Is Jamie Dornan Already The Next Big Star, Before 'Fifty Shades of Grey'?

Subscribe to Jamie Dornan alerts
Page 1 of 212

By this time next year Jamie Dornan will probably be a household name, thanks to his starring role in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey. Whilst we might be sitting back and waiting for Chrsitian Grey to hit the big screen, Jamie is doing nothing of the sort. Instead he has a new TV show, New Worlds, beginning tonight on Channel 4. So before we've even seen him as Christian Grey, we've got to ask, is Jamie Dornan Hollywood's next big star?

Jamie Dornan who is starring in New WorldsJamie Dornan who is starring in New Worlds

There was a time when Jamie Dornan’s name had to be preceded with the words Kiera Knightly’s ex, thankfully those days are over. Belfast born Jamie dated the actress between 2003 and 2005, back when he was a model who appeared in campaigns alongside Kate Moss and Eva Mendes. The modelling career wasn't going too bad, but Jamie soon began to turn his attention to acting. He first had a small part in 2006’s Marie Antoinette which was followed up by a 2008 Myspace film release entitled Beyond the Rave. Neither roles saw Jamie's acting carrer take off and it would be a few years before Dornan landed his big break. It would be through television, not movies that Dornan would finally start to see his acting career take off.

Television audiences first got their introduction to Jamie when he appeared in ABC’s Once Upon A Time, playing Storybrooke’s Sheriff Graham who was also the Huntsman who spared Snow White in the Enchanted Forest. That one sounds a lot more complicated than it is. But just when audiences were starting to really take to Graham the character sadly met his end in episode 7 of season one, giving the show its first big shocker moment. Many fans mourned the death of the Sherrif, but he would appear again in flashbacks throughout the rest of the season. Dornan’s next big TV role came in 2013 crime drama The Fall, where he played a serial killer alongside Gillian Anderson. The extremely sucessfull series became the BBC’s first massive drama hit for over a decade, attracting large audiences and also receiving critical praise. It has since been confirmed that a second series is in the works.

Jamie Dornan

Of course Jamie hit the headlines when he was cast as the lead in the Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation after Sons of Anarchy's Charlie Hunnam dropped out. But before Jamie suits up as Christian Grey, we get to see him in an altogether different role, in Channel 4's New Worlds. The four episode mini-series comes from the team of the 2008 BAFTA-nominated The Devil’s Whore. Set in the 1680s, with the drama taking place on both sides of the Atlantic, 'two young men and two young women commit their lives to a fairer future with blood, passion and urgency'. Starring alongside Jamie is Game of Throne’s Joe Dempsie. Early reviews of this one are positive and suggest it's well worth tuning in for, after all what else is there to do on a Tuesday night. 

Next page: The Fifty Shades of Grey movie

Page 1 of 212


Tags: Jamie Dornan

Subscribe to Jamie Dornan alerts

More Jamie Dornan

'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Has The Most Watched Trailer of 2014 (Yes Even More Than 'Star Wars The Force Awakens')

How many times can you watch a two minute trailer of Jamie Dornan in the upcoming Fifty Shades Of Grey movie? Well the answer is...

Jamie Dornan Recalls Visiting A Sex Dungeon To Prepare For 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Role

Jamie Dornan's latest role sees him play kinky billionaire Christian Grey in the film adaptation of E. L. James's bestselling erotic novel 'Fifty Shades of...

Dakota Johnson And Jamie Dornan Get Steamier In The New Trailer For 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' [Trailer]

Heads up, Fifty Shades fans – a new trailer has just been released and this time, things get really kinky. Well, as kinky as possible...

Fifty Shades Of Grey Trailer

Budding journalist and college student Anastasia Steele has never been the adventurous type in any respect, so when she is faced with the prospect of...


There's A New 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Teaser Out (And We Mean Teaser)

Brace yourself Fifty Shades of Grey fans, as a new teaser trailer for the film has just been released! The good news is, the teaser...

Jamie Dornan Opens Up About ‘Fifty Shades’ Fears And Reveals He Didn't Always Do So Well With The Ladies

The countdown is on to Fifty Shades of Grey hitting the big screen and leading man Jamie Dornan knows all too well that expectations are...

Charlie Hunnam: "Nervous Breakdown Led to Fifty Shades Drop Out"

Charlie Hunnam has spoken openly and in-detail for the first time about the reasons that led to him dropping out of the Fifty Shades of...

Guy Ritchie Mulling Over Jamie Dornan for 'King Arthur' Movies

Guy Ritchie, the British director behind Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch and the Sherlock Holmes movies, is keen to cast Fifty Shades of...



Lea Petrelli's picture

Lea Petrelli

In my opinion, I think hes the better choice to play Mr Grey. (Not sayin that Charlie is not that great) I think Jamie is destined to it.Hes got the looks,hes a mystery. Im pretty excited for the movie.Im huge fan of Fifty , and its something I cannot deny HEHE

8 months 2 weeks ago
View Comments

Jamie Dornan Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Jamie Dornan

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All