Actor, writer, activist, husband and father, Charlie gained wide recognition as Marcus in Coronation Street and Ben in Holby City. As a columnist he wrote regularly about gay parenting with his husband and is active with many LGBT+ and rights charities including Diversity Role Models and the Albert Kennedy Trust.
What does your identity mean to you?
I feel very comfortable in my identity but didn’t growing up, like the majority of gay people. I feel very much part of the LGBTQ+ family and take my strength from my queer brothers and sisters.