For many Charlie Hunnam is not a name they are familiar with, so when author E.L. James announced on Twitter on Monday that he has been cast to play Christian Grey in Fifty Shades Of Grey people were probably wondering who he is.
If you don’t know Charlie, you will soon. The film adaptation of the novel is one of the most anticipated in recent memory. The books have sold millions putting James at the top of the earners list in her industry, according to Forbes.
So who is Charlie Hunnam?
Well, he’s British, and that will make many women happy. The Brits are taking Hollywood by storm and many of the names floating around as possible Christian Greys were British actors. So he meets that requirement.
His most famous role is that of Jax Teller in the very popular TV series Sons Of Anarchy which Charlie Hunnam has been portraying since 2008.
He was recently cast in the blockbuster Pacific Rim as Raleigh Becket.
There are several smaller budget films he has been cast on that you might want to check out if you’re interested in seeing his work.
Charlie played Nicholas Nickleby, the Charles Dickens classic adaptation. He also had a main role in the comedy 3,2,1…Frankie Go Boom as well as starring in the independent drama Deadfall.
Hunnam first attracted international attention starring alongside Katie Holmes in the suspense thriller Abandon, in 2002.
If the ladies are wondering about his status, sorry ladies, Charlie’s taken. Charlie notoriously met his ex-wife Katherine Towne at an audition for Dawson’s Creek in 1999 and they got married weeks later. Unfortunately they divorced in 2005. But he is still taken.
He is said to be a big fan of Daniel Day-Lewis and Sean Penn and divides his residence between Los Angeles and London.
Charlie has been quoted as saying,
“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.”
Will Charlie Hunnam’s prediction prove correct when he steams up the screen as Christian Grey?
[Image via Sons Of Anarchy/FX Network]