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Jamie Dornan with the painting by Colin Davidson

Jamie Dornan with the painting by Colin Davidson

Actor Jamie Dornan with his sister Jessica Dornan Lynas and father Dr Jim Dornan at the launch of the NIPanC at the Mater Hospital in Belfast

Actor Jamie Dornan with his sister Jessica Dornan Lynas and father Dr Jim Dornan at the launch of the NIPanC at the Mater Hospital in Belfast

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Terrifying tale: Cillian and Jamie Dornan in Anthropoid

Terrifying tale: Cillian and Jamie Dornan in Anthropoid

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Change of scene: Jamie Dornan in The Siege of Jadotville

Change of scene: Jamie Dornan in The Siege of Jadotville

Gillian Anderson in The Fall

Gillian Anderson in The Fall

Jamie Dornan as Pat Quinlan

Jamie Dornan as Pat Quinlan

Jamie Dornan in Robin Hood.

Jamie Dornan in Robin Hood.

Pictured: Jamie Dornan in Robin Hood

Pictured: Jamie Dornan in Robin Hood

KARLOVY VARY, CZECH REPUBLIC - JULY 01:  Actor Jamie Dornan attends world premiere of Anthropoid movie during the opening ceremony of the 51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) on July 1, 2016 in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic.  (Photo by Matej Divizna/Getty Images)

KARLOVY VARY, CZECH REPUBLIC - JULY 01: Actor Jamie Dornan attends world premiere of Anthropoid movie during the opening ceremony of the 51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) on July 1, 2016 in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic. (Photo by Matej Divizna/Getty Images)

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Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan

Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan

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Jamie Dornan with O'Connor's staff Leona Dallas, Rebecca McGowan, Coleen Cahill and Jodie Mooney. Pic O'Connor's Bar Ballycastle

Jamie Dornan with O'Connor's staff Leona Dallas, Rebecca McGowan, Coleen Cahill and Jodie Mooney. Pic O'Connor's Bar Ballycastle

Jamie Dornan at the Game of Thrones farewell party in Belfast.
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Jamie Dornan at the Game of Thrones farewell party in Belfast. Picture Colm O'Reilly

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 02:  Actors Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson attend the premiere of Universal Pictures' "Fifty Shades Darker" at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on February 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 02: Actors Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson attend the premiere of Universal Pictures' "Fifty Shades Darker" at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on February 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

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Jamie Dornan has been voted a Northern Ireland legend.

Jamie Dornan has been voted a Northern Ireland legend.

Pictured Jamie Dornan as Pat Quinlan

Pictured Jamie Dornan as Pat Quinlan

Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan.

Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan.

Anthropoid Jamie Dornan and Charlotte Le Bon

Anthropoid Jamie Dornan and Charlotte Le Bon

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

On the red carpet at the UK premiere of Fifty Shades in Leicester Square last night are Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson with director Sam Taylor-Johnson (left) and author EL James

On the red carpet at the UK premiere of Fifty Shades in Leicester Square last night are Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson with director Sam Taylor-Johnson (left) and author EL James

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Gisele Bundchen and Jamie Dornan

Gisele Bundchen and Jamie Dornan

Attention fell on Jamie Dornan when he started dated actress Keira Knightley in 2003

Attention fell on Jamie Dornan when he started dated actress Keira Knightley in 2003

Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan in The Fall

Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan in The Fall

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Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson

Jamie Dornan in The Fall

Jamie Dornan in The Fall

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Jamie Dornan in Fifty Shades of Grey. Photo: Focus Features

Jamie Dornan in Fifty Shades of Grey. Photo: Focus Features

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Jamie Dornan poses for photos with fans as he attends the screening of The Siege of Jadotville at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin. PA

Jamie Dornan poses for photos with fans as he attends the screening of The Siege of Jadotville at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin. PA

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KINGSBARNS, AL - OCTOBER 05:  Actor Jamie Dornan plays during a practice round at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Kingsbarns Golf Links golf course on October 5, 2016 in St Andrews, Scotland.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

KINGSBARNS, AL - OCTOBER 05: Actor Jamie Dornan plays during a practice round at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Kingsbarns Golf Links golf course on October 5, 2016 in St Andrews, Scotland. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

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KINGSBARNS, AK - OCTOBER 05:  Actor Jamie Dornan plays during a practice round at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Kingsbarns Golf Links golf course on October 5, 2016 in St Andrews, Scotland.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

KINGSBARNS, AK - OCTOBER 05: Actor Jamie Dornan plays during a practice round at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Kingsbarns Golf Links golf course on October 5, 2016 in St Andrews, Scotland. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

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Paul Spector played by Jamie Dornan.

Paul Spector played by Jamie Dornan.

HUNTING SEASON: Gillian Anderson as DSI Stella Gibson and Jamie Dornan as Paul Spector in The Fall

HUNTING SEASON: Gillian Anderson as DSI Stella Gibson and Jamie Dornan as Paul Spector in The Fall

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Big league: Jamie Dornan in the first series of The Fall, a role which helped him land the lead in 50 Shades opposite Dakota Johnson

Big league: Jamie Dornan in the first series of The Fall, a role which helped him land the lead in 50 Shades opposite Dakota Johnson

Jamie Dornan as Paul Spector on the operating table

Jamie Dornan as Paul Spector on the operating table

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Sally Ann Spector (Bronagh Waugh), Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan).

