Who Is Jamie Dornan?
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James “Jamie” Dornan is an actor, model, and musician who rose to international fame after playing the role of the smoldering Christian Grey in the controversial Fifty Shades film franchise. Apart from acting, he has done some professional modeling, and plays music on the side. He has won several acting awards in his hometown of North Ireland, and has one British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) nomination.
Career Focus: Acting, Modeling, Musician
Popular Works: [Film] Marie Antoinette (2006, Sofia Coppola), The Fifty Shades franchise (2015-2018), Robin Hood (2018, Otto Bathurst) [Television] Once Upon A Time (2011-2018, ABC), My Dinner With Herve (2018, HBO), Death And
Nightingales (2018, BBC Two)
Date of Birth: 01-05-1982
Current State & Country: Cotswolds, England
Home State & Country: Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland
Weight: 170 lbs.
Net Worth Income: $12,000,000
Educational Credentials: Methodist College Belfast, Teesside University
Dornan’s main hobbies include reading and playing golf. His close friends include actors Eddie Redmayne (with whom he shared an apartment once), Andrew Garfield, and journalist Hadley Freeman. His favorite football team is Manchester United. Dornan is also asthmatic.
Career History of Jamie Dornan
Dornan started off as a musician, playing for the band Sons of Jim until the band split in 2008. Several years earlier, he participated in a reality TV show aired on Channel 4 called Model Behavior. Dornan didn’t win the competition, but still received a contract with Select Model Management. He did modeling stints for both low-end and luxury brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Armani, and Hugo Boss. He has also done photoshoots for brands like Dior Homme and Calvin Klein, in which he was accompanied by supermodel Kate Moss, and actress Eva Mendes. He eventually earned the nickname ‘The golden torso’.
Dornan has done TV advertisements for Dior, Calvin Klein, Zara, Dolce & Gabbana, and Banana Republic. He also filmed a commercial for Levi’s Jeans alongside model Lily Aldridge. This led to Dornan being called the male version of Kate Moss by GQ Magazine, and was considered as one of the top male models of all time by Vogue Magazine. Dornan is currently the face of Huge Boss’ newest perfume, Boss The Scent.
His first official film role was playing Count Axel Fersen in Sofia Coppola’s film Marie Antoinette. In 2009, Dornan starred alongside Oscar-nominated actress Jean Simmons in Shadows in the Sun. A year before that, he played the lead role in Beyond the Rave, a film produced by Hammer Horror.
He moved to TV in 2011, playing the role of Sheriff Graham, the Huntsman, in the ABC tv series Once Upon A Time. Even though his character was killed off in the show after nine episodes, Dornan has mentioned that he would be happy to come back and play the role again – And that’s what happened when he reprised the role in the series’ final episode.
In 2013, Dornan was officially cast as Christian Grey in the film adaptation of the controversial EL James novel, Fifty Shades of Grey. He replaced British actor Charlie Hunnam, who was first considered for the role. The first film, directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, was released on Valentine’s Day in 2015. Dornan then went on to play the role of Dr. Allan Pascal in Alexandre Aja’s The 9th Life Of Louis Drax. His appearance on the Fifty Shades movies placed him in the list of People Magazine’s ‘Most Beautiful’, and was even a contender for ‘Sexiest Man Alive’.
Dornan reprised his role in the next two Fifty Shades films: Fifty Shades Darker, released in 2017, and the conclusion, Fifty Shades Freed, released in 2018. Dornan has also starred in the HBO series My Dinner with Herve, alongside actor Peter Dinklage.
Personal Life of Jamie Dornan
Dornan’s birthplace is in Holywood, County Down, in Northern Ireland. His birthday is on May 1, 2019. He was raised in Belfast. Dornan has two older sisters: Jessica, a fashion designer currently working on Cornwall, England, and Liesa, who works for Disney in London. His parents are Lorna Dornan and Jim Dornan. Lorna passed away from pancreatic cancer when Dornan was only 16. Jim works as a gynecologist, who once considered pursuing his dreams as an actor. Dornan is related to actress Greer Garson – He is her first cousin, twice removed. Both sets of his grandparents were Methodist Lay Preachers – Dornan, however, is atheist. He also attended Methodist College Belfast, a boarding school for boys. In school, he learned how to play rugby, and participated in school productions and plays. After graduating from Treeside University, he moved to London to become an actor.
Dornan has been married to singer-songwriter and actress Amelia Warner since 2013 – The two of them met in 2010. They have three daughters – Dulcie, Elva, and a third baby girl born in March 2019. He previously dated actress Kiera Knightley from 2003 to 2005 – The two of them met during an Asprey photoshoot in 2003.
Net Worth of Jamie Dornan: Like it or hate it, there’s no doubt that the Fifty Shades film franchise is a huge hit. After the first film premiered in 2015, fans are always so excited to watch the next two films of the franchise. Its trailer garnered million of views the first 24 hours after its release, making it one of the most-watched movie trailers on YouTube. It also propelled Dornan into the spotlight, along with his co-star, actress Dakota Johnson.
The roster of actors that they picked for the franchise were practically unknowns, or were simply local celebrities in their home countries without international recognition. And as a result, the salary that they ended up receiving was a little bit less compared to the typical A-list celebrity. During the first film, Dornan had a net worth of only $3,000,000 – Now he has $12,000,000.
Controversial News on The Life & Career of Jamie Dornan
The reason why he did not take up full-frontal nudity in the Fifty Shades films is because he didn’t think it would be important to do so – Despite the fact that the films and books are all about raunchiness. He also denied that he would be paid at least $30M for showing off his privates in the film, and that he is nothing like his character in the films.
Rumors and Frequently Asked Questions About Jamie Dornan
Dornan recently revealed that he initially turned down offers to play Christian Grey, because he was fully aware that the films would not be a hit with critics and be seen as shallow. Later on, he realized that this particular set of films is pretty much just another job for him as an actor – Except there’s more sexual scenes in it than the other films he’s done. Dornan also admits that he finds Grey’s characterization ‘disgusting’, and was ready to move on from the role that made him a star.