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US Star: Charlie, with Kim Coates, Ron Perlman, Mark Boone and Ryan Hurst, in Sons of Anarchy

It was the circumstances of his childhood that gave Hunnam the acting bug. He grew up in Newcastle the younger of two brothers, but his father, a scrap-metal worker, left home when Charlie was two. /02/16/article-2102099-11C3166D000005DC-26_468x286.jpg” width=”468″ height=”286″ alt=”Hollywood film: Charlie starred in Nicholas Nickleby opposite Anne Hathaway in 2002″ class=”blkBorder” />

Hollywood film: Charlie starred in Nicholas Nickleby opposite Anne Hathaway in 2002

Although he admits he doesn’t really associate with ‘Hollywood and that whole scene’, preferring instead to spend his time with his girlfriend of six years, jewellery designer Morgana (he married American actress Katharine Towne at 18, and though it only lasted three and a half years the pair are still friends), there’s something rather touching about the boy who was bullied living the Hollywood dream.

‘I realise few people get to live the life they always wanted,’ he says. ‘But I’m so neurotic, I don’t really think about it. I’m too busy thinking, “I hope I don’t screw up my next scene.”’

Sons Of Anarchy, 5USA, Wednesday, 10pm.