Charity Rose Wakefield
|Born||18 September 1980|
|Alma mater||Bexhill College|
Oxford School of Drama (2000–03)
(m. after 2016)
|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 had a lead role as Marianne Dashwood in the BBC production of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. 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|
|2009||Vivaldi, the Red Priest||Ludovica|
|2009||Act of God||Laura O'Connor|
|2011||National Theatre Live: The Cherry Orchard||Anya|
|2012||The Raven||Field's Maid|
|2012||Day of the Flowers||Ailie|
|20??||The Mechanicals of Hemp||Robin / Snug / Oberon||Short, completed|
|2004||Hex||Lucy||Episode: "Life Goes On"|
|2006||Jane Eyre||Miss Temple||Episode: "1.1"|
|2007||Doctors||Carole Hilton||Episode: "Personal Services"|
|2008||Fairy Tales||Billy Jane Brooke||Episode: "Rapunzel"|
|2008||Sense & Sensibility||Marianne Dashwood||Lead role|
|2008–2009||Casualty 1900s||Ethel Bennett||Main role|
|2010||Legally Mad||Brady Hamm||TV film|
|2010||Any Human Heart||Land Fothergill||Episode: "1.1"|
|2011||Midsomer Murders||Ruth Lambert||Episode: "The Oblong Murders"|
|2012||Mockingbird Lane||Marilyn Munster||TV special|
|2013||Agatha Christie's Marple||Molly Kendall||Episode: "A Caribbean Mystery"|
|2014||High Moon||Eve||TV film|
|2015||Wolf Hall||Mary Boleyn||TV miniseries|
|2015||The Player||Cassandra King||Main role|
|2016||Close to the Enemy||Julia||TV miniseries|
|2016||Doctor Who||Lucy||Episode: "The Return of Doctor Mysterio"|
|2017||The Halcyon||Charity Lambert||Episodes: "1.1", "1.2"|
|2017||Genius||Betty||Episodes: "Einstein: Chapters 1 & 8"|
|2017||Bounty Hunters||Leah Walker||Main role|
|2020||The Great||Georgina Dymov||TV series|
|20??||Salvage||Gwen||TV film, completed|
- (5 September 2005) Charity Wakefield Archived 30 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine, The Stage
- Wakefield, Charity – Who's who on UK TV Archived 24 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine Hello! magazine.
- (7 July 2007) Lee Ingleby, Charity Wakefield and Shaun Williamson let down their hair in BBC One's Rapunzel Archived 6 January 2008 at the Wayback Machine, BBC
- (8 August 2007) More historical medical crises ... Casualty 1907 comes to BBC One Archived 12 January 2008 at the Wayback Machine, BBC
- "Charity Wakefield Married An Actor! Meet Boyfriend-Turned-Husband". liverampup.com. Liverampup.com. Archived from the original on 26 February 2019. Retrieved 26 February 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Whitelaw, Emma Laugh – Then thank your lucky stars you weren't born a Dingleberry Archived 7 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine, Indie London
- Freddi: new BBC Four comedy commission Archived 3 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine BBC Press Office. 19 September 2008
- "Meet the rising stars of Any Human Heart". The Guardian. 20 November 2010. Archived from the original on 31 March 2019. Retrieved 12 January 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Say Hello to the New Marilyn Munster of Mockingbird Lane". Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2020.
- "Mary Boleyn (Charity Wakefield) – Who are the royal subjects? – Wolf Hall – BBC Two". BBC. Archived from the original on 14 May 2017. Retrieved 12 January 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Charity Wakefield To Star In 'Endgame'; Ben Hollingsworth Joins 'Code Black'". Deadline. 5 March 2015. Archived from the original on 8 December 2016. Retrieved 12 January 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Meet the cast of The Halcyon". Radio Times. Archived from the original on 13 January 2017. Retrieved 12 January 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Bounty Hunters: Interview With CHARITY WAKEFIELD who plays Leah Walker". Bradfordzone.com. 23 February 2019. Archived from the original on 10 May 2019. Retrieved 28 July 2019.