10 Things You Didn’t Know About Charlie Hunnam
Charlie Hunnam has been acting since the mid to late ’90s but he rose to the top of the A-list and quickly with his role as Jax Teller on Sons of Anarchy. At 37 years old, his career is in full swing and, with legions of fans, every new project is awaited with a lot of anticipation. Although, he is well-known, he likes to keep to himself and not too much is known about the handsome British actor. Get to know him better with these 10 things you didn’t know about Charles Matthew “Charlie” Hunnam.
10. Gangster Background
In Sons of Anarchy Hunnam portrays the leader of a biker gang, and if he needed to do any research about the outlaw lifestyle he didn’t have to look any farther than his own father. William Hunnam was a well known gangster and scrap-metal dealer in Newcastle and Hunnam once said about his father, “My dad’s a real hard guy. He made money outside of the law. So I was very aware of the outlaw mentality. He’s very kind of feared and respected in equal parts. I mean, he was really a kind of serious guy when he was younger.”
Unlike most Hollywood discovery stories, Charlie Hunnam’s started with him being drunk in a shoe store. He explained he always did his shopping on Christmas Eve after having a few drinks and, when trying on shoes to possibly buy for his brother, he saw a lady staring at him so he blew a kiss at her. Turns out the lady was a production manager for a kids show called Byker Grove and ended up casting him in three episodes.