The former face of Dolce and Gabbana passed on the chance to bring Christian Grey to life on the big screen.
Model David Gandy may not have made the leap from the runway to Hollywood yet, but that hasn’t stopped some high profile acting offers coming the 34 year old’s way. Speaking to Square Mile magazine Gandy revealed that he turned down the chance to play Christian Grey in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie because the part just ‘didn't feel right’.
The smouldering David Gandy could have been Christian Grey
“I was offered Fifty Shades of Grey, 300:2, Hercules, which a lot of people probably would have taken as actors but I’m in the fortunate position where I like what I’m doing,” Gandy told the magazine. Adding that he doesn’t, “feel the need to act.”
Fifty Shades of Grey is pretty damn sexy.
Fifty Shades of Grey has 20 minutes of sex scenes, meaning it will be the raunchiest mainstream movie for over 10 years. According to the Sunday Times, one-fifth of the film will be made up of sexual scenes - this despite director Sam Taylor-Johnson claiming it was more "romantic".
Dakota Johnson plays Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey
"I think the sex scenes are integral to the story. They are not gratuitous," she added later to Variety.
Continue reading: 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Has 20 Minutes Of Sex Scenes (Film Runs 100 Mins)
The erotic flick's two stars sit down in a joint interview and discuss their experiences filming so many explicit sex scenes.
One of the most anticipated films of 2015 is the big-screen adaptation of E. L. James's bestselling erotic novel 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' and its twos stars, Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, are hoping their steamy love scenes live up the fans' expectations.
Jamie Dornan plays Christian Grey in 'Fifty Shades of Grey'
Dornan portrays kinky billionaire Christian Grey in the upcoming flick and Dakota plays the kind but naïve Anastasia Steele, and as the premiere date closes in, both actors sat down with Glamour to discuss their experience filming so many explicit sex scenes throughout the production.
With ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’s’ release less than a month away, all eyes are on star Dakota Johnson as she prepares to become Hollywood’s next ’It Girl’.
She’s about to become known all over the world as Anastasia Steele, but before the release of Fifty Shades Of Grey Dakota Johnson has just reached another career milestone, landing on the cover of US Vogue. The actress graces the front of the magazine’s February issue, where she dishes on the upcoming movie and her plans for the future after Grey-mania hits.
Dakota Johnson will soon be a household name thanks to Fifty Shades Of Grey
“I think about my dwindling anonymity,” the actress tells the magazine. “And that’s really scary because a very large part of me would be perfectly happy living on a ranch in Colorado and having babies and chickens and horses—which I will do anyway.”
The most anticipated film of 2015 has ramped up excitement even further
It's finally here! Fifty Shades of Grey, the most talked about book of 2011, has finally made it to the big screen complete with its infamous 'red room', copious amounts of sexual naughtiness and Britain's very own poplet, Rita Ora.
The gorgeous Mr Grey takes his sex student, Anastasia, to new levels of learning
Audiences watching the Golden Globes on Sunday will have spotted the international debut of the much anticipated movie's newest trailer which sneaks a peak into the sexual awakening of student Anastasia Steele after meeting S&M loving billionaire, Christian Grey.
Continue reading: Mr Grey Will See You Now: Fifty Shades Releases Another Trailer
Sometimes, a single favour to a friend can end up changing you entirely. When a young literature student, Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) attends an interview on behalf of her sick friend, she is totally unaware of the consequences. Steele meets with the illusive, enigmatic and intimidating young billionaire businessman, Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan), and almost immediately finds herself wildly attracted to him. Grey is insistent on controlling every aspect of his life, business and personal feelings, yet Steele represents a problem for him: he, too, is attracted to her, yet it is because of her free nature. As the couple clash, their futures are thrown into jeopardy with the revelation that neither of their lives will ever be the same again.
And the winner of Hollywood's best beard goes to...
People just don't take the Golden Globes seriously anymore! The biggest winner has been pronounced by fans as 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' star Jamie Dornan's magnificent beard - though facial hair is yet to land an official category.
Jamie Dornan sports wonderful beard at the Golden Globes
While Best Actor went to Eddie Redmayne for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory Of Everything' and Best Motion Picture went to Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood', fans of the 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' franchise were celebrating a very different victory as Christian Grey actor Jamie Dornan showed up as a guest to the Golden Globe Awards sporting a particularly impressive beard.
Continue reading: Jamie Dornan Wins Hearts With Glorious Beard At The Golden Globe Awards
The countdown to E.L. James’ novel hitting the big screen is well and truly underway.
