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Charity Wakefield’s resumé boasts a colurful spectrum of critically and commercially acclaimed work that illustrates her fantastic talent.
Since playing the romantic ‘Marianne Dashwood’ in the BBC mini-series of Jane Austen’s celebrated SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, adapted by Andrew Davies starring Dominic Cooper, David Morrissey and Hattie Morahan, she has appeared in some of our most noteworthy productions. She was unforgettable in the critically acclaimed Channel 4 drama ANY HUMAN HEART,a stunning series made up of a stellar cast including Jim Broadbent, Matthew Macfadyen, Hayley Atwell and Gillian Anderson. It deservedly won Best Miniseries at the BAFTA Television Awards in 2011. The ‘masterpiece’ (Variety) WOLF HALL, based on the Man Booker prize-winning novels by Hilary Mantel, won major accolades both here in the UK and the USA. Taking a television BAFTA and Golden Globe in 2015, Charity played Mary Boleyn among a stunning line-up of the UK’s best acting talent including Mark Rylance, Claire Foy, Damian Lewis and Jonathan Pryce.
Working both in the UK and America, Charity was recently seen starring alongside Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in the Susanne Bier directed SERENA set in depression-era North Carolina. She appeared in crime thriller THE PLAYER for NBC with Wesley Snipes, and gave a stand out perfornance in supernatural drama MOCKINGBIRD LANE also for NBC, which was a re-imagining of the classic 1960s comedy ‘The Munsters’. Charity starred alongside Jerry O’Connell, Eddie Izzard and Portia de Rossi and was directed by the fantastic Hollywood film-maker, Bryan Singer.
CLOSE TO THE ENEMY, a brand new six part drama on BBC2 written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff set between World War II and the brin kof the Cold War, follows the story of Captain Callum Ferguson played by Jim Sturgess. The cast is unspurprisingly impressive with Charity taking the role of Julia, with performances from Charlotte Riley, Angela Bassett, Phoebe Fox, Alfie Allen, Alfred Molina and Lindsay Duncan. Ending the year in one of the highest rating TV shows in the calendar, the DOCTOR WHO CHRISTMAS DAY SPECIAL will welcome Charity as this year’s guest star. 2017 we will see one of ITV1’s biggest flagship dramas in THE HALYCON, a major eight part series from the producer of ‘Downton Abbey’, which tells the story of a bustling and glamorous five star hotel at the centre of London society and a world at war.
Charity also has significant theatre experience, with credits including a ‘beautifully executed’ (LA Times) THE CHERRY ORCHARD at the Olivier Theatre at the The National Theatre directed by teh late, great Howard Davies; SEMINA, THE BLACKEST BLACK and NO NAUGHTY BITS all at the Hampstead Theatre; CANDIDA at the Theatre Royal Bath and THE RIVALS with Celia Imrie at the Southwarlk Playhouse.