Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Dornan takes Fifty Shades lead role

Jamie Dornan has been cast in the film version of Fifty Shades Of Grey

Fifty Shades Of Grey has its male lead - again.

Jamie Dornan has been cast as Christian Grey, the lead role that Charlie Hunnam withdrew from recently.

Dornan will star alongside female lead Dakota Johnson, with Sam Taylor-Johnson directing. Shooting is planned to begin in November, with a release in August next year.

Hunnam's departure left the project momentarily reeling. The big-screen adaption of EL James's best-selling erotic novel has been carefully followed by its fans, who were critical of Hunnam's casting.

The 31-year-old Dornan, a former model from Northern Ireland, is relatively unknown. He has starred in the British TV series The Fall and the ABC series Once Upon A Time.

Unlike with Hunnam, social media reaction to Dornan's casting was generally positive.

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