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Jamie Dornan
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Dornan at the premiere of the movie Fifty Shades of Grey at the Berlin International Film Festival on 11 February 2015
James Dornan

1 May 1982 (1982-05-01) (age 38)
Nationality British
Occupation Actor, model, musician
Years active 2006–present
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Amelia Warner (m. 2013)
Children 2

James "Jamie" Dornan (born 1 May 1982) is a Northern Irish actor, model, and musician. He played Axel von Fersen in Sofia Coppola's movie Marie Antoinette, Sheriff Graham Humbert in the ABC series Once Upon a Time and serial killer Paul Spector in the BBC Two crime drama series The Fall. He played the titular character, Christian Grey, in the movie Fifty Shades of Grey (2015).

Early life

Dornan was born in Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland. He grew up in the suburbs of Belfast, and has two older sisters. His father, Professor Jim Dornan, is an obstetrician who had also considered becoming an actor. Jamie Dornan is a first cousin, twice removed, of actress Greer Garson. His grandparents on both sides of his family were Methodist lay preachers. Dornan was 16 when his mother, Lorna, died.


He was a member of folk band called Sons of Jim, until it disbanded in 2008. His modeling career has included cover and feature shoots for publications such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Aquascutum, Hugo Boss, Armani, Dior Homme and Calvin Klein (with both Kate Moss and Eva Mendes), and he was labelled "The Golden Torso" by The New York Times.

His first acting role in a film was Count Axel Fersen in the Sofia Coppola film Marie Antoinette (2006). After that, he appeared films and TV series such as Beyond the Rave, Shadows in the Sun, Fifty Shades of Grey; Once Upon a Time and The Fall.

In 2014, he was ranked #3 in People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive list.

He married English actress and singer Amelia Warner in Somerset on 27 April 2013. They have one daughter together Dulcie (b. November 2013)



Year Title Role Notes
2006 Marie Antoinette Axel von Fersen
2008 Beyond the Rave Ed
2009 Nice to Meet You The Young Man Short movie
2009 Shadows in the Sun Joe
2009 X Returns X Short movie
2010 The Black Widow Short movie
2014 Flying Home Colin
2015 Fifty Shades of Grey Christian Grey It grossed $570 million worldwide.
2015 The 9th Life of Louis Drax Dr. Allan Pascal Completed
2016 Anthropoid Jan Kubiš Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2011–2013 Once Upon a Time The Huntsman/Sheriff Graham Humbert 9 episodes
2013–present The Fall Paul Spector 11 episodes
2014 New Worlds Abe Goffe 4 episodes


Year Single
2005 "Fairytale"
2006 "My Burning Sun"

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Result Work
2014 Broadcasting Press Guild Awards Won The Fall
2014 Irish Film and Television Awards Best Lead Actor - Television Won The Fall
2014 Irish Film and Television Awards Rising star Won
2014 British Academy Television Award Best Actor Nominated The Fall

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