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Dornan deserts social media after 'disgusting' attacks by cruel trolls

By Staff Reporter

Published 13/08/2016

Jamie Dornan
Jamie Dornan
Jamie Dornan with Dakota Johnson in Fifty Shades Of Grey

Jamie Dornan has had the last laugh on his internet trolls by quitting social media.

The Northern Ireland heart-throb said he had had enough of hate-mongering trolls, despite having a massive fanbase for Fifty Shades Of Grey and The Fall.

"To be honest, I was very inactive on it in the last year," the 34-year-old actor from Holywood said during interviews for two upcoming films, Anthropoid and The 9th Life Of Louis Drax.

"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 on social media, he added: "The more public interest in you, the more horrible people become. People start to say disgusting things about your family, about your children."

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 explained.

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

Dornan was tight-lipped about season three of popular BBC series The Fall, which is set in Belfast.

He plays Paul Spector, a bereavement counsellor, married man and unassuming father-of-two by day, and stalker and killer of women by night.

"You can expect the unexpected," he said. "There's quite remarkable turns in the third season that I genuinely think people won't see coming."

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

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

Asked if that possibly included making a fourth season, Dornan replied, smiling: "I don't know anything about that."

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