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Fifty Shades of Grey's Jamie Dornan admits he does not like his own face

Published 23/09/2016

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The Fall returned to our screens last night with Jamie Dornan reprising his role as serial killer Paul Spector
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Jamie Dornan in The Fall
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Jamie Dornan plays serial killer Paul Spector
In May 2013 BBC drama The Fall hit our screens. Set in Belfast, Dornan played serial killer Paul Spector.
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Jamie Dornan has told The Observer Magazine that filming racy scenes for the film Fifty Shades of Grey with co-star Dakota Johnson was not sexy. Ian West/PA Wire.
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As Sheriff Graham from Once Upon A Time
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In April 2013 Jamie Dornan married singer Amelia Warner in Somerset, England. They are now expecting a baby.
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With Eva Mendes in an ad for Calvin Klein Jeans
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Jamie Dornan plays Abe in New Worlds, on Channel 4

Fifty Shades of Grey heart-throb Jamie Dornan has admitted he cannot stand the sight of his own face.

The star of the film adaptation of E.L. James's erotic novels may have fans swooning over his image, but he says he really hates how he looks.

Being interviewed for The Jonathan Ross Show, Dornan said: "I hate my face without a beard, I swear to God I really hate it. I always think I look really young. I think when I'm clean shaven, I look like a thumb.

"My own 'Jamie resting face' is what I have an issue with."

However, the 34-year-old actor has no issue with being naked on camera, something his role as Christian Grey requires of him.

Talking about the forthcoming second film in the series, and whether he would appear fully nude, he told the chat show host: "I haven't seen it so I don't know. I don't know where the cameras were, I don't bother myself with that, I just get on with it. At times you are [fully naked].

"I don't really care about that sort of stuff. I'm not nudist beach guy, but I don't really mind."

He added that his wife Amelia Warner had steered clear of the box office hit: "My wife is one of the most brilliant human beings in the world. She hasn't watched it. Why would she watch it? She wouldn't put herself through that."

Dornan, who appears on the ITV show alongside guests Davina McCall and Rob Beckett, also spoke about his starring role in BBC drama series The Fall, about to launch its third and final run.

He revealed he was offered the role of serial killer Paul Spector unexpectedly: "I auditioned for Olsen, who dies in the second episode of the first series. I auditioned for the good guy, for the police officer. Usually it happens the other way around, you go in for one of the jazzier parts in the production, and you think it goes relatively well, and they say, 'They loved you but they're going to bring you back in [to read the part] for the postman'."

