Here’s The New ‘christian Grey’ In ‘fifty Shades’ Movie [photos]It is official: Charlie Hunnam is out and a new actor, Jamie Dornan, is in as “Christian Grey” in the movie “Fifty Shades of Grey”.
The relatively little known actor was confirmed to be replacing Hunnam by 50 Shades author E.L. James who tweeted on Thursday: “Stow your twitchy palms ladies... our man is here. Welcome to #TeamFifty @JamieDornan1 x”
Dornan will be staring in the adaptation of the best-selling novel alongside actress Dakota Johnson.
The 31-year-old actor, who is married and is expecting a child with his wife soon, once dated actress Kiera Knightley. He comes from County Down in Northern Ireland and starred recently in BBC’s The Fall which has been renewed for a second season. He was also the lead actor in Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette, starring alongside Kirsten Dunst.
Initially catching people’s attention as a model, he has posed with the likes of Eva Mendez and Kate Moss for brands such as Calvin Klein, Armani, Zara, Banana Republic, and Dior.
Dornan has said in the past that he wants to be known as more than just a pretty face who has a great body.
Here are photos of Dornan who will have to be superb in his acting skills to please the legions of fans the novel has.
Here’s a video of Dornan in a Dior commercial.
“Fifty Shades of Grey” is a book about the relationship of a wealthy businessman and a college literature major. The book and its sequels have been dubbed “mommy porn” because of its explicit erotic scenes which involve bondage, dominance, sadism and masochism practices.
The first book in the series, it has clinched the record for fastest 1 million copies sold by a paperback in the U.K.