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Spot the difference: Just the one shade for 'twins' Jamie Dornan and Liam Neeson on The Graham Norton Show

Northern Ireland stars Jamie Dornan and Liam Neeson look to have co-ordinated for their appearance on The Graham Norton Show this week - by wearing almost identical outfits.

The pair will be chatting to the Irish chat show host about each of their upcoming film releases - Ballymena star Liam is appearing in action thriller The Commuter, while Co Down heart throb Jamie is set for his third outing as Christian Grey in Fifty Shades Freed.

But while they may be two very different films, the pair showed they have the same taste in fashion by each donning a navy suit with a black jumper during their chat.

However, Liam does makes a break for individuality by wearing a polo neck, while Jamie opts for a simple round collar.

Either way, both men are looking well as they promote their latest big screen offerings.

The Commuter sees the Ballymena star portray businessman Michael McCauley who is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home.

Reminded by Graham that the last time he was on the show Liam had said that he was done with action movies and fighting, he said: “Did I? I got the call and I said, ‘how much? I’ll be there!”

Meanwhile, Jamie is discussing his turn in the third and final instalment in the Fifty Shades trilogy, based on the best-selling books by EL James.

Talking about the shot of him emerging from the sea in a sexy James Bond moment, he said: “What you can’t see is that it was pebbly and I couldn’t walk on it.

"The beach was only semi closed and there were lots of people taking photos as I struggled up the beach. It was so not cool. They even put down a piece of carpet for me to walk on but I still struggled.

"In the end, I had to wear a pair of jelly sandals and no one looks sexy in those!”

Asked if he was ever fully nude, Jamie added: “On set I wore a wee pouch to keep everything in. I was given a selection – for size I guess – and when I found one that fitted I took it off and noticed inside a label that said ‘Inmate number three’ – clearly it had been worn before! I just had to grin and bear it.”

Joining the Northern Irish pair on the sofa will be Dame Helen Mirren, who will be speaking about her new supernatural horror film Winchester.

Helen was also asked about dating Liam in the 1980s after they met on the set of Excalibur.

She said: “We didn’t date, we lived together for four years – we were a serious item for a while. Lucky me!”

Liam also revealed how he knew Helen was interested in him, telling Graham: “Before I met her and we worked together I had read somewhere that if she fancied a guy she would imitate his walk behind his back and I turned around one day and she was doing that to me.

Recalling their first encounter, he said: “I remember being on the set and standing with Ciarán Hinds as Helen walked towards us dressed in her full Morgana Le Fey costume and we both went, ‘Oh f**K’ and I was smitten.

"I think Ciarán was too but I was very smitten!”

During the show there will also be a musical performance from Norwegian singer Sigrid.

The Graham Norton Show will air at 10.35pm on Friday, January 19 on BBC One.

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