Joanna Haythorn - Updated Jun 2024

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Joanna Haythorn

Joanna Haythorn is an ex-celebrity wife. Moreover, Joanna Haythorn is best known as the ex-wife of English actor Charles Dance.

Early Life

Joanna Haythorn was born in the United States of America to American parents. Moreover, she holds an American nationality and her ethnical background is unknown.

Other than that, she has not shared anything regarding her exact birth date, place, age, zodiac sign, parents, siblings, and early life. We can assume that she was well raised by his parents as a child and enjoyed her childhood days.

Talking about Joanna’s education qualifications, she has not shared her academic qualifications in public yet. It seems that she is well-educated but she has not disclosed her educational background.

Joanna Haythorn – Net Worth 2024

Regarding her net worth, Joanna has not shared information regarding her net worth, salary, and income. We can assume that she has been living a comfortable life with the divorce settlements with her ex-husband Charles. Moreover, Charles’s net worth is said to be around $8 million which he earned from his acting career.

Professional Career

Regarding her professional career, Joanna Haythorn has not shared any information regarding her profession. She came into the limelight after being the ex-wife of Charles Dance, who is a popular English actor.

Charles Dance

Charles Dance

Caption: Charles Dance actor (Source: Television Academy)

Charles Dance made his debut in the ITV series ‘Father Brown’ in 1974. In the episode “The Secret Garden,” he played the part of Commandant Neil O’Brien. He appeared in plays produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon and London throughout the 1970s.

One of his prominent roles was in James Bond’s 1981 movie “For Your Eyes Only” as the evil henchman Claus. After playing this significant part, he went on to play minor parts, such as that of a South African assassin in “The Professionals” (1983).

He received his big break in Christopher Morahan’s Granada Television production of “The Jewel in the Crown” in 1984, as Guy Perron. The epic tetralogy “Raj Quartet” by Paul Scott was adapted for the film. In Dan Boyd’s ‘Goldeneye,’ Charles played another memorable Bond creator, Ian Fleming.

From 1989-1990, he played the title role in Stratford-upon-Avon, Newcastle, and the Barbican Theatre’s production of ‘Coriolanus.’ He also played C. S. Lewis in William Nicholson’s ‘Shadowlands,’ a stage revival in 2007.  In 2010, he played Aleksandr Borinski in “Paris Connections” and Havelock Vetinari in “Going Postal” by Terry Pratchett.

Other appearances

He continued to gain fame with his roles as Tywin Lannister (2011-2015) in HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones,’ Guy Spencer in the second installment of ‘Foyle’s War’ (2002), Dr. Maltravers in the ITV drama ‘Trinity’ (2009), Witchfinder Aredian in the BBC drama series ‘Merlin’ (2009), self -representation in the third series of ‘Jam & Jerusalem’ (Series Three:3), Lord Mountbatten in Netflix’s “The Crown” and Conrad Knox in “Strike Back: Vengeance.”

He also appeared in many many British small-screen dramas like ‘Edward the Seventh’, ‘Murder Rooms’, ‘The Phantom of the Opera,’ ‘Rebecca,’ ‘Fingersmith’, and ‘Bleak House’. Likewise, He has also appeared as Lord Mountbatten in the third and fourth seasons of The Crown (2019–2020).

Voiceover artist and direction

In the video games “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” (2015) and “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4” (2018), he gave the voices to the characters Emperor Emhyr var Emreis and the butler Godfrey, respectively.

Additionally, he has given the narrations for the documentaries “Spitfire,” which was released in 2018, “Words of the Titanic,” which was released in 2012, and “Savage Kingdom,” which was a global miniseries event produced by Nat Geo Wild. “Spitfire” is about the efforts of the RAF pilots who flew the storied Supermarine Spitfire during World War II (2016-2017).

In the 2004 film “Ladies in Lavender” and the 2009 adaptation of Alice Thomas Ellis’ “The Inn at the Edge of the World,” he also tried his hand at writing and directing.


As of now, Joanna has not received awards or honors. On the other hand, her ex-husband has received some of them in his acting career. On 17th June 2006, Charles was appointed as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)- Queen’s Birthday Honours List. In 2002, he won three awards including the Critics Choice Award, the Broadcasting Press Guild Award, and FFCC Award.

Relationship Status

Joanna Haythorn is currently, single at the moment. In the past, she married English actor Charles Dance. The couple married in 1970. Moreover, they first met when they were just 19 years old and started dating.

With the marriage, the couple has two children; a son Oliver Dance, and a daughter Rebecca Dance. The couple stayed together for 34 years until 2004 and both of them have not disclosed the reason behind the divorce.

Joanna Haythorn

Caption: Joanna Haythorn with her ex-husband Charles Dance (Source: Legend Peeps)

As of now, Joanna is not a part of controversy or rumors and focuses on her career.

Body Measurements

Joanna Haythorn has black hair with dark brown eyes color. Apart from this, she has not shared anything about her physical statistics such as height, weight, and others.

Joanna Haythorn – Social Media

Joanna Haythorn is presently not active on any kinds of social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Moreover, she prefers to keep her profile low and maintain a distance from social media.