Charles Edwards has appeared in many well renowned shows. He was shortlisted for Best Actor at the Evening Standard Awards in 2011 for his role as Benedick in Much Ado...Read More
Charles Edwards is an English actor who trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating in 1992. He has appeared in many well renowned shows such as The Duchess of Malfi, Hay Fever and Private Lives. His performance as Richard Hannay in the 2005 production of The 39 Steps received great critical acclaim in Broadway and London. He has a good deal of Shakespearean performances under his belt, with performances as Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Peter Hall’s production of Twelfth Night at the Royal National Theatre, Benedick in the Globe’s Much Ado About Nothing, and the part of Oberon to Judi Dench’s Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He was shortlisted along with Benedict Cumberbatch, Jonny Lee Miller and Bertie Carvel for Best Actor at the Evening Standard Awards in 2011 for his role as Benedick in Much Ado about Nothing, and at the 2011 Whatsonstage Awards for the part of Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night. In 2011, Edwards performed in Holy Flying Circus, which was nominated for a 2012 BAFTA for Best Single Drama. In 2012, Edwards played the lead role of Bertie in the original stage play of The King’s Speech on a nationwide tour and in the West End.
His other film and television credits include An Ideal Husband, Mansfield Park and Midsomer Murders. He will also be appearing in the third series of the widely acclaimed Downton Abbey and has been cast as Princess Diana’s private secretary Patrick Jephson in the upcoming film Diana.
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