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Dornan: The Fall changed my life

Jamie Dornan has admitted landing a starring role in The Fall changed his life because he got it at a point when he may have given up.

The actor stars as serial killer Paul Spector in the BBC Two thriller series and told TV Times that it had done a huge amount for his career.

He said: "It's totally transformed my professional horizons and my life. Actors are always at that precipice of giving up, but a job like The Fall changes things."

Jamie added that he was pleased the Northern Irish setting hadn't taken the programme down a cliched route.

He said: "I have family and friends in Northern Ireland, so it's like coming home. It's also refreshing that The Fall doesn't directly involve the Troubles or any of those things that held my country back.

"The scripts were so good, too. I thought, 'This could really get people'."

Jamie can be seen starring in the big-screen adaptation of Fifty Shades Of Grey next year, one of the opportunities to have come from his raised profile, but he warned: "I am never going to please all 100 million people who read the Fifty Shades book. I'll be lucky if half that number are happy."

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