Definition of character part in English:

character part

noun

  • A part played by a character actor.

    • ‘Some old stalwarts appear in the traditional character parts but there are also some newcomers.’
    • ‘With some experience as a dancer in his native land he joined Sadler's Wells Ballet in London, excelling in character parts.’
    • ‘She excels in hard-driving contemporary ballets and in dynamic character parts.’
    • ‘He has maintained a very strong presence in movies ever since, moving from star roles to character parts, dividing his time equally between his acting and recording careers.’
    • ‘The Bournonville repertory has dozens of interesting roles for mature dancers, and assuming character parts is a natural career path for a Danish ballerina.’
    • ‘Junior chorus auditions for nine-year-olds and upwards start at 2pm; auditions for character parts and senior chorus roles follow at 3pm.’
    • ‘When I became an actor I wanted to do edgy character parts.’
    • ‘In that period, Hepburn demonstrated she was going to be a survivor in the movies, maturing into her middle years with dignity, not sliding into supporting roles, but rising up into what would be her greatest character parts.’
    • ‘Unless they're willing to humble their talents in character parts in movies, more and more major talents may turn back to the stage.’
    • ‘He would turn down a leading role for a better character part.’
    • ‘During that time he has danced close to 150 roles, from which he has created a gallery of character parts that has left an indelible memory on Philadelphia balletgoers.’
    • ‘As before, the character parts are attacked with great relish.’
    • ‘These are the men who have taken a juicy character part and turned it into a mess of bungled line deliveries, awkward gestures, and painful stuttering.’
    • ‘I never had the shape for juvenile leads so I've always had to play character parts.’
    • ‘All were character parts enjoyed by an actor who abdicated his action star throne in the mid-80s with the comment: ‘I'm not a tough guy any more.’’
    • ‘In hindsight, my career could have gone to these character parts earlier.’
    • ‘He trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, and found plenty of work in theatre and television, but it was only in the 1990s that his occasional character parts began to coalesce into a film career.’
    • ‘Rudd's fun because he has leading man good looks and charisma, but he's great in silly character parts.’
    • ‘I could not have done that when I was younger so as certain doors close more character parts come in.’
    • ‘Deprived of romantic lead roles because of his height, he was forced to take more interesting character parts and develop the energetic and athletic on-stage persona with which he is synonymous.’