Previously at Chichester: Pascal in Beethoven's Tenth, Fleming Harvey in Our Betters (Festival Theatre).
At the National Theatre: Hugh Marriner in Absolute Hell, Henry Trebell in Waste, Jack Weatherill in This House (Evening Standard Award nomination), Charles Marsden in Strange Interlude (Clarence Derwent Award), Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night, Antonio in The Duchess of Malfi and George Deever in All My Sons.
In the West End: Charles Condomine in Blithe Spirit (Gielgud Theatre, also Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto and Washington DC); Bertie in The King's Speech (Wyndham’s Theatre, Evening Standard Award nomination); Richard Hannay in The 39 Steps (Criterion Theatre, also Cort Theatre, Broadway); Sandy Tyrrell in Hay Fever (Theatre Royal Haymarket).
At Shakespeare’s Globe: Richard in Richard II and Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing (Evening Standard Award nomination).
Other theatre includes: Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady (Capitol Theatre Sydney and Regent Theatre Melbourne for Opera Australia, winner Green Room Award and Helpmann Award nomination); Stephen in Wanderlust (Royal Court); King Magnus in The Apple Cart, Frank Hunter in The Browning Version, Victor Prynne in Private Lives and Don Pedro in Much Ado About Nothing (Theatre Royal Bath); Orsino in Twelfth Night (Bristol Old Vic); Tom Broadbent in John Bull's Other Island (Tricycle); Bassanio in The Merchant of Venice (Birmingham Rep); Algernon Moncrieff in The Importance of Being Earnest and Orlando in As You Like It (ETT).
Television includes The Crown, The Terror, The Halcyon, Henry IX, Sherlock, Downton Abbey, Arthur and George, Ripper Street, Trying Again, Holy Flying Circus, A Young Doctor's Notebook, Stage Door Johnnies, Mistresses, Waking the Dead, The Shell Seekers, Colditz, Bertie and Elizabeth, Murder Rooms and Longitude.
Films include Florence Foster Jenkins,Philomena, Batman Begins, Mansfield Park, Relative Values and An Ideal Husband.
Charles trained at the Guildhall School.