Largely unknown until 2013, actor Jamie Dornan was thrust into the spotlight when he was cast as the male lead in the major movie adaptation of the hit erotic novel <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i...
Actor Charlie Hunnam has revealed his hectic schedule and anxiety issues led to him dumping the Fifty Shades Of Grey movie adaptation. The Sons of Anarchy star signed up for the film version of E.L. James' erotic bestseller last year (13), but had to walk away from the project two months later, citing a scheduling conflict.
Hunnam now tells MovieFone.com it was a difficult decision to quit the project: "I wouldn't have signed up in the first place if I didn't want to do it. It was a really, really difficult time in my life.
"I started talking about this thing (film) and I just got so excited. I fell in love with the character (Christian Grey) and started seeing him and becoming intoxicated, which is the way I work. I find a character I love and I start thinking about it all the time."
But playing Grey and zipping between commitments for Sons on Anarchy and new movie Crimson Peak just proved too much for the Brit.
He explains, "I was going to finish Sons at, like, 11pm Friday night, get on the plane Saturday morning to Vancouver for Fifty, missing the whole first week of rehearsal and start shooting Monday morning. And I was going to shoot that film, wrap that on the Wednesday and the following Monday I was going to start shooting Crimson Peak in Toronto. I just had, like... something of a nervous breakdown.
"I just said, 'I can't (do this)'... Because Fifty's going to be massive, it's going to be huge - I really didn't want to fail on such a grand scale and I just couldn't transition from Jax Teller (Sons of Anarchy character) to Christian Grey in 48 hours. I bit off more than I could chew and it was painful. I loved the character and I wanted to do it."
Hunnam was replaced by Northern Irish actor Jamie Dornan.
Male supermodel David Gandy turned down the chance to audition for a role in the Fifty Shades Of Grey movie as he found the book to be "very badly written". The British hunk's agents were approached with an audition offer, but he decided not to attend the tryout amid fears over the quality of E. L. James' erotic novel.
Gandy tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "I was asked to go to a casting for Fifty Shades of Grey, but said, 'No'. I thought it was very badly written."
The lead role in the film adaptation went to another model-turned-actor, Jamie Dornan.
Police were called to a star-studded party in London following the GQ Men of the Year Awards to investigate a noise complaint. After the glitzy prizegiving on Tuesday night (02Sep14), celebrity guests including Gerard Butler, Jamie Dornan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cara Delevingne and Samuel L. Jackson decamped to a private afterparty at the home of a public relations executive.
However, the bash was interrupted by cops who were called in to investigate complaints from neighbours over loud noise coming from the mansion.
A spokesperson for Scotland Yard tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "Police were called at 1.36am... to a large party. The call was passed on (to) Camden Council's Environmental Health Officer."
A statement from the local borough council adds, "Details of the noise nuisance were recorded. If a future complaint is received by the council, the details will be taken into account on (whether) further action is required."
Northern Irish actor Jamie Dornan has advised the world's leading showbiz stars to quit using social media to stop a repeat of the nude pictures leak scandal. Dornan, who plays bondage-loving businessman Christian Grey in the upcoming movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, was disgusted after hackers stole nude photos of 100 famous women including actress Jennifer Lawrence and model Kate Upton.
It has sparked outrage in Hollywood amid a probe by agents at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and prompted calls for legal action against the hackers, but Dornan is adamant cyber-crime is impossible to guard against.
He is now urging all famous women to avoid using online storage devices to hold their private photographs.
Speaking at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in London on Tuesday (02Sep14), Dornan says, "What can you do? It's sort of disgusting. I don't know how they are going to keep control over it but there seems to be so many different ways that your information can be accessed. I think the thing to do is step away from social media if you can."
Other stars at the event also sent their sympathy to those caught up in the furore, with pop star Jessie J saying, "I think it's really awful and I think that nobody deserves to have their privacy tampered with. I think everyone deserves their sanity, and sanity is privacy. You need something for yourself, so I hope that it's sorted and it doesn't happen again."
Downton Abbey actor Dan Stevens, whose former co-star Jessica Brown Findlay was among those affected by the leak, says, "It's pretty despicable behaviour really and I think the practice of human online behaviour has to evolve. I think people are behaving in a way online that they never would in real life and it's creating a warped new reality. It's very, very frightening."
