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Jamie Dornan on why he quit social media - and how fans should 'expect the unexpected' in The Fall series 3

Published 12/08/2016

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Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan in The Fall
Jamie Dornan in The Fall
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Jamie Dornan plays serial killer Paul Spector
In May 2013 BBC drama The Fall hit our screens. Set in Belfast, Dornan played serial killer Paul Spector.
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Jamie Dornan
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As Sheriff Graham from Once Upon A Time
As Sheriff Graham from Once Upon A Time
At a Calvin Klein event
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In April 2013 Jamie Dornan married singer Amelia Warner in Somerset, England. They are now expecting a baby.
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With Eva Mendes in an ad for Calvin Klein Jeans
With Eva Mendes in an ad for Calvin Klein Jeans
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Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele in the first cast photos from the Fifty Shades of Grey movie
Leading man: Jamie Dornan on The Graham Norton Show
Jamie Dornan plays Abe in New Worlds, on Channel 4
Jamie Dornan plays Abe in New Worlds, on Channel 4

Jamie Dornan has told how hate-mongering trolls made him leave social media while revealing that fans are in for a "hugely exciting" series 3 of The Fall.

The 34-year-old Holywood born actor discussed his exit from social media during a round of interviews for two of his upcoming films, Anthropoid and The 9th Life of Louis Drax

"To be honest, I was very inactive on it in the last year.

"To delete my Instagram - I had to email my publicist to get the password. Twitter I used to have a bit of fun with back in the day but I think I've tweeted twice in the last year."

On the reality of living life out loud on social media, he said: "The more public interest in you, the more horrible people become. People start to say disgusting things about your family, about your children. What's the point?"

Dornan was tight-lipped about season three of hit BBC series The Fall, which is set in Belfast and has him playing Paul Spector, a bereavement counsellor, married man and unassuming father of two by day and stalker and killer of women by night.

But he said: "You can expect the unexpected. There's quite remarkable turns in the third season that I really genuinely think people won't see coming that are hugely exciting."

The series co-stars Gillian Anderson as Stella Gibson, the London detective sent to crack the case.

"You know, that job changed my life," Dornan said of the series. "They're like family to me and I'm forever grateful for it to be a part of my life and, you know, I would play that character to my dying days if I had the opportunity."

Does that include a fourth season?

 "I don't know anything about that," he smiled.

On the Fifty Shades front, which includes back-to-back filming of the steamy trilogy's last two instalments, Dornan is enjoying the prospect of life post-Christian Grey.

"It's satisfying to put an end to any job I think, and to do two back to back, I think there's an element of relief that the work is done and you're happy with it," he said.

He said his wife Amelia Warner spent some time on the Fifty Shades sets.

"Yeah, a couple of times on choice days," he said. "There were some days where it probably doesn't make a lot of sense for her to be hanging around."

The franchise's second movie, Fifty Shades Darker, is due out in February. The third, Fifty Shades Freed, is scheduled for February 2018.

 

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