On the face of it Jamie Dornan would be perfect as the leading man in Fifty Shades of Grey as he has the honed physique and good looks required for the role. And no doubt many women would love to see him cast for a part which will require him to shed his clothes on a regular basis, something they have only previously seen in the stills from his modelling career.
While the book was a publishing phenomenon, there is every chance that the movie could bomb. The novel's controversial sex themes may translate on to the screen as tawdry rather than titillating and Jamie, who is starting out on his film career, might be well advised to give it a miss. If the rumours are true several established stars already have, which should be a warning.