Carl has been a professional international theatre, film and TV actor for over thirty years. Career highlights include playing John Grey in the critically acclaimed play ‘Hidden Face’; Hamlet at the Liverpool Unity theatre, and Rory Storm in the Liverpool Playhouse Theatre production and national tour of ‘Beautiful Dreamer: The King of Liverpool’.
Carl also writes and directs and in 2004, he wrote, directed and performed in The Retribution a musical based on Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel ‘The Scarlet Letter’ at The Floral Pavilion theatre and The Gladstone Theatre, both on the Wirral.
More recently, Carl has moved deeper into film. Notable credits include playing Henry in the feature film ‘Self Same Sky’. 2015 saw Carl filming in India – portraying the protagonist Sir John Cavendish in the Bollywood epic Jaanisaar, directed by award winning director Muzaffar Ali. His film credits continue to grow with many projects already lined up in the US for 2016/17.
Carl’s skills include: singing, horse-riding, aerobics, animal handling, climbing, ski-ing and dance (ballet, tap, modern and ballroom). Carl is also a qualified teacher of both dance and drama and a former body-builder.
“Working with Carl was a special experience. He came with a régime that creates perfection”Muzaffar Ali
“He would always deliver with immense skill and care and his level of focus, conviction and determination was simply outstanding. Carl is a profound actor”William Forster
“I have been a Film Director for over 10 years and I am pleased to direct the actor Carl Wharton. I find Carl to be very talented, creative, ambitious, he made a great work transforming himself in order to fit into the “grave digger” character in the movie Wrath of the Crows. I would enthusiastically recommend Carl to any company and or production team.”
“Working with Carl Wharton is an absolute pleasure, Carl’s dedication to the role and the work at hand is unrivalled, Carl’s persona in a work environment is friendly, focused and he has a willingness to get the best out of him self and do the best he can for the people along side him. I would highly recommend working with Carl and wouldn’t hesitate to work with him again.”
“A very flexible actor which we use in a multitude of roles. His work is always first class as you can see in our films. His enthusiasm and work ethic is second to none. A valuable addition to any production. Thanks Carl!”
“Working with Carl is so easy you could not believe it… He is such a professional on set and a great person outside. He always give the 100% on everything he does and from the very beginning I knew he was the right choice for playing General Carter. He is a very talented actor.”
“Carl was a genuine joy to work with, easy to communicate with and perceptive to the needs of the scene. His performance can make any shot come to life. We consider ourselves very lucky to have cast him in our short drama “Evolution” and look forward to working with him on future projects.”
“In the two films we have worked together on, Carl was thorough and extremely professional in his approach and delivery. An important note for directors: you can direct him. He will adjust his performance (sometimes ever-so slightly), to fit your vision but will always pour his heart and soul into it…he also remembers his lines and is able to navigate the furniture.”
“To date has still provided one of the best Auditions I have ever seen. great guy and very professional.”
“Carl Wharton’s energetic performance as Rory is cleverly underplayed to such an extent that he could actually have been a reincarnation.”Lew Baxter