Charlie Hunnam was offered a cameo in Game Of Thrones

Carla Harmon
May 17, 2017

Charlie is now starring in the Guy Ritchie-directed drama "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" and he's revealed what it was like working with the acclaimed director. Finding refuge from Vortigern in a resistance group with Uther's former knights Bedivere (Djimon Hounsou) and Percival (Craig McKinley) and the roguish outlaw Goose Fat Bill ("Game of Thrones'" Aidan Gillan), Arthur reluctantly learns about the sword's power from a good mage (Astrid Bergès-Frisbey).

Ritchie brings the same skill set to this film as he did to his "Sherlock Holmes" movies - and I don't mean that as a compliment, except that at least in this film the upsetting of romantic genre expectations is so complete that it carries a certain morbid fascination. And since "Batman Begins" remains the template for origin-story reboots, "Legend of the Sword" doubles down on traumatized boys and gives Arthur martial-arts training sourced from the Far East (around the climax, Ritchie whips up some special-effects-enhanced sword fu). It may not be yours, either.

Hunnam, who has previously admitted taking a motorbike from his crime drama Sons Of Anarchy, said he tried to steal a sword from the King Arthur film but "was rumbled mid-theft". Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city.

"I love him, he's on the same frequency as me and it made sense for him to be in the film".

Hannah Raybould, director of BAFTA Cymru, said: "The opportunity to offer an advance screening of this highly anticipated feature and to celebrate the use of epic Welsh locations is key to BAFTA Cymru's role in celebrating the breadth of talented crew and services working on film projects in Wales. There are still seats, but they are very much in short supply".

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