Jamie Dornan Reportedly Cast in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’: Who Is He?


Fifty Shades of Grey has its new Christian Grey!

After Charlie Hunnam dropped out of the film, Jamie Dornan has reportedly been cast in the lead role.

While Anastasia Steele’s character has been fulfilled by Daktota Johnson since early September, Christian Grey’s character has been under much scrutiny as of late. But on Wednesday, it was announced that the Once Upon a Time star would be taking Charlie’s place. Universal and Focus are currently drafting a contract for Jamie to formally accept the role, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

To properly introduce you to the “new” Christian Grey, we’ve pulled together 5 facts that will make you fall in love with Jamie.

1. He can sing!

Who doesn’t love a man who can sing? Jamie and his friends started a folk band called Sons of Jim, which toured with KT Tunstall. Sadly, the band broke up in 2008 — but not to worry, we can still listen to his music on repeat:

2. He got his start modeling underwear for Calvin Klein

Jamie posed — with nothing on but underwear– alongside Kate Moss and Eva Mendes for an ad campaign in 2009.

Facebook/Jamie Dornan

Facebook/Jamie Dornan Fan Page

3. He plays rugby

Ever since he was a teen, Jamie has excelled at rugby, the British version of football, which involves him wrestling around for a ball. (No wonder he’s in such good shape.) Although he was a great athlete, Jamie gave up the sport for drama school.

Facebook/Jamie Dornan Fan Page

Facebook/Jamie Dornan Fan Page

4. He’s a daddy-to-be

Jamie and his wife, British actress-singer Amelia Warner, are expecting their first child! The couple announced the good news this past June.

Getty Images/Dave M. Benett

Getty Images/Dave M. Benett

5. He’s Irish … and Has a Dreamy Accent

Need we say more? Listen and enjoy…

Have you fallen in love yet?

Fans are eagerly awaiting the August 2014 release of Fifty Shades of Grey, inspired by E.L. James’ best-selling book. The movie is currently in pre-production, but director Sam Taylor-Johnson hopes to begin filming this November.