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Jamie Dornan Lands Christian Grey in 'Fifty Shades of Grey'!

Jamie Dornan Lands Christian Grey in 'Fifty Shades of Grey'!

It’s official – Jamie Dornan has landed the coveted role of Christian Grey in the upcoming film Fifty Shades of Grey!

According to Variety, the 31-year-old Northern Irish actor will fill the void left by Charlie Hunnam after he dropped out of the project earlier this month.

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Jamie is probably best known for his role on ABC’s Once Upon a Time and in Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette.

Dakota Johnson is still signed on to play Anastasia Steele.

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100 Responses to “Jamie Dornan Lands Christian Grey in 'Fifty Shades of Grey'!”

  1. 1
    Steph Says:

    Hes hot

  2. 2
    Brittany Says:

    I’m okay with this.

  3. 3
    Carol Says:

    What a shame, he’s a good actor.

  4. 4
    Katy Says:

    YESSS YESS YESSS!!!! OMG i am so excited even though is not officially said by the team fifty!!! HE’S PERFECT!!!!

  5. 5
    Hernan Says:

    He’s a hottie, I’m not mad :)
    Congrats to Jamie!

  6. 6
    candice Says:


  7. 7
    Katie Says:

    oh my god, i’m so happy..he’s perfect for the role, acting and look wise!!!

  8. 8
    c Says:

    jamie no ))))): you’re SO much BETTER than what 50 shades of garbage. say bye bye to your career ):

  9. 9
    LOL Says:

    who is he…? but then again does this movie require good acting…

  10. 10
    HCfan Says:

    Good for him

  11. 11
    Carol Says:

    better than hunnan

  12. 12
    British Latin American Says:

    @LOL: A simple google check will help you to know you he is if you really want to know. Clever and witty you are not.

  13. 13
    Fay Says:

    He can do so much better..

  14. 14
    British Latin American Says:

    A part of me wants to be happy, but another part of me isn’t sure.

  15. 15
    TheMuffinman Says:

    thank god they picked someone that can resemble christian

  16. 16
    elisa Says:

    CHARLIE HUNNAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. 17
    Tom Says:

    Coveted by the who’s who of the D list.

  18. 18
    Jen Says:

    He needs this job since he has a wife and soon to be baby to support. Who would cast a married man with a baby on the way??? Just think that baby is going to grow up and brag…my daddy is Christian Grey. WTF? This movie is trash.

  19. 19
    thejournalist Says:

    He is cute..i wanna see the movie for sure!!

  20. 20
    sighnomore Says:

    Oh God Jamie why?? You are so much better than this stupid movie!

  21. 21
    mary Says:

    Well, first in my opinion, its not true that an male actor career will be jeopardize for playing CG, in fact, the most from nude scenes will be made by the actress and then again no one is talking about that…
    That character, Christian, will not represent the debacle of Jamie’s career, contrary this will help him get him noticed, he’s such a talented actor very very underrated, people only see him as pretty face and stud body, but he’s way more than that. He cannot only Act but he can sing, and his pretty good at it too. So give the boy a chance to be in the spotlight in order to get better movie deals in the future, in the mean time this will be great to catapult him.

  22. 22
    Emma Says:

    Some of you need to get a life and get laid for real instead of daydreaming about this movie.

  23. 23
    maria Says:

    if this its officially said by the author herself or the producers in the couple of days ahead, i’ll be very happy!!

  24. 24
    Nice! Says:

    His wife would make a good Anastasia! she’s perfect! (but pregnant now :/ )

  25. 25
    Stess Says:

    RIP carreer.

  26. 26
    Willa Says:

    Noooooooo!!! I don’t like this kid, this would be a real trash.

  27. 27
    SaadGKhan Says:

    YES .. he is phenomenal as Psychopath in Irish show The Fall

  28. 28
    Emma Says:

    @mary: Whatever-he’ll also be known as the person who got the leftover. So many actors turned this role down for a reason. This movie is only out to make $$$$ from women who are desperate and lonely in their sex life.

