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.
The experience 20 years ago has had a massive impact on his life, Dornan says, and he's raising awareness by getting involved with the launch of a new charity.
Jamie Dornan has opened up about the grieving process, discussing the pain of losing his mother to pancreatic cancer 20 years ago.
Talking in an interview with BBC Northern Ireland, the 36 year old star of the wildly successful Fifty Shades film franchise spoke about the effect that the diagnosis of his mother Lorna with cancer when he was 14 years old, and her death when he was 16, had had upon his life.
“There has been no bigger impact in my life than the death of my mother,” Dornan told the interviewer. He believes that his accomplishments, including two daughters of his own from his marriage to Amelia Warner, will never quite fill that absence.
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The film series is based on the 'Fifty Shades' novel series, that sent the world into a wild frenzy.
Proposing to tell the love story between Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and Anastasia Steele (Dakota Fanning), the 'Fifty Shades' trilogy is one that had fans' attention for some time following its release. Originally told in the set of novels from author E. L. James before inevitably hitting the big screen with the aforementioned actors leading the charge, the franchise has been a hugely profitable one for all involved.
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Fanning in the very first 'Fifty Shades' film
That's set to continue as, following the release of the final film in the series this weekend 'Fifty Shades Freed', the movies are pegged to pass the $1 billion mark in the worldwide box office. It's a monumental amount for any franchise to rake in, but when you look at the history of 'Fifty Shades' and its author, and remember that the story she was telling was actually a fan-fiction based on the 'Twilight' series of novels and films, it's incredible to see how far the series has come.
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They say that marriage can sometimes destroy a couple's sexual chemistry - but that is most certainly not the case for Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson), even if they have mutually decided to take a more vanilla approach to their bedroom antics. On the other hand, it doesn't mean that everything is plain sailing for their relationship either. Christian is still as possessive as always, as much as he loves his new wife, hating her not taking his surname at work following their nuptials and feeling angry about her sneaking out to see her friends. He tries to keep her happy by throwing his billions around, but when their relationship plans go awry there's massive discord between them.
Meanwhile, Ana's father has a serious car accident, and she's being hunted down by her vengeful former boss Jack Hyde (Eric Johnson) who is extremely bitter about being fired from Seattle Independent Publishing and will do anything to take down Grey's empire. Plus, there's all manner of people in between causing strife, including Elena Lincoln (Kim Basinger); a former friend of his mother's who seduced him at a young age and introduced him into the world of BDSM; who he continues to have in his life.
'Fifty Shades Freed' is the final movie in this intense erotic thriller trilogy, following 'Fifty Shades of Grey' and 'Fifty Shades Darker', based on the book series by E. L. James released between 2011 and 2012. Director James Foley ('House of Cards', 'At Close Range') from the previous movie is at the helm once again with Niall Leonard ('Wire in the Blood', 'Monarch of the Glen') having returned to write the screenplay.
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The pair teamed together for another round of S&M romance in 'Fifty Shades Darker'.
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 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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Johnson is back as Anastasia Steele in the romantic drama.
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 Johnson plays Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Darker
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“Nudity is really interesting for an actor.”
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 Johnson stars in Fifty Shades Darker
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Jamie Dornan seen at the 2016 British Independent Film Awards - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 4th December 2016
Jamie Dornan arrives at the ABC studios for a recording of Jimmy Kimmel Live - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 4th November 2016
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 is on a roll.
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.
"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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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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Louis Drax is a young boy who lives with his mother and father, the family are close but each year Louis seemingly has a bad accident. His parents put this down to their son's clumsy ways but they're fully aware that something deeper might be at play.
It's Louis ninth birthday and he and his parents plan to go into the woods for a picnic to celebrate. As the trio begin to have a nice time, tragedy strikes and Louis is found at the bottom of a cliff.
In a deep coma, the young boy is transferred to a special coma unit where his vitals are monitored by acclaimed neurologist Dr. Allan Pascal. Louis had been technically dead for two hours before being rescued and the fact that he's reciprocating to any form of treatment is a miracle in itself.
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Jamie Dornan - '50 Shades of Grey' star Jamie Dornan arrives at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) at LAX - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 24th March 2015
Irish actor and star of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Jamie Dornan was spotted at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 19th February 2015
Amelia Warner and Jamie Dornan - Fifty Shades of Grey - UK film premiere held at the Odeon Leicester Square. at Odeon Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 12th February 2015
Date of birth
1st May, 1982
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