THE SON of a private-school music teacher and a university music professor, Day had a violin in his hand at the age of three, before cycling through the piano, B-flat trombone, and, in an attempt to woo high-school girls, a Bob Dylan–esque guitar-harmonica combo.His older sister (and lone sibling), Alice, has a Ph. in music, making him the only family member without a degree in the field. jumping into his parents’ 1985 Honda Accord for the six-hour drive to Philadelphia, where his paternal grandmother lived.THOSE MUSIC-MINDED relatives call him Charles, but he’s always preferred Charlie—one of the many nicknames he’s had, including “Charlie Trombone” and “Chuck Hustle.”CHRISTMAS MORNINGS as a child involved running down the stairs of his family’s tiny blue home, in Middletown, grabbing his Christmas stocking, and . With no radio in the car, family-sung Christmas carols or sibling quarrels provided the trips’ soundtracks.THESE DAYS he makes the hour-long commute from his Hollywood Hills home to his Westside office in an Audi Allroad station wagon, which has “radio up the wazoo.” He listens to audiobooks (most recently, Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography) but sometimes misses that 1985 radio-less Accord.The young Arthur is spirited away to live an anonymous life as a commoner at a brothel, learning to fight and hustle – a sort of bouncer-slash-wheeler-dealer who protects the women who have looked after him.
NEW YORK City’s KGB Bar was the setting of the couple’s first evening together, in December 2001. This is your wife, it's a strange situation to say, hay, I really want my -- to act out an idea where my wife is getting it on with a co-star friend of mine. But what's strange is that you -- this is your idea? He’s earnest and measured in his responses; moderately beardy in a white shirt, black trousers and New Balance trainers.When he crosses his legs, his trouser hems ride up to reveal a pair of ‘jazzy’ multi-coloured socks. In this version of the Arthurian legend, Arthur is robbed of his birthright as heir to the Camelot throne when his father is killed and his sorcerer uncle, Vortigern (played with obvious glee by Jude Law), seizes power.