Charles Shaughnessy
British actor and Baron
Charles Shaughnessy
Charles George Patrick Shaughnessy, 5th Baron Shaughnessy, simply known as Charles Shaughnessy, is a British peer, and television, theatre and film actor. He is known for his roles on American television, as Shane Donovan on the soap opera Days of our Lives and as Maxwell Sheffield on the sitcom The Nanny and kids programme Victorious . Along with his brother, David Shaughnessy and Ophelia Soumekh, he is a partner in 3S Media Solutions Inc.
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'The Nanny' stars Fran Drescher and Charles Shaughnessy reunite
Fox News - almost 2 years
Fran Drescher reunited with her former costar Charles Shaughnessy on Wednesday night at the Los Angeles premiere of the play “Cinderella,” sending fans of “The Nanny” into a frenzy.
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Die Nanny - Oy To The World! - MOVIEPILOT NEWS
Google News - over 5 years
Fran Drescher spielte in der Sitcom das durchgeknallte Kindermädchen Fran Fine aus Flushing, Queens, das den konservativen Haushalt des britischen Broadwayproduzenten Maxwell Sheffield (Charles Shaughnessy) gehörig aufmischte. Für ein Kindermädchen war
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'Happily Divorced' Recap: Season Finale with Charles Shaughnessy of 'The Nanny' - Gather.com
Google News - over 5 years
Fran, Peter and Judi go to a book signing and meet Gregory Sherwood (Charles Shaughnessy of The Nanny) a best-selling author. She discovers he was a successful florist in his earlier years. Fran strikes up a conversation and the two of them end up
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Bad script sends film 'To The Mat' - South Coast Today
Google News - over 5 years
Fran Drescher's “Nanny” co-star Charles Shaughnessy guest-stars on the season finale of “Happily Divorced” (10:30 pm, TV Land, TV-14). TCM offers 24 hours of Humphrey Bogart movies, including the 1950 film noir mystery “In a Lonely Place” (6:15 pm),
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Exclusive Interview: Charles Shaughnessy - TVGrapevine.com
Google News - over 5 years
By Sammi-T Charles Shaughnessy is back and better than ever! Best known for his role as Broadway producer Maxwell Sheffield on The Nanny, the handsome actor will reunite with former co-star Fran Drescher in the season finale of Happily Divorced
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SEARCH: Past 14 days Archives - Boston Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Charles Shaughnessy reunites with his former “The Nanny” co-star Fran Drescher in the season finale of TV Land's “Happily Divorced” at 10:30 pm as a man both Fran (Drescher) and her ex-husband Peter (John Michael Higgins) want to date
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Appointment Viewing: VH1 Goes "Behind the Music" with Ricky Martin and ABC ... - AfterElton.com
Google News - over 5 years
Wednesday night's summer comedy line-up will begin coming to a close this week, as State of Georgia brings us an hour-long season finale on ABC Family, and TV Land reunites Fran Drescher with her former Nanny co-star Charles Shaughnessy on the season
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Keck's Exclusives! First Look: Nanny Reunion on Happily Divorced - TV Guide
Google News - over 5 years
Twelve years after The Nanny went off the air, series stars Fran Drescher and Charles Shaughnessy are reuniting on Fran's new TV Land sitcom, Happily Divorced. But don't expect romance this time around, as Charles' character has a wandering eye aimed
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Happily Divorced, La “tata” ritrova il suo Maxwell nella nuova sitcom - Mag-SeriesUsa (Blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Charles Shaughnessy parteciperà alla serie con un ruolo da guest star, ovvero nei panni di Gregory, oggetto del desiderio sia per la bella Fran, una fioraia di Los Angeles, che per il suo ex marito interpretato da John Michael Higgins
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Jeff Korbelik: Happy 30th birthday MTV - Lincoln Journal Star
Google News - over 5 years
"Nanny" costars Fran Drescher and Charles Shaughnessy will reunite in the season finale of Drescher's "Happily Divorced" on TV Land on Aug. 17. * HBO is planning two stand-alone films of "The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency," which ran for one season on
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Flashback : Une Nounou d'enfer ! Fran, Maxwell, Niles, que sont-ils devenus ? - Pure People
Google News - over 5 years
Célèbre producteur de comédies musciales à Broadway, père veuf de trois enfants, Maxwell Sheffield (Charles Shaughnessy) cherche désespérément une nounou. Fran se propose donc pour cet emploi, qui lui est pourtant totalement inconnu
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Brasil prepara adaptação de 'Competente e Descarada' - Diário de Notícias - Lisboa
Google News - over 5 years
O original, protagonizado por Fran Drescher, conta as peripécias de uma ama sexy e provocante, de voz anasalada, que trabalha em casa de Maxwell Sheffield (Charles Shaughnessy), um produtor inglês, pai de três filhos. Na casa vivem ainda o mordomo
