After training at Manchester Polytechnic School of Theatre, Charles worked as a professional actor in theatre, film and television. His stage work includes productions for Hull Truck Theatre, The Oxford Playhouse Company, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Contact Theatre Manchester, Orchard Theatre Company and The English National Opera Company. Alongside this, he also had screen roles in Clockwise, Coronation Street and Juliet Bravo. Following the completion of a PGCE in Drama, Charles worked extensively in creative education at Liverpool Community College, Newcastle under Lyme College and, as Assistant Director at Stoke on Trent College, where he had responsibility for Performing Arts, Music and Media. As a teacher, he has taught GCSE, A-Level and BTEC Levels 1, 2 and 3, as well as directing over 40 student productions. Charles was also a BTEC Performing and Production Arts Standards Verifier, assessing the quality of provision across England. Charles has continued to work alongside the industry through the National Skills Academy Creative and Cultural. This has resulted in developing exciting partnerships with The Royal Opera House, Live Nation and The Download Festival. In addition, he continues to act and direct where possible.