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Overview (3)

Born in London, England, UK
Birth NameCharles George Patrick Shaughnessy
Height 5' 11½" (1.82 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Charles was born into a show business family. His father, Alfred Shaughnessy, was the principal writer for the popular PBS series Upstairs, Downstairs (1971) and his mother, Jean Lodge, was an actress. He started appearing in plays during school. He attended Eton College and read law at Magdalene College, Cambridge. While at Cambridge, he joined Footlights, a comedy revue. After graduating, he decided to return to acting and enrolled in a London drama school, which led to him to touring in a repertory company. Eventually moving to America to follow the actress he later married, he got his break on The Nanny (1993).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: John Sacksteder <jsack@ka.net>

Spouse (1)

Susan Fallender (21 May 1983 - present) (2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Estuary English Accent.

Trivia (9)

He has two daughters with wife Susan Fallender; Jenny Johanna Shaughnessy and Madelyn Sarah Shaughnessy.
Son of writer/director Alfred Shaughnessy and Jean Lodge.
Brother-in-law of Deborah Fallender and Anne Schoettle.
Became the fifth Baron Shaughnessy in December 2007 upon the death of his second cousin. The heir presumptive to the title is his brother, David Shaughnessy. The first baron was his great-grandfather, Thomas George Shaughnessy, the president of Canadian Pacific Railway.
With his brother David Shaughnessy, is in the process of starting "Busstop31 Productions".
Reprised his role of "Shane Donovan" on Days of Our Lives (1965). [November 2002]
Appearing as "Arthur" in Theatre Arts Productions presentation of "Camelot" in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The show also features former Miss America Susan Powell as "Guenevere". [July 2005]
On Broadway, in New York, starring in "Urinetown, The Musical" as Caldwell B. Cladwell until February 8, 2004. Has been doing the part since September, 9, 2003 [October 2003]
Many critics and viewers believed that his genuine British accent on 'The Nanny (1993-1999)' was fake and commented that he should take advice from Daniel Davis, who is really American, on how to improve it.

Personal Quotes (1)

Who is my biggest inspiration? Wow...I really, without wanting to sound "aw gee shucks", I'd have to say my wife who taught a rather uptight Englishman what there is to be got out of life. Susan is my greatest inspiration. She has more integrity than anyone I know and integrity is more important than anything for a happy and successful life.

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