is Film Editor of Heat magazine, the popular UK entertainment weekly. His freelance activities include writing two monthly columns on the film industry for Sight & Sound, and a weekly UK box-office commentary for Guardian.co.uk. In addition to weekly film criticism for Heat and Heat Radio, Charles also reviews for trade publication Variety. He appears regularly on Radio 4’s The Film Programme, presented by Francine Stock, and other recent broadcast appearances include BBC2’s Newsnight. Charles has served on juries for BAFTA, nominates for the British Independent Film Awards and is a member of the UK’s Film Critics’ Circle.