Charles Matthew Hunnam
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
Hunnam attended Heaton Manor School in Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Charlie further went to Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Penrith, Cumbria.
Finally, Charlie was enrolled into Cumbria College of Art and Design to finish with a degree in theory and history of film and a side in performing arts.
- Father – William “Billy” Hunnam (Gangster and scrap metal merchant) (Died in 2013)
- Mother – Jane (Bell) Hunnam (Business Owner)
- Siblings – William “Billy” Hunnam (Older Brother), Oliver (Maternal Younger Half-Brother), Christian (Maternal Younger Half-Brother)
He is signed with Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
6 ft 1 in or 185 cm
88 kg or 194 pounds
Girlfriend / Spouse
Charlie Hunnam dated –
- Katharine Towne (1999-2002) – He met American actress Katharine Towne during the audition of drama series Dawson’s Creek (1998-2003) and started dating in June 1999. They married the next month on July 25, 1999, but divorced in 2002.
- Sophie Dahl (2002) – In February 2002, Charlie and model Sophie Dahl dated each other.
- Stella Parker (2002-2004) – From April 2002 to February 2004, Charlie Hunnam and Stella Parker were an item.
- Kerry Geary (2005-2006) – He was RUMORed to be dating Kerry Geary for a couple of months from 2005 to 2006.
- Georgina Townsley (2005-2007) – From 2005 to 2007, he dated London-based film producer, Georgina Townsley.
- Rashida Jones (2006) – From June 2006 to November 2006, he was romantically linked with American actress, Rashida Jones.
- Morgana McNelis (2007-Present) – In 2007, he started dating jewelry designer Morgana McNelis. They started living on a ranch out of Los Angeles in late 2013 to keep their life peaceful.
- Liv Tyler (2010) – In January 2010, he was RUMORed to have a had fling with the actress, Liv Tyler when they were seen leaving a movie theater together.
Race / Ethnicity
Charlie has English, one-eighth Irish and some Scottish ancestry.
Charlie frequently plays tough-guy anti-heroes or psychopaths type characters
Charlie Hunnam body specifications may be –
- Chest – 46 in or 117 cm
- Arms / Biceps – 16½ in or 42 cm
- Waist – 35 in or 89 cm
In 2005, he was announced as the face of “Emporio Armani.”
Charlie believes in God.
He said that –
“I do have a confused but real belief in some kind of energy, be it the universe or God or whatever.”
Best Known For
Playing Jackson “Jax” Teller in the FX drama series Sons of Anarchy from 2008 to 2014. He is also known for playing Nathan Maloney in the Channel 4 drama Queer as Folk from 1999 to 2000.
Charlie debuted with 1999 film Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? for his role as Daz.
First TV Show
In 1998, he debuted with British series Byker Grove for his role as Jason Chuckle in just three episodes.
He doesn’t have a trainer and works out himself in the gym. He has a great body. He actually blamed actor Brad Pitt for the body as Brad made such a nice body in the Fight Club movie that other actors in the show business are supposed to look at least like him (if not better).
For King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017), he practiced sword fighting for 5 days a week and 12 hours per day, which served as a great workout.
Charlie Hunnam Favorite Things
- Food – Spaghetti puttanesca, chocolate ice cream
- Workout – Swimming
- Movie – War Witch (2012)
- Book – Shantaram (By Gregory David Roberts)
- Places – Northern England, California
- Wearable – Jeans, a flannel shirt
- Actors – Daniel Day-Lewis, Sean Penn
Source – IMDb, Us Magazine
Charlie Hunnam Facts
- Charlie’s parents divorced when he was two.
- He suffers from dyslexia and hence finds difficulty in reading.
- Hunnam was discovered at 17 on Christmas Eve when he was purchasing shoes for his brother from a shoe shop. He was also drunk at that time.
- At 12, he relocated to a village in Melmerby, Cumbria.
- He has played rugby a lot while growing up.
- He always wanted to live an obscure life.
- Charlie grew up in a socially and economically depressed place.
- At school, he wasn’t a nerd, neither was he the coolest guy.
- The 1981 film “Excalibur” made him choose acting.
- After finishing the filming of the documentary film End of the Line, he completely gave up fish for about 18 months. The film was about the effects of overfishing.
- He became very good friends with screenwriter and director, Kurt Sutter after they worked together on the same project, Sons of Anarchy.
- He was offered Thor, which was later offered to Chris Hemsworth.
- He used to collect Nike Air Max 90 shoes. He collected 85 pairs (before ending his habit) and then donated most of the pairs after giving some of them to friends and keeping a couple of them for him.
- He generally sleeps early on New Year’s eve and then wakes up early the next day to watch the sunrise of the new year.
- Charlie knows Thai style cooking as he did a cooking course in Thailand.
- His mother is his idol.
- After acting, Charlie’s next dream is to become a UFC fighter.
- He is not on social media.