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Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam is spotted in Melbourne with Jay Malkoun


Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam is spotted out in Melbourne with former Comanchero bikie Jay Malkoun

He’s in Melbourne filming a new TV series, and Charlie Hunnam has been making some notorious new friends along the way.

The 41-year-old Sons of Anarchy star was last week spotted out with former Comanchero bikie Amad ‘Jay’ Malkoun.

Charlie visited Vietnamese restaurant The George on Collins with Malkoun and a group of friends, posing for photos together outside the eatery. 

Famous friends: He's in Melbourne filming a new TV series, and Charlie Hunnam (far left) has been making some notorious new friends along the way. Pictured with former Comanchero bikie Amad 'Jay' Malkoun (far right)

Famous friends: He’s in Melbourne filming a new TV series, and Charlie Hunnam (far left) has been making some notorious new friends along the way. Pictured with former Comanchero bikie Amad ‘Jay’ Malkoun (far right)

It’s not the only bikie connection the Hollywood heartthrob has, having found fame playing a motorcycle gang boss in Sons of Anarchy.

The show ran from 2008 until 2014, and was responsible for putting Charlie on the Hollywood map and launching his stellar acting career.

He’s currently in Australia to film the upcoming Apple TV series, Shantaram, based on the novel of the same name.

Night out: Charlie visited Vietnamese restaurant The George on Collins with Malkoun and a group of friends, posing for photos together outside the eatery

Night out: Charlie visited Vietnamese restaurant The George on Collins with Malkoun and a group of friends, posing for photos together outside the eatery

It tells the story of a convicted bank robber and heroin addict, who escapes prison and flees to India.

Shantaram is a 10-episode drama thriller, which centres on a man named Lin, played by Charlie. 

The book is written by Gregory David Roberts, who also counts Malkoun as a friend.

Claim to fame: It's not the only bikie connection the Hollywood heartthrob has, having found fame playing a motorcycle gang boss in Sons of Anarchy

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Claim to fame: It’s not the only bikie connection the Hollywood heartthrob has, having found fame playing a motorcycle gang boss in Sons of Anarchy

Shantaram is inspired by Roberts’ own life, after he escaped Pentridge Prison – the same jail featured in the novel – and fled to India. 

It was while Roberts was in prison that he befriended Malkoun, referring to him as one of the ‘good guys’ in prison.

The series has been filming at Melbourne’s Docklands studios, and will also film in Thailand after India’s recent COVID outbreak forced production to change locations.  

Action: He's currently in Australia to film the new Apple TV series, Shantaram, based on the novel of the same name. Pictured at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2019

Action: He’s currently in Australia to film the new Apple TV series, Shantaram, based on the novel of the same name. Pictured at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2019



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