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Tuesday 24 May 2016

Jamie Dornan's still mad about wife Amelia Warner - sorry girls!

By Elaine McCahill

Published 13/07/2015

Close: Jamie and Amelia
Close: Jamie and Amelia

Jamie Dornan's army of female admirers may find it hard to accept - but the Co Down actor has revealed he is more in love with his wife now than he has ever been.

The Holywood-born heart-throb (32) says he was "smitten" with wife Amelia Warner from the moment he met her.

The couple married in 2012 and have a 19-month-old daughter, Dulcie.

Dornan - who sprang to international stardom in the film version of S&M bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey - was asked if there was anything about his wife that irritated him at the start, but he replied "no".

Dornan, who was already well-known to British TV audiences for his role as a Belfast-based psychopathic killer in The Fall, added: "I was smitten from the start, I really was. I'm more in love with her today than I was at the start, so no."

Amelia has been hugely supportive of Jamie's career and moved to Canada a week after Dulcie was born so they could be with him while he filmed Fifty Shades of Grey.

Earlier this year, there were reports that Amelia was unhappy about her husband's explicit sex scenes - rumours later dismissed by Dornan as "total b******s".

When asked about his plans for the future, Jamie said the couple would like to have more children. The actor is currently promoting his next film, called Anthropoid.

The World War II movie also stars Irish actor Cillian Murphy and is set to start filming in the Czech Republic next month.

Dornan will play Jan Kubis, a Czechoslovakian soldier who tried to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich in 1942.

Heydrich, known as 'The Butcher of Prague', was a high-ranking German Nazi official during World War II and one of the main architects of the Holocaust.

The movie is named after the real-life Operation Anthropoid in which two Czechoslovak paratroopers, who had been trained by British forces, attacked Heydrich's car in Nazi-occupied Prague in 1942.

Heydrich died several days later and it prompted the reprisal killing of thousands of civilians.

Dornan said he could relate to this character in a way that he couldn't with serial killer Paul Spector in The Fall.

"He's a man with a mission to carry out and it's a mission for the right reasons," he said. "It's not someone like Spector who is murdering people for no good reason… this is murder in a sense, but for a greater good."

He said he views his and Murphy's characters as "heroes" and that gave him the motivation to take on the role.

"They're heroes in the sense of what they did, but you see they are flawed, and have very human aspects to them that would hinder trying to carry out an exercise like this. You always need a reason to tell the story. As an actor, you've got to have something that drives you every day."

Profile

Amelia Warner has worked as an actress and a musician. She performs under the name Slow Moving Millie.

She starred in a 2000 BBC adaptation of Lorna Doone and has had supporting roles in films such as Æon Flux and Stoned.

Warner previously dated Colin Farrell before she met Jamie Dornan in 2010.

They were engaged at the end of 2012 and married at Orchardleigh House in Somerset in 2013.

After announcing she was pregnant, Amelia gave birth to a girl named Dulcie in late November 2013.

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