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Charlie Hunnam Biography

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

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


  • 2015Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Actor in a Drama Series: nominated