Charlie Hunnam (born 10th April 1980)
Charlie Hunnam is a British actor best known for starring in motorcycle drama series 'Sons Of Anarchy'.
Net worth: Charlie Hunnam has a net worth of $8 million according to Celebrity Net Worth (2014)
Acting career: Charlie Hunnam landed his first role as Jason in 'Byker Grove' after being talent-spotted while buying shoes in a shop. Soon followed was his first big role as Nathan Maloney in Russell T. Davies' 1999 TV series 'Queer as Folk'. His first film was 'Whatever Happened to Harold Smith?' that same year, and he subsequently moved over to LA to further his career. In 2002, he appeared in 'Abandon' alongside Katie Holmes and 'Nicholas Nickleby' with Jim Broadbent, Jamie Bell, Anne Hathaway and Timothy Spall. The following year he took on war drama 'Cold Mountain' with Jude Law and Nicole Kidman. He played football hooligan Pete Dunham in British movie 'Green Street' in 2005, co-starring with Elijah Wood. In 2006, he was in Alfonso Cuarón's 'Children of Men' with Clive Owen, and in 2008 he joined the cast of 'Sons Of Anarchy' as Jax Teller. He also began writing screenplays, including real life story 'Vlad', a story about druglord Edgar Valdez Villareal and a tale about gypsy life. 2011 saw him in 'The Ledge' with Patrick Wilson, and the following year he was the eponymous character in '3,2,1... Frankie Go Boom' alongside Chris O'Dowd. In 2013, he was in Guillermo del Toro's blockbuster 'Pacific Rim'. He was also announced as the leading man in erotic thriller 'Fifty Shades of Grey', but he soon dropped out with rumours suggesting the negative attention he got from it put him off.
Personal life: Charlie Hunnam was raised in Newcastle upon Tyne by scrap metal seller Billy Hunnam and businesswoman Jane Hunnam, before moving to Cumbria after his parents' break-up. He was expelled from Queen Elizabeth Grammar School and continued to complete his exams at home. He later studied film and performing arts at Cumbria College of Art and Design. He married Katharine Towne in Las Vegas in 1999, but divorced three years later. He is currently dating Morgana McNelis (since 2007) with whom he lives outside LA.
Charlie Hunnam has described his odd relationship on the set of 'The Lost City Of Z' with Robert Pattinson, who he "didn't say more than 10 words to off camera".
Having recently completed filming on 'The Lost City Of Z' with co-stars Sienna Miller, Robert Pattinson and Tom Holland, Charlie Hunnam has opened up about the way he and his fellow actors worked on the movie's set. Though his relationship with Miller seems the standard type of kinship actors share when they're working together, his time with Pattinson (and to some extent, Holland) was a little stranger.
Charlie Hunnam in 'The Lost City Of Z'
He said: "I had a couple of rehearsal sessions with Sienna, but I didn't spend any time with Tom or Robert. I wanted these relationships to evolve naturally on screen. Through the work, I don't think I said more than ten words to Robert [Pattinson] off camera.
Continue reading: Charlie Hunnam's Odd On Set Relationship With Robert Pattinson
The Lost City of Z depicts the real-life adventures of Percy Fawcett, an explorer who travelled from Britain to Brazil several times over the first three decades of the 20th century to find an ancient city in the Amazon.
Charlie Hunnam plays Fawcett, and says that he related to the man's selfish obsession, abandoning his family for his quest. "It was an extraordinary script," Hunnam says. "It struck me as the best opportunity I'd ever been given, because of the breadth of the story and substance of the story, but also the complexity of this character. There were just certain elements of Fawcett that I had been becoming more and more interested in exploring just in my regular life."
Charlie Hunnam in The Lost City Of Z
The film was shot over five months in Colombia, and Hunnam initially tried to keep in touch with his girlfriend Morgana McNelis. But the remote location made this impossible, as there wasn't reliable phone or internet. So he decided to write to her a letter a day. But even that proved tricky. "I received a letter from her," he says, "and I realised that from the tone of it and things she was saying that she hadn't received the two letters that I sent before!"
