Charles Edwards

Birth Place: Haslemere, Surrey

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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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Charles Edwards STAGE CREDITS

[West End]
West End Transfer, 2012
King George VI

[West End]
Shakespeare's Globe Production, 2011
Benedick

[West End]
Original London Production, 2006
Richard Hannay


Charles Edwards Movies

[1999]An Ideal Husband Jack

[1999]Mansfield Park Yates

[2000]Relative Values Phillip Bateman-Tobi

[2005]Batman Begins Wayne Enterprises Executive

[2007]The All Together Marcus Craigie-Halkett

[2012]Much Ado About Nothing Benedick

[2013]Philomena David

[2013]This House Jack Weatherill

[2013]Diana Patrick Jephson

[2015]Shakespeare's Globe: Richard II Richard

[2020]The Witches Mr Jenkins

[2020]The Duke Sir Joseph Simpson


Charles Edwards TV Shows

Downton Abbey Michael Gregson

The Crown Martin Charteris

Under the Vines Louis

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JENUFA Returns to the London Coliseum in March

David Alden’s double Olivier award-winning production of Janáček’s Jenůfa returns to the London Coliseum in March. Learn more about the show here!

International Opera Awards 2023 Shortlist Revealed

The International Opera Awards has announced the shortlist for this year's Awards, which will be held at Teatr Wielki, Polish National Opera, Warsaw on Thursday 9 November.

San Francisco Opera Announces 2023�"24 Season, Featuring OMAR, THE MAGIC FLUTE & More

San Francisco Opera has announced details for the Company’s 101st season, which opens September 8, 2023. See production details, how to purchase tickets and more!

Peterborough Players to Present Live Simulcast of the Met's FEDORA This Week

You won't want to miss Fedora via live simulcast at the Peterborough Players on Saturday, January 14th. Tickets are on sale now!

Review: Met Audience Tips Its Hat to FEDORA on New Year's Eve

Musicologist Joseph Kerman is probably most widely remembered for calling Puccini’s TOSCA “a shabby little shocker.” I wonder whether he’d have something similar to say about Giordano’s FEDORA, which brought the Met audience to its feet on New Year’s Eve?

Review Roundup: What Did the Critics Think of James Graham's BEST OF ENEMIES?

James Graham's Best Of Enemies is now open at the Noel Coward Theatre, having transferred from the Young Vic. The play is set in 1968 and follows the fight for the American Presidency between the cunningly conservative William F. Buckley Jr., and the iconoclastic liberal Gore Vidal, played by David Harewood and Zachary Quinto. The play received rave reviews at The Young Vic, but what did the critics think of the revival?

Review: DON CARLO Returns to the Met, This Time in Italian

Last season, the company gave its first presentation of the French version (that’s the one called DON CARLOS, with a final S to his first name), in the five-act version that lasted almost 5 hours. This year, we’re back to Italian, under Carlo Rizzi’s firm baton, in one of a number of versions (this one running about 4 hours) of DON CARLO, which uses shortcuts to tell the story elements deleted with the excision of the first act (usually referred to as “the Fontainebleau scene”).

The Met Launches New Streaming Platform, Making Live Simulcasts Available for Home Audiences

The Metropolitan Opera has announced the launch of The Met: Live at Home, a streaming platform that allows audiences to watch the Met’s acclaimed series of live simulcasts from any device in the comfort of their homes—the latest effort by the company to reach as broad a public as possible.

Olivier Awards 2022 - Full List of Winners!

British theatre's biggest night is here at last. The Olivier Awards 2022 with Mastercard take place tonight, 10 April, at the Royal Albert Hall. The ceremony will be hosted by Jason Manford and broadcast via official media partners ITV and Magic Radio. We'll be updating the list of nominees LIVE.

Patrick Furrer to Fill in as Conductor for Final Performance of DON CARLOS at The Metropolitan Opera

Patrick Furrer will conduct the final performance of Verdi’s Don Carlos today, Saturday, March 26th, replacing Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who has withdrawn due to illness. Furrer previously conducted the March 18 and 22 performances.

CABARET Leads in Nominations for the 2022 Olivier Awards; View All the Nominees Here

Nominations have been announced for the Olivier Awards 2022 with Mastercard, British theatre’s most prestigious honours, which take place on Sunday 10 April at the Royal Albert Hall. View the full list.

BWW Review: Now in the Original French, Met's New Production of Verdi's DON CARLOS Shows Off Impressive Cast

DON CARLOS--Verdi’s original French language version, for the first time at the Met, of the opera better known in these parts as the Italian DON CARLO--was as grim as its setting in the Spanish inquisition in the new David McVicar production introduced last night. And about as long (though for once it ended earlier than expected)--Verdi's longest opera.

VIDEO: Metropolitan Opera Performs Ukrainian National Anthem

Before the opening night performance of Verdi's Don Carlos, the audience observed a moment of silence, followed by the Ukrainian national anthem, performed by the Met Orchestra and Chorus and conducted by Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

VIDEO: First Look At Verdi's DON CARLOS At The Met Opera Presented In French

For the first time in company history, the Metropolitan Opera will present the original five-act French version of Verdi’s Don Carlos, with eight performances February 28–March 26. Verdi’s epic opera about doomed love during the Spanish Inquisition first premiered in French at the Paris Opera in 1867.

The Metropolitan Opera Announces 2022�"23 Season, Featuring Renée Fleming, Kelli O'Hara & More

The Metropolitan Opera today announced its 2022–23 season, which features seven new productions, the most in ten seasons. Opening Night is September 27 with the company premiere of Cherubini’s Medea, starring soprano Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role alongside tenor Matthew Polenzani in David McVicar’s new staging, conducted by Carlo Rizzi.

First-Ever Met Performances of Verdi's DON CARLOS to be Presented in its Original French Version

For the first time in company history, the Metropolitan Opera will present the original five-act French version of Verdi’s Don Carlos, with eight performances February 28–March 26. Verdi’s epic opera about doomed love during the Spanish Inquisition first premiered in French at the Paris Opera in 1867.

VIDEO: Michael Fabiano in Royal Opera's FAUSE

Watch Michael Fabiano as Faust perform the Act I aria, Vains échos de la joie humaine from The Royal Opera's Faust. David McVicar's spectacular production of Gounod's masterpiece is available to stream until 13 February 2022.

VIDEO: Michael Fabiano Performs 'Vains échos de la joie humaine' From FAUST at the Royal Opera House

Michael Fabiano as Faust performs the Act I aria, Vains échos de la joie humaine from The Royal Opera's Faust. David McVicar’s spectacular production of Gounod’s masterpiece is available to stream until 13 February 2022.

VIDEO: Irina Lung Performs - Il M'aime From The Royal Opera's FAUST

Irina Lungu as Marguerite performs 'Il m'aime' from The Royal Opera's Faust. David McVicar’s spectacular production of Gounod’s masterpiece is available to stream until 13 February 2022.

Acorn TV Renews UNDER THE VINES For Second Season

Season two will see lovable socialite Daisy Monroe (Gibney) and London lawyer Louis Oakley (Edwards) continue to navigate running the Otago winery they inherited.  They also have to navigate their feelings for each other but love, like a fine wine, is always complicated.

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