Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Charity Wakefield, Film Goddess

The most beautiful flower in the greenhouse

I saw British actress Charity Wakefield in the 2008 miniseries of Jane Austen's novel Sense and Sensibility, and fell in love with her fresh beauty. I was surprised that at IMDB there were only two photos of her, and none at all at Fanpix. So I did a search on the internet and found all of these, and decided to post them here so the world can see them all in one location.

Publicity still for Sense and Sensibility

I predict that she will become a household name over the next five years as she gets more exposure and film and tv roles. According to her skimpy bio at IMDB, she was born Charity Rose Wakefield, in 1981 at Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, no birthday given. It's hard to believe, but this make her at least 31 years old; in Sense and Sensibility she played 16 year old Marianne.

More stills from Sense and Sensibility

Charity as just herself?

Photo by John Anthon,
breathtaking skin tones

Charity arrives at the BAFTA
awards in 2008

The girl we wish was next door

Photo by Jemal Countess,
© 2011, Getty Images

Charity does have 21 titles to her credit, but has apparently been in more plays than films. For her role as the musical daughter in Sense, Charity bought an electric piano and learned all the music so she could perform the music herself in the miniseries.

More trivia from IMDB:
She studied acting at the Oxford School of Drama, 2000 to 2003. She lived in Spain when she was young. She is the granddaughter of the British film actor James Hayter who appeared in The 39 Steps (1959) and Tom Brown's Schooldays (1951).

Has appeared in numerous plays including The Cherry Orchard at The National Theatre (2011) directed by Howard Davies; No Naughty Bits at The Hampstead Theatre (2011) directed by Ed Hall.

She played Elaine in Terry Johnson's adaptation of _The Graduate_(1967) - New Vic Theatre, Newcastle (2005). She played Constance in Dumas' "The Three Musketeers" - Bristol Old Vic Theatre, Bristol (2006-7).

Charity regularly works with Look Left, Look Right, a verbatim theatre company based in London.

Charity with Hattie Morahan (Elinor),
in a scene from Sense and Sensibility

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