  29. 29
    Third eye Says:

    If he was good enough for Keira, he must be awesome. Only problem is the film will ruin him. Bummer.

  30. 30
    katiej Says:

    @mary: your so right I’am very excited he got ti and he looks pretty good in those underwaer pictures love it

  31. 31
    katiej Says:

    love him and he looks pretty good in those underwear shots!! is it august 1 yet lol!!!!

  32. 32
    liza Says:

    I prefer Charlie!

  33. 33
    Alexandra Says:

    i can live with that, it’s a much better choice for the role than Charlie

  34. 34
    Nikki Says:

    NO!!! So sad. You are better then this crap.

  35. 35
    ASIANS CAN READ MINDS!!!!!!!!! Says:

    Asians can hear, and see what you’re visually thinking.
    THIS IS NOT A JOKE OR A MEME! This is the absolute complete truth!!!!!
    Asians hide their mind reading abilities by having completely expressionless faces so they don’t accidentally show facial expressions when people think things they don’t like, find funny, astonishing, etc, and Asians segregate so their not nearly as susceptible to that happening.
    Asians also segregate, and are untalkative to avoid accidentally saying things that are similar to what people are thinking and going to say.
    All Asians are keeping their mind reading abilities a secret, they don’t want ANYONE to know they can read minds!!! They are trying as hard as they can to hide it!
    Try thinking, and visually picturing things that are as wild as you can when you are around Asians, and look for Asians who give people dirty/particular looks for what appears to be for completely no reason, it works if you try enough!!!

  36. 36
    SS Says:

    @British Latin American:

    Have you been wanking off on Yoda speak?

  37. 37
    LOL Says:

    He needs to work on his heavy British accent and started to workout now.

  38. 38
    rach Says:


  39. 39
    niagirl Says:

    I guess knowing RPutz is helpful.

  40. 40
    Ruth Says:

    He was just wonderful in “The Fall” so he is obviously a very talented actor. Well it’s his career and I hope that appearing in FSoG won’t destroy it! Such a badly written load of rubbish!

  41. 41
    jamiehsu Says:


  42. 42
    Adrienne Says:

    I don’t see much difference between this guy and Charlie other than the fact that one is blonde and the other is brunette. This guy doesn’t do much for me. But congrats to him.

  43. 43
    dalton Says:

    In related news, Charlie Hunnam reveals the shocking real reason why he quit “50 Shades” in new article, here’s the link

  44. 44
    rain Says:


  45. 45
    pup Says:

    I agree w/this.

  46. 46
    TeT Says:


  47. 47
    chet Says:

    I think this is a good casting call and Sam Taylor-Wood is a great director, Nowhere Boy is amazing…

  48. 48
    Julia Says:

    He’s gorgeous, but also a good actor. Hopefully this doesn’t ruin his career.

  49. 49
    Nikki Says:

    yeah, he’s hot. Still won’t go see the movie though!

  50. 50
    Maria Says:

    The best choice they ever made!
    We can’t get rid of Dakota, perhaps Jamie can make up for it.
    I wasn’t going to see it, now I will.

  51. 51
    loveisallyouneed Says:

    He was amazing in he Fall. I am disappointed because I think he’s kind of selling out, but this role will give him exposure and that’s good I guess.

  52. 52
    Jupiter Says:

    Now they just have to get rid of that ugly kaant Dakota Whatever and we’ll be all set.

  53. 53
    QTPIE Says:

    Poor casting this movie will suck… I was so looking foward to seeing it but I guess I don’t have to.

  54. 54
    anne Says:

    Jamie is fat with beer belly from his shirtless pic on JJ in 2013, guess he needs to work out a lot, but will thry find times to get his body in shape with such tight deadline coming?
    We have to prepare to see him in manheels coz he looks short next too so tall haggard Dakota

  55. 55
    anne Says:


    Guess we need to start bet when he’s gonna leave his wife to hook up with more A List woman or perhaps has somevaffair with ugly Dakota.
    No worry about his wife, she’s been divorcing Collin Ferrell before, she will get another Z List younger boytoy.

