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Jamie Dornan

It was a special night in London as the stars of the small screen gathered for the BAFTA TV Awards and it was even more special for the likes of Ant and Dec and all those involved with Broadchurch who won more than one award.

Jamie in Tuxedo at BAFTA

Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan missed out on the awards for leading actor which went to Sean Harris for his role in SouthCliffe. The 32-year-old Hollywood star was nominated for his performance in the edgy Belfast-based crime thriller The Fall. Recently Jamie Dornan, aka Christian Grey won Rising Actor and Best Actor for his role in ‘The Fall’ at the Irish Film & Television award. The 32-year-old walked the red carpet in tux at the 2014 Irish Film and Television Academy Awards held on 5th April at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Dublin, Ireland. The star of the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey film was the big winner of the night, taking home the awards for Best Rising Actor and Best Actor in Lead Role in Television for his work on “The Fall”. Just two days after he took home two awards at the IFTA’s for his work in “The Fall” Jamie was nominated for a BAFTA for the same show.

Jamie Giving interview at BAFTA

Jamie Dornan’s fans Twitted to express their disappointment.

“Jamie you’re the best for me and always will be,” wrote one.

Another bitterly added: “Hey Bafta why in the world didn’t you give that award to Jamie Dornan? I hope you have nightmares where Paul Spector is chasing you.”

The Fall, written by Allan Cubitt, was nominated in the Best Mini Series category, but it missed out to In The Flesh. Jamie Dornan’s co-star in The Fall, Gillian Anderson, surprisingly missed out on a Leading Actress nomination. She was unable to attend the event due to work commitments. The Leading Actress award was won by Olivia Colman for her role in ITV thriller Broadchurch. Olivia Colman broke in tears when she collected her leading actress award for her role in Broadchurch. Along with Olivia’s success, David Bradley’s won for best supporting actor and the Broadchurch won the best drama series award.

Jamie and Amelia at BAFTA

It was a good night for Geordie duo Ant and Dec who each got an award to take home when they won Best Entertainment Programme and Entertainment Performance for Saturday Night Takeaway. Accepting the second award, Declan Donnelly joked: “I’m glad we came now.”

Jamie

Sadly Jamie didn’t win BAFTA award, but he’s a winner in our eyes and always will be… to be nominated for a BAFTA in the first place is huge and there will be lot more opportunities in the future for Jamie. Jamie Dornan will next be starring in the highly anticipated movie Fifty Shades of Grey written by E.L. James opposite Dakota Johnson, who plays the role of Anastasia Steele. The 32-year-old actor plays the role of Christian Grey, who is a successful businessman and has a kinky secret. For the most-awaited part, Jamie Dornan will be seen gracing silver screens as Fifty Shades hits theatres on Feb. 13, 2015.

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dakota johnson at GALA

From the time when the first Fifty Shades… movie footage aired for lucky few at CinemaCon in Las Vegas there’s been worries that the movie won’t live up to the hot and saucy nature of E.L James novel. The first teaser footage left fans with little disappointment as the first scene focused more on Christian’s and Ana’s love story than their bedroom antics. The film’s star Dakota Johnson insists fan don’t need to worry though. Even though rumors have also been flying that the movie will not have all the memorable scenes from the book. We’ve yet to see trailers of the movie Fifty Shades of Grey so it’s difficult to say how Sam Taylor director of the movie will bring the bestselling novel to the big screen.

Dakota Johnson Elle Photoshoot

Dakota Johnson, the actress who stars opposite Jamie Dornan in the film walked the red carpet at a Calvin Klein event in Singapore was asked about the movie Fifty Shades. She was kind enough not to reveal too much about the movie. She did tell press on the red carpet: “Everything is a little bit secret but I can tell you that I think people will be pleased with the movie, hopefully!”  Dakota opted to elaborate on what truly drove her to accept the challenge of portraying Anastasia Steele “I’m doing this movie because I love it and I believe in the story and I believe in the books and I hope that I will do them justice”, she adds. And it sounds like whatever rating the movie gets, it will be too much for Dakota’s famous parents, Hollywood stars Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith. The actress insists that “no, they won’t be watching the movie – not with my permission.”Anyway, I don’t think the movie is something that my parents would want to see!”

