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Dornan: I'm not a one trick pony

Jamie Dornan has confessed he would be upset if people thought his performance in Fifty Shades Of Grey is exactly the same as The Fall.

The hunky Irish actor admitted in an interview with Elle UK that the two characters - S&M loving billionaire Christian Grey in the much-anticipated movie and psychopath Paul Spector in the BBC crime drama - have some similarities, but they are small.

Jamie said: "They're both tying women to beds, yes; but for very different reasons. If the motives are so different, then the action has to be different. I'd be really upset if people think that I'm giving the same performance twice."

The 32-year-old actor also insisted the film adaptation of EL James's erotic novel - co-starring Dakota Johnson as student Anastasia Steele who is caught up in an affair with Grey - is not anti-feminist.

He said: "I can understand why people say tying a woman up and spanking her is misogynistic. But actually, more men are submissives than women. Very powerful men. It's a far bigger scene than I imagined: in pretty much any city in the world that you could name, people want to get spanked with a paddle with studs on it."

Former model and married father-of-one Jamie also spoke about coping with his new found fame as a Hollywood star, and finding himself surrounded by paparazzi.

Jamie said: "You don't do it to have some guy sitting in a f***ing bush outside your house with a camera. That's not why you do it. I just couldn't do an office job; I don't have that temperament. But yeah, I don't know how you can prepare for it. You can't get in sandbags. Buy loads of hoodies and caps? I'll deal with it when it comes. I feel pretty secure about who I am. It's not my first time at the rodeo."

Jamie Dornan's full photo shoot and interview appears in the February issue of Elle UK magazine, also available as digital edition through Apple Newsstand.

Watch an exclusive behind-the-scenes video of Jamie at


From Belfast Telegraph