It was with the company Theatre & Beyond at Komedia; six short plays written in response to the war in Iraq. “I think Brighton’s such a great place for theatre and new work – it really embraces new things.” Charity has since worked in theatre, film, television and radio, in a wide range of roles.
“It was an amazing first job, I got to meet six different writers and six directors, and it was special because it was about something happening right at that time. Television credits include the role of Marianne Dashwood in the BBC mini-series of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility in 2008, and the critically- acclaimed Channel 4 drama Any Human Heart in 2010.
His other credits include Chicago Hope, LA Law and Boston Legal.
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“I hope it will be received very well; there’s already a huge following for the books and the theatre production has gone to Broadway, and they have absolutely loved it.” She says she feels able to look at Wolf Hall from a slightly detached perspective, as hers is one of many characters in the story.
“There are so many characters, I feel like there’s so much more than my character’s world in it.
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Legally Mad is the latest show from David E Kelley, who turned Calista Flockhart into a star by casting her in Ally Mc Beal.For example, Charity also has experience behind the camera as a producer, and has almost completed work on a short film, Wraps, about women who are in recovery from heroin addiction.Her first documentary short film, Memento Vitae, was selected for The London Short Film Festival last year.“You have your own ideas of your character and then when you work with other people to get the piece together, it solidifies everything.” Costume is extremely helpful for actors in terms of getting into character and even more so in the case of Wolf Hall, as the women of the time wore extremely heavy, corseted clothing.“The clothing really set men and women apart,” says Charity, adding that it was not only the clothing that restricted Tudor women.