannister and Tyrion Lannister.

Game of Thrones, one of the best television series of all time, is roughly based on the storylines of the A Song of Ice and Fire book series by George R. R. Martin.

If you have not watched the series so far, it is time to binge all 8 seasons consisting of 73 episodes. Rotten Tomatoes has an average audience score of 85% and an average Tomatometer of 89% for the fantasy TV show.

Additional Cast: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, and Peter Dinklage.