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Jamie Dornan (born May 1st 1982) Jamie Dornan is British actor who rose to prominence in the TV series 'The Fall' and 'Once Upon A Time'.

Film career: Jamie made his film debut in Sofia Coppola's 2006 film 'Marie Antoinette' opposite Kirsten Dunst. In 2009, he featured in British indie film 'Shadows in the Sun' with Jean Simmons. 2011 saw him make his television debut in fairytale series 'Once Upon A Time' as Sheriff Graham and the Huntsman. He also joins Gillian Anderson as a serial killer in 'The Fall'. In 2013, it was announced that he would star as Christian Grey in the film adaptation of E.L. James' erotic thriller 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'. His other work includes being part of the band Sons of Jim and modelling for Calvin Klein, Dior and Armani.

Personal life: Jamie Dornan was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. His father was obstetrician Jim and his mother Lorna passed away when he was a teenager. He went to Belfast's Methodist College and then briefly Teesside University before he left early. He dated Keira Knightley between 2003 and 2005 but married Amelia Warner in 2013 with whom he had a daughter.



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Jamie And Dakota's Close Friendship Make Sex Scenes 'Much Easier'


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When you go into a film series like that of 'Fifty Shades Darker', you have to expect that there's going to be a lot of sex scenes - and not just as a sideline. They are not a great many actors' favourite thing to shoot, but for Jamie Dornan, his connection with his co-star got him through it time and time again.

Jamie DornanJamie Dornan stars alongside Dakota Johnson in 'Fifty Shades Darker'

With bright lights shining, the careful scrutiny of the director and cinematographer, and beefy sound guys eating sandwiches in the background, you can understand why intimate scenes are never the most fun bits to shoot of a movie - especially if you happen to be in a relationship. However, 'Fifty Shades Darker' is branded as an erotic thriller, so there was no room for awkwardness between Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson who played Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in the film.

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Jamie Dornan in the winners room at the EE British Academy Film Awards 2017 (BAFTAs) held at the Royal Albert Hall - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 12th February 2017

Jamie Dornan

Jamie Dornan attending the 2017 EE British Academy Of Film And Television Arts Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 12th February 2017

Jamie Dornan

Amelia Warner and Jamie Dornan at the 2017 EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 12th February 2017

Amelia Warner and Jamie Dornan
Amelia Warner and Jamie Dornan

Jamie Dornan at the 2017 EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 12th February 2017

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Jamie Dornan and Guest
Jamie Dornan and Guest

Amelia Warner and Jamie Dornan at the 2017 EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 12th February 2017

Amelia Warner and Jamie Dornan
Amelia Warner and Jamie Dornan
Amelia Warner and Jamie Dornan

Dakota Johnson: Fifty Shades Darker Has 'Heightened Intensity'


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Fifty Shades Darker certainly lives up to its title, according to star Dakota Johnson.

Two years after the first part of the erotic trilogy hit the big screen Johnson is back as Anastasia Steele in the much anticipated sequel, but this time the actress says the drama and the intensity have been 'heightened'. 

Dakota JohnsonDakota Johnson plays Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Darker

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Fifty Shades Darker - Featurette and Clip


'Fifty Shades Darker' is the tense new sequel to the erotic 2015 thriller 'Fifty Shades of Grey', based on the book trilogy of the same name by E. L. James. It sees the return of Anasatasia Steele and Christian Grey, though this time their relationship is more complicated than ever especially when secrets from the latter's past surface. Secrets aren't the only things either; this couple's romantic escapades are interrupted by a terrifying undercurrent of danger. Directed by James Foley ('House of Cards') - who has also signed on for trilogy finale 'Fifty Shades Freed' - and written by Niall Leonard ('Wire in the Blood', 'Monarch of the Glen'), 'Fifty Shades Darker' will be released on February 10th 2017.

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Unlike Christian Grey Jamie Dornan Is Not Interested In S&M


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Jamie Dornan achieved worldwide fame playing Christian Grey in the steamy Fifty Shades of Grey, but the Irish actor is careful to separate himself from the character.

Speaking to Australian GQ magazine, Dornan revealed that unlike Christian, S&M “doesn’t float my boat” and that he wouldn’t even like to go for a drink with the moody millionaire.

