Charlie Hunnam’s swordplay cost his brother a shot at young love


Charlie Hunnam ‘destroyed’ his brother’s life with a little childish swordplay when he was a kid.

The actor, who portrays King Arthur in director Guy Ritchie’s new movie, has always been fascinated by blades ever since he saw John Boorman’s film Excaliber as a child, but one battle recreation in his yard turned his brother against him.

“I grew up in the countryside and was always carving sticks into swords,” he tells WENN. “I had one particular that was my masterpiece that I whittled down from a very large piece of wood into my version of Excaliber. I’d spend all day trying to coerce my big brother into engaging me in combat! Successfully one day.

“I was the dorky little brother, so I finally wore him down and he said, ‘Alright, let’s go!’ And we went into the backyard and we were engaging in a pretty dynamic sword fight and then all of a sudden, much to my brother’s horror, we realised the next door neighbour – this girl he had a huge crush on for years – was watching us! Continue


‘King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword’ Canadian Premiere Screening Presented By Audi (slideshow)

‘King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword’ Canadian Premiere Screening Presented By Audi

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Charlie Hunnam attends SiriusXM’s Entertainment Weekly Radio (slideshow)

Charlie Hunnam attends SiriusXM’s Entertainment Weekly Radio with SiriusXM host Jessica Shaw at SiriusXM Studios on May 1, 2017 in New York City

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‘Lost City of Z’ actor Charlie Hunnam, reluctant star and existential Hollywood soul

Most actors who dine in West Hollywood delis don’t talk to beret-clad strangers.‎

And they’re especially not likely to be listening to one of those strangers deliver disquisitions about wine.


Yet, improbably, there is Charlie Hunnam — snappily dressed Brit, gritty-as-dirt Jax from “Sons of Anarchy” — at Greenblatt’s, Westside promised land of whitefish and latkes and his regular haunt. He is turned to the table behind him, eagerly receiving oenophilic wisdom from an older man in colorful headgear.‎

“I came back from being outside doing this,” the British actor said a moment later, pointing to a vaping implement, “and he was drinking wine right in the middle of the day. So I asked him some questions,” Hunnam added with a wouldn’t-you-do-the-same? shrug. “He knew a lot — it was really interesting.” Continue reading HERE