Sally Ann Spector (Bronagh Waugh), Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan).

Jamie Dornan with his dad Jim

Jamie Dornan with his dad Jim

Jamie Dornan attending at the opening ceremony of the 51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) on July 1, 2016 in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic.  (Photo by Matej Divizna/Getty Images)

Jamie Dornan attending at the opening ceremony of the 51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) on July 1, 2016 in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic. (Photo by Matej Divizna/Getty Images)

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DSI Stella Gibson (GILLIAN ANDERSON), Paul Spector (JAMIE DORNAN)  in The Fall.

DSI Stella Gibson (GILLIAN ANDERSON), Paul Spector (JAMIE DORNAN) in The Fall.

Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan take part in Q&A following the screening of BBC Two drama 'The Fall' to launch series three at BFI Southbank on September 7, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)

Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan take part in Q&A following the screening of BBC Two drama 'The Fall' to launch series three at BFI Southbank on September 7, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)

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Jamie Dornan on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Jamie Dornan on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

The Belfast Telegraph article about Jamie Dornan featured on the Stephen Colbert show.

The Belfast Telegraph article about Jamie Dornan featured on the Stephen Colbert show.

Jamie Dornan on the Stephen Colbert show.

Jamie Dornan on the Stephen Colbert show.

The BBC's The Fall

The BBC's The Fall

Jamie Dornan plays serial killer Paul Spector

Jamie Dornan plays serial killer Paul Spector

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Paul Spector, played by Jamie Dornan

Paul Spector, played by Jamie Dornan

Jamie Dornan as Paul Spector in The Fall

Jamie Dornan as Paul Spector in The Fall

Jamie Dornan as killer Paul Spector

Jamie Dornan as killer Paul Spector

Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele in trailer for Fifty Shades Of Grey

Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele in trailer for Fifty Shades Of Grey

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Jamie Dornan says filming racy scenes with Dakota Johnson for Fifty Shades of Grey was not sexy.

Jamie Dornan says filming racy scenes with Dakota Johnson for Fifty Shades of Grey was not sexy.

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Fifty Shades of Grey

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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.

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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Actor and Comedian Bill Murray hugs 50 Shades of Grey actor Jamie Dornan as they walk of the 12th tee during round one of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Carnoustie

Actor and Comedian Bill Murray hugs 50 Shades of Grey actor Jamie Dornan as they walk of the 12th tee during round one of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Carnoustie

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Northern Ireland model Jamie Dornan and Eva Mendes in their sultry new Calvin Klein advert

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 and Gisele Bundchen in an Aquascutum advert.

In the band Sons of Jim, with Dave Alexander.

In the band Sons of Jim, with Dave Alexander.

Jamie Dornan with Dakota Johnson in 50 Shades of Grey

Jamie Dornan with Dakota Johnson in 50 Shades of Grey

(Dame Helen Mirren, Liam Neeson, Graham Norton, Jamie Dornan and Sigrid (Matt Crossick/PA)

(Dame Helen Mirren, Liam Neeson, Graham Norton, Jamie Dornan and Sigrid (Matt Crossick/PA)

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Jamie Dornan in an advert for Calvin Klein Jeans

Jamie Dornan 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.

In the band Sons of Jim, with Dave Alexander at a Sports Relief event at Custom House Square in Belfast.

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Northern Irish actor Jamie has modelled for Calvin Klein (with both Kate Moss and Eva Mendes), Dior, Aquascutum and Armani, among many other brands. He also appeared in in the Sofia Coppola film, Marie-Antoinette.

<b>Jamie Dornan</b><br/> Northern Irish actor Jamie has modelled for Calvin Klein (with both Kate Moss and Eva Mendes), Dior, Aquascutum and Armani, among many other brands. He also appeared in in the Sofia Coppola film, Marie-Antoinette.

Jamie Dornan, wife Amelia and Dulcie in 2014

Jamie Dornan, wife Amelia and Dulcie in 2014

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 13: Actors Rose Byrne and Jamie Dornan arrive for The New York Film Festival screening of &quot;Marie Antoinette&quot; at Alice Tully Hall October 13, 2006 in New York City.

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 13: Actors Rose Byrne and Jamie Dornan arrive for The New York Film Festival screening of "Marie Antoinette" at Alice Tully Hall October 13, 2006 in New York City.

Jamie Dornan in the Hammer Horror production, Beyond the Rave

Jamie Dornan in the Hammer Horror production, Beyond the Rave

Jamie Dornan as Sheriff Graham from Once Upon A Time

Jamie Dornan as Sheriff Graham from Once Upon A Time

Jamie Dornan as Sheriff Graham from Once Upon A Time

Jamie Dornan as Sheriff Graham from Once Upon A Time

Jamie Dornan as Sheriff Graham from Once Upon A Time

Jamie Dornan as Sheriff Graham from Once Upon A Time

Jamie Dornan as Paul Spector and Gillian Anderson as DSI Stella Gibson in the TV thriller The Fall

Jamie Dornan as Paul Spector and Gillian Anderson as DSI Stella Gibson in the TV thriller The Fall

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Jamie Dornan is being linked to the Christian Grey role

Jamie Dornan is being linked to the Christian Grey role

Jamie Dornan / Amelia Warner

Jamie Dornan / Amelia Warner

Jamie Dornan / Amelia Warner

Jamie Dornan / Amelia Warner

Jamie Dornan chats to Sarah Travers, host of UTV's The Magazine, on his first visit to Belfast since marrying musician, Amelia Warner.

