No sooner has one award season culminated with the biggest award of them all (read the Academy Awards) than another one has already come knocking and for the 31 year old actor, Jamie Dornan, this award season bears good news. The hunky-is-an-understatement actor has been roped in to play the role of kinky businessman and entrepreneur Christian Grey, who has a BDSM fetish. But that’s not why he is in the news lately, the actor, who has created enough ripples in the entertainment world with his stand-out performances in ‘The Fall’ and ‘Once Upon a Time’, will be seen this year at the IFTA or the Irish Film and Television Awards.
Often dubbed as the ‘Irish Oscars’ the gold statuette is a coveted win and considering that the Jamie Dornan has been nominated in the category of the Best Lead Actor in Television, along with stalwarts such as Tom Vaughn Lawlor, Gabriel Byrne and Chris O’Dowd. Gabriel Byrne, Chris O’Dowd and Tom Vaughn Lawlor have been nominated in the same category as Dornan for their work on Quirke, Moone Boy and Love/Hate respectively. Jamie’s fellow nominees have only made sure that the competition is going to be tough and everyone has to fight tooth and nail to walk home with their Irish Oscar.
Having wrapped up the shooting of his first major film, ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, which is an adaptation of Erica James’ novel of the same name, the star has renewed shooting for the second season of ‘The Fall’ in Belfast. In the crime thriller, which is set in Northern Island, Jamie Dornan plays a character who leads a double life, of which his wife, children and workers quite oblivious. Former X-Files actress, Gillian Anderson also stars in the series, but she plays the role of someone who is on the other side of the law. She plays a Detective Superintendent of the Metropolitan Police, who is assigned the case of finding a serial killer, who attacks and kills young and professional women in the Irish city of Belfast.
The gripping, edge-of-the-seat drama features Jamie Dornan in this very role, that of a serial killer by night, but a sober man, a bereavement counsellor, husband to a neo-natal nurse and a doting father to two children by day. With the title of being the ‘highest rated drama launch’ in about eight years, it was beyond a doubt that the series would be picked up for a second season and that is precisely what has happened.
After a five-episode first season, the series has been renewed for six episodes and actress Gillian Anderson, will take over the mantel of an executive producer. The second season will be directed by the creator of the series, Allan Cubitt. The production of the second season was scheduled to begin sometime in February this year, and since the word is flying around that Jamie was indeed ready to head to Belfast to take over the role of the dark and sinister Paul Spector, having wrapped up ‘Fifty Shades…’ we can be hopeful that ‘The Fall’ is ready to return to our television screens.
Talk about two good things in one breath, and we have photographic evidence to prove that it is possible. In a recent picture that has surfaced Jamie Dornan has been spotted showing his favouritism for the Netflix series ‘House of Cards’ starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. The series, which is in its second season, is already a money spinner and the recipient of Primetime Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Awards.
In reference to this political thriller, Jamie Dornan proved that he is a fan by wearing a ‘Freddy’s BBQ Joint’ t-shirt and posing with “Fifty Shades…” producer Dana Brunetti. Brunetti is also, incidentally the executive producer of the show “House of Cards”. We bet, you didn’t know this! The setting of the picture is the trailer of the handsome Irish actor Jamie Dornan, who plays the role of Christian Grey in the big screen adaptation of the novel “Fifty Shades of Grey”, on the set of this very movie.
One of the producers of this movie, who also happens to be the executive producer of the series “House of Cards”, which is in its second season and has been renewed for a third reason, shared this photograph on the social networking site, Facebook. The picture has been taken in Vancouver, Canada, where the cast and the crew and even the producers have come together to wrap up the last leg of the shooting of this cinematic adaptation of the racy novel written by British author E.L. James.
Another piece of trivia is that the actor who stepped in to play the role of the enigmatic businessman, Christian Grey, has also carved a niche for himself by appearing in successful shows such as “The Fall” and “Once Upon a Time”. And now that the shoot of the film is close to wrapping up, Jamie Dornan, the 31 year old actor who plays the role of Christian Grey, will be back in Belfast to shoot the second season of “The Fall” opposite the very beautiful Gillian Anderson.
But why are we talking about only the leading men of this venture, when we can say the same about the leading lady of the film, Dakota Johnson, who plays the role of Anastasia Steele. This movie will be her first major role as a leading actress and before she auditioned and was chosen as Ana, she was only seen in blink and you miss roles in films. But if there was something that gave her recognition, it was her role in “Ben and Kate”.
