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Jamie Dornan makes starry-eyed fan Heather's day on The Fall set

By Staff Reporter

Published 28/01/2016

Holywood superstar Jamie Dornan has made a Co Antrim woman's dream come true by inviting her on to his set.

In a real life Surprise, Surprise, Heather Mack met the Co Down heartthrob as he filmed BBC2 crime drama The Fall in Belfast earlier this week.

Heather Mack with Holywood actor Jamie Dornan on the set of The Fall
Heather Mack with Holywood actor Jamie Dornan on the set of The Fall

Heather (34), from Maghaberry, is a trainee at Stepping Stones NI, an organisation that provides training towards employment for people with learning disabilities.

She is also a trainee wedding stationery crafter in Pink Elephant Cards, a social enterprise of the charity, where she creates beautiful hand-crafted wedding stationery for brides and grooms across Ireland.

After hearing about Heather's wish to meet Jamie, the charity made it their mission to find the actor.

Chief officer Paula Jennings said: "I always knew Heather was a massive fan of Jamie.

"Last week, when I popped into Pink Elephant Cards and got chatting to Heather, she told me of her dream to meet Jamie Dornan.

"So I said then we would make it happen, not knowing how!

"It wasn't until later that I heard Jamie was filming in Belfast, and then I knew we had to make Heather's dream come true."

The actor - famous for playing billionaire playboy Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey and serial killer Paul Spector in The Fall - said he was delighted to meet one of his biggest fans.

The Fall returned to our screens last night with Jamie Dornan reprising his role as serial killer Paul Spector
The Fall returned to our screens last night with Jamie Dornan reprising his role as serial killer Paul Spector
Modelling with Gisele Bundchen
Attention fell on Jamie Dornan when he started dated actress Keira Knightley in 2003
Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan in The Fall
Jamie Dornan in The Fall
In May 2013 BBC drama The Fall hit our screens. Set in Belfast, Dornan played serial killer Paul Spector, opposite Gillian Anderson.
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.
Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele in trailer for Fifty Shades Of Grey
Jamie Dornan says filming racy scenes with Dakota Johnson for Fifty Shades of Grey was not sexy.
Jamie Dornan
Fifty Shades of Grey
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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Northern Ireland model Jamie Dornan and Eva Mendes in their sultry new Calvin Klein advert
Jamie Dornan and Gisele Bundchen in an Aquascutum advert.
Jamie Dornan was in a band called Sons of Jim, with Dave Alexander. The band disbanded in 2008.
Modelling in an advert for Calvin Klein Jeans
In the band Sons of Jim, with Dave Alexander at a Sports Relief event at Custom House Square in Belfast.
He modelled for Calvin Klein (with Kate Moss and Eva Mendes), Dior, Aquascutum and Armani, among many other brands.
Arriving for a screening of Martie Antoinette with Rose Byrne in New York
Playing Ed in the Hammer Horror production, Beyond the Rave
Jamie Dornan as Sheriff Graham from Once Upon A Time
As Sheriff Graham from Once Upon A Time
As Sheriff Graham from Once Upon A Time
At a Calvin Klein event
In April 2013 Jamie Dornan married singer Amelia Warner in Somerset, England. They are now expecting a baby.
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
With Eva Mendes in an ad for Calvin Klein Jeans
Jamie Dornan with The Fall co-star Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan in a photoshoot for Red magazine
Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele in the first cast photos from the Fifty Shades of Grey movie
Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele in the first cast photos from the Fifty Shades of Grey movie
Leading man: Jamie Dornan on The Graham Norton Show
Jamie Dornan plays Abe in New Worlds, on Channel 4
Jamie Dornan plays Abe in New Worlds, on Channel 4

"It was a real pleasure to invite Heather down to the set of The Fall. She is a fantastic girl and it was wonderful to meet her," he said.

Heather was understandably over the moon with the surprise.

"I have been a fan of Jamie for a long time, but I never imagined my dream to meet him would actually come true," she said. "It was amazing to meet him and I am grateful to everyone who made it happen."

Heather presented Jamie with a gift of a picture frame made by trainees at Stepping Stones NI for his new baby, which is due to arrive in the next few weeks.

She also gave him a thank you card she had made at Pink Elephant Cards.

Stepping Stones NI is an award-winning charity that is based in Lisburn. It operates six social enterprises which serve as a training facility for adults with a learning disability or difficulty.

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