With just over a month to go before Fifty Shades of Grey hits the big screen, the track listing for the film’s steamy soundtrack has been revealed. Featuring Beyonce, Ellie Goulding and even Frank Sinatra the Fifty Shades soundtrack looks set to be every bit as enticing as the film itself.
Jamie Dornan stars as Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey
Beyonce’s breathy tones on the ‘Crazy in Love ‘ remix and ‘Haunted’ have already been heard on the film’s teaser trailers, while former Eurythmics singer Annie Lennox has contributed a cover of ‘I Put a Spell On You’ to the album.
Jamie Dornan could return for The Fall season 3, despite the events of season 2.
Allan Cubitt, creator of acclaimed BBC crime-drama The Fall, says he is "very confident" that the show will return for a third outing. Season two concluded with a cliff-hanger, putting in doubt the future of Jamie Dornan's character Paul Spector.
Jamie Dornan could return for season 3 of The Fall
"I think the story can continue but I'll have to reserve judgement on that, I think, until I get the green light and the go-ahead," Cubit told HitFix.com.
Continue reading: 'The Fall' Creator "Very Confident" Show Will Return For Season 3
'Fifty Shades of Grey' has avoided the restrict NC-17 rating in the U.S.
It is one of the most anticipated movies of 2015 - but of the hype surrounding Fifty Shades of Grey centers on how Sam Taylor-Johnson has chosen to depict the racier passages from E.L James' book. That question may have been answered - at least in part - with the news that the film has avoided the restrictive NC-17 rating from US censors.
Jamie Dornan plays Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey
The movie, about a handsome billionaire and his submissive plaything, has been handed the R rating, referencing "strong sexual content including dialogue, some unusual behavior and graphic nudity." That rating means those under 17 will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian in the US, though does suggest that the content is milder than initially anticipated.
Continue reading: 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Avoids NC-17 Rating - But What Does It Mean?
The 32 year old, who plays Christian Grey, defended 'Fifty Shades of Grey' from criticisms of misogyny.
Ahead of the release of the highly anticipated big screen version of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, the movie’s star Jamie Dornan has spoken out against critics of the book who claim that it’s misogynistic.
Dornan, who plays the lead character Christian Grey in the adaptation, said that that interpretation was understandable, given its prominence, but played up the love story as the most important aspect of the book.
Jamie Dornan plays Christian Grey in the forthcoming film, due for release on February 13th.
Continue reading: Jamie Dornan Says 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Is Not Misogynist
It seems the power of Christian Grey is stronger than even The Force.
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 many, many, many times, on repeat if necessary. Yes probably in part thanks to loyal Dornan-aholics the Fifty Shades Of Grey teaser has beaten Star Wars The Force Awakens to become the most Youtubed trailer of 2014 with a colossal 93 million hits!
Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey
Yes according to research by Zefr, the steamy trailer is the year's most viewed on Youtube, beating Star Wars Episode VII by over 10 million hits.
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 Grey,' and since it is one of the highly anticipated flicks of next year, it seems the Irish actor wanted to prepare for the part properly.
Dornan as Christian Grey in the film adaptation
In the February issue of Elle U.K., Dornan reveals he visited a real sex dungeon to gather research, and help him get into the character of the S&M enthusiast.
The new trailer for "Fifty Shades of Grey" will enlighten you on the subject of BDSM, as imagined by E. L. James.
Heads up, Fifty Shades fans – a new trailer has just been released and this time, things get really kinky. Well, as kinky as possible during a PG trailer. It’s basically 2:37 minutes of body part close-ups, moaning, BDSM gear and the sparse dialogue you already know and love.
The new trailer hints at Christian Grey's troubled past.
Like its predecessor, this trailer boasts a soundtrack by Beyonce, again a haunting version of her worldwide number one 'Crazy In Love'. As for Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, the film’s two stars look just as young, symmetrical and deer-in-headlight-y as in the previous trailer. The difference is that this one features some more BDSM paraphernalia – namely a leather crop, chains, ice cubes, scarves – this is about as far as the trailer goes.
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 interviewing the handsome and frighteningly mysterious young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she is more than a little nervous. The interview doesn't go quite as well as she'd hoped, but it seems Christian has other interests in her. While he doesn't pander to the usual expectations of romance in a relationship, there's something utterly captivating and addictive about him that Anastasia just can't resist - even when he reveals to her his innermost unusual sexual desires. Thriving on the feeling of being in control, all he wants to do is tie Anastasia up and introduce her to a whole new world of sensual experiences. But is she curious enough to sign away her body to a stranger?
Continue: Fifty Shades Of Grey - Extended Trailer
Jamie Dornan might not be getting naked in ‘Fifty Shades’ but he will be wearing lots of ties.
