Charles is (principally) a television comedy producer, writer and director. His diverse career began at Birmingham Repertory Theatre as a dancer in a musical, and broadened to include working
as an actor, musician, cabaret artist, army bandsman, restaurateur, writer and composer. Following twelve years at the BBC, Charles is now freelance, and concentrating on various projects, including
five complete stage musicals, three screenplays, a two act stage play, a novel which is now, at last, finished, and a book of "whimsical" verses - due to be published VERY soon.
His fascinating and often hilarious talks introduce the myriad of stars past and present with whom Charles has been associated during thirty years in the entertainment business. His first talk follows his life story, from Cathedral choir, via the British Army of the Rhine, where he was possibly the only soldier in Germany trained in classical ballet, to the BBC - where he progressed from tea boy on "Hi-De-Hi" to Sir Jonathan Miller's assistant in two weeks, and eventually became a producer and deviser of light entertainment and comedy shows. His second talk explains how a popular situation comedy is made, from the initial idea, through the lunacy of location filming, working with actors, children and animals, to the finished product transmitted across the world.
Talks : From Vicar's Son to BBC Producer
Situation Comedy - from script to screen
COMING SOON ... a brand new full two part show featuring the poems dedicated to ALFIE the yellow Labrador. See "Stage" section for more details. This is to coincide with the publication of the book of whimsical verse -
"MY LABRADOR EATS POO".
This is a fun evening of grown-up comedy, more suited, perhaps, to the over forties than to the under twenty-fives ... but then, one can often be surprised by the perspicacity of youth.
If you see it advertised - BE THERE ! You will not be alone. I'll be there too.
To book Charles for an After-Dinner speech please contact:
Diamond Management : 0207-631-0400