NICHOLAS NICKLEBY star Charlie Hunnam has shunned the party scene in favour of concentrating on his career.

The British heart-throb isn't short of invitations to star-studded events, but prefers to spend the time honing his acting skills and hanging out with friends.

He explains, "I get invited to literally every single movie premiere that's going on. But I just can't tolerate it. I have lived in Los Angeles for four years and I have only been in nightclubs three times, and at two movie premieres.

"My friends and I don't go to parties and do any of that b******t. We just hang out at each other's houses and have a normal life while doing this crazy job."

He adds, "It's a choice. You can either just concentrate on your work and hope that it is enough to breed more work, or you can do it the other route."

01/07/2003 14:14