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 gives us a look at Christian Grey as he sexily suits up, the bad news is, it only lasts 15 seconds.
Jamie Dornan has teased us once again as Christian Grey
Yes the teaser features Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey putting his best suit on in front of his impressive closet. In the background you can also hear the seductive tones of Beyonce, who’s music will be featured in the film.
Continue reading: There's A New 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Teaser Out (And We Mean Teaser)
Will Jamie Dornan play King Arthur in Guy Ritchie's big-budget franchise?
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 Grey actor Jamie Dornan in his forthcoming King Arthur movies. Ritchie wants the Irish actor to take the lead the franchise, according to The Sun.
Jamie Dornan plays Christian Grey in 'Fifty Shades of Grey'
Ritchie is said to have been "blown away" when he met the 32-year-old actor - which is a bit weird. The filmmaker has been trying to cast Dornan as King Arthur though it's proving difficult given the actor's commitment to three Fifty Shades of Grey movies - the first of which is released on Valentines' Day 2015.
Continue reading: Guy Ritchie Mulling Over Jamie Dornan For 'King Arthur' Movies
Could the erotic romance join the blockbusters club next year?
If you’re not a Fifty Shades of Grey fan, that’s ok, apparently the books and upcoming movie have more than enough of those already. When the PG-13 trailer was released last Thursday, it was mostly met with sarcasm and negative comments and reviews. Because, you know, the internet. But the story of Ana Steele and Christian Grey still has a lot of momentum. Less than a week later, the teaser trailer has hit 36 million million views (as of Wednesday), making it the most watched trailer of 2014.
Fifty Shades fans are coming out of the woodwork to boost the trailer's popularity.
The first book in E. L. James’ erotic romance trilogy has sold over 100 million copies worldwide, so the question is, where did all of those book readers go? The data comes from technology firm Zefr, via The Hollywood Reporter. Views are counted across several videos, uploaded on various official channels.
After multiple stumbles, fans can finally feast their eyes on the full trailer.
This is your moment Fifty Shades of Grey fans – the trailer for Sam Taylor-Johnson’s steamy adaptation finally dropped on Thursday. This should ease any doubts about stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, who both look pretty perfect for their respective roles.
Story aside, the film looks visually polished.
But more than that, the trailer itself is remarkably tame. Set to a remix of Beyonce’s Crazy in Love (like the teaser from last week) the trailer includes Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey’s meeting and their deepening relationship, but it’s all firmly PG until the final three second. You guessed it, that’s when the crops and blindfolds come out and we’re reminded that this is the Fifty Shades of Grey and not just the latest soapy drama churned out by the Hollywood machine.
Continue reading: Fifty Shades Of Grey Diehards Finally Get Full Trailer
Christian Grey will see us now...
The moment Fifty Shades of Grey fans have been waiting for is finally here, yes the Fifty Shades of Grey movie trailer has just been released. The two and a half minute clip gives fans their first look at Jamie Dornan in action as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele. But now we’ve finally had our first encounter with Christian Grey, are we left feeling satisfied?
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson star in Fifty Shades of Grey
If you enjoy being enticed, teased and tantalised, then you’ll probably love the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer (which will probably be the first movie of a Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy) and come to think of it you’ve probably already read the book. The two and half minute clip is certainly as steamy as we’d hope for, but it's also careful to leave enough of the finer details to the imagination.
Continue reading: The Fifty Shades Of Grey Movie Trailer Is Here: Was It Worth The Wait?
Anastasia Steele is a shy college student who is forced to interview an enigmatic entrepreneur named Christian Grey. Their first meeting doesn't go as well as planned and subsequently she is shocked when it appears that he has a seemingly romantic interest in her. He's not the sort to go out on drunken nights or make any of the usual romantic gestures, but Anastasia remains captivated by the intense sense of mystery surrounding him. Some of that mystery is unveiled, however, when he reveals his sexual desires to her, but it seems even then his wishes are not of the usual kind. Christian asks Anastasia to sign a document in order for them to be intimate, and that coupled with the rope and tape he recently purchased starts to make her realise just what sort of sensual adventure she's about to experience.
Continue: Fifty Shades Of Grey Trailer
When young college student Anastasia Steele meets a mysterious wealthy businessman named Christian Grey, she had no idea she'd be embarking on the sexual adventure of her lifetime. While he makes it clear that he's not the type for wild nights of drunken laughs or even for a bunch of flowers and chocolates, Ana can't help but feel irresistably intrigued by the beguiling sense of unknown surrounding her new obsession. Soon though, all is revealed when Christian insists she sign a document before they enter into any kind of intimacy, and putting that together with the bunch of rope and masking tape she saw him purchase at the hardware store, she starts to realise that she's about to enter into a relationship that is more out of the ordinary than she could ever have possibly imagined.
