Dance: 'My Age Is Against Me'
Veteran actor CHARLES DANCE's is slowing down, because the parts once reserved for him are being snapped up by younger men.
The 58-year-old WHITE MISCHIEF star was always first choice for romantic leads - but he fears he is now too old to be considered for the role of the dashing heart-throb.
He says, "When you get to a certain age, the work begins to thin out.
"I'd had a career playing mostly romantic leading men and there is an optimum age for those characters - and that's around 40 tops.
"There are one or two exceptions and a handful of older, romantic leading men, like SEAN CONNERY, JACK NICHOLSON and ROBERT REDFORD are still landing parts.
"Most films are written and made with a hero around 35, or even 25."
But he is still a heartbreaker in real life if not on screen - he has just split from 25-year-old THUNDERBIRDS beauty SOPHIA MYLES.13/07/2005 01:45