Charlie Coldfield is an actor, writer, director and creative partner of multi-media production company Wandering Tiger.
Recent work with Wandering Tiger includes playing Scrooge in Humbug!, a site specific take on A Christmas Carol at St Nicholas Priory, Exeter and writing and directing an Exeter Phoenix commissioned short film, Repercussions. Previously he has co-produced their BFI/Creative England supported short film Hell’s Bells in which he also appears as cult deprogrammer Howard Webb, co-created the family show Granny Eyeball for the stage and performed in the 60’s set short film Seeing Red as a colourblind photographer experimenting with LSD.
Charlie is also part of Unearth, a heritage lottery project bringing to life the stories and histories of Devon villages and working with playright Lucy Bell, folk musician Jim Causley, visual artist Pete Margerum and actor Kirsty Cox in a commissioned team led by Kate Green. As a regular member of Nuts and Volts Theatre company he has helped devise and perform their own brand of participatory theatre, including the eccentric and quintessentially British Public Transport Appreciation Society and the bizarre empty shop installation Killing Time.
He has a long standing relationship with Exeter’s Bike Shed Theatre, appearing as Darcy in their first ever production, The Distance, Shaun McCarthy’s adaptation of A Christmas Carol as Cratchit and Marley and Peter Kesterton’s bleak but moving Playing with Snails. Additionally he directed Cul De Sac, which received 3 stars from The Guardian and Sam Randall’s short play Exposure. He appeared in a co-production with The Wardrobe Ensemble, Edgar and the Land of Lost at the venue, which also played host to the aforementioned Granny Eyeball.
Charlie’s one man show Clarke Andrews Tempest, a multi-media collaboration with photographer and filmmaker Benjamin Borley received a 4 star review from Remotegoat. He also wrote and acted in a one act play The Going Rate at London’s White Bear Pub Theatre.
Charlie is a regular performer for the site specific theatre company Four of Swords, playing buttoned up lawyer Utterson in Jeckyll and Hyde, insane super baddie Aeetes in Jason and the Argonauts and a rough and ready Banquo in Macbeth.
Charlie has also enjoyed an ice cream or two in the seaside town of Sidmouth having featured in one of their famous weekly rep seasons and in a variety of roles for Nightshade Theatre Company.
Other theatre work includes Minimalism for Hall for Cornwall, When Worlds Collide for York’s Riding Lights Theatre Company and Of Mice and Men for Say Two.
On screen Charlie has featured in the Seneca productions documentary Bedlam and as a ghost tour guide in an episode of Country House Rescue. He has performed in a variety of short films, the most notable of these being Lovebombing for Chop Productions and as.as.in. for Sirokh Productions, which won the Ken Russell award at the Clerkenwell film festival. Recently shorts include Before I Go for filmbyscott, Coco Bean Production’s Doorkeep and Stalemate for Standard Issue Films.
Charlie also has a wealth of experience in roleplay and presentation for a variety of companies including Cambridge University Press, Peel Patients, Actor Factor, Rocklands media and Bitpod.
Charlie lives in Devon with his wife Jeni, daughter Poppy and their cornish cat, Roddas.