Continue: Fifty Shades Of Grey Trailer
There was plenty of drama on the high seas of celebrity this week, but is one 'Game of Thrones' star about to ride the waves?
Critics' Choice Awards: Last night's Critics' Choice Awards saw the year's best and brightest in television honoured for outstanding performances and shows. Dark humoured crime series Fargo and prison drama Orange Is The New Black were the clear frontrunners with three awards each. Matthew Mcconaughey predictably took home the Best Actor honour for creepy crime thriller True Detective whilst Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany repeated her 2013 victory with the corresponding female award. Read our run-down of the highlights here.
Tracy Morgan Improving: Comedian Tracy Morgan's condition in hospital has been upgraded by doctors to "fair" after he was left fighting for his life in the wake of a tragic crash that killed his friend, mentor and fellow comedian Jimmy McNair on June 7. Morgan, McNair, comedian Ardie Fuqua, Morgan's assistant Jeff Millea, and one other were all involved in the early hours crash that involved a Walmart truck and an allegedly sleep-deprived driver. Read the full story and find out why Louis C.K. launched a tirade against gossip site TMZ here.
It's Christian Grey... he's wearing leather... and he's driving a car.
Lace fans and snuff at the ready, Fifty Shades of Grey fans, because a new promotional photo has been released ahead of the upcoming saucy movie. The brand new close-up features actor Jamie Dornan as lead character Christian Grey and has set author EL James' fans tingling with anticipation for Sam Taylor-Johnson's 2015 adaptation.
Pictured sitting in a car, presumed to be the black Audi R8 Spyder detailed in the books, Grey is intently focussed on something in the middle distance. He seems to have eschewed his smart business attire in favour of a more "civilian" black leather jacket and T-shirt combo.
It's unclear whether Grey's gaze is more seductive or scowly but fans online have been speculating that Grey is staring at Ana Steel, his lover, who is played by Dakota Johnson. Many have read deeper into the photo, asking why the film's team have decided to release this particular shot.
Continue reading: New '50 Shades' Snap Sends Swooning Fans Into Meltdown
Looks like we've got our first proper shot of Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey.
A new promo shot has been released for the upcoming romantic drama Fifty Shades of Grey showing actor Jamie Dornan portraying the movie's male lead, Christian Grey. Posted to celebrate the fictional billionaire's birthday, the shot shows Dornan clad in a leather jacket whilst driving the character's famed black Audi R8 Spyder.
Grey is gazing intently at something with that same brooding, yet slightly unsettling glare that author EL James loves to describe in her saucy trilogy. Adapted by Sam Taylor-Johnson, the 2015 movie will feature Dornan as Grey alongside Dakota Johnson, who will play the story's protagonist and narrator, Ana Steele.
The snap follows the first official promo poster for the film that was revealed on Valentine's Day this year. We see the back of a silhouetted Grey standing in front of a large glass window and looking out over Seattle. The shot was captioned with "Mr. Grey will see you now," referencing the first encounter the two main characters have.
Continue reading: New '50 Shades' Shot Involves Jamie Dornan, A Black Car And Some Leather
Yeah, we're stumped on this one too. Jamie Dornan reveals his secret insecurities.
Jamie Dornan has revealed that he has a long-running dissatisfaction with his physique, despite having been a Calvin Klein model and now working on the lead role in the upcoming erotic drama, Fifty Shades of Grey.
Known for his oiled underwear adverts with Eva Mendes, breakthrough role in TV drama The Fall, and small part in 2006's Marie Antoinette, Dornan landed his first lead role in a movie after being cast as the BDSM-loving businessman Christian Grey in Sam Taylor-Johnson's 2015 adaptation of EL James' adult fiction series.
Remarkably, the actor is rather self-deprecating and has revealed that he doesn't quite see what all the fuss over his buff physique is about. "I don't like my physique. Who does? I was a skinny guy growing up, and I still feel like that same skinny kid," the Irish star admitted.
We know the cast of 50 Shades of Grey, but it's time to get to know their characters a little better.
Is50 Shades of Grey really not out yet? Nope, we’ve still got ten months to wait until we see Jamie Dornan in all his Christian Grey glory, but that doesn't mean we cant start getting excited now. You’d have to have been living under a rock for the past few months to not know who Christian Grey is, but which other characters will we be seeing when 50 Shades hits the big screen? With an impressive cast, let’s remember, It’s not all about Christian Grey…
Jamie Dornan will play Christian Grey in the upcoming movie
Jamie Dornan has had a ridiculously busy year.
