Charlie Hesketh is the tertiary antagonist of the 2015 spy action comedy film Kingsman: The Secret Service.
After failing to become an agent of the Kingsman services, he appears as one of Richmond Valentine's goons.
He is portrayed by Edward Holcroft.
Role in the film
Following Agent Lancelot's death in the hands of Richmond Valentine and his henchwoman Gazelle, secret intelligence agency Kingsman opened a vacancy for a new agent to replace him. Kingsman leader Arthur (Chester King) recruited Charlie as a candidate with high hopes that he would succeed. During his training at Kingsman, Charlie formed a rivalry with Gary "Eggsy" Unwin and Roxy Morton.
He, Gary, and Roxy became the last three candidates in the training program, but Charlie ultimately failed (what was unbeknownst to him) a test where he was tied to the rails of an oncoming train and fearfully revealed Kingsman's information to a lunatic in exchange for his life. He realized that it was simulation and Arthur condemned Charlie's cowardice by calling him a "bloody disgrace". Gary and Roxy continued their training, and Charlie was sent home.
During Eggsy's mission to defeat Valentine at his mountain bunker and save the world from chaos, Charlie reappeared as a one of the party guests, explaining that his family was invited. Wielding a knife, Charlie apprehended Eggsy and blew his cover to Valentine as payback against Kingsman. In response, Eggsy tasered Charlie with his ring and punched him in the face, knocking Charlie unconscious.
Charlie will return in the 2017 sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle.
Charlie is a handsome, arrogant, and spoiled young man who takes pleasure in belittling Eggsy and Roxy. Despite showing remarkable physical skills during his training at Kingsman, Charlie was later revealed to be a coward under pressure and held a grudge against Eggsy and the agency after his failure to replace Lancelot (even though it was Charlie's fault).