Charles Hanson Bio, Age, Wife, Family, Height, Antiques, Net Worth, Cancer

Charles Hanson
Charles Hanson

Charles Hanson Biography

Charles Hanson is a renowned British auctioneer, chartered surveyor, antique specialist, and television personality best known for his appearances as an antiques expert on the television programs Bargain Hunt, Flog It! and Antiques Road Trip.

After attaining his MRICS qualification, Charles started his career in 1999 at Christie’s as a valuer in the European Ceramics and Glass Department. He subsequently worked for antique houses in Chesire and Staffordshire before founding Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers in Etwall, Derbyshire in August 2005. In 2016, his company opened a department specializing in coins and antiques, dubbed Historica.

Most notably, he sold a Qianlong period Chinese porcelain vase which was used by the seller as a door shop for 36 years, finishing at £650,000. Other notables sales include the medals of Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill, a commander at the Battle of Waterloo, and a brooch that had belonged to Katherine Neville, Baroness Hastings.

In 2017, Hanson alongside his fellow BBC Antique Experts Philip Serrell, Charlie Ross, and James Braxton recorded a rock version of the classic hit “Sleigh Ride” in aid of BBC Children in Need. The record was produced by father and son team Grahame and Jack Corbyn and released digitally on the independent record label Saga Entertainment. It eventually picked at number 1 on the Amazon Rock Charts.

Charles Hanson Age

How old is Charles? Hanson is 45 years old as of 2023. He was born on May 29, 1978, in Holbrook, Derbyshire. In addition, he celebrates his birthday on May 29th every year and his birth sign is Taurus.

Charles Hanson Wife

Hanson is happily married to his wife Rebecca Ludlam since 2010. Hanson and Rebecca married through a traditional wedding at All Saints Church in Mackworthand after two years of dating.

The couple is blessed with two children namely Matilda Hanson and Frederik Hanson. Matilda was born in April 2014 after intense IVF treatment. However, their first child, a son named Thomas William Hanson was tragically born asleep in September 2012. Since then, Charles and Rebecca have worked to raise awareness of the issue of stillborn babies. He has raised £39,000 for the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society (now known as Sands by completing the Great North Run in September 2013.

Charles Hanson Family

Hanson was born in Holbrook by his parents. However, he has not disclosed information regarding his parents and siblings. We promise to update this section once the information is available.

Charles Hanson Height

Hanson stands at an approximate height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.8 m) tall.

Charles Hanson Cancer

In August 2012, Charles was diagnosed with testicular cancer. He has since been battling the sickness.

Charles Hanson Television Career

Hanson has been a regular on the BBC television show Bargain Hunt since 2002, where he serves as an adviser to one of two teams of players who acquire and sell antiques in the hopes of making a profit. He featured as an expert on a celebrity edition of Bargain Hunt in November 2018, in which stars from the BBC program Casualty formed teams and attempted to collect money for Children in Need.

Hanson appears on Flog It! on a regular basis. He’s also competed in Antiques Road Trip since 2010, in which he travels between antique stores in the United Kingdom and competes with a fellow antique expert to see who can make the most money. He made an appearance on For What It’s Worth in 2016.

Charles Hanson’s Net Worth

Hanson has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million. His income is mainly from his successful career as an auctioneer, chartered surveyor, antique specialist, and television personality.