British bad boy popstar Robbie Williams is the front runner to play Nick Charles in a biopic about the famous boozer turned humanitarian reports filmIck.
An alcoholic drifter, Charles was found in London in 1975 and thought to be dead having consumed large amounts of industrial alcohol. He was about to be zipped into a body bag, moved slightly and was transferred to hospital instead.
He has spent the last twenty eight years helping alcoholics by running help lines and day centres. In 1989 he opened the “Chaucer Clinic” and has treated over 15,000 alcoholics in his career.
Charles penned the autobiography “Through A Glass Brightly” which is what’s being used as the basis for a film.