Actor Charlie Hunnam has said he’d be up for reprising the role that gave him his big break – schoolboy Nathan Maloney in gay drama series Queer As Folk.
“I’d be game for a reunion. It’s a long time ago, I’m an old bastard now — that was 20 years ago,” he told The Sun.
The hunky actor, who went on to star in Sons of Anarchy and Pacific Rim, reunites with fellow Queer As Folk co-star Aidan Gillen in upcoming blockbuster King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, almost two decades after Gillen played Hunnam’s lover Stuart on the show.
“I always felt like I owed him a grand debt of gratitude. I really thanked him for the impact he had on me. He thought I was mad but I felt it deeply,” said.
““When I’m back in England, people still recognize me as Nathan… It was the beginning of my career, so I have very fond memories of it.
“I’m very proud of being a part of that show. I’m very happy when people bring it up. I’m just surprised because it was so long ago.”
Queer As Folk aired for two seasons on UK television in 1999 and 2000, and it followed the lives of a group of gay men in Manchester in northern England.
A US adaptation started in 2000 and would go on to run for five seasons.
Actor Robert Gant, who played college professor Ben in the US version, said last August he thought it was time for a revival of the show.