Charlie Hunnam


Charlie Hunnam
Charlie Hunnam

Hunnam at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2011.
Born Charles Matthew Hunnam
10 April 1980 (1980-04-10) (age 31)
Newcastle, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1989–present
Spouse Katharine Towne (1999–2002)

Charles Matthew "Charlie" Hunnam (born 10 April 1980) is an English actor. He is perhaps best known to UK audiences as Pete Dunham in Green Street Hooligans and as Nathan Maloney in the Channel 4 hit drama Queer as Folk and to US audiences as Vice President of Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club Redwood Original Jackson "Jax" Teller in the FX network series, Sons of Anarchy.

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Life and career

Hunnam was born in Newcastle, England on 10 April 1980. He is the second oldest of four boys. Hunnam stated that growing up, his favorite actors have always been Daniel Day-Lewis and Sean Penn.

Discovered while clowning around in a shoe shop by a production manager for the British children's show Byker Grove, Charlie Hunnam was cast in his first role as the long-locked child model "Jason" in three episodes of the show. His first major role came soon after as Nathan Maloney in the Channel 4 drama Queer as Folk (UK). He followed this up with his role as "Daz" in the British film Whatever Happened to Harold Smith?. Upon completion of both projects, Hunnam relocated to Los Angeles, California to pursue his acting career.

His career, meanwhile, expanded to include a recurring role as Gregor Ryder in a TV Series for The WB network called Young Americans. He then appeared in the short-lived Fox series Undeclared as the British drama student Lloyd Haythe. The series was cancelled after only one season. Following Undeclared, he appeared in Abandon, Nicholas Nickleby (2002), and Cold Mountain.

Hunnam has stated that he does not wish to simply take any role that he is offered: "I have 60 years to make the money, but the choices I make in the next five years are really going to define my career."[1] This decision resulted in his return to the United Kingdom to take the lead as Pete Dunham in Green Street (also known as Green Street Hooligans, Hooligans, and The Yank).

Hunnam played the role of Patric, a member of "The Fishes", in Children of Men (2006) directed by Alfonso Cuarón. Hunnam states that this role was the final part in his "trilogy of mad men". "I played the psycho in Cold Mountain, my character in Green Street is fairly psychotic and now I've got this role."[2]

Hunnam currently stars as Vice President Jackson "Jax" Teller in the FX network series, Sons of Anarchy, a prominent motorcycle club in a small fictional California town.

Hunnam was voted ninth in Elle Girl's top 100 sexiest men in 2005.[3]

In 2011, Hunnam appeared in The Ledge, a layered love story with themes of religious faith co-starring Liv Tyler, Patrick Wilson, and Terrence Howard. In 2009, Hunnam sold his screenplay, Vlad, to Summit Entertainment with Brad Pitt's Plan B Studios co-producing.[4] The film is being directed by music video director and photographer Anthony Mandler and will focus on Dracula as a young prince.[5]

Personal life

Upon his arrival in Los Angeles in 1999, Hunnam met and married actress Katharine Towne, the daughter of screenwriter Robert Towne and actress Julie Payne. They divorced in 2002. He currently has homes in Los Angeles, London, and Bolton.

Filmography

List of film credits
Year Title Role Notes
1989 Byker Grove Jason TV series
1997 My Wonderful Life Wes TV series
1998 Microsoap Brad TV series
1999 Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? Daz
1999–2000 Queer as Folk Nathan Maloney TV series
2000 Young Americans Gregor Ryder TV series
2001–2002 Undeclared Lloyd Haythe TV series
2002 Nicholas Nickleby Nicholas Nickleby
2002 Abandon Embry Larkin
2003 Cold Mountain Bosie
2005 Green Street Pete Dunham
2006 Children of Men Patric
2008– Sons of Anarchy Jackson "Jax" Teller TV series
2011 The Ledge Gavin Nichols
2011 Frankie Go Boom
2012 Blackbird
2013 Pacific Rim

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