Charles Armitage

Charles Armitage

Charles began his career with a brief spell in the mailroom of a major NYC record label. He then spent three years as a record promotions executive (and in 1973 had the top 3 records in the USA Billboard Chart in one week) in both New York and LA. Returning to the UK, he managed and published Tony Macaulay, the multi Ivor Novello Award-winning writer and producer – David Soul, The Drifters, and Marmalade.

In the 1980s he was one of the producers of Me & My Girl, the award-winning musical (Swet, Tonys, Ivor Novello) in the West End, Broadway, Japan and many other territories.

With Paul Jackson he formed one of the first major independent TV companies - Noel Gay TV - and Sir Bill Cotton CBE joined as Chairman. NGTV was contracted to Carlton , Meridian & Anglia for their successful ITV franchise bids and subsequent hit shows included Frank Stubbs, Dave Allen and The 10%ers.

The Noel Gay Motion Picture Company produced Dog Soldiers, Virtual Sexuality, Greyfriars Bobby and was a co-producer of Trainspotting.

Grant Naylor Productions continues to produce the International Emmy Award & Comedy Award-winning Red Dwarf. Red Dwarf has sold in all major overseas territories with DVD & DTO sales in excess of 7.5 million units.

Pepper Productions formed with Trevor Phillips. Produced the RTS and EMMA Award winning Windrush.

Diversity Analytics. A new venture launched by Trevor Phillips and Charles Armitage committed to applying scientific method to our understanding of social diversity. Currently working with Ernst & Young and Green Park Recruitment.

Noel Gay Management. John Fisher's iconic Funny Way to be a Hero being re-published 40 years on, also the Tommy Cooper All In One Joke Book book set for publication. Chris Barrie continues as Rimmer in Red Dwarf.

Halcyon Media. Charlie Hamilton James and Philippa Forrester currently filming Vultures and I Bought an Amazon Rainforest; the latter with Keo Films.