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Charles Hyatt

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Charles Hyatt is well known as a talented actor, playwright, director, author and broadcaster. A Kingstonian by birth, he was educated at St. Alloysious Boys School and St. Simon’s College. He later studied at Theatre Royal in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Hyatt has worked as a radio producer and presenter. He has written radio serials such as “Here comes Charley” and “When me was a boy”. The latter was published by the Institute of Jamaica Publications.

He has performed in various national pantomimes and many other productions both locally and overseas. Local productions include “Arawak Gold”, “Bedward”, “School’s Out”, “Two Can Play” and “Miss Unusual” among others. He has also appeared in movies with James Bond and Sammy Davis Jr., and in British productions such as Crown Court.

Hyatt was once Resident Actor at Oxford playhouse and also at the Phoenix Theatre.

He won the Best Actor Award in 1958/59 and 1966/67. He was also awarded the Institute of Jamaica Centenary Medal and the silver Musgrave Medal.

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