Charlie Hunnam

Actor, Model
Having emerged from his native England as one of the stars of the controversial series "Queer as Folk," actor Charlie Hunnam established himself as an actor of note in America, tackling a wide variety of roles on more ... Read more »
Born: 04/08/1980 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (23)

Pacific Rim 2 2017 (Movie)

Raleigh Becket (Actor)

Knights Of The Roundtable: King Arthur 2016 (Movie)

King Arthur (Actor)

Crimson Peak 2015 (Movie)

Dr. Alan McMichael (Actor)

Sons of Anarchy 2008 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Anarchy Afterword 2014 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Conan 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Pacific Rim 2013 (Movie)

Raleigh Becket (Actor)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

3,2,1...Frankie Go Boom 2012 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Deadfall 2012 (Movie)

Jay Mills (Actor)

The Ledge 2011 (Movie)

Gavin Nichols (Actor)

Children of Men 2006 (Movie)

Patric (Actor)

Green Street Hooligans 2005 (Movie)

Pete Dunham (Actor)

Cold Mountain 2003 (Movie)

Bosie (Actor)

Abandon 2002 (Movie)

Embry Larkin (Actor)

Nicholas Nickleby 2002 (Movie)

Nicholas Nickleby (Actor)

Undeclared 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2001 Teen Choice Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? 2001 (Movie)

Daz (Actor)

Queer as Folk (UK) 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Young Americans 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stanford Prison Experiment (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Having emerged from his native England as one of the stars of the controversial series "Queer as Folk," actor Charlie Hunnam established himself as an actor of note in America, tackling a wide variety of roles on more accessible television fare. Decidedly picky about which roles he took - almost to the detriment of his career - Hunnam vehemently avoided making any-old movie for the sake of stardom; instead focusing his attention on quality projects. After a couple of false starts on short-lived series like "Young Americans" (The WB, 2000) and "Undeclared" (2001-02), he found his footing playing the titular character in Douglas McGrath's adaptation of Charles Dickens' "Nicholas Nickleby" (2002). Over the next few years, Hunnam turned down more work that he took, appearing in small roles in "Cold Mountain" (2003) and "Children of Men" (2006), while tackling a meatier part in the British-made "Green Street Hooligans" (2005). But it was his turn as the troubled Jax Teller on the hit motorcycle drama, "Sons of Anarchy" (FX, 2008- ), that propelled the reluctant actor into the limelight and brought him the kind of celebrity that he had previously evaded.

Relationships

Katharine Towne Actor

Wife
Married 1999 Divorced 2002

Milestones

2013

Starred in the big-budget action/sci-fi film "Pacific Rim"

2012

Cast opposite Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde in crime drama "Deadfall"

2011

Returned to features with a starring role in the drama thriller "The Ledge"

2008

Cast as Jackson 'Jax' Teller, the central character on the FX drama series "Sons of Anarchy"

2006

Cast in Alfonso Cuarón's futuristic tale "Children of Men," adapted from P.D. James' novel

2005

Co-starred with Elijah Wood in "Green Street Hooligans," a film about the underworld of British football hooliganism

2003

Cast in small role in Anthony Minghella's "Cold Mountain"

2002

Featured in the teen thriller "Abandon," written and directed by Stephen Gaghan

2002

Played title role in Douglas McGrath's feature remake of Dickens' "Nicholas Nickleby"

2001

Appeared on the short-lived Fox comedy "Undeclared" as cocky British drama student Lloyd Haythe

2000

Reprised role of Nathan in "Queer as Folk 2" (Channel 4)

2000

Landed recurring role on the short-lived WB drama "Young Americans"

1999

Made feature acting debut in "Whatever Happened to Harold Smith?"

1999

Appeared on the BBC series "Microsoap"

1999

Landed breakthrough screen role as 15-year-old Nathan Maloney on the controversial gay-themed British series "Queer as Folk" (Channel 4)

1998

Cast in his first role as the child model Jason on the British children's show "Byker Grove" (BBC)

Bonus Trivia

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"From the very beginning I was confident that it was going to be a good show, and I wanted to be a part of it. Maybe for two and a half seconds I entertained the idea that it wasn't such a good idea career-wise, but not many opportunities come up like this, so I just went for it." – Hunnam on "Queer as Folk," quoted in Detour magazine, Spring 2001

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"Good roles are hard to come by, and whether they're a few lines or a lead, you snap'em up when they come along." – Hunnam on why he took such a small role in "Cold Mountain," to Interview magazine, December 2003

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