‘Sons of Anarchy’ star Charlie Hunnam could be playing The Flash in the Justice League movie – for those not in the know it’s very much like The Avengers but with DC Comics stars Batman, Wonderwoman, Superman, Green Lantern and The Flash.
If he does land the role (and bear in mind the film hasn’t even been confirmed yet) then it’ll be another step towards becoming a big Hollywood player for the Geordie man.
I have a brief look at Charlie’s very varied career after the jump!
He was born in Newcastle but moved to the Lake District after his parents split. Charlie says he was always bullied in school but adds feeling like an outsider has given him drive and ambition.
Charlie was ‘discovered’ while messing around in a shoe shop and starred opposite Ant & Dec in three episodes of Byker Grove.
Charlie went on to get a degree in Performing Arts and his first big job was a controversial one – he played gay 15 year old schoolboy Nathan in Queer As Folk.
You can watch his very much ‘adult only’ first episode here.
He then moved to LA and starred in series like ‘Young Americans’ and ‘Undeclared’ before landing the lead role in ‘Nicholas Nickleby’ -
He also had a part opposite Jude Law in ‘Cold Mountain’ - no spoiler but here’s his death scene.
Ok, that was a spoiler.
Charlie then returned to the UK and joined Elijah Wood in the unlikely cast for hooligan drama ‘Green Street’.
His ‘cockney’ accent seems to have been diverted by Australia and who knows where else.
He appeared in ‘Children of Men’ before landing the role of Jax in US drama ‘Sons of Anarchy’.
He’ll next appear in Guillermo Del Toro’s blockbuster ‘Pacific Rim’ – due to be one of the big films this summer.
Charlie had a Las Vegas wedding to Katharine Towne, only four weeks after meeting her at a ‘Dawson’s Creek’ audition. They divorced in 2002.
So that’s pretty much the history of Charlie Hunnam so far – we’ll have to wait and see if his career keeps on rising.
UPDATE: Charlie has just stepped down from playing Christian Grey in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’. More on that HERE