Charlie Hunnam (born Charles Matthew Hunnam) is an English actor and screenwriter. He is best known for his roles in the film Green Street Hooligans and the FX series Sons of Anarchy. He portrays Raleigh Becket in Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim.
Discovered while clowning around in a shoe shop by a production manager for the British children's show Byker Grove, Hunnam was cast in his first role as Jason in three episodes of the show.
When he was eighteen, his first major role came when he was cast by Russell T. Davies as fifteen-year-old schoolboy Nathan Maloney in Davies' drama Queer as Folk. He followed this up with his role as Daz in Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? and then relocated to Los Angeles, California.
Hunnam currently stars as Jackson "Jax" Teller in Sons of Anarchy, a show about a prominent motorcycle club in a small fictional California town. Hunnam was cast after Kurt Sutter, the creator of the show, saw him in Green Street.
In 2009, he sold his screenplay Vlad to Summit Entertainment with Brad Pitt's Plan B Studios co-producing. The film is being directed by music video director and photographer Anthony Mandler, and will focus on Dracula as a young prince. In 2013, Hunnam was featured in the men's magazine, Man of the World where he discussed a brief history of his career along with current and future projects including his screenplay, "Vlad."