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Fifty Shades Jamie Dornan and Gillian Anderson lock horns again in dark thriller The Fall

By Amanda Ferguson

He's a world-famous movie star these days. But Jamie Dornan is set to return to Northern Ireland to reprise the role of serial killer Paul Spector when a third series of hit TV crime drama The Fall returns to our screens.

The new series of the Belfast-based production is expected to be broadcast next year, the BBC revealed yesterday.

And the inclusion of Dornan among the cast perhaps hints at the fate of his character, which was left hanging in the balance at the end of the last series.

Series two ended with Spector apparently close to death after being shot in the final scenes of the show last year.

Gillian Anderson will also be back as detective with an edge, Stella Gibson.

The five-part run is expected bring the hit crime drama to a close. Writer and director Allan Cubitt said: "The cliffhanger ending of season two was conceived in the hope of further exploring the characters and the themes that are at the heart of The Fall."

Since the end of the second series last year, Dornan, from Holywood, Co Down, has been catapulted to global fame following the release of bondage romp Fifty Shades of Grey. The 32-year-old is said to have several movie projects lined up over the next year. The BBC said the new series would see the relationship between Spector and Gibson "intensify... and the story of the investigation into the murders become more complex and intricate".

BBC controller of drama commissioning, Ben Stephenson, said: "The story is far from over. Allan has known the endgame from the beginning - the cat and mouse game between Gillian and Jamie has one last act to play out. Who will win?"

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