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Charles Edwards

 
Date Of Birth:
October 01, 1969 (53)
Birth Place:
Haslemere, Surrey
Bio:
Training: Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Theatre includes: ‚ÄėBenedick‚Äô in Much Ado About Nothing at Shakespeare‚Äôs Globe, for which he was shortlisted for the 2011 Evening Standard Best Actor award. He played ‚ÄėSir Andrew Aguecheek‚Äô in Twelfth Night at the National Theatre (2011 ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: October 01, 1969 (53)

Birth Place: Haslemere, Surrey

Bio:
Training: Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Theatre includes: ‚ÄėBenedick‚Äô in Much Ado About Nothing at Shakespeare‚Äôs Globe, for which he was shortlisted for the 2011 Evening Standard Best Actor award. He played ‚ÄėSir Andrew Aguecheek‚Äô in Twelfth Night at the National Theatre (2011 ... (read complete bio)

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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 Biography

Training: Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Theatre includes: ‚ÄėBenedick‚Äô in Much Ado About Nothing at Shakespeare‚Äôs Globe, for which he was shortlisted for the 2011 Evening Standard Best Actor award. He played ‚ÄėSir Andrew Aguecheek‚Äô in Twelfth Night at the National Theatre (2011 Whatsonstage Best Supporting Actor shortlist), and originated the role of ‚ÄėRichard Hannay‚Äô 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 ‚ÄėOberon‚Äô opposite Judi Dench as ‚ÄėTitania‚Äô in A Midsummer Night‚Äôs Dream, ‚ÄėMagnus‚Äô in Shaw‚Äôs The Apple Cart, ‚ÄėSandy Tyrell‚Äô in Hay Fever at the Theatre Royal Haymarket; ‚ÄėDon Pedro‚Äô in Much Ado About Nothing.

Further credits include: Happy Days in the Art World (Glasgow/New York); ‚ÄėStephen‚Äô in Wanderlust (Royal Court); ‚ÄėGeorge‚Äô in All My Sons, ‚ÄėAntonio‚Äô in The Duchess of Malfi (National Theatre); ‚ÄėTom Broadbent‚Äô in John Bull‚Äôs Other Island (Tricycle); ‚ÄėEric‚Äô in Making Noise Quietly (Oxford Stage).

Television includes: ‚ÄėMichael Palin‚Äô in Holy Flying Circus, Waking the Dead, ‚ÄėPaul‚Äô in Mistresses, Midsomer Murders, ‚ÄėArthur Conan Doyle‚Äô in Murder Rooms opposite Ian Richardson, ‚ÄėEdward VIII‚Äô 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.




Charles Edwards News

Review: DON CARLO Returns to the Met, This Time in Italian Photo Review: DON CARLO Returns to the Met, This Time in Italian
by Richard Sasanow - Nov 13, 2022

Last season, the company gave its first presentation of the French version (that‚Äôs 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‚Äôre back to Italian, under Carlo Rizzi‚Äôs 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 ‚Äúthe Fontainebleau scene‚ÄĚ).

The Met Launches New Streaming Platform, Making Live Simulcasts Available for Home Au Photo The Met Launches New Streaming Platform, Making Live Simulcasts Available for Home Audiences
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 3, 2022

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

Olivier Awards 2022 - Full List of Winners! Photo Olivier Awards 2022 - Full List of Winners!
by Team BWW - Apr 10, 2022

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 Met Photo Patrick Furrer to Fill in as Conductor for Final Performance of DON CARLOS at The Metropolitan Opera
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 26, 2022

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 Photo CABARET Leads in Nominations for the 2022 Olivier Awards; View All the Nominees Here
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 8, 2022

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 Sh Photo BWW Review: Now in the Original French, Met's New Production of Verdi's DON CARLOS Shows Off Impressive Cast
by Richard Sasanow - Mar 1, 2022

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 Photo VIDEO: Metropolitan Opera Performs Ukrainian National Anthem
by Stage Tube - Mar 1, 2022