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'Fifty Shades Darker' Star Dakota Johnson Gets Candid About Sex Scenes


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Dakota Johnson bared all in Fifty Shades of Grey and now the 27-year-old actress is preparing to do so again in sequel Fifty Shades Darker.

In a candid interview with Vogue magazine, the actress opened up about filming ‘makeup free nude scenes’ with co-star Jamie Dornan, describing it as ‘very honest’ and ‘very trusting’.

Dakota JohnsonDakota Johnson stars in Fifty Shades Darker

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Fifty Shades Darker Trailer


When Ana and Christian had their first fateful meeting, neither party knew much about the real person they were meeting. Christian didn't know just how naive Ana really was and Ana didn't quite understand just how dark Christian's thoughts ran. Though from completely different backgrounds and living entirely different lives, the pair were attracted to one another and they began a relationship - one mainly brought about after Christian seducing Ana, his latest younger woman. As dark secrets were uncovered, it became known to Ana that Christian was into BDSM. Still wishing to go ahead with the relationship, Ana finds out just how far Christian is willing to go to get his thrills but realises that she can't be with a man who inflicts that level of pain on someone they care about.

Time passes, Christian continues with his business lifestyle and Ana starts a new job at a publishing house and the former lovers reunite whilst at an exhibition of photography put on by one of Ana's friends. Christian begins to realise that his feelings for Ana run deeper than the usual dominant / submissive roles that usually define his relationships. With Ana now setting the rules, the pair begin a true relationship but as stories about Christian's past are revealed and Ana is introduced to some of the women that involve his past, neither party know exactly how they'll make their relationship work without sacrificing certain aspects.

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson reprise their roles as Christian and Ana respectively. Kim Basinger is introduced to the plot as Elena Lincoln a lady Ana nicknames Mrs. Robinson after learning that she seduced Christian whilst still of a young age. Whilst Rookie Blue actor Eric Johnson is cast as Jack Hyde and Bella Heathcote as Leila Williams.

Teaser For 'Fifty Shades Darker' Released, One Day Before Full Trailer


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A teaser trailer for the highly anticipated sequel Fifty Shades Darker has arrived a day ahead of the full trailer, with its star Jamie Dornan at front and center.

The 19-second clip, released one day before the full trailer comes out on Tuesday (September 13th), shows Dornan’s Christian Grey whispering to Anastasia Steele (played by Dakota Johnson), asking her is she’s “intrigued”.

Fifty Shades Darker is scheduled for theatrical release on February 10th, 2017 – coinciding with the Valentine’s Day market, just like its predecessor.

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Anthropoid Review

Excellent

Outside the Czech Republic, few people know about Operation Anthropoid, a spy mission in 1943 Prague to assassinate a top Nazi official. Certainly the material is perfect for a big-screen thriller, and filmmaker Sean Ellis (Metro Manila) has filmed it with a documentary-style urgency that's edgy and exciting. He also has a sharp attention to detail, so the film is bracingly realistic, carrying a strong emotional kick in the final act.

In 1938, Western Europe's leaders handed Czechoslovakia over to Hitler when he promised not to start a war. But of course he invaded Poland the following year. So in 1941, the British military parachutes a team of Czech exiles back into their country to help the resistance. Two of these men, Jan and Josef (Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy), are on a secret mission to kill Reinhard Heydrich, the third in Nazi command after Hitler and Himmler. Known as the Butcher of Prague for his ruthless methods, it was Heydrich who devised the plan to exterminate the Jews. The resistance leader (Toby Jones) offers assistance for this mission, while two young women (Charlotte Le Bon and Anna Geislerova) pose as Jan and Josef's girlfriends. But with heavy security around Heydrich, carrying this off is not going to be easy.

Ellis impressively manages to tell this story without present-day hindsight, seeing all sides of the situation from the perspective of the people involved. In other words, it's not just a matter of killing a historical villain: everyone knows that the repercussions of such an act would be horrific as the Nazis exacted brutal revenge. But they also knew that, within this small window of time, they had a chance to deliver a serious blow to the enemy. Ellis structures this carefully, building up to the assassination in a way that develops almost unbearable levels of suspense. The complexity of each scene is remarkable, and the film's final act is a stunning explosion of desperate violence.

