James or Jamie Dornan was born on the 1st May 1982 and is a Northern Irish model, actor and musician.
He was born in Hollywood, County Down in Northern Ireland and grew up in the suburbs of Belfast. He dropped out of university so that he could move to London to pursue being an actor.
Jamie Dornan is only signed to one agency, which is Select Model Management in London.
Up until 2008, Jamie Dornan performed in a folk band called Sons of Jim. He modeled in 2003 for Abercrombie & Fitch after which he modeled for a number of retailers and fashion houses, which include Hugo Boss, Armani and Aquascutum.
His most notable works were ad campaigns for Dior Hommes and Calvin Klein.
Jamie Dornan had his first acting role in 2006, where he played Count Axel Fersen in the Sofia Coppola file Marie Antoinette. In 2009, he appeared in the drama film Shadows in the Sun, which also starred Jean Simmons who is a three-time academy Award nominee. In the 2008, Hammer Horror, Jamie Dornan played the lead role of Ed in the production Beyond the Rave.
In 2011, Jamie Dornan appeared in eight episodes of the ABC television series Once Upon a Time and he played the role of Sheriff Graham. The town mayor Regina who is also the evil queen killed his character, but he has said that he will return to the series as the Huntsman from the Enchanted Forest at some pint and he has been a regular in the series. In the season finale “a Land Without Magic” he returned as the Huntsman.
In the Northern Irish drama series The Fall, he stars with Gillian Anderson and played Paul Spector who is a serial killer that terrorizes Belfast.
The show was renewed for a second series in 2013.
Jamie Dornan was cast as Christian Grey in 2013 for the film adaption of the book Fifty Shades of Grey. The film was released on the 13th February 2015.
Jamie Dornan was also cast in 2014 for the role of Dr. Allan Pascal in the upcoming movie from Miramax titled the 9th Life of Louis Drax. This is a supernatural thriller that is based on the book.
Jamie Dornan has also confirmed that that he will be in the second installment of the Fifty Shades franchise.
In his personal life he had a relationship with the actress Keira Knightley from 2003 to 2005. In 2013 he married Amelia Warner that is an English actress and singer songwriter. In November of 2013 they had their first child, which was a baby girl they called Dulcie.
Recently he has been on the cover of Glamour UK, Glamour Russia, Glamour and Glamour Spain. He has done editorials and been on the cover of countless magazines.