Charles has starred in numerous TV, film and stage productions. His most recent roles include Tywin in Game of Thrones, William Randolph Hearst in Mank, Lord Mountbatten in The Crown. Some of his earlier credits include The Jewel in the Crown (1984) and For Your Eyes Only (1981).
In his thoroughly entertaining talk, Charles discussed his early days in the acting industry, his time as a company member of the RSC and shared anecdotes of some of the productions he has been a part of. He enlightened the graduating actors on some of the lessons he has learned throughout his career, most prominently, the importance of patience and hard work.
Read about graduating actor Charlotte Drummond Dunn's experience of the Q&A in her blog here