Charlie Hunnam is an English actor best known for his portrayal of Jackson 'Jax' Teller in the FX drama series 'Sons of Anarchy' (2008–14). Starting his career with the children's show 'Byker Grove' (1998), he got his first major role as Nathan Maloney in the Channel 4 drama 'Queer as Folk' (1999-2000). Following his film debut with 'Whatever Happened to Harold Smith?' (1999), he relocated to the US.
He next got a recurring role as Gregor Ryder in the WB series 'Young Americans' (2000) and portrayed Lloyd Haythe in the critically acclaimed but short-lived Fox series 'Undeclared' (2001-02). His filmography during this period includes movies like 'Abandon' (2002), 'Nicholas Nickleby' (2002), and 'Cold Mountain' (2003). He then returned the UK to portray the lead role of Pete Dunham in the film 'Green Street Hooligans' (2005), but his Cockney accent was termed the 'worst' in movie history. He also acted in the British-American dystopian thriller 'Children of Men' (2006).
In the current decade, he starred in films like 'The Ledge', '3,2,1... Frankie Go Boom', 'Deadfall', and 'The Lost City of Z', all of which were failures. However, 'Pacific Rim' (2013) became a top grossing film in many countries.