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Jamie Dornan quit social media due to troll abuse

Published 12/08/2016

Jamie Dornan
Jamie Dornan

The Fifty Shades of Grey actor cut ties with social media after it stopped being fun for him and his family.

Jamie Dornan quit social media over abuse directed at his family.

The Fifty Shades of Grey actor, who has two daughters with wife Amelia Warner, had Twitter and Instagram accounts he rarely used but he decided to withdraw from them after finding the reality of social media too intense.

"To be honest, I was very inactive on it in the last year," the 34-year-old told the Irish Independent. "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."

Jamie rose to fame after his star turns on British TV show The Fall, and then landing the coveted role of sexual misfit Christian Grey. But as is common with such meteoric fame, his stardom brought both him and his family some unwanted attention.

"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?" he said as he questioned the reality of engaging with social media.

The actor previously told website Gold Derby his increased stardom "doesn't seem to have a huge effect" on his everyday life.

"I mean, we live a pretty quiet life," he explained. "My wife (Amelia) and I and our baby... we're not massively aware of it, we just go about our day. We're not chased down the street or anything.

"There's obviously a bit more interest and you notice people whisper here and there," he continued. "But it's not out of control at this stage, I'm pleased to say."

Jamie has been filming the steamy trilogy's final two instalments back-to-back, and is looking forward to spending more time with his family after he puts the much-hyped movie franchise to bed.

"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 smiled.

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