After the busiest year of his short career so far, Jamie Dornan says he's looking forward to take job in which he doesn't "have to tie women to beds." Dornan had come particularly good with knots, playing a serial killer who ties up his victims on season two of The Fall and shooting Fifty Shades of Grey in Vancouver.
Jamie Dornan Stars in 'Fifty Shades of Grey'
"There are a couple of classic knots I know now," the 31-year-old told The Guardian, "and I've put them to good use far too many times recently. In fact I'd like to do a job where I don't have to tie women to beds."
Continue reading: Jamie Dornan, "I Want A Job Where I Don't Have To Tie Women To Beds"
Can't wait for Fifty Shades of Grey? Well Jamie Dornan has another movie coming out
With all the hype surrounding Fifty Shades of Grey (which is still ten months away from being released) you might be forgiven for thinking that’s all Jamie Dornan’s been up to for the past year. But you’re wrong. Alongside starring in TV drama 'New Worlds' the Irish actor is also heading to Cannes next month where his new movie Flying Home will premiere.
Flying Home will premiere next month at Cannes
Dornan stars in Flying Home as a “a scheming investment banker who tries to win a Sheikh’s trust and business by buying him a champion racing pigeon from a Belgium pigeon fancier. When he meets the stubborn owner and his beautiful granddaughter, he begins to believe there’s more to life than the latest deal,” reports Variety. The film is directed by Belgian art house hero, Dominique Deruddere and is being distributed by Germany’s Media Luna.
Continue reading: Before Fifty Shades Of Grey Jamie Dornan Will Be Flying Home At Cannes
The preview of 'Fifty Shades of Grey', aired at the CinemaCon in Las Vegas earlier this week, is considerably more subtle than the overall subject of the books would suggest.
In a trilogy of books in which spanking and sex contracts are the norm, audiences will be surprised to hear there's little sex in the preview of Fifty Shades of Grey. Whilst fans are busy creating their own trailers in which S&M is definitely present, Universal Pictures, the studio behind the Sam Taylor Johnson directed films, are ensuring the films remain on the "vanilla" side of the sexual tracks.
Jamie Dornan will star in Fifty Shades of Grey as Christian Grey.
Hoping for some thrills in the '50 Shades of Grey' movie? You might be disappointed
Anyone hoping for the upcoming ‘50 Shades of Grey’ film to set new standards with Hollywood filthiness might end up being sorely disappointed. Word has it that the film might end up being surprisingly tame and focus more on the romance in the books, more than the naughty stuff.
Jamie Dornan will play Christian Grey in the upcoming movie
Guests at Universal's presentation after the annual State of the Industry event at CinemaCon in Las Vegas were treated to the first ever clip from the movie, which is due to be released on Valentines Day next year. The two-minute teaser opened with a look at a mostly cloudy Seattle as a piano played softly in the background. The Hollywood Reporter states that the footage shows Anastasia Steele, played by Dakota Johnson meeting Christian Grey, Jamie Dornan in various locations.
The new and improved Jamie Dornan can now walk just like Chritstian Grey should.
Just because Jamie Dornan is a model, that doesn’t mean he always had the model strut. The Fifty Shades of Grey star revealed as much during his appearance on The Graham Norton Show last night. Apparently, Dornan’s walk wasn’t hopeless, just a little too bouncy for the confident character he’s portraying in Fifty Shades.
Jamie Dornan had the look down, but he couldn't quite master the strut.
"So basically, I've always had a complex with the way I walk," the former model revealed. "I've not always been told I've got a bad walk, but someone's always commented on my walk," he continued. "It's always been a bit like, 'alright. That's how you walk?"
Is Alessandro Protto the real Christian Grey? the clues are there.
Italian real estate agent Alessandro Protto has claimed he is the real Christian Grey. The businessman has been adding up the similarities between him and the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' character and adding on the fact he's met author E.L. James, he's drawn the conclusion that he is the inspiration for the character. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the similarities between the two men.
Jamie Dornan will play Christian Grey in the upcoming movie
Firstly its worth noting that Protto met author E.L. James when she was in Italy. He claims he spent two days travelling around Italy with the author when she was writing about international celebrities buying properties in the country. Sounds exciting.
Now we can move on to the similarites. Firstly Protto like Mr Grey is a successful businessman, but what’s even better is Protto runs a firm called ‘Proto Organization Holding’. If that sounds familiar it might be because you’ve heard of ‘Grey Enterprise Holding’, yes the firm owned by Christian Grey in the novels. Just a coincidence? Protto thinks not.