Actor Douglas Booth, who was recently rumoured to be dating Miley Cyrus, adds, "I think it should be treated the same way as sexual assault. I think it should be treated criminally and I hope that the person goes to prison for a very long time."
Jonah Hill poked fun at an ex-girlfriend while picking up GQ magazine's International Man of the Year honour in London on Tuesday night (02Sep14).
The Wolf of Wall Street star took aim at his sixth grade love while accepting the style trophy from Bradley Cooper. Hill said, "Emily, my first girlfriend... You broke my heart and left it shattered. It was really sad. I know you were young and love is wild and you grow apart, but I'm GQ International Man of the f**king Year!"
The twice Oscar-nominated star joined Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Pharrell Williams, Van Morrison, New Order, new Doctor Who Peter Capaldi, racing driver Lewis Hamilton and Paulo Nutini among the big style winners, while Johnny Depp presented punk veteran Iggy Pop with GQ's Icon Award at the Royal Opera House.
And the women weren't left out - Kim Kardashian West, who was joined on the red carpet by her husband Kanye West, picked up the Woman of the Year prize and stunned in a custom-designed haute couture Ralph & Russo gown. Reminding the world her full name is now Kim Kardashian West, the reality TV star said, "I want to thank GQ for making me Woman of the Year, and my husband for making me feel like woman of the year every day."
Among those handing over the top prizes at the ceremony Lindsay Lohan, Bradley Cooper, Gerard Butler, Rita Ora, Cara Delevingne, Daisy Lowe, Bob Geldof, Pippa Middleton and author E.L. James, who presented her Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan with a Breakthrough Award.
The full list of GQ Men of the Year Award winners is:
Comedian of the Year: John Bishop
Editor’s Special Award: Liam Neeson
Chef of the Year: Tom Kerridge
Designer of the Year: Christopher Bailey
International Man of the Year: Jonah Hill
Writer of the Year: Michael Lewis
Philanthropist of the Year: Tony Blair
Breakthrough Fashion Designers of the Year: Agi and Sam
TV Personality of the Year: Peter Capaldi
Innovator Award: Ewan Venters
Inspiration Award: New Order Hugo Boss
Most Stylish Man: Douglas Booth
Sportsman: Lewis Hamilton
Actor of the Year: Benedict Cumberbatch
Entrepreneur of the Year: Andre Balazs
Special Achievement: Paolo Nutini
Vertu Breakthrough Award: Jamie Dornan
Legend Award: Van Morrison
Solo Artist of the Year: Pharrell Williams
Leading Man of the Year: Colin Firth
Humanitarian of the Year: Ringo Starr
Woman of the Year: Kim Kardashian West
Icon Award: Iggy Pop
Actor Jamie Dornan is set to star in a movie adaptation of author Liz Jensen's bestselling psychological thriller The 9Th Life Of Louis Drax. French filmmaker Alexandre Aja will direct the project, about a boy who suffers a near-death experience on his ninth birthday. The Northern Irish star will portray the kid's doctor, who attempts to investigate the strange circumstances surrounding the accident. It's not the only book-to-film adaptation Dornan is involved in - he's also portraying Christian Grey in the upcoming erotic thriller Fifty Shades of Grey.
If you haven't heard of the ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge" yet, you've probably been offline for the last week or so. Hello, here to fill you in! The challenge is meant to help raise awareness, and donations, for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. To participate, you are supposed to videotape yourself while pouring a bucket of ice water on your head, then nominate your friends to take the challenge. Recently, more and more celebrities have been participating and nominating their celebrity friends. It's been raising a lot of awareness, as well as creating a lot of hot men in wet t-shirts.
Draco Malfoy (I'm sorry, Tom Felton)
Nominated: Ron Weasley (okay, sorry again, Rupter Grint), Josh Gordon, and Paul Hodge
Nominated: His 3rd grade teacher Don Padget, his first acting coach in New York Bob Luke, and his teacher Pat Jackson.
