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Charles Edwards | King George VI

Training: Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Theatre includes: ‘Benedick’ in Much Ado About Nothing at Shakespeare’s Globe, for which he was shortlisted for the 2011 Evening Standard Best Actor award. He played ‘Sir Andrew Aguecheek’ in Twelfth Night at the National Theatre (2011 Whatsonstage Best Supporting Actor shortlist), and originated the role of ‘Richard Hannay’ in The 39 Steps at the Tricycle Theatre, subsequently playing it in the West End and on Broadway. For the Peter Hall Company he played ‘Oberon’ opposite Judi Dench as ‘Titania’ in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, ‘Magnus’ in Shaw’s The Apple Cart, ‘Sandy Tyrell’ in Hay Fever at the Theatre Royal Haymarket; ‘Don Pedro’ in Much Ado About Nothing.

Further credits include: Happy Days in the Art World (Glasgow/New York); ‘Stephen’ in Wanderlust (Royal Court); ‘George’ in All My Sons, ‘Antonio’ in The Duchess of Malfi (National Theatre); ‘Tom Broadbent’ in John Bull’s Other Island (Tricycle); ‘Eric’ in Making Noise Quietly (Oxford Stage).

Television includes: ‘Michael Palin’ in Holy Flying Circus, Waking the Dead, ‘Paul’ in Mistresses, Midsomer Murders, ‘Arthur Conan Doyle’ in Murder Rooms opposite Ian Richardson, ‘Edward VIII’ in Bertie and Elizabeth, Colditz, The Shell Seekers, Coming Home, Longitude, Monarch of the Glen.

Film includes: Batman Begins, Mansfield Park, Relative Values, An Ideal Husband.

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