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Fifty Shades star Jamie Dornan's played an evil killer in The Fall and a cruel Svengali ... now he wants to make us laugh

By Lesley Houston

Heart-throb Jamie Dornan wants to shed his menacing and sexy label - by turning his hand to comedy.

The TV serial killer turned big screen sexual deviant has spent so much time tying women up, it seems he'd like to offer them some light-hearted comic relief for a change.

The Fall's Paul Spector is ready to make audiences blush as Christian Grey when Fifty Shades of Grey premiers next month on Valentine's Day.

Though he didn't leave Sunday night's Golden Globes with any gongs, Dornan's hotly-anticipated movie debut has proved a sell-out success in many of Northern Ireland's movie theatres already.

His next role looks set to be worlds apart from his previous moody roles, with their psychologically-dark themes.

This year Jamie is looking forward to a comedy role in an as yet untitled project, directed by John Wells and written by Steven Knight.

Starring Bradley Cooper, Lily James, Sienna Miller and Emma Thompson, Jamie will play his part in a movie about a Parisian chef.

The star, who hails from Holywood, Co Down, is also looking ahead to a role which will, however, return him to familiar territory in the thriller, The 9th Life of Louis Drax.

Film sites describe the project as the story of a psychologist who finds himself drawn into a mystery that tests the boundaries of fantasy and reality.

Taking the leading role as Dr Allan Pascal, the buzz words fantasy and reality will be nothing new for the leading man now synonymous with the enigmatic, sizzling Mr Grey.

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