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Making (Affordable) Wedding Magic - NewsReleaseWire.com (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Emmy Award winning actor Charles Shaughnessy (Days of Our Lives, The Nanny) and his brother, Emmy Award winning producer David Shaughnessy (The Young and the Restless) produce the show along with Coffey Other websites can "spread the Buzz" as the show
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Fran Drescher's Happily Divorced premiere preview! - SheKnows.com
Google News - over 5 years
"I'm thinking, 'Who am I going to find that I'm going to have the chemistry with like I had with Charles Shaughnessy, who played Mr. Sheffield?' But we absolutely found that person in John Michael Higgins. Our chemistry is just amazing
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Fran Drescher's 'Happily Divorced' premieres June 15 - see photos - OnTheRedCarpet.com
Google News - over 5 years
Charles Shaughnessy, who played her boss Maxwell Sheffield on "The Nanny," also starred in "Living With Fran." He also appeared in shows like "Mad Men" and "Days of Our Lives" and voices Land Rover commercials. Drescher has worked to support homosexual
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North Shore theater marks comeback with charming 'Lady' - Boston Globe
Google News - over 5 years
Many of those moments involve the luminous Lisa O'Hare, who plays Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower girl who subjects herself to the gruff tutelage of phoneticist Henry Higgins (Charles Shaughnessy). There is both delicacy and emotional heft to
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Shaughnessy a class act in 'My Fair Lady' - The Salem News
Google News - over 5 years
By Paul Leighton Staff writer Charles Shaughnessy spent six years playing opposite Fran Drescher and her obnoxious/endearing (depending on your point of view) laugh on the TV show "The Nanny." This month, he's at North Shore Music Theatre in another
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Charles Shaughnessy
    FIFTIES
  • 2014
    Age 59
    On 23 January 2014 it was announced that Shaughnessy would assume the title role in the play Harvey at the New Theatre in Overland Park, Kansas after original star Judge Reinhold was offered the opportunity to leave the production.
    More Details Hide Details In August 2014, Shaughness made a guest appearance on the Disney Channel Show, Dog with a Blog as, Business Tycoon, Tom Fairbanks a man who wanted to buy Stan the Dog and use him as the spokes-dog for his animal rescue campaign. Shaughnessy has been married to Susan Fallender since 21 May 1983. Together they have two daughters: He is an avid supporter of the Chelsea Football Club in the UK.
  • 2013
    Age 58
    He also returned in November 2013 for a three episode arc, in which his character Shane, and his wife Kimberly, deal with their daughter's drug use.
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  • 2012
    Age 57
    Shaughnessy returned to Days of Our Lives for a limited run in May 2012 as Shane Donovan, in a story line involving his return to the ISA and interacting with Hope and Bo Brady and Stephano DiMera.
    More Details Hide Details His co-star, Patsy Pease did not appear as Shane's wife, Kimberly, in this story arc; nor did Charlotte Ross, who had played Shane's daughter, Eve.
  • 2011
    Age 56
    He made a guest appearance on the first season finale of Fran Drescher's TV Land sitcom, Happily Divorced, first airing on 17 August 2011.
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    In June 2011, Shaughnessy appeared as Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady at the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, Massachusetts.
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  • 2010
    Age 55
    On 6 December 2010, he reunited with Fran Drescher as a guest on her limited-run daytime show, The Fran Drescher Show.
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    In August–September 2010, Shaughnessy appeared as King Arthur in Monty Python's Spamalot! at The Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine.
    More Details Hide Details In January 2011, he won the Broadway World Boston Theater Award for Best Lead Actor in a Musical (Large Theater). Since 2010, Shaughnessy has starred on the soap opera web series The Bay as Elliot Sanders.
    Shaughnessy returned to Days of Our Lives in May 2010, in a storyline associated with the funeral of Alice Horton (played by Frances Reid), briefly reuniting him with his former co-star Patsy Pease (Kimberly).
    More Details Hide Details This plot development was necessitated by the real-world death of the actress who had long portrayed Mrs. Horton as the producers were aware that the audience would not accept the portrayal of the character by anyone else.
  • 2009
    Age 54
    On 5 May 2009, Shaughnessy made a guest appearance in the series The Mentalist episode "Miss Red" as the manager of a private club.