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Jamie Dornan Enjoyed Shifting Gears For The 9th Life Of Louis Drax


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He has two big movies out this summer, and they couldn't be much more different. Anthropoid is an edgy WWII thriller, while The 9th Life of Louis Drax is a moody mystery-drama. But variety is what Dornan is looking for.

Jamie Dornan and Sarah Gordon in The 9th Life Of Louis Drax

"It was a bit of a departure from anything that I had done," he says of his role as a doctor in Louis Drax. "I also got to explore that world a bit, something I did not have a great deal of knowledge about, although I do have plenty of doctors in my immediate family."

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The 9th Life Of Louis Drax Review

Very Good

With heavy overtones of Hitchcockian mystery and intrigue, this stylish thriller is the enjoyably melodramatic story of a rather odd 9-year-old boy and the adults caught in a twisted vortex around him. Emotive acting helps make the characters come to life, and the story's secrets keep the audience hooked as what's actually happening becomes horrifyingly clear.

Louis Drax (Alden Longworth) has had several close encounters with death in his first nine years. Is he immortal? Or just accident prone? His mother Natalie (Sarah Gadon) protects him fiercely, while his father Peter (Aaron Paul) clearly adores him. So what happened on his birthday, when Peter went missing and Louis ended up in a coma after falling from a cliff? While treating him, Dr Pascal (Jamie Dornan) becomes entangled in the drama of their life. He meets Louis' sardonic therapist (Oliver Platt) and Peter's manic mother (Barbara Hershey), and he also gets perhaps a bit too close to Natalie than he should.

Director Alexandre Aja and writer Max Mingella have a lot of fun stirring in references to Hitchcock films, including the San Francisco setting, switching identities, vertiginous heights and a dangerous blonde. They add so many mysteries and red herrings into the plot that the audience is kept happily off-balance for most of the film, waiting for the other shoes to drop. This means that everything feels somewhat overcooked, complete with fantasies, dreams and even some magic. But this gives the cast a lot to play with. Dornan is his usual charming, seductive self, haplessly wooing Natalie even though he already has a hot wife (McGregor). But then Gadon oozes vulnerable lustiness in her role, so he doesn't have much of a chance. And despite the obvious set-up, Paul creates a surprisingly complex character out of Peter, while Hershey has fun chomping on the scenery.

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Jamie Dornan

Date of birth

1st May, 1982

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.84




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Jamie Dornan Movies

Fifty Shades Darker - Featurette and Clip Trailer

Fifty Shades Darker - Featurette and Clip Trailer

'Fifty Shades Darker' is the tense new sequel to the erotic 2015 thriller 'Fifty Shades...

Fifty Shades Darker Trailer

Fifty Shades Darker Trailer

When Ana and Christian had their first fateful meeting, neither party knew much about the...

Anthropoid Movie Review

Anthropoid Movie Review

Outside the Czech Republic, few people know about Operation Anthropoid, a spy mission in 1943...

The 9th Life of Louis Drax Movie Review

The 9th Life of Louis Drax Movie Review

With heavy overtones of Hitchcockian mystery and intrigue, this stylish thriller is the enjoyably melodramatic...

Anthropoid Trailer

Anthropoid Trailer

Reinhard Heydrich was one of the fiercest anti-Semitic officers in the Nazi army. He authored...

The 9th Life of Louis Drax Trailer

The 9th Life of Louis Drax Trailer

Louis Drax is a young boy who lives with his mother and father, the family...

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Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Review

Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Review

After all the hype, it's impossible not to expect steam from this adaptation of E.L....

Fifty Shades Of Grey - Clips And Extended Trailer

Fifty Shades Of Grey - Clips And Extended Trailer

When reserved college girl Anastasia Steele meets mysterious businessman Christian Grey for an interview, she...

Fifty Shades Of Grey - Fairy Tale TV Spot Trailer

Fifty Shades Of Grey - Fairy Tale TV Spot Trailer

Sometimes, a single favour to a friend can end up changing you entirely. When a...

Fifty Shades Of Grey Trailer

Fifty Shades Of Grey Trailer

Budding journalist and college student Anastasia Steele has never been the adventurous type in any...

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