Dakota Johnson is a lucky girl. When you are cast in the role of a lead character in a major motion picture adaptation, of an erotic novel of the same name, wouldn’t you too be considered lucky? And when you have a smoking hot co-star like Jamie Dornan for company, why would you say that playing the role of Anastasia Steele, in the “Fifty Shades…” movie adaptation is “kind of boring”?
There are no two words that Dakota Johnson, Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith’s daughter, has landed quite the coveted role with her playing the role of Anastasia Steele in the big screen adaptation of the erotic novel “Fifty Shades of Grey”, written by Erica James. But her recent comments that her character is ‘kind of boring’ might not go down too well with some of the fans of the character and the franchise.
If Dakota is to be believed then, playing Anastasia Steele required her to get into the character’s head space and before she meets the enigmatic and mysterious businessman Christian Grey, played by Jamie Dornan, she finds her character ‘boring’. Though she agrees that playing the role of Anastasia Steele entails her to read a lot, since Ana is a college graduate and is an English major student, but this is the very aspect which makes Ana “kinda boring” too.
The actress, features in an ensemble cast which boasts of the likes of English singer and songwriter, Rita Ora and an Oscar winning actress, Marcia Gay Harden among the hot and sizzling actor Jamie Dornan, who slips into crisp shirts and suits (and out of them, too). But when it comes to the movie adaptation, it is not only the cast, but also the racy scenes which have vowed to hold the attention of the readers turned viewers.
The actress, who was earlier, associated with projects such as “The Social Network” and “The Five Year Engagement”, in minor roles, has also said that she is enjoying her time on the sets of the movie being filmed in Vancouver. The 24 year old adds that when Ana becomes Grey’s submissive partner, life becomes somewhat interesting for her, because of the opulent gifts that Grey showers on her, which includes an Audi too!
The movie, which is being directed by Sam- Taylor Johnson will see a Valentine’s Day release in 2015, as it releases on the 13th of February next year and with only about a year left for the release, the cast and the crew must be busy putting the act together and when a film is as hugely anticipated as this one, no loose ends will be entertained.
It can be officially declared that Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey is hot. And if you want a certificate to prove this, just wait till the 13th of February 2015 when the film hits the theatres. The actor, who took over the mantle of playing the role of the successful entrepreneur, Christian Grey, from another television actor, Charlie Hunnam, has been seen only in crisp shirts and sharp suits and ties, treated onlookers to his sculpted physique in a fetching gray jogging gear. After all, fitness is something very close to both Jamie and Christian.
Jogging in the rain in gray gear definitely made a few hearts skip a beat as the actor took to the streets while shooting the exercise regimen of the dark, deep and brooding Seattle businessman, Christian Grey. With those icy blue eyes staring right at the camera and the sinister yet childlike smile plastered across his face, Jamie looked every bit as the Christian Grey he is meant to portray on the screen. But we have to give the casting team the praise and the pat on the backs they deserve for such a find.
The actor, was fortunately or unfortunately, not the first choice to play the ‘Marquis-De-Sade’ character of a man who has a penchant for painful lovemaking, or in other words, BDSM . Watching the 31 year old actor jog in the rain must have a treat and an eyeful for his fans, especially the female ones. The actor is a perfect choice to play the role also because he has a playful and genuine chemistry with his co-star, Dakota Johnson, who plays Grey’s submissive partner Anastasia Steele.
Even in the scenes that they have already shot, like the ‘Cafe shot’ or the ‘Contract Scene’ or even the ‘Bike Scene’ the couple have shown enough chemistry, and the word is also going around that Jamie is ‘overprotective’ towards the 24 year old. The scenes, in which they get a little or a lot naughty, like the racy scenes, are shot inside a studio, and if you want to know what kind of chemistry they have between the sheets, a little wait will do you good. The actor is also known to be a gentleman and there was enough evidence to prove that when he was gracious enough to sign a few autographs for his eager fans and when someone from the crew threw fresh water on the already dripping wet actor, he flashed his trademark gentlemanly smile that can actually melt hearts.
The film, which will have a Valentine’s Day release in 2015, is a tale of an uncommon love story between a self made businessman and a virginal college graduate, Anastasia Steele, who falls for the charms and the seductions of this billionaire. In the department of looks, Jamie Dornan ticks off in all the right boxes and when the movie has been adapted from an novel, written by E.L. James, need we say more about how appropriate Jamie Dornan is in the film?