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Charlie Hunnam Talks 'Shantaram' and How He Overcame Bad Luck Charlie Hunnam, known for his role as Jax Teller in hit series 'Sons of Anarchy', is taking on a new and exciting challenge. The British actor is starring in the upcoming Apple TV series 'Shantaram', based on the 2003 novel by Gregory David Roberts. Hunnam opened up about his involvement in the project and how he overcame a period of bad luck. The 38-year-old actor explained how the role was a crucial part of his personal growth. "This role has been the most transformative work I've ever done," he said. "Beyond learning the immense lines and studying the depths of the characters I portray, I had to really dig into my own personal emotional depths—it was quite an experience." In the series, Hunnam plays an Australian fugitive wanted by law enforcement. "With this role, I had to step out of my comfort zone," he said. "I had to become a completely different person—one who has a checkered past and lives life on the run. It made me go through a mental and physical transformation." Hunnam then discussed his period of bad luck, “I had gone through a period of bad luck prior to this role—it felt like everything I touched turned to dust. But this role as Lin [Shantaram] gave me a fresh start and an opportunity to resurrect my career.” The show's producers felt Hunnam was perfect for the role of Lin, praising his tall and athletic frame, paired with his intense eyes and strong jawline. Hunnam’s height of 6'1" also gave his character an impressive presence on-screen. All of these factors combined to make him the perfect choice for the role. With 'Shantaram' set to debut later this year, it's clear that Charlie Hunnam's height, combined with his gritty and determined character, will make this a show to watch out for.