Cast & Creatives
Training: Arts Educational.
Charles made his ﬁrst theatrical debut at the age of nine in the production of Nine (Royal Festival Hall), playing opposite Jonathan Pryce. As a child actor he went on to appear in Oliver! (London Palladium - Original 1994 Cast) and Cleopatra (Sadlers Wells, Houston Ballet Company). Charles received a scholarship to train at Arts Ed, London graduating in 2003. His credits include: Topper in Scrooge playing opposite Tommy Steele (UK Tour/Manchester Palace Theatre); Lumière and Monsieur D’Arque in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (UK Tour); Chess (Royal Albert Hall), Squidward in the UK premiere of Spongebob Squarepants (Hammersmith Apollo); and Dr Gangle in Love Never Dies (Adelphi Theatre).
Charles covered and played the lead role of Miss Trunchbull in the West End production of Matilda for the RSC. He was subsequently invited to New York to play Miss Trunchbull on Broadway. Further theatre credits include Gordon Shakespeare in Debbie Isitt's Nativity! (Eventim Hammersmith Apollo); Roger De Bris in The Producers (Royal Exchange, Manchester) Frank N Furter in The Rocky Horror Show (European Tour); Horace Hardwick in Top Hat (Kilworth House); and Mrs Meers in Thoroughly Modern Millie (Canadian Production). Charles can be seen in the award winning World War II feature ﬁlm A Call to Spy (SMT Pictures/Netﬂix). Further screen credits include: The South Bank Show (ITV); Hot Pursuits (BBC); and The Royal Variety Performance (ITV). Soundtracks include: Chess, Oliver! and Nine.