Charlie Hunnam is an actor, born 10 April 1980 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, into an interesting family of a businesswoman and a reputed gangster.Charlie is an actor perhaps best known from appearances in various television series, such as Britain‘s “Green Street” and “Queer as Folk”, as well as the American “Sons of Anarchy”.
So just how rich is Charlie Hunnam? Source estimate that Charlie’s net worth is approaching $10 million, accumulated during his acting career on TV and in films on the big screen, which began in the late ’90s, and also as a screenwriter. However, Charlie Hunnam definitely takes advantage of his earnings – he has several properties in Los Angeles as well as in London and Boston.
Charlie Hunnam Net Worth $8 Million
Charlie’s parents later divorced, and Charlie spent most of his teenage years in Penrith, Cumbria, being extensively home-schooled as he was expelled from his grammar school as a teen, so he had to take his exams at his home. However, Hunnam later graduated from Cumbria College of Art and Design, receiving his diploma and degree in history and theory of film.
Charlie Hunnam‘s career began when he was only 17 years old. He was discovered by a talent agent who later gave him the opportunity to start his career in television series “Byker Groove”. He was featured in a couple of episodes. Because of the show‘s success, Charlie was then able to make a career out of acting – the show certainly played an important role in his life, in fame and some fortune, as it increased his earnings significantly, later resulting in making him a millionaire. A year later Charlie‘s career expanded further as he was cast in the British television drama series “Queer as Folk”, in which he played the popular role of Nathan Maloney. Subsequently, Charlie Hunnam played the character named Lloyd Haythe in yet another popular TV show “Undeclared”, which again furthered in his career as a television actor, and increased his net worth.
Hunnam also appeared in the television series “Young Americans”, as well as in “Abandon”, “Nicholas Nickleby” and the widely-praised drama “Cold Mountain”. Charlie Hunnam has been quoted saying that he carefully chooses the roles that he wants to play as he believes that his early career is a defining moment for his success later in life. Charlie returned to Great Britain for this exact reason, when he made the choice to star in “Green Street”. More recently Charlie Hunnam stared in the television series called “Sons of Anarchy” which gained enormous attention and popularity all over the world.
Although Charlie Hunnam is best known for his work on television, he has made millions by starring in films, which started with “Pacific Rim” in 2013. After that he appeared in another movie called “Green Street”. Did you know that Charlie Hunnam has a Pan-American Association of Film & Television Journalists Award nomination for Best Cast in Drama Series? This only proves that if you have talent, will and good judgement you can make a fortune out of your film career.
In his personal life, Charlie Hunnam married actress Katharine Towne in 1999, but they divorced in 2002. Morgana McNelis has been Charlie’s partner since 2007.
Now in second season playing the role of "Jax" in 'Sons of Anarchy' American television FX channel. [December 2009]
In between season 3 and 4 of Sons of Anarchy. New movie The Ledge was bought by IFC Films [January 2011]
Was cast as Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) but three weeks before the start of the shooting he chose to drop out the film due personal reasons and his busy schedule with Sons of Anarchy (2008).
Was going to play the "stoner" in the small independent film Anderson's Cross (2010) alongside former Undeclared (2001) co star Samm Levine and good friend Jerome Elston Scott, but couldn't because of scheduling conflicts. Director Jerome cut the part out of the script completely saying "No one replaces Charlie Hunnam".
[about maintaining his physical shape all the time] Thanks for noticing my physique. Unfortunately there is no secret to it, you just have to stop eating all of the things you want to eat and exercise everyday till you have lost the will to lift. I am sick of it. I am telling you, I am giving serious consideration to hanging up my six-pack! I think I am retiring. I'm 36 now, I'm too old for this!
I got really big, bigger than I've ever been for King Arthur. I got to 190 pounds!
[joking about all the shirtless pictures of him online] I am tired of seeing shirtless pictures of myself too! Actually, It started in a very honorable way for me. I am naturally skinny. But I keep getting hired to play these heroic guys. Like on Sons of Anarchy for the entire 7 years, I was 20 pounds heavier than where my body naturally wants to be at. So it takes an enormous amount of time and energy to get big and strong like that. And really I was acting with a bunch of big motherfuckers so psychologically, I wanted to feel like I could hold my own. But the by product of that is that I look like a gym dude. Which was never my intention! And anytime I see a picture of myself all shirtless and six-packed out I think what a twat, what a ego driven dickhead. And then something like King Arthur comes along and you can't be a chubby King Arthur, that's not the way to go. So all my gymming, it's for the profession.
[on full frontal nudity] The level of nudity that I do now, which is taking my shirt off, doesn't bother me at all. But I have done full frontal before. I did full frontal when I was 18 on the TV show Queer as Folk. But because I was playing a 15-year-old character, the censorship people wouldn't allow us to put it on TV. I'm sure I would [be willing to do full frontal even now]. I'll never use a body double. I'm not worried. I have nothing to hide.
[on whether he left Fifty Shades of Grey due to the explicit sex scenes] I was excited about that element of it. The outside perception of that was that I got really cold feet and got scared of the explicit nature of the sexuality of the piece. You know what, I had such a baptism of fire with regards to sexuality on camera at the beginning of my career. I starred in the British Channel 4 miniseries Queer as Folk, where I played a young, gay character, and there were some incredible, explicit sex scenes on that show. When I was 18, I was getting fucked in the ass, completely naked, on national TV, y'know? So now that I am 16 years older and more mature, I don't anticipate [sex scenes] being too much of a problem. It's an exciting challenge.
When Im between jobs, I need to work out a lot for my sanity. If I weren't an actor, I'd be the fittest motherfucker on the block.
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.
I always think it's better to take a smaller role in a great film rather than a leading role in something that you don't have complete faith in.
When some films do not pay as well and you have a mortgage to pay and you are on an economy drive eating eggs and beans, and you are offered a million dollar role and you turn it down, as it is not right. I want to be doing this when I am 60 and getting the big paying roles then so I have to pick the parts that are right for the long term rather than take the money now. [on being picky choosing roles]