Nancy Linehan Charles

Biography: A professional actress since 1973, Nancy Linehan Charles is also a writer. She has developed three adaptations of Shakespeare's plays for Dramatic Publishing, the latest: A Midsummer Night's Dream or The Night They Missed the Forest for the Trees. Her other adaptations are of Macbeth and Othello. In 2001, she played the title role in Frank Marcus' The Killing of Sister George in Los Angeles. In 2000, sporting a bald head for three months, she portrayed the dying John Donne scholar in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Wit. She received the 1994 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for her portrayal of Claire Zachanassian in Pacific Resident Theatre's The Visit, which also received a Circle Award for Best Production. In 1998, she received an LADCC nomination for her portrayal of the title role in Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession. She has appeared at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, at Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center and across the country in regional theatres-playing such roles as Emilia in Othello, Esther in The Price and the title roles in Letttice and Lovage, The Miracle Worker and Driving Miss Daisy. Recent television credits include guest appearances on ER, The Practice, Providence, Norm, Kate Brasher and HBO's Six Feet Under. She can be seen as Bette Davis in Norma Jean and Marilyn starring Mira Sorvino. Charles ran the Los Angeles marathon in 1999. She resides in Los Angeles and has two sons: Charlie (30), soon to be a Manhattan district attorney; and Will (14), also a professional actor. Expand

Nancy Linehan Charles' Scores

  • Movies
Average career score: 41
Highest Metascore: 57 The Lords of Salem
Lowest Metascore: 33 The Stepfather
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
4 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
35 Radio Free Albemuth Jun 27, 2014 Cast 9.0
57 The Lords of Salem Apr 19, 2013 Clovis Hales 5.9
33 The Stepfather Oct 16, 2009 Mrs. Cutter 5.6
42 Ed Gein May 4, 2001 Eleanor 7.6