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Charity Wakefield stars in "The Player" on NBC as Cassandra.

One of the brightest young talents emerging from the UK, Charity Wakefield followed in the footsteps of Kate Winslet by being cast as Marianne Dashwood in the high-profile BBC adaptation of "Sense and Sensibility." Wakefield starred in BBC's "Casualty 1909" and had a recurring in the miniseries "Wolf Hall." Guest appearances include "Agatha Christie's Marple," "Leaving," "Midsomer Murders," "Any Human Heart" and "Doctors."

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Charity Wakefield in "The Player"
Charity Wakefield The Player
US, producer David E. Kelly ("Ally McBeal") cast her in 2010 in the lead role for the NBC pilot for "Legally Mad," and producer Bryan Fuller cast her in 2012 alongside Eddie Izzard and Jerry O'Connell in NBC's pilot for the remake of the classic "The Munsters" series, "Mockingbird Lane," directed by Bryan Singer.

On the big screen, Wakefield was seen in "Serena," starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, the German film "Scar Tissue," the UK films "Day of the Flowers" and "Exitz," starring Malcolm McDowell, and the crime thriller "The Raven," starring John Cusack.

Wakefield trained at the Oxford School of Drama.

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