Nominated: Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer, Jamie Bell, Frank Grillo, Anthony Mackie, and Sebastian Stan
Nominated: Irving Azoff, Kanye West, and Susan Sarandon
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Nominated: Sophia Smith, Pharrell Williams, John C. Reilly, and Will Ferrell
Nominated: Cub Swanson, Peter Tunney, and Olivia Culpo
Nominated: Nick Jonas, Alex Pettyfer, Nelly, Alanna Masterson, and Diplo
Nominated: Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska, and Marilyn Manson
Nominated: Robert Pattinson, Matthew McConaughey, and Eric The Actor
Nominated: Woody Harrelson, Josh Hutcherson, and Matt Niven
Eddie Redmayne & Jamie Dornan
Eddie Nominated: Sally Light and Jamie Dornan
Jamie Nominated: Andrew Garfield
Nominated: Jeremy Renner, Chris Evans, and Mark Ruffalo
Robert Downey Jr.
Nominated: Chris Hemsworth and Vincent D'Onofrio
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Nominated: Gregory Smith, Nick Offerman, and Dave Bautista
Nominated: Benedict Cumberbatch and Luke Evans
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Nomiated: Jimmy Fallon, Steve Higgns, and The Roots
Nominated: Mark Wahlberg, Channing Tatum, and Brad Slater
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Actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson has been taking his young daughters to the set of his director wife's saucy new movie Fifty Shades Of Grey.
The Godzilla star has two young daughters, aged four and two, with his moviemaker wife Sam Taylor-Johnson, and she has revealed the girls have been a regular presence on set while she filmed the move adaptation of E. L. James' erotic novel. She tells Britain's The Times Magazine, "When he was working on Godzilla, I was at home with the girls. We don't work at the same time... If I'm not working I'll take the children to the set and we'll see him there and vice versa - when I was working (on Fifty Shades of Grey) they'd come and be with me there."
However, the director is adamant she made sure the youngsters were kept well away from the saucy scenes involving stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson. She adds, "The set would be closed (for the sex scenes), but there's tons of stuff going on around."
Sam Taylor-Johnson also has two older daughters with her ex-husband Jay Jopling.
Welsh actor Matthew Rhys is set to test his culinary skills onscreen after joining the cast of Bradley Cooper's new chef movie. The Hangover star Cooper will portray an embattled chef hoping to make his career comeback by landing his third Michelin star and Rhys will turn up the heat with the Oscar nominee as his movie nemesis, reports Deadline.com.
The currently-untitled film, co-starring Sienna Miller and Jamie Dornan, is currently shooting in London.
It is not yet known if The Americans actor will undergo any professional kitchen training before stepping foot onset, but Cooper received tips from celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and even tried his hand at flipping burgers at a London branch of fast food chain Burger King last month (Jul14) in preparation for his role.
Actor Jamie Dornan has landed his first post-Fifty Shades Of Grey role - he has been cast as Commandant Pat Quinlan in a film about a fabled battle between Irish troops and Congolese fighters in 1961. The Siege of Jadotville will centre on the military operation, in which Quinlan led a United Nations battalion consisting of 150 Irish soldiers against an army led by warlord Moise Tshombe, who had killed the Congo's Prime Minister Patrice Lamumba and 3,000 local troops and French and Belgian mercenaries.
Music video and commercial director Richie Smyth will take charge of the project, which is slated to begin filming next year (15) in Ireland and South Africa.
A statement from Dornan reads: "I can't wait to get stuck into Jadotville. It's an unbelievable story and Commandant Pat Quinlan is going to be a treat of a character to tackle.
"I'm a big fan of both Richie Smyth and (producer) Alan Moloney and I'm very much looking forward to working with them both."
Dornan shot to fame last year (13) when he was picked to replace Charlie Hunnam as literary lothario Christian Grey in the movie adaptation of E.L. James' erotic bestseller.
Largely unknown until 2013, actor Jamie Dornan was thrust into the spotlight when he was cast as the male lead in the major movie adaptation of the hit erotic novel <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i>. A native of the Belfast area, the handsome Northern Irishman pursued acting after briefly attending university, while also working as a model and performing in a band called Sons of Jim. In 2008, Dornan found his first lead role in the horror movie "Beyond the Rave," but he mostly remained under the radar until he was cast in the dual role of Sheriff Graham and the Huntsman on the fantastical TV series "Once Upon a Time" (ABC, 2011- ). While occasionally appearing on the hit show, he joined Gillian Anderson for the Belfast-set psychological drama "The Fall" (BBC, 2013- ). As word of the well-received series gradually expanded beyond the United Kingdom, his role as Christian Grey in "Fifty Shades of Grey" was announced, immediately making him a subject of intense international interest.