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Charlie Hunnam Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Jan 1, 0001
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

Fair-haired, hunky British performer Charlie Hunnam began life in Newcastle, England, and moved to Hollywood at the age of 19 (around 1999) in a quest for movie and television stardom. He found it almost instantly as homosexual character Nathan on the first two seasons of the groundbreaking Showtime series drama [[Feature~V324776~Queer as Folk~queerasfolk[tvseries]]] (1999-2001), then signed on to work for executive producer [[Performer~P188203~Judd Apatow~juddapatow]] and others with a role as a college student in the short-lived but critically worshipped situation comedy [[Feature~V255232~Undeclared~undeclared[tvseries]]] (2001). Hunnam's feature film contributions began shortly thereafter and witnessed him specializing in intense, angry, often psychotic characterizations; memorable assignments included a portrayal of the nasty villain in [[Performer~P102995~Anthony Minghella~anthonyminghella]]'s period drama [[Feature~V285740~Cold Mountain~coldmountain]] (2003) and a gold-toothed, dreadlocked psychopath in the dystopian saga [[Feature~V326222~Children of Men~childrenofmen]] (2006). The role that truly rocketed Hunnam to acclaim, however, cut closest to his British roots: a scarily accurate evocation of a thuggish English footballer in the gritty drama [[Feature~V309967~Green Street Hooligans~greenstreethooligans]] (2005). He appeared in the well-regarded dystopian sci-fi film [[Feature~V326222~Children of Men~childrenofmen]] as well as Robert Towne's long-planned adaptation of the novel Ask the Dust. He appeared in the first season of the TV series Sons of Anarchy in 2008, and had a major role in the 2011 thriller The Ledge. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi