Who is Charles Matthew Hunnam?
Charles Matthew Hunnam is an actor from England. In Green Street Hooligans as Pete Dunham and in the FX series Sons of Anarchy as Jax Teller, he is well renowned for his performances. He received two nominations for the latter’s Best Actor Critics’ Choice Television Award.
Charles Matthew Hunnam bio
Charles Matthew Hunnam, the son of William Hunnam and Jane Bell, a ballet dancer and business owner, was born in Newcastle upon Tyne on April 10, 1980.
Charles Matthew Hunnam siblings
On his mother’s side, he has two younger half brothers named Oliver and Christian in addition to an elder brother named William.
Charles Matthew Hunnam education
He played rugby football during his adolescence and got into fights with his peers, which resulted to his expulsion from Penrith, Cumbria’s Queen Elizabeth Grammar School. This prompted him to study and take exams at home.
After that, he made the decision to study performing arts at the Cumbria College of Art and Design in Carlisle (now a division of the University of Cumbria), as opposed to attending college. He earned a dual degree in performing arts and cinema theory when he graduated. He intended to produce and helm his own movies.
Charles Matthew Hunnam career
While purchasing shoes at JD Sports at the age of 17, Hunnam was seen by the production manager for the kids’ program “Byker Grove.” He made an appearance in three episodes of the show before making a brief foray into modeling. He completed two jobs (for Wall’s ice cream and Kangol caps) before telling the agency he was done with it.
Charlie asked the modeling agency to send him on auditions because they also represented actors, and on his first try, he was cast in Channel 4’s “Queer as Folk.” After appearing in 10 episodes of “Queer as Folk” as the disobedient 15-year-old student Nathan Maloney, Hunnam made his cinematic debut in 1999 with “Whatever Happened to Harold Smith?”
Charlie immigrated to the country and landed a three-episode role on the WB’s “Young Americans” (2000) before making an appearance in all 17 episodes of the Judd Apatow-produced Fox television series “Undeclared” (2001–2002).
The show also starred Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen, and Loudon Wainwright. The “25 Best Cult TV Shows from the Past 25 Years” list published by Entertainment Weekly magazine in 2012 ranked “Undeclared” as number sixteen.
With Katie Holmes as his co-star in “Abandon,” Charlie made his American film debut in 2002. He later portrayed the title character in “Nicholas Nickleby” and an albino Confederate in the 2003 film “Cold Mountain.”
He later went back to the UK to play the lead in the 2005 film “Green Street,” which is what inspired Kurt Sutter to cast Hunnam in “Sons of Anarchy.” Only Hunnam and Katey Sagal (who played Jax’s mother) featured in every episode of the 92-episode series that starred Charlie as motorcycle club member Jax Teller from 2008 to 2014.
“Sons of Anarchy” garnered praise from critics, garnered 11 awards, and received more than 50 nominations throughout its run.
Charlie received two nominations for Critics’ Choice Television Awards, three for EWwy Awards, one for the People’s Choice Award, and one for the Satellite Award.
Hunnam has acted in a number of films, such as “The Lost City of Z,” “Crimson Peak,” and “3,2,1… Frankie Go Boom” (2016). For his performance in “Pacific Rim” in 2013, Charlie received the Huading Award for Best Global Emerging Actor.
In 2017, he received the CinemaCon Award for Male Star of the Year for “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.” While “Pacific Rim” made $411 million globally, it was a box office success, “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” was viewed as a failure because it cost $300 million to film (including marketing) and only made $148 million.
Hunnam was supposed to play Christian Grey in “Fifty Shades of Grey” when it was first announced in September 2013, but he had to back out because of scheduling issues with “Sons of Anarchy,” so Jamie Dornan stepped in.
Charles Matthew Hunnam net worth
English actor and screenwriter Charlie Hunnam has a net worth of $20 million. Charlie Hunnam is another British actor who has succeeded in crossing the Atlantic and winning hordes of admirers thanks to a winning mix of good looks and an even better American accent.
Charles Matthew Hunnam relationship
In 1999, Hunnam and Katharine Towne, an actress and the daughter of Julie Payne and Robert Towne, were both trying out for parts on Dawson’s Creek.
They got married in Las Vegas after three weeks of dating, and got divorced in 2002.
After that, he dated actress Stella Parker, producer Georgina Townsley, and model Sophie Dahl.
Since 2005, he has been dating the artist Morgana McNelis.