Dakota Johnson at Calvin Klein event in Singapore

Judging her on screen Ana from what she revealed, it sounds like the movie’s going to satisfy a lot of desires … and as though it already has satisfied Dakota. And she made it clear that disclosing too many details about the movie is a no-no.

dakota johnson

Wow, well, as much as fans have worried that Dakota Johnson was never the right casting choice for Anastasia Steele, you’ve got to respect that the actress feels so strongly about it. Sounds like she knows just how much she had to live up to and made sure to live up to it and make it believable and the flick a hit.

Jamie and Dakota

The movie Fifty Shades of Grey is an upcoming romantic drama film, based on the best-selling novel of the same name by E.L. James. The movie “Fifty Shades…” is set to be released on February 13, 2015. Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson are playing the leading roles of Christian Greyand Anastasia Steele respectively.What do you think about what Dakota has said about the movie? Does it make you more hopeful for what’s to come?

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From a killer in The Fall to the S&M hero of Fifty Shades of Grey, Jamie Dornan is poised for superstardom. But, asks Benji Wilson, will he ever be free of his pants-modeling past?

Jamie Dornan

Acting is a strange way to make a living, but you can pick up all kinds of skills on the job. In recent months, for example, Jamie Dornan has become particularly good with knots. When we meet in London he is on a break from filming a second series of The Fall in Belfast, in which he plays a serial killer who ties up his victims. Before that he was in Vancouver filming the big-screen adaptation of E.L. James‘s Fifty Shades of Grey. Dornan plays the lead, Christian Grey, a man who also practises a bit of rope work, though in his case, as part of consensual S&M. In fact, the only time Dornan has been able to stop the tethering in 11 months of relentless filming has been playing Abe Goffe in Peter Flannery’s Restoration drama, New Worlds.

Jamie Dornan- the fall

“There are a couple of classic knots I know now,” says the 31-year-old, “and I’ve put them to good use far too many times recently. In fact I’d like to do a job where I don’t have to tie women to beds.”Two years ago, Dornan was a member of one of entertainment’s most derided subspecies, the actor-slash-model. A boy from Belfast who’d struck it lucky and wound up working with Bruce Weber and Calvin Klein, he had always wanted to act, so went to the US for pilot season: LA’s annual casting meat market – the recollection of which, he tells me, makes him feel physically sick.

Jamie Dornan in LOndon

 I never felt I was trying to prove anything apart from to myself. But I come at it from a funny angle. Although it looks like I’ve only been acting a few years, we’re talking hundreds and hundreds of failed auditions. I look back on it now and I don’t know how anyone gets through the rejection. “It was the modeling that allowed Dornan to fail so persistently. I was lucky. If I hadn’t been getting paid to model I definitely would have stopped. I would fly off, do a shoot here and there, get paid well, then go back to preparing – and failing – for auditions and meetings”.

Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey

I wonder if being such a high-profile model was what stopped him breaking through sooner. There’s a funny thing about achieving international renown in your pants – people aren’t apt to let you forget it.” I think I’ve done two shoots in my underwear ever. They both happened to be for Calvin Klein. But that tag – underwear model – I just can’t get rid of it. And it’s such a bizarre, specific thing – underwear. It’s like I never modelled clothes”.

Christian Grey

If anything will shake off the tag it will be Fifty Shades, but he says, “ I don’t think I’m allowed to say anything mate”, when I try to talk about the one thing that everyone will want to talk about when they talk to Jamie Dornan until its release in February. Plainly, Dornan finds this omerta about his first blockbuster role a little exasperating but, he explains, it’s all part of the contract and “the pressures of a big studio, a big thing”. But he does appreciate that it’s only a combination of the two – the industry behemoth and the critical darling – that has enabled him to get offered better roles and be pickier about them.” Right now I don’t need to work if there’s nothing that I want to do. I’ve done three jobs back to back. Let’s see how they are received. If there’s nothing I want to do, I’ll just play golf and change nappies”.

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