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Also Known As: Charles Matthew Hunnam, Charles Hunnam Died:
Born: April 9, 1980 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, GB Profession: actor, model

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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.

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.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Pacific Rim 2 (2017)
2.
 Crimson Peak (2015)
3.
 Pacific Rim (2013)
4.
 Deadfall (2012)
5.
 Ledge, The (2011)
6.
 Beast of Bataan (2010)
7.
 Children of Men (2006)
9.
 Cold Mountain (2003) Bosie
10.
 Nicholas Nickleby (2002) Nicholas Nickleby
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1998:
Cast in his first role as the child model Jason on the British children's show "Byker Grove" (BBC)
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)
1999:
Made feature acting debut in "Whatever Happened to Harold Smith?"
2000:
Reprised role of Nathan in "Queer as Folk 2" (Channel 4)
2000:
Landed recurring role on the short-lived WB drama "Young Americans"
2001:
Appeared on the short-lived Fox comedy "Undeclared" as cocky British drama student Lloyd Haythe
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"
2003:
Cast in small role in Anthony Minghella's "Cold Mountain"
2005:
Co-starred with Elijah Wood in "Green Street Hooligans," a film about the underworld of British football hooliganism
2006:
Cast in Alfonso CuarĂ³n's futuristic tale "Children of Men," adapted from P.D. James' novel
2008:
Cast as Jackson 'Jax' Teller, the central character on the FX drama series "Sons of Anarchy"
2011:
Returned to features with a starring role in the drama thriller "The Ledge"
2012:
Cast opposite Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde in crime drama "Deadfall"
2013:
Starred in the big-budget action/sci-fi film "Pacific Rim"
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Notes

Hunnam on "Queer as Folk": "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." --quoted in Detour, Spring 2001.

"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" Interview December 2003

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wife:
Katharine Towne. Actor.

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father-in-law:
Robert Towne. Screenwriter, director.

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