Hello. I've seen Charles Edwards in various things and have liked what he has done. But it wasn't until I recently bought The Globe's dvd of Much Ado About Nothing that I really realised what a brilliant actor he is. I'm so envious that you got to meet him. I follow him on twitter already. I was wondering if you know how people can get to hear about when he's doing a stage production of some kind? As I would love to see him in the theatre. Many thanks.
(Oh so YOU’RE the one who I was chatting to on Twitter just then, nice to find you here, my darling)
Yes, well, at the moment, seeing as he hasn’t got his own site, the only places that (try to) stay up to date with the latest goings on is here and spiffyjellybean (that’s run by Jennifer, a lovely lady friend of mine ;D).
Throughout July and August, he’s been unusually quiet (as evident by the severe lack of material/activity on my blog and on his Twitter page, haha). Normally he’s cooped up in a West End show and would be quite regular on Twitter, but I don’t know what he’s been doing as of late. Me and a couple of others have come to the conclusion he’s most likely rehearsing/filming something PRETTY BIG… that or he’s having a really REALLY long holiday at one of his favourite haunts (eg Portugal), but that’s unlikely.
The latest thing we can look forward to, what he recorded round the end of June/beginning of July is Welcome To Our Village… a sci-fi radio sitcom thing, which’ll be on Radio 4 middle of October.
I wouldn’t worry too much tho, cos he has been on stage at least once every year (without fail) since 2003. He absolutely adores the theatre so I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see him pop up in something very soon :)
Charlie, Jonathan Hyde and Joss Ackland in rehearsal for The King’s Speech. (Photos by Manuel Harlan.) Please excuse the picture quality, as these have been scanned directly from the theatre programme.
This House at the National Theatre (2012/13)
Hello! Wikipedia currently says that Uljabaan has been recast for the upcoming season of Welcome to Our Village -- is this true?
Yes, Julian Rhind-Tutt wasn’t available for this series. Charles Edwards took the part and, it has to be said, played an absolute blinder. It’s different enough that you wouldn’t compare it with Julian’s performance, but identifiably the same character.
The series is recorded now, and it’s brilliant. I can’t wait for people to hear it.
Just a reminder that WTOVPIC begins Wednesday October 15th; that’s in 7 weeks and a bit. In the meantime I shall sit by here, patiently counting down the days.
Trying Again - Iain x Kate
Charlie in various interviews being, yet again, utterly adorable.
Various clips of Charlie as Bertie in The King’s Speech play.