Charity Rose Wakefield
|Born||18 September 1980|
|Alma mater||Bexhill College|
Oxford School of Drama (2000–03)
|Relatives||James Hayter (maternal grandfather)|
Charity Rose Wakefield (born 18 September 1980) is an English actress.
Early life and education
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Wakefield was born 18 September 1980 in Sussex, England. At a couple of months old she moved with her mother Caroline to Villajoyosa, a small village near Alicante in Comunidad Valenciana, Spain. They returned to East Sussex, England, when Wakefield was four. She has a half-sister, Olivia, who is seven years younger. Her maternal grandfather was actor James Hayter.
Wakefield went to Bexhill College, and studied acting at the Oxford School of Drama from 2000 to 2003. As well as acting, she plays the violin and has a strong soprano singing voice.
Charity began her acting career back in 1987 while taking part in an amateur dramatics school production of "Sleeping Beauty", co-starring Lee Taylor of Ninfield, East Sussex. Wakefield and Taylor played key roles, and Taylor stepped in to fill the lead role after an unexpected sickness. 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; she first met her future husband, David Newman, when they acted together in The Graduate. 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 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.
In 2017, she appeared in two episodes of the ITV drama The Halcyon, playing Charity Lambert. Wakefield appeared in the main cast of both series (2017 and 2019) of the Sky One comedy drama Bounty Hunters, playing Leah Hoover, sister of the character of series co-creator and co-lead Jack Whitehall.
|2004||(Past Present Future) Imperfect||Beanie||film|
|Hex||Lucy||Episode: "Life Goes On"|
|2006||Jane Eyre||Miss Temple||Miniseries, scenes deleted|
|Doctors||Carole Hinton||Episode: "Personal Services"|
|2008||Sense and Sensibility||Marianne Dashwood||miniseries|
|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|
|2009||Casualty 1909||Ethel Bennett|
|Legally Mad||Brady Hamm||Unaired pilot|
|Day of the Flowers||Ailie|
|2010||Any Human Heart||Land Fothergill|
|2012||Midsomer Murders||Ruth Lambert|
|Mockingbird Lane||Marilyn Munster||Television film, pilot not picked up|
|2013||Agatha Christie's Marple||Molly Kendall||Episode: "A Caribbean Mystery"|
|2015||Wolf Hall||Mary Boleyn|
|The Player||Cassandra King||Main cast|
|2016||Doctor Who||Lucy Fletcher||Christmas Special: "The Return of Doctor Mysterio"|
|Close to the Enemy||Julia|
|2017||The Halcyon||Charity Lambert||2 episodes|
|2017–19||Bounty Hunters||Leah||Main cast|
- (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
- "Charity Wakefield Married An Actor! Meet Boyfriend-Turned-Husband". liverampup.com. Liverampup.com. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
- 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. 19 September 2008
- "Meet the rising stars of Any Human Heart". The Guardian. 20 November 2010. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
- Say Hello to the New Marilyn Munster of Mockingbird Lane
- "Mary Boleyn (Charity Wakefield) – Who are the royal subjects? – Wolf Hall – BBC Two". BBC. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
- "Charity Wakefield To Star In 'Endgame'; Ben Hollingsworth Joins 'Code Black'". Deadline. 5 March 2015. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
- "Meet the cast of The Halcyon". Radio Times. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
- "Bounty Hunters: Interview With CHARITY WAKEFIELD who plays Leah Walker". Bradfordzone.com. 23 February 2019. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
- Schneider, Michael (11 May 2009). "NBC passing on 'Legally Mad'". Variety. Retrieved 28 December 2019.