Star sign Taurus
Spouse: Amelia Warner
Height: 1.8034 m or 5 ft 10 in
Weight: 73 kg
Jamie Dornan is a popular British actor, model and musician. He became famous after taking part in Armani, Dior, Calvin Klein and Boss products advertising. Now he has a net worth of $14 million dollars.
His most famous role is a role of an eccentric millionaire Christian Grey in an movie «Fifty Shades of Grey».
James Dornan’s childhood and youth
Jamie Dornan was born in Belfast, a city at the North of Ireland. He was raised in a Protestants family of obstetricians and housewives. Jamie liked rugby and golf in his childhood and dreamed of becoming a park ranger as he loved animals.
His mother died of pancreatic cancer when he was 16. Four of his friends died in a car accident during a year after that. All these deaths effected Dornan very much and he had to go to a psychologist.
Jamie graduated from the Belfast Native Methodist College. His acting ability showed up at that time, and Dornan went to a theatrical group. Jamie was also fond of music and he made up a band named «Sons of Jim» together with his friend David Alexander. Unfortunately due to the guys lack of experience and lack of financial support, they had to terminate the band in 2008.
After graduating from the college the future actor entered the local university. The handsome man was gifted, and London’s Select Model Management modeling agency offered him a job.
First steps to glory. Jamie Dornan left the university and went to London without a moment’s hesitation. Many of Dornan’s coworkers called him “success wikipedia” in the severe modeling world. His way to the top could be an excellent guide for any guy starting his modeling career.
Dornan had his first photo shoot in 2002: it was the Abercrombie&Fitch advertising catalogue, the concept of which was quite frank. Then he had more photo shoots. Then during 4 years he has been having signed contracts with Numero Homme men’s magazine and Aquascutum, Gap, Armani and Calvin Klein brands. In 2006 the New York Times called Jamie a «Golden Torso».
All this time Jamie hasn’t stopped trying to get into film industry to display his acting skills. Jamie used to date with a famous actress Kira Knightley from 2003 to 2005, and she helped him become an actor. She had her hand in his participation in Sofia Coppola’s “Marie Antoinette” movie with Kirsten Dunst in the lead role.
Jamie geniously performed as a Count Axel von Fersen in this movie, and then he took part in an independent movie “Beyond the rave”.
His modeling career was growing up meanwhile. In 2009 Dornan had a mutual Calvin Klein lingerie collection photo shoot with a famous actress Eva Mendez, who said later: “Jamie Dornan and I had a great time. I know the pictures got oh-very exciting”.
But Jamie kept performing as an actor as well. He took part in such movies as “Once upon a time” (2011), “The Crash” (2013), “New worlds” (2014), “Flying home”. (2014). But one of the movies meant most of all the other movies for the actor: it was the thriller “The Fall” in which he performed with an “X-Files” star Gillian Andersen. The movie was shot in Belfast, Jamie”s hometown.
But there was one movie that made Jamie really popular, it was an erotic movie “Fifty Shades of Grey”, where Dornan performed as a billionaire Christian Grey, a brilliant businessman with unusual sexual tastes. An actress Dakota Johnson (the daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith) performed as a student Anastasia Steele, Christian Grey’s partner in the movie.
The two actors were aware of the fact that the film was their chance to become stars or nobody, as it created waves. That’s the reason why they tried their best on the set. Unlike Dakota, Jamie felt free being shot in those frank episodes. Critics were not identical in the film’s reviews, nevertheless the movie earned half a billion dollars at the box office.
In 2016 two more movies with Jamie Dornan”s participation came out, that were “Anthropoid” and “The 9th Life of Louis Drax” movies.
Dornan kept working for the Select Model Management agency, and now he had mutual photo shoots with Dakota Johnson. The second movie of the 50 Shades franchise “Fifty Shades Darker” came out in February,17, and the third one “Fifty Shades Freed”- in 2018.
Jamie Dornan’s personal life
Jamie Dornan was believed to be a real lady’s man due to his numerous love affairs. He used to date with a talented British actress Kira Knightley in 2003. Dornan assured everyone that he and Kira had a meaningful relationship, but they finally broke up because of the paparazzi constantly disturbing them.
After breaking up with Kira, Jamie dated numerous models and actresses. Sienna Miller, Lindsay Lohan and Kate Moss are among them.
Everything changed when the actor met an actress and a singer Amelia Warner (Colin Farrell’s ex-wife). Their relationship was strong enough to end up with marriage on the 27th of April, 2013. And at the end of November 2013 their daughter Dalsi was born. At the end of February, 2016 his wife gave birth to their second daughter. The actor started hiding from press since then.
Jamie Dornan likes playing golf, rugby, likes skiing, sailing and tennis. The actor is a Manchester United fan. Unfortunately, Jamie suffers from asthma and has to always have an inhaler with him.
The actor loves folk music and really enjoys barbecue. He likes burgers most of all, especially chicken burgers. Like all the Irishmen, Jamie loves beer, especially Guinness.
Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele’s love story is over, but Jamie Dornan’s film career is not. At least 4 new movies with his participation are going to be released in 2018.
One of the movies is drama “Untogether”, the other one is “Robin Hood”, where he performs as a Robin Hood gang member Theron Edgerton. There is one more movie he is busy in, that is a military drama “A Private War” with the participation of Rosamund Pike. And one more is “My dinner with Herve”, a movie dedicated to the actor Herve Vileshez’s biography, who committed suicide in the 90s.