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.
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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,[ citation needed ] a small village near Alicante in Comunidad Valenciana, Spain. They returned to East Sussex, England, when Wakefield was four.[ citation needed ] She has a half-sister, Olivia, who is seven years younger. Her maternal grandfather was actor James Hayter.[ citation needed ]
Wakefield went to Bexhill College,[ citation needed ] 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.
She appeared as Mary Boleyn in the 2015 BBC2 television series Wolf Hall .She also appeared in the NBC drama The Player with Philip Winchester and Wesley Snipes.
On Christmas Day 2016, she was one of the principal guest stars in the BBC1 Doctor Who Christmas special "The Return of Doctor Mysterio".
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|
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