Charlie Shakespeare – Presenter


Role in SWL.TV

Presenter – Theatre and Arts


Growing up in Sutton, Charlie always knew he was going to entertain in one way or another. At the tender age of eight, he won a national search to find Jongleurs UK’s Funniest Kid in Stand Up Comedy.  He went on to gig at many venues across the country – including Jethro’s Club, Cornwall and The Irish Pub, International Drive, Florida – all before he reached ten years of age.

Charlie always said he would avoid university and the three extra years in education and instead ‘get his foot into the industry door.’ He kept his word when, four months after leaving sixth form, he found The Colour House Theatre, Merton Abbey Mills, SW19. After just one audition he was cast as Aladdin in the 2011 Christmas Pantomime – his theatrical debut – which begun an ongoing affinity between the two. During his time as an actor at The Colour House, Charlie starred in a record setting seven productions and three consecutive pantomimes.

Best Thing about SWL.TV

Meeting new people, and building building a relationship with his them in order to get their best answers on camera.

Life Outside SWL.TV

Charlie now works behind the scenes as the theatre manage and artistic director of Abbeyfest, a two month summer festival. He is passionate about his role at the theatre and loves the flexibility that the job gives him.  Although Charlie loves acting and directing he has a natural flair for presenting and is also a keen interviewer – having interviewed the X-FactorsWagner and Britain’s Got Talent’s Gabz, to name a few – and  He has a (no longer) secret passion for WWE Wrestling, which has led him to become a news presenter on the WrestleTalk TV YouTube Channel.


Phone: 07927 180 289
Twitter: @CharlieShakes