Continue reading: Charlie Hunnam Isolated Himself For The Lost City Of Z
Based on a true story, it's the historical aspect of these events that holds the attention, even though the filmmakers kind of let the drama slip through their fingers. It's an impressively designed film, with vivid characters and some rather amazing situations. But the script's structure is too fragmented to build the story's momentum.
It opens in 1906 London, where Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam) is assigned to accompany a geographical expedition to the jungles on the border of Bolivia and Brazil. While there accompanied by the intrepid Costin (Robert Pattinson), he discovers signs of a massive ancient city, which he names Z, the ultimate human achievement. Back in England, he reacquaints himself with his fiercely independent wife Nina (Sienna Miller) and plans a return trip with Costin and wealthy benefactor Murray (Angus Macfadyen) to find this lost pre-European civilisation. But Murray causes so many problems that they return empty-handed. The outbreak of the Great War delays Percy from going back to South America, so he heads off to the front to fight. Later, he organises a final expedition to find Z, accompanied by his now-adult son Jack (Tom Holland).
The screenplay has simplified Percy's attempts to find Z (he actually travelled to Brazil around 10 times). But the three trips depicted here begin to feel oddly repetitive, broken up by scenes of impatient domesticity in Britain. All of these sequences are sharply well shot and played, but the overall impact is lessened by all of the travelling back and forth. And many of the long sequences back in Europe feel like asides to the main story of Percy's all-consuming obsession with finding this ancient city, which we now know exists. Hunnam is terrific in the role, with his cut-glass accent and stiff upper lip even in the face of impending doom. He's likeable and passionate, and his scenes with the superb Miller sparkle. Patterson and Macfadyen add some texture as loyal and obnoxious colleagues, respectively. And Holland's quiet charisma very nearly steals the show.
Continue reading: The Lost City Of Z Review
Colonel Percy Fawcett is an ambitious British explorer who, come 1925, plans to take a long trip into the Amazon rainforest to uncover an ancient lost civilisation that he names 'Z'. He expects to find ruins and treasure, possibly even remnants from the legendary El Dorado, but it seems an impossible task to get the backing of the respected scientists of the day who can't possibly conceive that a civilisation perhaps more advanced than our own could exist amongst the native tribes they perceive as savages. His wife seems to be the only one who supports his mission, as well as his son Jack and another friend who agree to accompany him on the voyage. Unfortunately, this will be the trio's last trip, as they are subsequently never seen in England again.
Arthur might have an extraordinary destiny, but after his birthright was taken from him at a young age, he has grown up an agent of the streets of Londonium and now the idea that he has royal blood is almost laughable. That is until he manages to unsheath the mighty sword of Excalibur from a stone; a feat that can only be achieved be he who is worthy of the throne. This forces him to make a choice, he can ignore the destiny that is pressing in around him or he can seize it once and for all. He joins the kingdom's resistance and it's there he meets the beautiful Guinevere who encourages him to learn of the power that he wields and defeat the tyrannous Vortigern, avenging his parents and ending his rule for good.
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In 1925, a British explorer named Colonel Percy Fawcett disappeared in the Amazon rainforest with his son Jack and one of Jack's friends. He was on the search for an ancient lost city he dubbed 'Z', rumoured to hold never before noted ruins and possibly the remains of El Dorado. He was also on the way to discover to another location in the Mato Grosso region of Brazil, which was talked of in an old manuscript he found at a library in Rio de Janeiro. However, whether or not his journey was completed remains unknown, because neither he not his companions returned from the expedition. To this day, his death remains a mystery. Many have claimed that he was killed by tribal natives in the region, others that they died after falling ill, and one story even claims he spent the rest of his days as the leader of a tribe of cannibals.
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For the most part, Arthur has taught himself all the life lessons he knows, he lives a rough life with his friends in the town, fighting comes as standard for the young man, however Arthur's life is about to change for better and worse. When Arthur is challenged to pull the famous sword from the stone he achieves something that all men before him have failed to do, he retrieves the sword.