Jamie Dornan chats to Sarah Travers, host of UTV's The Magazine, on his first visit to Belfast since marrying musician, Amelia Warner.

jamie dornan eva mendes, ad for Calvin Klein Jeans

jamie dornan eva mendes, ad for Calvin Klein Jeans

jamie dornan eva mendes, ad for Calvin Klein Jeans
Shot by photographer Steven Klein in the desert in Palm Springs, California, both the Fall 2009 Calvin Klein Jeans and Calvin Klein Underwear campaigns will feature Eva Mendes and Jamie Dornan together. These dramatic black and white campaigns will be featured in global print and outdoor advertising. The Calvin Klein Jeans campaign will feature the exciting new Calvin Klein Jeans Body, a revolutionary, new jean for men and women, uniquely designed for a more contoured and shape enhancing fit.

jamie dornan eva mendes, ad for Calvin Klein Jeans Shot by photographer Steven Klein in the desert in Palm Springs, California, both the Fall 2009 Calvin Klein Jeans and Calvin Klein Underwear campaigns will feature Eva Mendes and Jamie Dornan together. These dramatic black and white campaigns will be featured in global print and outdoor advertising. The Calvin Klein Jeans campaign will feature the exciting new Calvin Klein Jeans Body, a revolutionary, new jean for men and women, uniquely designed for a more contoured and shape enhancing fit.

Jamie Dornan with The Fall co-star Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan in a photoshoot for Red magazine

Jamie Dornan with The Fall co-star Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan in a photoshoot for Red magazine

Actor Jamie Dornan (L) poses with his wife Amelia Warner as they arrive to attend 'Fifty Shades Freed - 50 Nuances Plus Claires' Premiere at Salle Pleyel in Paris on February 6, 2018.  / AFP PHOTO / PATRICK KOVARIKPATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images

Actor Jamie Dornan (L) poses with his wife Amelia Warner as they arrive to attend 'Fifty Shades Freed - 50 Nuances Plus Claires' Premiere at Salle Pleyel in Paris on February 6, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / PATRICK KOVARIKPATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images

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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

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Jamie Dornan, (right) in Fifty Shades Darker

Jamie Dornan, (right) in Fifty Shades Darker

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Johnson and Dornan in Fifty Shades Freed

Johnson and Dornan in Fifty Shades Freed

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

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 Leading man: Jamie Dornan on The Graham Norton Show

Leading man: Jamie Dornan on The Graham Norton Show

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Jamie Dornan plays Abe in New Worlds, on Channel 4

Jamie Dornan plays Abe in New Worlds, on Channel 4

Jamie Dornan plays Abe in New Worlds, on Channel 4

Jamie Dornan plays Abe in New Worlds, on Channel 4

Jamie Dornan and Ann Skelly in scene from Death And Nightingales

Jamie Dornan and Ann Skelly in scene from Death And Nightingales

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Jamie Dornan with the painting by Colin Davidson

Jamie Dornan has revealed that he did not film any "gratuitous" full-frontal nudity scenes for Fifty Shades of Grey.

The hotly-awaited movie adaptation of EL James' erotic novel stars Dornan in the lead as BDSM-loving billionaire Christian Grey, with Dakota Johnson playing infatuated student Anastasia Steele.

But despite the notoriously racy books, which have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide, plenty will be left to the imagination.

Sorry to disappoint, but this means one thing: "There were contracts in place that said that viewers wouldn't be seeing my, um, todger," Dornan told The Observer.

"You want to appeal to as wide an audience as possibly without grossing them out. You don’t want to make something gratuitous and ugly and graphic."

Dornan added that "very bright" director Sam Taylor-Johnson might have gone for a "suggestive" approach but he has yet to watch the film himself.

The Northern Irish actor and former underwear model also insisted that he does not "get turned on" while shooting sex scenes.

"There are dozens of hairy men standing around, moving cables and lighting equipment," he said. "That's not sexy unless you're into being watched, which I'm not."

Dornan also addressed concerns that Fifty Shades of Grey glorifies sexual violence against women.

Conservative groups in the US have issued statements calling on people to take action against the movie, which they accuse as "normalising domestic violence".

"I think it's very hard to argue that when it is all consensual," he said. "Half the book is about making contracts. Permission and agreement that this be done. There's no rape, no forced sexual situations."

The 32-year-old will soon be seen as serial killer Paul Spector in series two of The Fall, which airs on 13 November at 9pm on BBC Two, before Fifty Shades of Grey reaches UK cinemas on Valentine's Day 2015.

Source: Independent

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