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Charlie Hunnam's lucrative new role as Christian Grey in 50 Shades will be a huge turn-off for his ex wife.

Charlie Hunnam's lucrative new role as Christian Grey in the 50 Shades of Grey movie is bound to rub his ex-wife up the wrong way.

The 33-year-old British actor is expected to earn an estimated £8m for the starring role in the erotic movie, which is an adaptation of EL James' bondage trilogy.

But his former wife Kate Towne will reportedly not get a penny of the cash.

Despite being entitled to a huge chunk of Hunman's future earnings under Californian law, Towne is said to have waived all her rights when their 27-month marriage came to an end in 2002.

The actress, who is a deadringer for his 50 Shades co-star Dakota Johnson, allegedly walked away with just £3,200 and a two-year-old Volvo when she represented herself in a US divorce court.

According to divorce papers obtained by The Sun, Towne agreed that "the court never again, for any reason, consider the subject of, or make any award for spousal support."

Newcastle-born Hunnam made his acting debut on Byker Grove after being discovered on Christmas Eve in a shoe shop.

His film credits include Green Street, Sons of Anarchy and Pacific Rim.

Towne has appeared in a number of feature films, including The In Crowd, What Lies Beneath, Town & Country, Mulholland Drive, Evolution, Something New and Blades of Glory.

The couple got married in 1999 after meeting on the set of an audition for Dawson's Creek.

Fifty Shades of Grey follows a young college student as she embarks on a sadomasochistic relationship with an older businessman, Christian Grey. Its wildire popularity made it the fastest selling book of 2012, and it has sold more than 70 million copies worldwide.

Johnson- the daughter of Melanie Griffith - will play Anastasia, the smart under-graduate who begins an S&M relationship with Mr. Grey.

The movie, which will be directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, is set to hit cinemas in the US in August 2014.