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Charlie Hunnam, Star of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ Is Our Hump Day Hunk [PHOTOS]

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Remember the name Charlie Hunnam! He has scored the role of Christian Grey in the movie adaptation of erotic novel “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

Early Acting

Charlie Hunnam Charlie Matthew Hunnam was born in Newcastle, England on April 10, 1980. He began acting when he was just 16.

His appearance on the TV show “Queer as Folk” in the UK earned him plenty of fans, then in 2002 he landed a role alongside Katie Holmes in the thriller Abandon.

Charlie’s Career Now

He plays “Jax” in ‘Sons of Anarchy’ on FX. The show is about the lives of a close-knit outlaw motorcycle club operating in Charming, a fictional town in California’s Central Valley.  The sixth season premiers on Tuesday, September 10, 2013.

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He also had a juicy role as a psycho alongside Jude Law in the drama Cold Mountain (2003).

Personal Life

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He married Katharine Towne in 1999 just a few weeks after they met at an audition for Dawson’s Creek, but they were divorced just 3 years later.

Hunnam lives in the US but divides his time between London and L.A.  He has 3 brothers. He’s said that his favorite actors are Daniel Day-Lewis and Sean Penn.

About his future in the business:

Well, I have a great deal of pride, and I care infinitely about what my peers think [about me]. It could be my downfall, but I don’t think it is – Hollywood is run on perception, and if you stray off the path of what you want to do with your career, it’s suicide. I have 60 years to make the money, but the choices I make in the next five years are really going to define my career.


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