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Ulster model gets big screen break

By Tina Calder newsdesk@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

ULSTER model Jamie Dornan is to follow in the footsteps of his Hollywood actress girlfriend Keira Knightley after landing his first movie role.

ULSTER model Jamie Dornan is to follow in the footsteps of his Hollywood actress girlfriend Keira Knightley after landing his first movie role.

The Co Down star has been given his first big break into the world of acting by Oscar-winning film maker Sofia Coppola.

And while Keira is said to be very pleased for her boyfriend, friends say the couple have joked about Jamie running off with his new co-star - Kirsten Dunst.

Jamie, who shot to fame after entering the Channel 4 series Model Behaviour in 2001, will star as the love interest of the gorgeous Spiderman star in the period drama Marie Antoinette.

A production company source revealed that while the young Ulster model will not have a leading role he will feature heavily throughout the film.

She added: "It's quite a big role. We were very impressed by Jamie's audition, he definitely has an untapped talent there.

"Without giving the movie away to those who don't know the story Jamie's character Hans is an admirer of Marie Antoinette and spends much of the film having his love unrequited.

"I wouldn't be surprised if Jamie came away from this film as one of the public's favourite characters."

Jamie is set to start filming in France and throughout Europe this summer.

Meanwhile he will continue to model for Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger.

According to close friends he's also hoping to get some gigging done too with his band Sons Of Jim, who are set to sign with Sony this year.

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