Charlotte Cornwell

Charlotte Cornwell

Apr. 26th, 1949
Born in

Charlotte Cornwell's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
CI5: The New Professionals (UK) TV Show
CI5: The New Professionals (UK)
Dressing for Breakfast (UK) TV Show
Dressing for Breakfast (UK)
Rock Follies (UK) TV Show
Rock Follies (UK)
Shalom Salaam (UK) TV Show
Shalom Salaam (UK)

Main Movie Roles

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Charlotte Cornwell is an English actress.

Cornwell is the daughter of Ronald Cornwell and the half-sister of spy novelist John le Carre.

Her 30-year career began when she trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She made her professional debut with three seasons at the Bristol Old Vic Company, playing a broad range of roles from Kate Hotspur in Shakespeare's Henry IV to Becky in Sam Shepard's The Tooth of Crime.

She spent three years as a leading member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and has worked as a leading actress with the Royal National Theatre since 1984. She has worked extensively both in the West End and on the Fringe, and has appeared in the US in several productions, including Richard III and An Enemy of the People, Athol Fugard's The Road to Mecca, Terence McNally's Master Class, Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music", and most recently Alan Bennett's "History Boys" at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles.

She has appeared in films such as The Krays, The Russia House, White Hunter Black Heart, The Saint, Ghosts of Mars (voiceover). Cornwell has also worked extensively on television including appearances in Rock Follies, Shoestring, The Men's Room, The House of Eliott, A Touch of Frost, Silent Witness, The Mentalist, CI5: The New Professionals and The West Wing, among other television programs in the UK and the US.

She currently teaches at the University of Southern California.

  • Sister of author 'John le Carré' (qv).
  • Good friends with 'Tim Curry (I)' (qv) and 'Ian McKellen' (qv).
  • Daughter, Nancy, with 'Kenneth Cranham' (qv).

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