Next is the even more spooky fact that much like E.L. James’s infamous character, Protto too drove an Audi, remarkable. Another fact that further cemented the real estate agents belief was the location of Grey’s office. Protto told the New York Daily News, ”my office is located at the 8th floor. It is the highest in the building. I came from nothing, so I see top floors as a metaphor for achievement and success.”
Despite Protto’s admissions another character trait he shares with the fictional businessman is, shyness when it comes to speaking to reporters, something he might be working on. He described himself and Christian has having the same ‘mystery’ saying, "Christian Grey doesn’t like speaking to reporters, so he builds up a mystery that surrounds him,everyone knows he made it, but nobody knows how he reached success. Same with me,” What’s worse is since rumors started that Protto could be the real life Grey he’s said to have received all sorts of ‘indecent’ proposals and also a fan club set up by a group of Swiss women. Reacting to his new found fame he said, "at times it can be pretty annoying. I don't like gossip and showbiz, I'm a businessman, that's what I do for a living and it is my main purpose in life."
What on Earth could Rita be talking about?
Rita Ora has teased fans of the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise by telling them to expect "the biggest and most amazing shock" as EL James' erotic trilogy is given a movie transformation. The film, which is currently being shot in Vancouver has experienced plenty of delays with its casting and filming but if Rita's words are anything to go by, it should all be worth it upon the 14th February 2015 release date.
Rita Ora Is Loving Her New Role In The '50 Shades' Movie.
The 23 year-old pop star, who has been cast in her first speaking movie role as Christian Grey's sister, Mia, said she is "so excited" about the movie and that the release is "gonna be the biggest and most amazing shock ever."
Continue reading: Rita Ora Promises Fifty Shades Fans "The Biggest And Most Amazing Shock"
Fifty Shades of Grey, due to be released on Valentine's Day 2015, has released its first promotional image. With almost a year to go until the first instalment of the franchise reaches the cinema, here's a reminder of the characters and the actors who will play them.
E.L. James' bestselling trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey has become a cultural phenomenon since the publication of the first instalment in 2011. The trilogy is being adapted into a series of films which, despite the first tame poster released yesterday by Universal, promise to be as risqué as the books.
E.L. James wrote the Fifty Shades trilogy, the first of which was published in 2011.
Although the trilogy has sold in their millions, for those of you who need a refresher or simply haven't read the books, here's a quick outline of the characters involved and the actors who will play them in the upcoming film.
Continue reading: Who's Who In Fifty Shades Of Grey [Pictures]
The first in what promises to be a long promotional campaign for the upcoming adaptation of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' has been revealed. A billboard picture of Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey has been released along
The first images of the upcoming adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey have been released. The simplistic yet stylish image shows Jamie Dornan in his Christian Grey suit staring out at the Seattle skyline. Above is the caption 'Mr. Grey will see you now." Below is the detail fans have been anxious about, when the film will be released: 14th February 2015.
Jamie Dornan plays Christian Grey.
That's Valentine's Day in case anyone needed clarification. It's difficult to consider the excessively controlling and fairly disturbing, Christian Grey a romantic character, but each to their own. Nevertheless, if the producers of the films consider sex contracts and women gaining promotions through their sexual conduct then so be it - we live in a sad and twisted world.
The actor turned first time dad will have his hands full.
Jamie Dornan and his wife Amelia Warner have finally given birth to a child, sources have confirmed to Us Weekly. The actor is said to be "thrilled" to become a first-time father but he will have his hands full bonding with his child whilst filming as lead role Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation.
Jamie & Amelia Have Welcomed A Baby Into The World.
When Jamie and Amelia announced they were expecting a baby back in June, the actor couldn't have possibly known that the Irishman would soon be catapulted on to a world stage when he stepped in to replace former lead Charlie Hunnam in the erotic movie. Filming in Vancouver began at the start of the month after weeks of casting difficulties.
Continue reading: 50 Shades Jamie Dornan Welcomes First Child With Singer Amelia Warner
The 'Battlestar Galactica' actor has been cast as Anastasia Steele's father.
Keith Callum Rennie has become the latest actor to be added to the cast of the upcoming movie adaptation of EL James' erotic trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey. The 53 year-old actor has been cast as the step-father of Anastasia Steele, Ray Steele, meaning the small Steele family is finally complete, as reported by Deadline.
Keith Callum Rennie Has Been Cast As Ray Steel In The '50 Shades' Movie.
