Date of Birth: Apr 10, 1980
Birthplace: Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, UK
Charles Matthew Hunnam was born in Newcastle, England on April 10, 1980, to Jane (Bell), a business owner, and William Hunnam, a scrap metal merchant. At 18 years of age, he made a guest appearances in the popular TV series Byker Grove (1989). He gained fame in Britain thanks to his television role as the love-smitten Nathan Maloney in Queer as Folk (1999). Independent movies, television series and auditions for such blockbusters as Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) followed, but it wasnt until 2002 that Charlie started to attract international attention, when he supported Katie Holmes in the suspense thriller Abandon (2002). His first lead role in a film was in Nicholas Nickleby (2002).