Craig Charles is a world-renowned figure due to his hugely successful work within acting, music and as a comedian, spending the majority of his career in front of cameras, Charles has all the necessary skills to be a highly regarded after dinner speaker. Best known for playing Lloyd Mullaney in Coronation Street for a number of years, Charles has also recently grown his career as a music artist where he has hosted his own self titled funk and soul show and performed as a DJ at a number of different festivals.
Charles first appeared on television to perform as a performance poet, after a successful time of it, Charles appeared on Red Dwarf. Charles has been a crucial part in all of Red Dwarf’s twelve seasons and is arguably the most recognised actor within the show. Charles joined Coronation Street in 2005 where he would play Lloyd for 10 years, he played a role in which he expressed a lot of his own personality, he as Lloyd, often performed as a DJ within the soap opera. Charles left the show in 2015 to film more series of Red Dwarf.
Charles became a regular face on a number of different celebrity related shows such as The Chase and Pointless and he also presented renowned show Takeshi’s Castle for several years. Charles has featured in a number of British favourite television programmes, these include acting roles on The Bill, EastEnders, Holby City and Robot Wars. His ability to adapt so well to different roles shows just how versatile Charles is as a person, a man with many talents, Charles also has a world of knowledge to provide the most inspiring after dinner speeches.
As well as a hugely successful acting career, Charles has also enjoyed a successful music career. Charles is an extremely talented man when it comes to music, he has written and composed his own songs, he plays both the guitar and piano, whilst also being a highly successful DJ. Regularly playing funk and soul during his sets, Charles has played at some of the biggest festivals, including Glastonbury, Parklife and other major UK festivals. Charles has released a number of fantastic albums which have proven to be a huge hit throughout the world.
As a man who has spent the majority of his career in the limelight, Charles has all the assets to be a magnificent speaker for any type of event. Charles has a wonderful personality and humour comes naturally to him, when coupled with his extensive knowledge on a range of subjects, Charles is a naturally gifted speaker. Charles often discusses a range of different topics such as being under the spotlight, peak performance and the importance of teamwork.