Charlie Hunnam (born 10th April 1980)
Charlie Hunnam is a British actor best known for starring in motorcycle drama series 'Sons Of Anarchy'.
Net worth: Charlie Hunnam has a net worth of $8 million according to Celebrity Net Worth (2014)
Acting career: Charlie Hunnam landed his first role as Jason in 'Byker Grove' after being talent-spotted while buying shoes in a shop. Soon followed was his first big role as Nathan Maloney in Russell T. Davies' 1999 TV series 'Queer as Folk'. His first film was 'Whatever Happened to Harold Smith?' that same year, and he subsequently moved over to LA to further his career. In 2002, he appeared in 'Abandon' alongside Katie Holmes and 'Nicholas Nickleby' with Jim Broadbent, Jamie Bell, Anne Hathaway and Timothy Spall. The following year he took on war drama 'Cold Mountain' with Jude Law and Nicole Kidman. He played football hooligan Pete Dunham in British movie 'Green Street' in 2005, co-starring with Elijah Wood. In 2006, he was in Alfonso Cuarón's 'Children of Men' with Clive Owen, and in 2008 he joined the cast of 'Sons Of Anarchy' as Jax Teller. He also began writing screenplays, including real life story 'Vlad', a story about druglord Edgar Valdez Villareal and a tale about gypsy life. 2011 saw him in 'The Ledge' with Patrick Wilson, and the following year he was the eponymous character in '3,2,1... Frankie Go Boom' alongside Chris O'Dowd. In 2013, he was in Guillermo del Toro's blockbuster 'Pacific Rim'. He was also announced as the leading man in erotic thriller 'Fifty Shades of Grey', but he soon dropped out with rumours suggesting the negative attention he got from it put him off.
Personal life: Charlie Hunnam was raised in Newcastle upon Tyne by scrap metal seller Billy Hunnam and businesswoman Jane Hunnam, before moving to Cumbria after his parents' break-up. He was expelled from Queen Elizabeth Grammar School and continued to complete his exams at home. He later studied film and performing arts at Cumbria College of Art and Design. He married Katharine Towne in Las Vegas in 1999, but divorced three years later. He is currently dating Morgana McNelis (since 2007) with whom he lives outside LA.
Marilyn Manson's new album 'Heaven Upside Down' is ''pretty f**king intense'', according to close friend Charlie Hunnam.
The 48-year-old singer - who is the lead singer in the self-titled band - has a good rapport with the 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword' actor, and although the 37-year-old actor has admitted he doesn't know ''any'' of the rocker's songs, the artist has played him a track from his LP, which he thinks is ''very very good.''
Speaking about his pal and his compilation, Hunnam told NME magazine: ''I don't know any of his music.
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It's unlikely that Guy Ritchie could make a boring movie if he wanted to. This raucous historical romp spins the iconic legend into something that's relentlessly entertaining, even if it never quite satisfies because it's in such a hurry to set up a sequel. Thankfully, there are some deeper themes along the way that give the actors something to chew on besides the scenery.
In post-Roman Britain, King Uther (Eric Bana) has been killed by his brother Vortigern (Jude Law), who made a deal that involved some very black magic. But Vortigern is haunted by the fact that Uther's infant son Arthur somehow escaped and will someday return to pull the sword Excalibur from the stone and claim his rightful throne. Meanwhile in Londinium, Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) has no idea who he really is. Raised in a brothel and trained as a muscled fighter, he has a nice little racket going on. So discovering his identity is a shock. He's immediately spirited away by a mage (Astrid Berges-Frisbey) and some rebels (Djimon Hounsou and Aiden Gillen) who help him plot how to take back his crown.
The entire film is essentially a chase as Vortigern and his chief goon (Peter Ferdinando) pursue Arthur and his growing band of rebels. That all of this is leading to an epic confrontation is no surprise. But Ritchie oddly frames each action sequence as a splintered montage, which means we're only ever watching a series of key images with no momentum or context. Some of these work cleverly, but they begin to wear us out: we know what's happening but we're not able to experience it ourselves. Thankfully the dialogue has a witty present-day snap that brings the characters and the camaraderie between them to vivid life.
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Charlie Hunnam wants to play the British spy.
Could Charlie Hunnam go from King Arthur to James Bond as his next professional step up? He certainly seems up for the role as the lothario British spy, though he confesses that he hasn't actually been in talks about the part as of yet. But there's still time.
Charlie Hunnam at the 'King Arthur' premiere
Following his titular stint in Guy Ritchie's 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword', Charlie Hunnam is setting his sights on big cinematic franchises. He appeared on 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien' to address rumours that he could be the next 007.
