Profile: Charlie Hunnam

I have mentioned my infatuation with Charlie Hunnam here On The Edge Of Everything before, so it should come as no surprise that I am choosing to dedicate an entire post to him.

This handsome lad was born in Newcastle, England on April 10th, 1980. I know, it’s hard to believe the guy is 36. His father was a supposed gangster in Newcastle as well as a scrap metal worker, and his mother owned a business. He graduated from Cumbria College of Art and Design with a degree in the history and theory of film as well as a degree in performing arts.

He was actually discovered when he was 17 by a television show producer when he was drunk in a local village on Christmas Eve. He was shopping for shoes for his brother for a Christmas gift. What a guy.

His break through role was a result of being casted by Russel Davies in the television drama Queer as Folk. From there he began to tackle larger roles in major motion pictures, appearing in films such as Abandon, Nicholas Nickleby, Pacific Rim, Cold Mountain and Green Street Hooligans. He is currently filming Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur which is due to premier this year, and I cannot wait to go and see him in his Medieval prime.

I became familiar with this guy by watching the television series Sons of Anarchy in which he stars as the show’s main character, Jax Teller. I genuinely do not believe that a better actor could have been casted to play this role. He is so believable and genuine in his acting in Sons of Anarchy, along with the rest of the cast, and the show is the only series I have ever watched from beginning to end, every episode. It’s that good.

Hunnam was actually supposed to star as Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey film, but he chose to give up the role because it interfered with his filming of the final season of Sons of Anarchy. Though I would have thoroughly enjoyed him as Christian Grey, I have to give the man credit for sticking to what is of most importance to him.

He is also currently single, having divorced from Katharine Towne in 2002. Just throwing that out there.

If you have not seen any of his films, I definitely recommend checking them out. Thanks for reading!

 

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