Maxton Gig Beesley Jr. (born 16 April 1971), better known as Max Beesley, is an English actor and musician. He is probably best known for his role as Charlie Edwards in the British television drama Hotel Babylon, and has appeared in a variety of television shows such as Bodies, a television adaptation of The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, London Ink, Survivors, and Mad Dogs. Beesley was born in Burnage, Manchester. His father, Maxton Beesley Sr., was a professional jazz drummer, and his mother was a jazz singer mother who sang under the stage name Chris Marlowe. His parents divorced when he was a baby. His middle name was inspired by the American actor Gig Young. His father was also a regular guest on the Ted Rogers show 3-2-1, doing impressions amidst the sketches. Beesley came to prominence with his first major acting role in The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, a 1997 television mini-series based on the book of the same name.
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