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 Photo VIDEO: First Look At Verdi's DON CARLOS At The Met Opera Presented In French
by Stage Tube - Feb 28, 2022

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

The Metropolitan Opera Announces 2022‚Ä"23 Season, Featuring Ren√©e Fleming, Kelli O' Photo The Metropolitan Opera Announces 2022‚Ä"23 Season, Featuring Ren√©e Fleming, Kelli O'Hara & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 23, 2022

The Metropolitan Opera today announced its 2022‚Äď23 season, which features seven new productions, the most in ten seasons. Opening Night is September 27 with the company premiere of Cherubini‚Äôs¬†Medea, starring soprano¬†Sondra Radvanovsky¬†in the title role alongside tenor¬†Matthew¬†Polenzani¬†in¬†David McVicar‚Äôs new staging, conducted by¬†Carlo Rizzi.

First-Ever Met Performances of Verdi's DON CARLOS to be Presented in its Original Fre Photo First-Ever Met Performances of Verdi's DON CARLOS to be Presented in its Original French Version
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 3, 2022

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

Charles Edwards Videos

VIDEO: Metropolitan Opera Performs Ukrainian National Anthem Videoplay
VIDEO: Metropolitan Opera Performs Ukrainian National Anthem

by Stage Tube - Mar 1, 2022

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

by Stage Tube - Feb 28, 2022

For the first time in company history, the Metropolitan Opera will present the original five-act French version of Verdi‚Äôs¬†Don Carlos, with eight performances February 28‚ÄďMarch 26. Verdi‚Äôs 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 Videoplay
VIDEO: Michael Fabiano in Royal Opera's FAUSE

by Stage Tube - Jan 20, 2022

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

by Stephi Wild - Jan 20, 2022

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

by Stage Tube - Jan 18, 2022

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.

Broadway Rewind: Watch Full Scenes from THE 39 STEPS on Broadway! Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: Watch Full Scenes from THE 39 STEPS on Broadway!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 15, 2020

Today we rewind with original footage from The 39 Steps, which ran on Broadway for almost two years from 2008-2010. The 39 Steps is a parody adapted from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock. The play's concept calls for the entirety of the 1935 adventure film The 39 Steps to be performed with a cast of only four. One actor plays the hero, Richard Hannay, an actress (or sometimes actor) plays the three women with whom he has romantic entanglements, and two other actors play every other character in the show: heroes, villains, men, women, children and even the occasional inanimate object. The original Broadway cast featured Charles Edwards, Jennifer Ferrin, Arnie Burton and Cliff Saunders

VIDEO: Watch Dame Angela Lansbury Accept Olivier Award for BLITHE SPIRIT!
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 13, 2015

Dame Angela Lansbury won her first Olivier at the age of 89 at last night's Olivier Awards for best actress in a supporting role, as Madame Arcati in the West End's BLITHE SPIRIT at last night's Olivier Awards.

STAGE TUBE: Angela Lansbury Talks Reprising Role in BLITHE SPIRIT
by Stage Tube - Jan 18, 2015

Theatre legend, Oscar-winner and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the West End to reprise her role in Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit. Check out a new promo for the show, featuring Lansbury herself, below!

STAGE TUBE: Shakespeare's Globe Launches Global 2012 Cinema Season, Sept 26
by Stage Tube - Aug 16, 2012

Shakespeare's Globe in partnership with Arts Alliance Media will release three of its 2011 theatre productions to cinemas in the USA, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. The Globe on Screen season will launch globally from September 26 and will include All's Well That Ends Well, with screenings to commence in the US from October 11, Much Ado About Nothing, from October 23, and Doctor Faustus, from November 8. Watch a season promo video below!

BWW Video Show Preview: The 39 Steps
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2008

Catch this latest video show preview featuring The 39 Steps!


Charles Edwards Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Charles Edwards been in?
Charles Edwards has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Charles Edwards been in?
Charles Edwards has appeared on London's West End in 3 shows.

What was Charles Edwards's first West End show?
Charles Edwards's first West End show was The 39 Steps which opened in 2006