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Tuesday 26 May 2015

After The Fall, could Jamie Dornan be Christian Grey in Fifty Shades movie?

Dornan as a serial killer in the BBC drama, The Fall
Dornan as a serial killer in the BBC drama, The Fall
Jamie Dornan is being linked to the Christian Grey role
Jamie Dornan - a big hit as psycho killer in The Fall
Northern Ireland model Jamie Dornan and Eva Mendes in their sultry new Calvin Klein advert
Jamie Dornan and his beard
jamie dornan eva mendes, ad for Calvin Klein Jeans Shot by photographer Steven Klein in the desert in Palm Springs, California, both the Fall 2009 Calvin Klein Jeans and Calvin Klein Underwear campaigns will feature Eva Mendes and Jamie Dornan together. These dramatic black and white campaigns will be featured in global print and outdoor advertising. The Calvin Klein Jeans campaign will feature the exciting new Calvin Klein Jeans Body, a revolutionary, new jean for men and women, uniquely designed for a more contoured and shape enhancing fit.

He's already proved he can be mean and moody, as well as devastatingly handsome, writes Amanda Ferguson.

So it's no wonder Co Down actor Jamie Dornan is being tipped to take on the role of Christian Grey in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie, opposite Dakota Johnston.

Just days ago British actor Charlie Hunnam, who had been due to play Christian Grey, dropped out, citing a busy schedule.

But it's thought the intense interest in the project, adapted from the popular erotic novels by EL James, has put the Pacific Rim star off.

A source told People magazine: "He dropped out of the project because he didn't want to be typecast. He didn't want the Robert Pattinson-esque attention that would come along with taking on this role."

Dornan recently followed the film's producer Michael de Lucas on Twitter, in a move seen by some online fans as a sign he is going to be cast in the lead role.

The 31-year-old Calvin Klein model-turned-actor, from Holywood, who earlier this year married singer Amelia Warner, was last on our screens in the Belfast-set BBC crime drama The Fall, as grief counsellor Paul Spector by day and a sexually motivated serial killer by night.

If he gets the high-profile Fifty Shades gig it will catapult him to international stardom.

As well as Dornan, other actors said to be considered for the role are Matt Bomer, Alexander Skarsgard, Theo James, Cillian Murphy, Ian Somerhalder, Alex Pettyfer and Christian Cooke.

Filming on Fifty Of Shades of Grey is expected to start before the end of the year, with the finished product due for cinema release next August.

US actress Dakota Johnson (23) has already been cast to play innocent college graduate Anastasia Steele in the big-screen adaptation.

Artist turned filmmaker, Sam Taylor-Johnson, is directing the movie.

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