Arthur's life story becomes a little clearer, Arthur is the son of Uther Pendragon a noble king loved by his people but when he dies his crown and seat on the throne are stolen by Vortigern who will go to any lengths to secure his future as leader of the kingdom. Since the death of Pendragon, the whole country has slowly fallen into chaos - particularly the capital, Londinium. Vortigern rules with an iron fist and his willingness to use dark magic cause more and more problems.
As Arthur learns about his past, he unites with a group of rebels but the new owner of Excalibur is far from enthusiastic at fighting Vortigern's army. As time passes Arthur realises that he must be the one to restore some peace to the city but with Vortigern leading his troops it's not going to be an easy battle.
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Writer and director Drake Doremus stops for cameras with Charlie Hunnam and Shaun Ross at the premiere of his new film 'Equals' held at ArcLight cinema in Hollywood. California, United States - Thursday 7th July 2016
It's been a pretty spooky year...
It's almost Halloween and, if you're staying in, you're going to have to go through that difficult process of deciding what film to put on. 2015 has seen rather a few horror movies, but it has to be noted that only a handful of them are worth your time.
Mia Wasikowska stars in Crimson Peak
Here's the top five best and worst scary films of the year:
Continue reading: What Should You Watch This Halloween? 2015 Horror Films Ranked
Gifted Mexican filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth) makes an odd misstep with this overwrought gothic horror thriller, which is so bloated that it's more silly than scary. At least it features a starry cast that has a lot of fun with the characters, providing some emotional undercurrents as things get increasingly crazed. But the truth about this film is that it's a haunted house movie with ghosts that aren't remotely frightening. And worse yet, they're essentially irrelevant to the story.
It's set in late-1800s Buffalo, as young aspiring writer Edith (Mia Wasikowska) is unsure about the romantic advances of her childhood friend Alan (Charlie Hunnam), who is now a hunky doctor. But he fades into the background when the dashing Sir Thomas (Tom Hiddlestone) arrives from England seeking funding from Edith's father (Jim Beaver) for a machine to mine valuable clay from his crumbling ancestral home. As he sweeps Edith off her feet, Thomas' sister Lucille (Jessica Chastain) enters the picture with a clearly nefarious plan of her own. Sure enough, Thomas whisks Edith off to get married and return to the family mansion, a freaky towering wreck that oozes red clay. Or that might be blood. And since Edith has a history of seeing ghosts, the house feels particularly crowded to her.
The spirits are rendered as stretched-out skeletons surrounded by spidery wisps. And in England they're of course blood-red. Oddly, they merely seem to be observers to this story, never actually doing much proper menacing. And since they look faintly ridiculous it isn't easy to muster up the dread required to make this work as a horror movie. Everything else on-screen is just as absurd. The mansion looks more like an elaborately dilapidated over-sized movie set than a neglected manor house. Thankfully, Del Toro packs every scene with witty details and a lurid colour scheme that keeps the audience on its toes.
Continue reading: Crimson Peak Review
Hunnam was initially tipped to play the lead in 'Fifty Shades of Grey', but turned it down for reasons that were unspecified at the time.
Fans were left disappointed when Charlie Hunnam turned down the role of Christian Grey in the recent blockbuster adaptation of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, and it turns out the star himself was similarly crestfallen. He’s opened up in a new interview that the decision was “heartbreaking”, but one that he was forced into because of prior commitments.
At the time of the announcement, some speculated that the British actor had been intimidated by the very physical sexual content of the movie, but the ‘Sons of Anarchy’ star revealed to V Man magazine about the real reason why he backed out of the extremely lucrative project. It turns out that he had already committed to another project with his friend Guillermo Del Toro [Crimson Peak], and didn’t want to let him down by accepting two jobs at the same time.
Charlie Hunnam on the set of 'Sons of Anarchy'
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American actor Charlie Hunnam is photographed on the set of hit show 'Sons of Anarchy' while armed and dangerous as he aims to kill on the shows finale which was filmed in Pasadena Ca. Charlie could be seen covered in a blanket playing the role of a homeless person and emerged to kill with a loaded gun in public - Pasadena, California, United States - Tuesday 28th October 2014
Date of birth
10th April, 1980
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