  56. 56
    anne Says:


  57. 57
    Nadia Says:

    Thanks for taking over Jamie. Good luck!

  58. 58
    Pauline Says:

    Good it was either him / or unknown actor ! So cooooool I love him

  59. 59
    Pauline Says:

    @mary I totally agree with you ! He’s a great actor ! Let’s take for example twilight saga , it made Rob and Kristen famous . It’s not because you did one movie that your career is over .
    And fifty shade is not only about sex / and nudity …

  60. 60
    Yeah Says:

    I love him, he deserves better!

  61. 61
    Nicky Says:

    I loved it loved it loved!!! so much better than Charlie. I was totally rooting for him! Jamie, please now you only have to work on your heavy accent, darling… but i don’t think it will be a problem and of course dye your hair copper yey


  62. 62
    brightviolette Says:

    I couldn’t be more happy! They made a great choice!

  63. 63
    Jessica Says:

    I do not know this guy :-) All I want is to watch the movie. I’m sure Fifty Shades of Grey will rock. Is it August 1st now?

  64. 64
    Ana Says:

    He’s not even good looking let alone to die for like Christian Grey is in the book. You’re supposed to melt when you see him but he’s almost ugly compared to the description of CG. He does have a great body but that’s just about it. He’s also short and CG was tall. If anything. I prefered Charlie Hunan. He was at least good looking. And he had a nice body.

  65. 65
    Claudia Says:

    Terrible choice. Is appear as a sexteen years old.

    I don’t watch this film.

  66. 66
    Oh dear... Says:

    There is a reason why no A B or C list actor would have taken this role as they knew it would ruin their reputations.

    No wonder considering the movie is based on a badly written story from a fan fiction Twilight forum!

  67. 67
    Jan Says:

    He could be great as Christian! He needs to put more weight on and bulk up to look a little more manley, thus giving him a bigger presence on the screen. The skinny “waif” look is a little “girlie” or “gay”, which is fine for a model – but not for this powerful role!

  68. 68
    Jan Says:

    It won’t ruin his career. It didn’t ruin Sharon Stone’s in Basic Instinct.
    It’s really about the Director making it happen and creating the likeable and intense character we want to see….subtle always goes farther…”little is more”. A look can be more informative than dialogue sometimes.

  69. 69
    Jan Says:

    @Emma: I assume that includes you getting a life too huh?

  70. 70
    Brazil Says:

    Thank god Bomer turned this down. Smart to choose an unknown.

  71. 71
    Janice Says:

    You are so right!

  72. 72
    jj Says:

    @Emma:well Emma looks like you don’t have much going on in your life if you have time to make comments on this topic!

  73. 73
    samm Says:


  74. 74
    DiatribesAndOvations Says:

    I think this is a really good choice. He’s much closer to the man I envisioned when reading th books, was very sexy in “Once Upon A Time” and really has nothing to lose.

  75. 75
    Skounoupi Says:

    YES YES YES YES! way better than the other one!! i’m happy!!

  76. 76
    one who shall not be named Says:

    @Jen: Exactly! Maybe that’s the reason why Matt Bomer didn’t sign up for it, WHAT WOULD HIS KIDS THINK???!!!

  77. 77
    one who shall not be named Says:

    @Stess: LOL that made me laugh.

  78. 78
    abby Says:

    yesss a thousand times yessss

  79. 79
    one who shall not be named Says:

    @Oh dear…: Exactly!

  80. 80
    one who shall not be named Says:

    @Oh dear…: Exactly! I totally agree.

  81. 81
    Ha Says:

    He’s cute. I guess. But not overwhelmingly hot…

  82. 82
    just gotta wait n see! Says:

    he has something of henry cavill in him obviously not as gorgeous as henry but looks wise hes more CG than charlie but got nothin but respect for charlie. he didnt feel right doing it whether it was schedule or the script. quite frankly, dakota is the bad choice lookswise-she is the complete opposite of the constant ‘anna’ descrption in the books. we’ll just haev to wait ans see. mabye she’ll surprise.