    More Details Hide Details His voice has been featured in commercials for Land Rover. He also appeared on the popular TV show Hannah Montana as a talent show judge modeled after Simon Cowell in the episode "Judge Me Tender".
  • 2008
    Age 53
    Shaughnessy is active on the Internet. He maintains his own blog on Blogspot and in the midst of the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election he started a video blog on YouTube supporting Barack Obama.
    More Details Hide Details He has also appeared in an episode of CollegeHumor's series, If Google Was A Guy. In December 2007, Shaughnessy became the fifth Baron Shaughnessy, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, upon the death of his second cousin, Michael James Shaughnessy, 4th Baron Shaughnessy. The heir presumptive to the title is his brother David, and David will remain such while both are living unless Charles subsequently fathers a son. The first baron was their great-grandfather, Thomas George Shaughnessy, the president of Canadian Pacific Railway. Although seldom called such, by his baronial title he is also properly styled as The Right Honourable The Lord Shaughnessy.
    In December 2008, he did the voice of Pietro in The Tale of Despereaux.
    More Details Hide Details He also portrayed the Cockney English accent for "The Boss" in the game Saints Row 2, and more recently has voiced more commercials for Land Rover.
    As of September 2008, his voice was heard in a few television commercials for Range Rover cars.
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    On 8 August 2008, Shaughnessy portrayed the murder victim (Samuel, Guru) in Murder 101 (film series): The Locked Room Mystery.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2002
    Age 47
    Shaughnessy appeared on an episode of NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and is also the voice of Dennis the Goldfish on the Disney Channel cartoon series Stanley. On 11 May 2002, Shaughnessy won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for his portrayal of Dennis the Goldfish on Stanley.
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  • 2000
    Age 45
    He was also seen in the Halloween 2000 made-for-TV movie Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire starring opposite Caroline Rhea (she guest-starred on The Nanny in 1998 as part of a cross-over with Hollywood Squares).
    More Details Hide Details That same year, Shaughnessy made two appearances on The WB's Sabrina (this show stars Rhea, Melissa Joan Hart, and Beth Broderick) playing two different characters. He played Alec Colson in the 8th-season episode "Covenant" of Stargate SG-1. He also voiced Dr. Quintaine in the PC game Freelancer.
  • 1996
    Age 41
    In 1996, Shaughnessy was reunited with another co-star from Days of Our Lives – Charlotte Ross, who portrayed Shane's daughter Eve Donovan – for the TV movie A Kiss So Deadly.
    More Details Hide Details This time, Ross portrayed the roommate of Shaughnessy's daughter (Dedee Pfeiffer); Shaughnessy's character, although married, forms an obsessive Lolita-esque relationship with Ross. When she tries to break it off, Shaughnessy's character murders Ross'; gradually, his daughter uncovers the truth. Shaughnessy also appeared in the Disney Channel 2002 made-for-TV movie Get a Clue.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1993
    Age 38
    Shaughnessy is also well known for his portrayal of Maxwell Sheffield opposite Fran Drescher on CBS' The Nanny from 1993 to 1999.
    More Details Hide Details He and Drescher resumed acting together on Drescher's next sitcom, Living with Fran, wherein Shaughnessy appeared fairly frequently as her philandering but needy ex-husband, Ted. Living with Fran was canceled on 17 May 2006, after two seasons.
  • 1986
    Age 31
    In 1986, he appeared with Betty White and Bert Convy on Super Password, and in January 1993, Shaughnessy appeared in an episode of Murphy Brown as the title character's date to the inaugural ball.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1984
    Age 29
    Shaughnessy first became widely known for playing Shane Donovan on the soap opera Days of Our Lives from 1984 to 1992.
    More Details Hide Details His character's romance with Patsy Pease's character, Kimberly Brady, made the duo into a soap supercouple and revived interest in Days among teenage viewers in the 1980s.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1955
    Age 0
    Shaughnessy was born on 9 February 1955 in London, the son of Alfred Shaughnessy, a television writer who was the scriptwriter for Upstairs, Downstairs, and the actress Jean Lodge.
    More Details Hide Details His brother, David Shaughnessy, is also an actor and a television producer and director. His great-grandfather Thomas Shaughnessy was an American-born Canadian railway administrator of Irish descent. Having been born into a show-business family, he started appearing in plays during primary school. After attending Eton College, he read for a law degree at Magdalene College at the University of Cambridge where he wrote a thesis on the House of Lords. While at Cambridge, he joined the Footlights club. After graduating, he decided to return to acting and enrolled in a London drama school, which led to him touring in a repertory company. He moved to the United States to follow actress Susan Fallender, whom he eventually wed.
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