Charlie Hunnah

Charlie Hunnah, Aidan Gillen & Craig Kelly
Charlie Hunnah, Aidan Gillen & Craig Kelly

Charlie Hunnam (Wikipedia)

Charlie Hannah is best known for roles as Jackson “Jax” Teller in the FX drama series Sons of Anarchy(2008–2014) for which he was twice nominated for the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series, Pete Dunham in Green Street (2005), Nathan Maloney in the Channel 4 drama Queer as Folk (1999–2000), Lloyd Haythe in the Fox comedy series Undeclared (2001–2002), the title role in Nicholas Nickleby (2002), Raleigh Becket in Pacific Rim (2013), Percy Fawcett in The Lost City of Z (2017), and in the title role of Guy Ritchie‘s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017).

Hunnam was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, on April 10, 1980. His father, William “Billy” Hunnam (1952–2013), was a junk seller  who left the house when Charlie was 2 years old. His mother is Jane Bell, a ballet dancer and business owner, Hunnam has said that his mother did a very good job at being a single mother.[2][3][4][5][6] He has an older brother named William and two younger half brothers on his mother’s side named Oliver and Christian.[7][8] At age 12, when his mother remarried, he moved to the village of Melmerby, Cumbria. He is of Scottish, English and Irish descent. One of his grandmothers painted portraits.[9] Hunnam is diagnosed with dyslexia, which makes it difficult for him to read and write and suffers from misophobia, fear of germs and dirt in general. During his adolescence, he played rugby and fought with his classmates, so he was expelled from Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Penrith, Cumbria, which forced him to study and to take exams from his home.[10][11][12] After that, instead of going to University, he decided to go to the Cumbria College of Art and Design in Carlisle (now part of the University of Cumbria) to study Performing Arts, and graduated with a degree in the theory and history of filmwith a side in performing arts,[13][14] with the idea of writing and directing his own films.

Hunnam has been dating artist Morgana McNelis since 2005.[50][51][52][53]

In 2016 Hunnam began training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and went on to receive his blue belt in October 2018.

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