Rennie will join actresses Dakota Johnson, who will play his daughter Ana, and Jennifer Ehle, who will play his ex-wife Carla May Wilks and Anastasia's mother. In the wider cast, Rennie will join Jamie Dornan, who stepped into Charlie Hunnam's shoes to play Christian Grey, Rita Ora, Eloise Mumford, Marcia Gay Harden, and more as the movie begins to stand on two feet after being beleaguered by casting issues for some time.
There have been mixed reaction to the announcement that Rita Ora will play Christian Grey's sister.
Pop star Rita Ora announced at the weekend that she had been cast in the role of Christian Grey's younger adoptive sister in the Fifty Shades of Grey erotic trilogy adaptation. Ora tweeted the news from the British Fashion Awards but wasn't met with the overwhelmingly positive reaction she may have been hoping for.
Rita Ora Has Been Cast As Christian Grey's Sister In '50 Shades.'
"It's official! I've been cast in @FiftyShades of Grey as Christian's sister Mia. #FiftyShades," tweeted Rita. Though many congratulated the 'Shine Ya Light' singer or her exciting new movie role, some even went as far as to call a hoax. "Please tell me it's a joke that Rita Ora has been cast in Fifty Shades of Grey," wrote one Danielle Joshua whilst "CrazyFangirl" added, "Rita Ora. Mia Grey. Are you serious? #No."
Continue reading: Rita Ora: Does She Fit Mia Grey '50 Shades' Casting Call?
The singer has been confirmed for a part in the upcoming movie adaptation of the erotica novel
Rita Ora is the latest in a succession of names to be attached to the upcoming 50 Shades of Grey movie adaptation. The 'How We Do' singer was announced as the latest addition to the 50 Shades cast via The Hollywood Reporter earlier this week, with the 23-year-old singer signed on to star as Mia Grey, the adopted sister of the lead character Christian Grey, played by Jamie Dornan.
Say 'R.I.P.' to the girl Rita used to be
The news of her appointment was later confirmed by Ora herself, when she tweeted earlier this week, "It's official! I've been cast in @FiftyShades of Grey as Christian's sister Mia. #FiftyShades."
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Unlike the departed Charlie Hunnam, Dornan is more than ready to step into Christian Grey's shoes
Jamie Dornan was announced as the replacement for the departed Charlie Hunnam to star in the upcoming 50 Shades of Grey movie adaptation weeks ago, earning him one of Hollywood's most attention-grabbing starring roles to appear on the upcoming film radar. Speaking as the cover star for Entertainment Weekly, Dornan addressed the pressures of his upcoming role, as well as the route he took to get to where he is and how he is preparing himself for the role.
This is by far the most high-profile role the Northern Irish actor has been given in his time as an actor, yet this is a project that Dornan says he is looking forward to, rather than one whose gradual approach he is dreading. After taking over from Hunnam after he unceremoniously walked away from the project in mid-October, Dornan has had little time to prepare for his role, but as he explained in the recent interview, he has already begun putting in the work to achieve the right body look for Grey, as well as finding the right mindset to portray a sexually deviant billionaire.
“I certainly don’t fear it,” Dornan began his talk. “I already got a glimpse into working with [director] Sam [Taylor-Johnson] at the test, and I’d met [co-star] Dakota [Johnson] by then. So I had a glimpse into how I felt it would be if I got the part. None of it scared me.”
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Following countless pre-production mishaps, the decision to delay the film's release doesn't really come as a surprise
The much-discussed movie adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey has been hit with a barrage of problems ever since Universal acquired the rights to EL James' erotic novel. With the most recent issue to affect the film - Charlie Hunnam's exit, followed some time after by Jamie Dornan's eventual casting - only recently being resolved, it doesn't really come as too much of a surprise to learn that studio bosses have decided to delay the film's release for another few months.
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson are the film's stars
Originally slated for a 1 August 2014 release, it has since been announced that the film will instead debut in February 2015, coinciding with Valentines Day. Shooting was put back following Hunnam's exit, having originally been slated to begin this month.
The '50 Shades of Grey' film delivers a huge blow to it's fans as Universal will postpone the adaptations release until February 2015.
The film adaptation of E.L. James' bestselling erotic novel '50 Shades of Grey' has been pushed back until a February 13th 2015 release date, just in time for Valentine's Day.
Hunnam dropped out of production 6 weeks after being cast as 'Christian Grey'
The film was originally slated to be released on August 1st 2014 but now fans will have to wait a further 6 months to see 'Christian Grey' grace the big screen.
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The Fifty Shades of Grey movie cast changes has forced a delay, until Valentine's Day 2015.
It seems the casting debacle concerning the Fifty Shades of Grey movie has greatly affected the production schedule of the film and as such, a major delay has been announced.
