Jamie Dornan Biography
Jamie Dornan (James Dornan0 was born on 1st May 1982 in Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland. He is an actor, model, and musician. He is popular for his role as Christian Grey on the triology Fifty Shades.
He attended and boarded at Methodist College Belfast, where he played rugby and participated in the drama department. He later attended Teesside University but dropped out and moved to London to train as an actor.
He performed in the folk band Sons of Jim, until it disbanded in 2008. In 2001 he took part in the Channel 4 reality show Model Behaviour. He was eliminated but signed a modelling contract with Select Model Management. In 2003, he modelled for Abercrombie & Fitch. He then modelled for a number of fashion houses and retailers, including Aquascutum, Hugo Boss, and Armani. Notable works include major ad campaigns with Dior Homme and Calvin Klein (with both Kate Moss and Eva Mendes), and he was labelled “The Golden Torso” by The New York Times.
Dornan’s first acting role in a film was Count Axel Fersen in the Sofia Coppola film Marie Antoinette (2006). In 2008, he played the lead role of Ed in the Hammer Horror production Beyond the Rave. Dornan also appeared in the drama film Shadows in the Sun (2009). In 2011, Dornan appeared in nine episodes of the ABC television series Once Upon a Time.
On 23 October 2013, Dornan was cast as Christian Grey in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, replacing Charlie Hunnam. The film was released on 13 February 2015. On 27 August 2014, it was announced that Dornan would play Dr. Allan Pascal in a Miramax film titled The 9th Life of Louis Drax, a supernatural thriller based on a book of the same name. It was released on 2 September 2016.
In February 2015, it was confirmed that Dornan had signed on to reprise his role in the second and third installments of the Fifty Shades film franchise, Fifty Shades Darker, released in 2017, and Fifty Shades Freed, released in 2018.
Jamie Dornan Age
He was born on 1st May 1982 in Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland.
Jamie Dornan Beard
He debuted a new grooming look on Jimmy Kimmel on 31st January 2017 : a buzz-cut accented by a full-grown beard. He told Kimmel it was for a new role (rumor has it Dornan is filming a gritty Robin Hood) and that he knew he could pull it off because he has a round head.
Jamie Dornan Family
His father is Professor Jim Dornan and is an obstetrician and gynaecologist. His mother Lorna Dornan died, when Dornan was 16 years, from pancreatic cancer. He has two older sisters; Liesa, who works for Disney in London, and Jessica, a fashion designer based in Falmouth, England. Dornan is a first cousin, twice removed, of actress Greer Garson. His grandparents on both sides of his family were Methodist lay preachers. Dornan was 16 when his mother, Lorna, died from pancreatic cancer.
Jamie Dornan Wife – Jamie Dornan Girlfriend
In 2010 she began dating English actress and singer-songwriter Amelia Warner and they got engaged in 2012. They married in a country house in Somerset on 27 April 2013.
Jamie Dornan Children
He has two daughters born in Dulcie November 2013 and February 2016.
Jamie Dornan Siblings – Jamie Dornan Sisters
He has two older sisters; Liesa, who works for Disney in London, and Jessica, a fashion designer based in Falmouth, England.
Jamie Dornan Height
Jamie Dornan stands at 5′ 10¾” (1.8 m).
Jamie Dornan Movies and TV Shows
Jamie Dornan Movies
- 2015: Fifty Shades of Grey
- 2017: Fifty Shades Darker
- 2016: Anthropoid
- 2018: Fifty Shades Freed
- 2016: The Siege of Jadotville
- 2016: The 9th Life of Louis Drax
- 2006: Marie Antoinette
- 2014: Flying Home
- 2017: Robin Hood
- My Dinner with Hervé
- 2015: Burnt
- 2017: Untogether
- 2009: Shadows in the Sun
- 2009: X Returns
- Beyond the Rave
- A Private War
Jamie Dornan TV Shows
- 2013 – 2016: The Fall
- 2014: New Worlds
- Since 2011: Once Upon a Time
Jamie Dornan Interview
Jamie Dornan on… being GLAMOUR’s Sexiest Man of The Year
That’s about as sexy as I do I’m afraid. Well, it’s a really plethora of looks … very good. Thank you.
Jamie Dornan on… what he’s bored of being asked in interviews
Ha! I’m most bored – I wouldn’t say bored, I understand why people are asking it, but the one I’m finding difficult to answer is ‘are you ready for this?’ ‘Are you ready for the madness?’ and ‘are you ready for the attention?, all that stuff because actually there is no answer. I don’t know how to answer it – if there is anything I can do tangibly be ready for what’s gonna happen, y’know?
Jamie Dornan on… Fifty Shades changing his life
I guess people recognise you in the street more, maybe that occurs. My thing is, and I take great comfort in the fact that the very core things in my life and the things that keep me normal – and I say this outside of being an actor, I mean in general if I wasn’t an actor – the things that I care about most are my family and my mates. I love both, and I’ve had the same group of mates since I was a kid and that doesn’t change, so essentially those things, and my answer is that I don’t think my life will change because those things don’t.
Jamie Dornan on… his mates not getting a chance to poke fun/celebrate his new role
There were varied responses. I mean, we had a situation where, when I found out I was doing it, within four/five days we moved to Vancouver. My wife was heavily pregnant so we had to get out there before she couldn’t fly anymore and get out there and have our Canadian baby. And then we were filming within four weeks of that, so there wasn’t really a lot of time … I talked it through with the boys, and I’ll understand why some of them WON’T want to see it. But some of them are going to be supportive too.
Jamie Dornan on… his beard being a disguise for all the attention
It’d be kind of a silly move to see it as camouflage now because I’m doing all this press for it, so I’m going to be stood there on the red carpet tonight – unless I choose to shave it in the next few hours.
Jamie Dornan on… beard or no beard?
It’s potentially for another project, where I might need it and I don’t want to shave it off just in case. But also I find it more comfortable – it’s bred out of laziness – I don’t enjoy the act of shaving. I find it really tedious and I don’t understand how guys do it every day.
Jamie Dornan on … B&Q
I LOVE going to B&Q. I love it. You end up coming back with stuff you don’t go in for, and I find it interesting. But yeah, look, I’m not going to be in there looking for cable ties and rope and those things, unless I need them – not for those purposes but y’know what I mean – but I actually hope I don’t end up not being able to go there because I do love a good DIY shop, although I’m awful at DIY.
Jamie Dornan on… receiving advice from fellow actors
I have very close actor friends who are all, for the most part, in a good part professionally and personally for most of them. it is good to draw on that – we all do that, we all talk to each other about work a lot and in a very non-competitive way and that’s the really nice thing about it. I think I’ve siphoned out the good guys out of the group, and yeah I talk to a few guys about some of the stuff like that. Essentially it’s your decision, and you take that on yourself – you constantly trust your your agents, your wife, your friends, all of those people that help you make your friends.
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