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Jamie Dornan receives £900k dividend from firm

By Gordon Deegan

Northern Ireland actor Jamie Dornan is enjoying the fruits of playing Christian Grey in the 'Fifty Shades' trilogy after receiving a dividend of nearly £1m from his commercial firm.

The first part of the titillating blockbuster trilogy was screened on RTE on Sunday night and new accounts filed by Dornan's Where's the Danger Ltd for 2017 show that the actor received a dividend of £900,000 in 2016.

The payout of the dividend wasn't disclosed in the 2016 accounts.

Accumulated profits at the firm increased from £2,402 and £11,530 last year.

The three Fifty Shades movies made Co Down actor Dornan a global star and generated $1.3bn at the box office, with the movies costing $150m to produce.

Originally from Holywood, former model Dornan has been busy since the Fifty Shades trilogy and has starring roles this year in US movie drama Untogether, A Private War and Robin Hood, where he stars alongside Jamie Foxx and Ben Mendelsohn.

Dornan has been back in Northern Ireland recently, partying with the Game of Thrones team in Belfast as they wrapped up on the final season of the hit fantasy HBO series. He was also spotted in Ballycastle, where he dropped into O'Connor's Bar.

Separate accounts recently lodged by the creator of the Fifty Shades phenomenon, EL James, show that revenues from the books and movies continue to roll in.

Figures lodged with Companies House in the UK show that Fifty Shades Ltd recorded revenues of £10.2m in the 12 months to the end of September last - down on the £16m in 2016.

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