Jamie Dornan attends the screening of The Siege of Jadotville at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin. PA
Jamie Dornan attends the screening of The Siege of Jadotville at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin. PA
Jamie Dornan poses for photos with fans as he attends the screening of The Siege of Jadotville at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin. PA
Jamie Dornan attends the screening of The Siege of Jadotville at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin. PA
Jamie Dornan attends the screening of The Siege of Jadotville at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin. PA
Jamie Dornan poses for photos with fans as he attends the screening of The Siege of Jadotville at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin. PA
Jamie Dornan poses for photos with fans as he attends the screening of The Siege of Jadotville at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin. PA
Jamie Dornan attends the screening of The Siege of Jadotville at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin. PA
UN Veterans Michael Tighe and Tom Cunningham are greeted by crowds as they attend the screening of The Siege of Jadotville at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin. PA
Sam Keeley attends the screening of The Siege of Jadotville at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday September 19, 2016. Directed by Richie Smyth and written by Kevin Brodbin, the film is a gripping true story that depicts the 1961 siege of the 150-strong Irish UN A Company of the 35th Battalion under Commandant Patrick Quinlan, played by Jamie Dornan by 3,000 Congolese troops led by French and Belgian mercenaries working for mining companies. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Conor MacNeill attends the screening of The Siege of Jadotville at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday September 19, 2016. Directed by Richie Smyth and written by Kevin Brodbin, the film is a gripping true story that depicts the 1961 siege of the 150-strong Irish UN A Company of the 35th Battalion under Commandant Patrick Quinlan, played by Jamie Dornan by 3,000 Congolese troops led by French and Belgian mercenaries working for mining companies. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Michael McElhatton attends the screening of The Siege of Jadotville at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday September 19, 2016. Directed by Richie Smyth and written by Kevin Brodbin, the film is a gripping true story that depicts the 1961 siege of the 150-strong Irish UN A Company of the 35th Battalion under Commandant Patrick Quinlan, played by Jamie Dornan by 3,000 Congolese troops led by French and Belgian mercenaries working for mining companies. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Charlie Kelly attends the screening of The Siege of Jadotville at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday September 19, 2016. Directed by Richie Smyth and written by Kevin Brodbin, the film is a gripping true story that depicts the 1961 siege of the 150-strong Irish UN A Company of the 35th Battalion under Commandant Patrick Quinlan, played by Jamie Dornan by 3,000 Congolese troops led by French and Belgian mercenaries working for mining companies. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Charlie Kelly has his picture taken with a fan as Michael McElhatton attends the screening of The Siege of Jadotville at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday September 19, 2016. Directed by Richie Smyth and written by Kevin Brodbin, the film is a gripping true story that depicts the 1961 siege of the 150-strong Irish UN A Company of the 35th Battalion under Commandant Patrick Quinlan, played by Jamie Dornan by 3,000 Congolese troops led by French and Belgian mercenaries working for mining companies. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Jason O'Mara lifts Sean Paul, seven, from the crowd as he attends the screening of The Siege of Jadotville at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday September 19, 2016. Directed by Richie Smyth and written by Kevin Brodbin, the film is a gripping true story that depicts the 1961 siege of the 150-strong Irish UN A Company of the 35th Battalion under Commandant Patrick Quinlan, played by Jamie Dornan by 3,000 Congolese troops led by French and Belgian mercenaries working for mining companies. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Jason O'Mara attends the screening of The Siege of Jadotville at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday September 19, 2016. Directed by Richie Smyth and written by Kevin Brodbin, the film is a gripping true story that depicts the 1961 siege of the 150-strong Irish UN A Company of the 35th Battalion under Commandant Patrick Quinlan, played by Jamie Dornan by 3,000 Congolese troops led by French and Belgian mercenaries working for mining companies. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Jason O'Mara attends the screening of The Siege of Jadotville at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday September 19, 2016. Directed by Richie Smyth and written by Kevin Brodbin, the film is a gripping true story that depicts the 1961 siege of the 150-strong Irish UN A Company of the 35th Battalion under Commandant Patrick Quinlan, played by Jamie Dornan by 3,000 Congolese troops led by French and Belgian mercenaries working for mining companies. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Jason O'Mara attends the screening of The Siege of Jadotville at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday September 19, 2016. Directed by Richie Smyth and written by Kevin Brodbin, the film is a gripping true story that depicts the 1961 siege of the 150-strong Irish UN A Company of the 35th Battalion under Commandant Patrick Quinlan, played by Jamie Dornan by 3,000 Congolese troops led by French and Belgian mercenaries working for mining companies. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
The surviving members of A Company attending the screening of The Siege of Jadotville at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday September 19, 2016. Directed by Richie Smyth and written by Kevin Brodbin, the film is a gripping true story that depicts the 1961 siege of the 150-strong Irish UN A Company of the 35th Battalion under Commandant Patrick Quinlan, played by Jamie Dornan by 3,000 Congolese troops led by French and Belgian mercenaries working for mining companies. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Kevin Brodhin and Conor Quinlan (right) attend the screening of The Siege of Jadotville at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday September 19, 2016. Directed by Richie Smyth and written by Kevin Brodbin, the film is a gripping true story that depicts the 1961 siege of the 150-strong Irish UN A Company of the 35th Battalion under Commandant Patrick Quinlan, played by Jamie Dornan by 3,000 Congolese troops led by French and Belgian mercenaries working for mining companies. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Michael McElhatton attends the screening of The Siege of Jadotville at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday September 19, 2016. Directed by Richie Smyth and written by Kevin Brodbin, the film is a gripping true story that depicts the 1961 siege of the 150-strong Irish UN A Company of the 35th Battalion under Commandant Patrick Quinlan, played by Jamie Dornan by 3,000 Congolese troops led by French and Belgian mercenaries working for mining companies. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

He went on: "We're billing this as the final series, but there may be a world where it comes back in some incarnation with whoever else at a certain time, but for now this is it, which is very sad."

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