Charlie is an English actor. He is the second oldest out of four boys.
He was discovered in a shoe store at the age of 9 and cast in the British television show, Byker Grove. After that, Charlie landed his first big role as Nathan Maloney in the…more
In 2002, Charlie, along with his castmates, won the National Board Review Award in the category Best Acting by an Ensemble for Nicholas Nickleby.
In his 1999 film Whatever Happened to Harold Smith, Charlie performed the song "Peaches".
Magazine Cover Appearances:
• January 2000 - Attitude (UK)
• February 2000 - Gay Times (UK)
• June 3, 2000 - TV Times (Canada)
• July 29, 2000 - Tele Plus (Canada)
• January 2003 - Contents (USA)
Charlie was the "Face" of the 2005 ad campaign for Emporio Armani.
Charlie paints, makes music, and does some photography in his spare time.
Hunnam has been living in Los Angeles, California. He has two cats, Mavis and George.
Charlie is 6' 1½" (1.87 m) tall.
Hunnam auditioned for the role of Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode 2, but the role ended up going to Hayden Christensen.
Charlie started acting at the age of 16.
Charlie was #9 in Elle Girl's '50 Sexiest Guys' list, in the June/July 2005 issue.
Until 2002, Charlie was married to actress Katharine Towne, daughter of screenwriter Robert Towne and Julie Payne. He met his ex-wife at an audition for Dawson's Creek in 1998. They then married only a few weeks later.
Charlie: Don't get me wrong. I hang out with my friends, but I basically am very, very driven to work. I read everything that comes through my agent, like ten scripts a week. I'm going to try to negotiate my career with zero compromise and do exactly the work that I want to do. If I can't get that work, then I'm just not going to work.
Charlie: (on preferring American films over British films) I grew up obsessed with film and although you know a portion of that was English films, the vast majority of it were the great American filmmakers whose work I would watch over and over.
Charlie: I always liked the analogy of being an actor is sort of like being a prize fighter, you can live your life the way you want to, but once you know you have a fight coming up, your focus becomes absolutely singular, and you're on task, and you learn as much as you can about your opponent, and you prepare yourself as thoroughly as possible, so that when you step into the ring you have all the tools at your disposal to get the job done.
Charlie: (on why he doesn't take every role he is offered; in a 2003 interview) I have 60 years to make the money, but the choices I make in the next five years are really going to define my career.
Charlie: (on his role in "Children of Men") This is kind of my trilogy of madmen. I played the psycho in Cold Mountain, my character in Hooligans (aka Green Street) is fairly psychotic and now I've got this role.
Charlie: There are so many opportunities in LA. There are many good film makers working out of England and while I don't know the exact figures I can't imagine that there are many more than 15 films made a year while Hollywood makes 500 films a year. The truth of the matter is the real industry is in LA and the cream of the talent is there.
Charlie: I'm pretty skinny in my day-to-day life.
Charlie: (on his role in "Green Street") I knew nothing about football at all. I had never been to a football match and never watched it on TV. Being a film fan, if I had 90 minutes to spare, I was going to watch a film, not a football match.
Charlie: I always think it's better to take a smaller role in a great film rather than a leading role in something that you don't have complete faith in.
Charlie: (on being constantly compared to Brad Pitt) There are definitely worse people to be compared to. [Laughs] I think Brad Pitt makes interesting decisions. In the early part of your career you're always compared with somebody until you can stand on your own two feet.