Charles Knight (filmmaker)

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Charles Knight
A short rest during filming
Born Eltham, Taranaki, New Zealand
Occupation Filmmaker
Years active 1987—present

Charles Knight (nicknamed "Tankboy") is a New Zealand filmmaker.

Life and career[edit]

In his late teens, Charles left New Zealand and moved to London, where he started work in the film and television industry. In his filmmaking career, Charles worked as a stunt driver, armorer, pyro-technician, editor, post supervisor, producer and writer.

Over the last 10 years, Charles has worked primarily as a producer for US studios, namely Starz Entertainment and Disney.[1][2]

He developed a keen interest in action drama during his time working with Koichi Sakamoto on the Disney series Power Rangers.[3]

More recently, Charles has been co-producing with legendary filmmakers Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi and is a member of the PGA (Producers Guild of America).[2][4]


Charles Knight and Jill Round - Spartacus

A selection of Charles Knight's work.[1][5]

Personal life[edit]

CannonBall Run 2011

Charles is a military vehicle enthusiast, a gun collector and pyrotechnic specialist.[2]

In October 2009, Knight was involved in an incident involving one of his military vehicles. While taking a tank for a spin, a friend accidentally got injured when the tanks turret turned and squashed her, breaking four of her ribs.[6]

In Jan 2011, Charles lead a team for his first try at the prestigious CannonBall Run car rally. His team, "Team Tankboy" took third place. The vehicle they entered into the rally was an ex-US Army, Humvee, making it the first time a Humvee had been used on the CannonBall Run.[7][8]


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