Mathews, Charles (1776-1835), English comedian, was born in London and educated at Merchant Taylors'. In 1794 he obtained an engagement at the Dublin theatre, and in 1802 he came to the Haymarket, where he proved a great success. His great power lay in his mimicry and in his variety of facial expression. In 1818 he began his "At Homes" at the Lyceum, and these also met with much success. He was of amiable character, and much liked in private life.