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Jamie Dornan fans can't believe their luck as Fifty Shades star dines out in Portrush

By Claire Williamson

Jamie Dornan caused a stir in the North Coast as he popped out for dinner while taking a break from a press tour for his latest film, Anthropoid.

The Holywood actor has been on a whirlwind media tour alongside Irish actor Cillian Murphy.

The Irish premiere for the film took place in Dublin on Wednesday night.

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The film centres on the plot to kill SS beast Reinhard Heydrich, one of the architects of the Holocaust.

Two soldiers (played by Dornan and Murphy) from the Czech Army in exile were trained by the British and parachuted into their homeland on a mission - codenamed Anthropoid - to assassinate Heydrich.

Taking some time out of the busy press tour the heartthrob dined at the Ramore Restaurants.

Jamie happily stood and took pictures with fans who quickly spotted the actor in their midst and took the opportunity to meet him and get their coveted selfie.

Ramore Restaurants later tweeted that he must have "broken the selfie record" during his visit.

Marjorie McIlfatrick from Portrush was among the lucky fans who got to meet the star.

She told the Belfast Telegraph: "We were told Jamie was in The Mermaid and just happened to notice him in the carpark from up above so my friend and I ran out.

We shouted 'Jamie can we have a picture with you'

"He was very polite and said yes. I couldn't actually believe it was him in the flesh. So I said 'Jamie, hope you don't mind if I give you a tight squeeze just to make sure you're real'.

"It was a fantastic end to what was a brilliant night."

Dornan and Murphy will appear tonight (Friday) on RTE's The Late Late Show with Ryan Tubridy.

Speaking about how fame has impacted his life Dornan said his family life is very normal - despite his legion of fans.

In the pre-recorded interview he said: “The fame aspect that comes with being a working actor does not intrigue me in the slightest.

“I think something like being Irish helps, and my friends. There’s just no allowance for it. In your life, no matter what happens or how much notoriety you gain through your work, the fundamentals of your life don’t change. I hope not.

"Your wife, your kids, your family and your friends, all that stuff, the stuff that makes you, doesn’t change. On nights like this when you go to a premiere and it all seems crazy, it’s all very heightened but every day is totally normal. It’s just a job, you go to work and do your job and then that’s it."

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