September 1980 (age 33–34)
Sussex, England, UK
Wakefield was born in Sussex, England in September 1980. At a couple of months old she moved with her mother, Caroline, to L'Ampolla in Catalonia, Spain. They returned to England when Wakefield was four. She has a half-sister, Olivia. Her maternal grandfather was actor James Hayter.
Wakefield made her screen debut in 2004, in (Past Present Future) Imperfect. She starred in a BBC1 production of Rapunzel, in which Rapunzel is a young tennis star, and also appeared in Casualty 1907.
Her theatre credits include Yesterday Was a Weird Day, a production about the 2005 London bombings, Constance in The Three Musketeers at the Bristol Old Vic, and Elaine in The Graduate, at the New Vic. Wakefield's performance as Susan in Baby with the Bathwater at the Old Red Lion Theatre was called "fabulous."
In 2008 she toured in a revival of W. Somerset Maugham's The Circle at the Chichester Festival Theatre, as well as working on the BBC comedy pilot Freddi. She has recently appeared in the Channel 4 drama Any Human Heart and played the lead in the British film noir Scar Tissue. In March 2012 she was cast in Mockingbird Lane, the re-imagining of The Munsters for NBC.
|2004||(Past Present Future) Imperfect||Beanie|
|Hex||Lucy||Episode: "Life Goes On"|
|2006||Jane Eyre||Miss Temple||Scenes deleted|
|Doctors||Carole Hinton||Episode: "Personal Services"|
|2008||Sense and Sensibility||Marianne Dashwood|
|Fairy Tales||Billy Jean Brooke/Rapunzel||Episode: "Rapunzel"|
|The Beachcombers||Short film|
|Casualty 1907||Ethel Bennett|
|Burlesque Fairy Tales||Grace|
|Act of God||Laura|
|The Wonderful World of Freddi Faroubb||Yasmin|
|Post-It Love||Girl||Short film by Si & Ad|
|2009||Casualty 1909||Ethel Bennett|
|Legally Mad||Brady Hamm||Pilot not picked up|
|Day of the Flowers||Ailie|
|2010||Any Human Heart||Land Fothergill||Channel 4|
|2012||Midsomer Murders||Ruth Lambert|
|Scar Tissue||Sam||British film noir|
|Mockingbird Lane||Marilyn Munster||NBC|
|2013||Agatha Christie's Marple||Molly Kendall||Episode: "A Caribbean Mystery"|
|2015||Wolf Hall||Mary Boleyn|
- Levin, Angela (17 May 2009). "High hopes for Charity". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2009-05-20.
- (5 September 2005) Charity Wakefield, The Stage
- Wakefield, Charity - Who's who on UK TV Hello! magazine.
- (7 July 2007) Lee Ingleby, Charity Wakefield and Shaun Williamson let down their hair in BBC One's Rapunzel, BBC
- (8 August 2007) More historical medical crises ... Casualty 1907 comes to BBC One, BBC
- Whitelaw, Emma Laugh - Then thank your lucky stars you weren't born a Dingleberry, Indie London
- Freddi: new BBC Four comedy commission BBC Press Office. 2008-09-19
- Say Hello to the New Marilyn Munster of Mockingbird Lane