Hunnam then appeared on the large screen in Abandon (2002), Nicholas Nickleby (2002), and Cold Mountain (2003).
Hunnam has stated that he does not wish to simply take any role that he is offered: "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." This decision resulted in his return to the UK to take the lead role of Pete Dunham in the film Green Street (2005), however his attempts at delivering a Cockney accent resulted in his inclusion in many critics' "worst accents in movie history" lists.
He is known for his roles as Jackson "Jax" Teller in the FX drama series Sons of Anarchy (2008–14), Nathan Maloney in the Channel 4 drama Queer as Folk (1999–2000), Lloyd Haythe in the Fox comedy series Undeclared (2001–02), the title role in Nicholas Nickleby (2002), Pete Dunham in Green Street (2005), Raleigh Becket in Pacific Rim (2013), Percy Fawcett in The Lost City of Z (2017), and in the title role of Guy Ritchie's King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017).
His parents divorced when he was two years old, and he moved to the village of Melmerby, Cumbria when he was 12, as his mother remarried. After moving, he went to Ullswater Community College then Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Penrith, Cumbria.
The great tragedy of Fawcett’s journey is that “he was exactly right,” says Hunnam, 37.
“What he hadn’t anticipated was how quickly the jungle would reclaim its territory.
"I subscribe to, like, not, like, necessarily giving a big Christmas present...
or doing any giant outlandish romantic gestures," the 37-year-old said.
Full Story There’s a big Easter egg controversy happening in the UK right now, the same type of fight that North Americans engage in every goddamn year over Starbucks holiday cups.
He also had a brief modeling career where he did a shoot for Kangols Caps and then decided modeling was not for him.
He followed this up with his role as Daz in the film Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? His career expanded to include a recurring role as Gregor Ryder in the WB series Young Americans.
At the age of 17, Hunnam was discovered in a shoe shop on Christmas Eve while drunkenly clowning around buying shoes for his brother.
A production manager for the Newcastle-based children's show Byker Grove approached him and Hunnam was later cast in his first role as Jason in three episodes of the show.