  83. 83
    Fan Says:

    Thank God Charlie got out in time…good luck, new guy, you’re gonna need it BIG TIME.

  84. 84
    Missy Says:

    I prefer Charlie but I’m okay with Jamie, too :)

  85. 85
    A Says:

    Loved Jamie in Marie Antoinette and Once, but I’m still figuring out how I feel about him playing Christian Grey. I’m just glad his fellow Irishman and Once co-star Colin O’Donoghue didn’t get cast because then I might have actually had to watch it.

  86. 86
    Jo Says:

    Is it just me or is this guy incredible… boring???

  87. 87
    mm Says:

    Hot guy. I wonder how he play Christian…
    I think that Charlie H. is hotter, but we’ll see when film will be out :P

  88. 88
    just me Says:

    Another struggling pseudo-actor? Good. No real actor with self-respect would take this role. Disgrace. This project should be cancelled as the book is just riduculous and pathetic.

  89. 89
    Dasha Says:

    I’m not convinced at all

  90. 90
    GFW Says:

    “…he’s such a talented actor very very underrated,…”
    Could you bring me up to speed? What’s he been that you suggest hse’s underrated and what’s he been that reveals he’s such a talent? Or is this your crush speaking?
    who has never heard of him as in ever

  91. 91
    GFW Says:

    @just me:
    “Another struggling pseudo-actor? Good. No real actor with self-respect would take this role. Disgrace. This project should be cancelled as the book is just riduculous and pathetic.”
    They need a “struggling” actor willing to do this role. They’re exploiting both actors who choose to “go there” with this topic.
    In reality the bailing of CH was a sign that they’re not ready nor prepared and now the director, crew, and actors are all way behind schedule. It’ll be rushed, not sincere, and made for the the “Twilight” audience. What’s sad? Is people who suffer from what CG does being exploited for money.
    Fact. It should have ended with the first book. Let him get with his shrink, get well, mend, heal, deal with his abuse, then meet Ana later once there (well body/mind/spirit connected), and not until then. This book is utter nonsense in the real world of how these things work out. It’s Hollywood struggling, totally.

  92. 92
    GFW Says:

    Do you want to bet they’re paying him more than the offered Charlie? This production is desperate to get started on this. This guy was free, available and willing. Finding out they, “they” wanted only to pay $125K for the lead role was appalling. Then think, even with kick backs, if he’s smart enough to suggest them, which they hope not, you have to tour and answer questions upon questions about this. No. It really should have remained on the shelves, as in book shelves. I like her, Sam, but still it’s a cursed project.

  93. 93
    DisappointedFan Says:

    This project should have been canned just after Charlie quit. Unfortunately, greedy Hollywood will still make it. Jamie is not Christian at all, but he was the only one willing to do it. He is too short, out of shape, and in my opinion not seasoned enough to portray a complicated character like CG. Only time will tell if the film is up to par, and if careers will be ruined or not. Oh, and don’t get me started on Dakota Johnson. She is the worst casting choice I’ve ever seen beside Kristin Stewart.

  94. 94
    just me Says:

    Hayden Christensen should audition for that partat least be in it soniquete.

  95. 95
    just me Says:

    Hayden Christensen should have audition for the part or be in it somewhere.

  96. 96
    Elena Says:

    Poor Jamie. He could have had a good career. This is professional suicide.

  97. 97
    ana steele wannabe Says:

    Ian is still my #1 choice, but Jamie is definately a better fit than Charlie Hunnam. Now if Jamie can have the muscles shown in the pictures it will be a great move to watch. The book will be a hard one to match but I will be 1st in line for the movie.

    Meanwhile….can Dakota be replaced now? She looks a lot older than she is which throws the age difference needed for the book. She also doesn’t look as innocent as Ana is to be. Just sayin….

  98. 98
    Cheryl Says:

    Most coveted role? Doesn’t sound like anyone was lining up to play the part.

  99. 99
    Isablle Says:

    Now that’s what I’m talking about.

  100. 100
    Stella Says:

    @British Latin American:

    Gracious…what did you say?

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