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King Arthur and The Legend Of The Sword is the much anticipated new movie from Guy Ritchie
When he began the casting process for his new film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, director Guy Ritchie had a long list of candidates. But Charlie Hunnam wasn't one of them. Meanwhile, Hunnam heard about the project. "I promptly threw my name in the hat," he says, "and Guy threw it back out!" Undaunted, Hunnam took action. "I jumped on a plane and showed up on his doorstep and said, 'Let's have a cup of tea,'" he laughs. "By the end of that cup of tea, I think he decided he quite liked me, so he let me audition and I finally got the job."
Charlie Hunnam eventually out performed the competition
His determination to pursue the role was rooted in his childhood. "I had grown up with the Arthurian legends," Hunnam says. "At the point in my life where I wanted to become an actor, John Boorman's movie Excalibur was one of the films that I found myself watching over and over again. It was a film that I really studied. It captured my imagination. I'm talking about very young - six, seven, eight, when you realise that there is more than just watching the story play out, that there is an actual process behind it."
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The actor had to turn a previous offer down.
Returning a little later to the small screen than usual this year for its seventh season, fantasy series 'Game Of Thrones' - based on the 'Song of Ice and Fire' novel series by George R R Martin - will bring seven new episodes to fans as showrunners begin to put the wheels in motion for the series' conclusion.
Charlie Hunnam would love to join the fantasy series
With just a single season to go after seven, which will once again be stripped of an episode and brought down to a running total of six, there's around 13 hours of action from the show left to see. Now that the series has outpaced the novel series, much of the material shown on screen is new information, shocking fans of both the books and the series.
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Arthur grew up as a peasant on the streets of Londonium having escaped the terror that was unleashed upon his father Uther Pendragon's kingdom when he was just a boy. But despite growing up away from his royal roots, there was always something special about him; a determination and a willingness to stand up and fight no matter how big the enemy or how slim the chances of survival. This does not go unnoticed by the current King Vortigern, who took over the throne all those years ago. Arthur is captured and imprisoned by Vortigern's men and it's then he learns of his true destiny. And that destiny is sealed when he manages to pull the sword of Excalibur from the legendary stone with the world watching. Vortigern will stop at nothing to keep his ill-gotten crown, but still he underestimates the power that the sword wields. Using his newfound power, he joins with the kingdom's resistance to regain what's rightfully his and avenge his father along the way.
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'King Arthur' saw Charlie Hunnam practise sword-fighting for 14 hours a day.
There's no denying how amazing Charlie Hunnam looks in 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword', and from the various teasers we have been treated to ahead of the film's release, we can see that he has also had to display a lot of physical talent for this movie. Thus, you won't be surprised to discover there was a lot of hard work involved.
Charlie Hunnam stars in 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword'
It always looks like it would be a lot of fun on the set of an action movie, but when you think about how hard actors have to train to get themselves to look a certain way and be able to perform the stunts required of them (professional stuntmen notwithstanding) for the purpose of cinema, your opinion of them becomes considerably higher.
Continue reading: Charlie Hunnam Trained Like A Professional Athlete For King Arthur
For his latest movie, Guy Ritchie, reinterprets the classic story of King Arthur and his legendary rise after retrieving the fames sword from the stone.
Unlike many modern day movies, Richie decided to take an old school approach to developing and shooting scenes for the movie. Very little CGI and green screen was used, the director created huge sets which really captures the feel of the city which is quickly becoming more and more overrun by chaos.
Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law and Djimon Hounsou speak about their new roles in the movie and what it was like to create such an epic tale. John Boorman's 1981 movie Excalibur seemed to not only play a big role in influencing the director but also the actors he cast in the lead roles - that comprehensive version of the tale might've influenced the director but it is isn't the same as Ritchie's take on the story.
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'King Arthur' star Charlie Hunnam had a lot of work to do to prepare for his latest role.
It's a very common thing for people to lose their accents through emigration and travelling, but it seems that 'King Arthur' star Charlie Hunnam had to really work hard to get his back after over a decade of living in the United States and adopting an American accent.
Charlie Hunnam stars in 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword'
The British actor returned to England to play the titular role in Guy Ritchie's 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword' and that meant getting down with some serious work on his London dialect. Shows like 'Sons of Anarchy' and movies like 'Pacific Rim' have left an American twang to his voice that was difficult to tackle.
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The rise of Donald Trump and the Brexit vote plays a part in the new movie.
Based on author David Grann's book of the same name, new movie 'The Lost City Of Z' tells the real-life story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), his wife Nina (Sienna Miller), son Jack (Tom Holland) and aide-de-camp Corporal Henry Costin (Robert Pattinson). When he makes his journey into the Amazon during the dawn of the 20th century, Fawcett discovers evidence of an as-of-yet unknown advanced civilisation that once existed and could have inhabited the region.
Charlie Hunnam leads an all-star cast in 'The Lost City Of Z'
Though he had been ridiculed by the scientific establishment who slammed the findings as those of a "savage" tribe, Fawcett continued to return to the Amazon to prove his case, but eventually went missing in 1925. To this date, the explorer has never been found
Date of birth
10th April, 1980
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