Joanna Haythorn is a sculptor and the ex-wife of English actor Charles Dance. Charles Dance is known by most of his fans for his role as Tywin Lannister in the series Game of Thrones. Joanna and Charles were married for over three decades, from 1970 to their divorce in 2004. There are no details of Joanna’s birth, so it is hard to know her age; however, she is in her 70s.
Marriage to Charles Dance
Joanna and Charles met when they were both young; at the time, Charles was starting his acting career. It is always a problematic start for any actor, and Joanna was with her husband throughout that time. The couple met in the 1960s and dated for a while before exchanging their wedding vows in the 1970s. It was all good in their marriage, and they supported each other in their endeavours; four years into their marriage, they welcomed their first child, a son named Oliver Matthew.
In 1980, Joanna and her husband welcomed their second child, a daughter named Rebecca. They continued living together as they raised their children in love. Their marriage spanned over three decades, but then, in the early 2000s, they started experiencing marital issues before finally divorcing in 2004. The couple never mentioned the reasons for their divorce, but Charles mentioned that he was the cause of their separation.
Charles mentioned that their marriage was beyond repair, probably due to his demanding acting career. He was never at home, and Joanna Haythorn felt like she was always alone. Even after their divorce, they two continued being friends.
Life After Divorce
Joanna Haythorn and her husband were not on bad terms upon their divorce and continued being friends. In an interview, Charles Dance mentioned that Joanna had always supported him in his career, and he hoped that she would continue supporting him even after their separation. After the separation, Joanna moved on with her life, but she retracted from the media attention; she preferred to do her things away from the media. It is unclear if she remarried or if she just focused on her two adult children and grandkids.
Joanna’s ex-husband has enjoyed much success in the acting industry; he is known for his various roles, but most fans know him from Game of Thrones, where he appeared on several seasons. Charles Dance began his acting career in the early 1970s; he was part of the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he appeared in several productions.
In the 1980s, he made his film debut, and since then, he has appeared in countless films and television shows. He made a guest appearance in the television series Merlin. He has had a great acting career, and we will probably continue seeing him grace our screens for several years to come.
Joanna’s ex-husband has had quite an exciting love life; after his divorce, he has been in several relationships, most of which have been with younger women. Some women Charles has dated include Sophia Myles, Eleanor Boorman and Emilia Fox.