Fast Facts

  • Broke into television at the age of 15 when a production manager for the British series Byker Grove noticed him in a shoe store. The encounter led to three appearances on the long-running show.
  • Moved to Los Angeles in 1999 and soon landed a role in Young Americans, a short-lived Dawson's Creek spin-off.
  • Learned how to ride a motorcycle for his role in Children of Men.
  • Had been previously cast in two uncompleted film projects with Sons of Anarchy costar Tommy Flanagan.
  • Participated with the rest of the Sons of Anarchy cast in the 2008 Love Ride, a motorcycle event that benefits several California charities.
  • Wrote a screenplay based on the life of Vlad the Impaler, the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula.


  • 2015, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee


  • Katharine Towne — Ex-wife
  • Morgana McNelis — Significant Other

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  • Birth Name: Charles Matthew Hunnam
  • Birth Place: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, England
  • Profession: Actor

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