Jamie Dornan Will Play Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey Movie
Originally set for an August 2014 release, Fifty Shades of Grey will now be released on Valentine's Day weekend 2015. The news - exclusively reported by Entertainment Weekly - comes hot the heels of Universal/Focus Features' decision to push back production a month to allow for production to prep with new leading man Jamie Dornan. The Northern Irish actor - who replaced Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam - plays billionaire Christian Grey.
Grimes will play the brother of Christian Grey in the upcoming adaptation
With the part of Christian Grey finally decided on, again, the film adaption of EL James' 50 Shades of Grey can once again inch towards completion. The first post-Jamie Dornan-casting move to be taken care of is the appointment of his brother, who will be played by True Blood actor Luke Grimes.
Grimes joins Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson as a confirmed cast member
Grimes is the first actor to be hired for the upcoming 50 Shades adaptation since Jame Dornan was cast as the new Christian Grey - replacing Charlie Hunnam - and joins Jennifer Ehle and Dakota Johnson - who will play lead role Anastasia Steele - as one of the confirmed cast members. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Grimes will play Elliot Grey, a pivotal character in the EL James novel, who begins a relationship with Anastasia's best friend, a role that hasn't been cast yet.
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The stars of Thor: The Dark World descended on London for the world premiere in Leicester Square this week. Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston and Natalie Portman posed for the paparazzi and greeted screaming fans before the screening. The film has had terrific word of mouth in advance of its opening in the UK next week and in America the week after. Browse through our photos from the 'Thor: The Dark World' world premiere held at the Odeon Leicester Square, London. Or click here to watch the trailer.
The big news this week is the casting of another UK actor, Jamie Dornan, as Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey, the kinky romance costarring Dakota Johnson. Best known for TV series like Once Upon a Time and The Fall, Dornan replaced Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim) in the role. If you're asking yourself 'Who Is Jamie Dornan?' Check out our cheat sheet for 'Fifty Shades of Grey's' Christian.
The British actor was picked for the main '50 Shades of Grey' role ahead of a host of other favourites
Jamie Dornan, now heres a name that doesn't really exude familiarity or instant recognition. That was until he was chosen for the lead male role in the Universal and Focus Features adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey however. Now Dornan can expect to see himself being mentioned on a daily basis and his stock price rise to all new levels - at least until the 50 Shades film comes out that is.
Dornan might be the ideal choice for Christian Grey
Before things begin to take off, there are a few things we should know about Dornan before he enters the new role, and even though he isn't everyones ideal replacement for Charlie Hunnam, it's easy to see why he has been chosen to play the hunky, S&M-obsessed billionaire.
The '50 Shades of Grey' movie has cast Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey.
Jamie Dornan has signed on to play Christian Grey in Universal and Focus Films' adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey - the bestselling erotic novel by E.L James. Dornan - an Irish actor with only a modest CV - replaces Charlie Hunnam who infamously backed out of the project just 2 weeks before filming was set to begin in Vancouver.
It's likely that Dornan came to the producer's attentions for his excellent turn in the BBC series The Fall, with The X-Files' Gillian Anderson. Playing a bereavement psychologist moonlighting as serial killer, Dornan proved he could do the whole glassy-eyed maniac thing.
Speaking with Digital Spy of one particularly disturbing scene, the former model said, "I spent a day strangling myself on the back of a door while I masturbated to a driving license of one of my victims. That's not an easy day at the office! And they cut it out! I couldn't believe it-they didn't even tell me. When I first watched the series, it just wasn't there!"
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Finally Charlie Hunnam's replacement has been announced and it is fellow Brit, Jamie Dunan, who will be the new 'Christian Grey'.
Dornan will be replacing fellow Brit Charlie Hunnam, who backed out of the leading man role earlier this month (Oct 12th).
Hunnam and Universal released a statement confirming his departure from the project citing an "immersive TV schedule," being the reason for his exit, "which is not allowing him time to adequately prepare for the role of Christian Grey."
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The 50 Shades of Grey cast is in turmoil, but can the team still rescue the 50 Shades of Grey movie?
Further details regarding the departure of Charlie Hunnam from the 50 Shades of Grey movie cast are beginning to come to light, all but confirming that scheduling conflicts played no part in the British actor's decision to quit his role as Christian Grey,
Universal head honchos, producers Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti, director Sam Taylor-Johnson and author EL James have drafted a list of four men they want to replace Hunnam, they include: Jamie Dornan, Christian Cooke and Alexander Skarsgard.
The studio is reeling with less than three weeks before the start of production, though the real reasons for the mess it's in appear to be filtering out.
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