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Charlie Hunnam

Actor

Born: 10 April 1980
Birthplace: Newcastle, England
Best known as:

Jax on the TV series Sons of Anarchy

English actor Charlie Hunnam is best known for playing the leader of a California biker gang in the TV series Sons of Anarchy. Hunnam began working in television when he was a teenager, and his breakthrough role came in 1999 with the series Queer as Folk. Although he's had roles in feature films -- including the title role in 2002's Nicholas Nickleby (based on the Charles Dickens novel) -- he's better known for his television work. After Queer as Folk, Dunnam starred in the short-lived series Young Americans (2000), then played ladykiller Lloyd in the Judd Apatow series Undeclared (2001-02). Since 2008, he's been the troubled protagonist of the hit show Sons of Anarchy (co-starring Ron Perlman). His other films include Cold Mountain (2003, starring Nicole Kidman), Children of Men (2006, starring Clive Owen) and Pacific Rim (2013, with Idris Elba).

Extra credit:

Charlie Hunnam was selected in 2013 to star in the film version of the E.L. James novel 50 Shades of Grey, but it didn't work out; he was replaced by Jamie Dornan.

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More on Charlie Hunnam from Infoplease:

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  • Ask the Dust - Starring Colin Farrell, Salma Hayek, Charlie Hunnam, Donald Sutherland
  • Deadfall - Starring Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde, Charlie Hunnam, Sissy Spacek, Kris Kristofferson
  • Children of Men - Starring Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Charlie Hunnam, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman
  • Nicholas Nickleby - Starring Charlie Hunnam, Jamie Bell, Nathan Lane, Christopher Plummer, Jim Broadbent

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