Charlie is an ambassador for the Starlight's Children Foundation.
The Merchant of Venice co-star Al Pacino once said to Charlie: "You're not an actor until you've got a leather jacket". So for his 21st birthday, Charlie asked his parents to buy him one. On his birthday, Al Pacino called to greet him. Charlie considers that day to be one of the most bizarre things that has ever happened to him.
When he was in prep school, Charlie won the school's Gerald Pitman Award for Drama two times.
Charlie's father, Andrew, is a publisher. Her mother's name is Trisha and he has an older brother, Toby. He also has three half-siblings: Ollie, Emma, and Zoe.
Charlie appeared in the TV-movie Lewis and in the films A for Andromeda and Tirante el Blanco, all in 2006.
Although Charlie always wanted to act, he also tried to be a photographer and worked as an assistant to one for about eight months.
In 2005, Charlie portrayed the role of Giovanni in John Ford's 'Tis Pity She's a Whore at the Southwark, Playhouse in London. He also performed in Harold Pinter's The Lover and the Collection at London's Ambassador's Theatre in January 2008.
Charlie is five feet and eleven inches tall. He has brown eyes and brown hair.
Charlie attended the Sheborne school in Dorset, a county in Southern England.
As of January 2008, Charlie has been living in World's End in Chelsea with his best friend Ned and dog Ralph.
Charlie is a big fan of motor bikes.
Charlie trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Charlie has traveled to Australia, parts of the USA, Europe and Hong Kong.
Charlie has a dog named Dickon.
Charlie: Drama school was a real low. Suddenly I felt like the worst actor in the world. It has taken me a good few years to regain confidence.
Charlie: Fame terrifies me. I can say that with honesty. I've met other young actors and spoken to them about it. I've been friends with Sienna for a while and we've spoken about it. It seems it's a hard balance to strike.
Charlie: It's so easy to become obsessed with the film industry and recognition that we can forget that we are not saving the world. We are just actors trying to entertain people.
Charlie: Today we are in a manic rush to be rich and famous. None of us young stars has had time to learn our trade. There is a horrible misconception that you can either act or not. But experience is everything.
Charlie: (on the movie "Stardust") My take on the film is exactly that. It's got a bit of everything in it, for everyone! It's an action adventure film but at the same time it's a romantic comedy. It's certainly a children's film as well as being made for adults. It's kind of hard to pigeon hole.
Charlie: (on the film adaptation of Neil Gaiman's book "Stardust") A movie is one person's interpretation of the book, it's not everybody's interpretation so there are going to be people who I am sure don't see it the same way. The hope is people will understand its one person's idea. It's more a testament to the book than an exact copy.
Charlie: (on the hardest part of his profession) Finding a way of playing a scene that is real. Sounds obvious, but it's really tricky. That's what we as actors endeavor to do and what I find most interesting: Understanding to the best of my ability the human condition and why we act and react as we do and bring that to the character.
Charlie: I am incredibly self-deprecating. It stems from self-doubt. With every job I watch, I can't find peace with what I've done. It's never good enough in my mind.
Charlie: (on what's next for him after doing "Stardust") I plan to do as much work in the UK as I possibly can. I'm still young you know I don't feel the pressure to become the next James Bond!
Charlie: (on relating to his character Tristan in "Stardust") I related to Tristan in terms of where he was in his life, that place between boyhood and manhood where you just can't really figure it all out quite yet. He's no longer a boy and not yet a man and everything is awkward and he can't get it together.
Charlie: Learning lines is the least difficult part of my job... When you do a play, you have to know the entire script, but in film, you learn your scenes each day, but I'm lucky - learning lines is easy. Touch wood.
Charlie: I'm easier escaping into a role than being myself. When I have photographs taken I feel uncomfortable. I can't walk in front of photographers on the red carpet and feel at home.
Charlie: (on wishing on a star) Yeah, I think when I was younger. But in London, you don't see many due to the weather. So I think we just wish we could see more stars!
Charlie: I'm not focusing on being famous, I'm not waiting until I'm recognised on the street - that stuff I think is stupid