Fifty Shades Of Grey star Jamie Dornan has signed on to lead a new World War Two drama amid rumours he is quitting the erotic thriller franchise after just one film. The Northern Irish actor has been cast in Anthropoid, a thriller which also features Cillian Murphy, according to Variety.
The film centres around two Czech soldiers who are trained by British troops and assigned to assassinate Nazi general Reinhard Heydrich, who was nicknamed The Butcher of Prague.
The casting news comes just days after reports Dornan had pulled out of plans to appear in the sequels to Fifty Shades of Grey because his wife Amelia Warner felt uncomfortable with the raunchy sex scenes.
His representative has since dismissed the story, telling Dailymail.co.uk, "All press reports are pure conjecture as the studio has not committed to a sequel as yet."
A representative for Jamie Dornan has shot down a report suggesting the actor has quit the Fifty Shades Of Grey franchise. The Northern Irish star plays kinky businessman Christian Grey in the first movie based on E. L. James' book trilogy, and fans had hoped the film's box office success would pave the way for the production on the two follow-ups, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed.
However, recent reports suggested Dornan had pulled out of plans to appear in the sequels because his wife Amelia Warner felt uncomfortable with the raunchy sex scenes he had to film, but the actor's representative has now dismissed the story, telling Dailymail.co.uk, "All press reports are pure conjecture as the studio has not committed to a sequel as yet."
The news comes after studio bosses recently spoke out to deny claims director Sam Taylor-Johnson had quit the franchise after clashing with author E.L. James while making the first film.
Northern Irish actor Jamie Dornan worries his baby daughter doesn't recognize him when he comes home after long periods of working away.
The Fifty Shades of Grey star became a first-time father in November, 2013, welcoming a little girl with his singer wife Amelia Warner, but he has spent a lot of time away from home working in Hollywood and he fears his absence has a negative affect on his daughter.
He tell Britain's Elle magazine, "I've had to be away the last couple of weekends, and I come back and I barely recognize her, and it's awful; she changes so much... And then I have this huge fear that she won't recognize me. The beard helps, but I had to shave it off a couple of times, so she's been shocked for the first few hours. She looks at me like: 'Do I love you? I think I love you.' I have to win back her trust."
British singer Tom Odell has recorded a version of John Lennon's song Real Love for an annual Christmas TV advertisement. The songwriter provides the soundtrack to this year's (14) traditional festive commercial for British department store John Lewis, which is titled Monty the Penguin.
Real Love was written and recorded by Lennon in 1979 but remained unreleased until after his death in 1980. It appeared on the soundtrack of 1988 documentary film Imagine: John Lennon and was later reworked by the three remaining Beatles and released as a single in 1996.
The John Lewis Christmas advert is a traditional fixture during the festive season in the U.K. and frequently boosts the careers of those involved - last year (13) Lily Allen hit the top of the British music chart with her cover of Keane's Somewhere Only We Know following its inclusion in the commercial. Ellie Goulding and actress/singer Amelia Warner have also previously taken part.
The 2014 clip will debut on U.K. screens on Friday (07Nov14).
If you’ve read 50 Shades of Grey chances are you already know where you’re going to be on Valentine’s Day: Planted in a movie theater seat with a bucket of popcorn and a bestie on either side of you, ready to watch Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele steam up the big screen. You know the book isn’t winning any Pulitzers, but there’s no shame in being super excited for the movie adaptation - especially since they cast a total hottie as everyone’s favorite sadomasochist. Here are some reasons why we’re psyched about Jamie Dornan.
1. He’s exactly what we pictured Christian Grey to look like - and he looks good in a suit.
2. He also looks good, um, out of a suit.
3. He used to be a Calvin Klein model. Google those pics immediately. We’ll wait.
4. He played a creepy serial killer in The Fall.
The Fall is a fantastic BBC series now streaming on Netflix and he played his character so well, we didn’t hate him for it. That’s not easy to do. Just ask Dexter Morgan.
5. He’s Irish. So, even though he’s playing an American as Christian Grey, you know the accent is there. And that’s automatically sexy.
6. He appeared on everyone’s favorite fairytale series, Once Upon a Time, and shockingly wasn’t playing Prince Charming. But he was still just as dreamy.
7. From the looks of the 50 Shades teaser trailer, he appears to be a very good kisser.
8. He was in Marie Antoinette with Kirsten Dunst and wore a three-corner hat like a boss.
9. He’s set to appear in a movie with Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul called The 9th Life of Louis Drax. Might as well just take our money now!
10. He may have smoldering good looks, but he’s a family man at heart.
Dornan is married to English singer-songwriter Amelia Warner and they have a baby girl together. Aww.
11. This face.
Still not convinced he’ll make a good Christian Grey? Sorry, we can’t be friends.
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"(The couple is) delighted to announce the birth of their daughter, born at the end of November." A representative for actor Jamie Dornan confirms the Fifty Shades Of Grey star and his wife Amelia Warner have become parents, although has declined to share the tot's name. News of the child's birth first broke online on Monday night (16Dec13).
Irish model-turned-actor Jamie Dornan and his singer wife Amelia Warner have become first-time parents, according to a U.S. report. The 31-year-old hunk wed English musician Warner in April (13) and they announced the pregnancy news in June (13).
Now sources tell UsMagazine.com that Warner, who performs under the name Slow Moving Millie, recently gave birth to a baby boy and Dornan is "thrilled" to become a dad.
However, few other details about the new addition to their family were known as WENN went to press and the actor's representative has declined to comment on the news.
The baby's arrival comes at a busy time for Dornan - he was cast as the leading man in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey film adaptation in October (13) and will spend the Christmas holidays on location in Vancouver, Canada, where the raunchy movie is set.
ABC via GettyA hot favorite to take on the role of Christian Grey ever since Charlie Hunnam perhaps understandably chickened out, 31-year-old Jamie Dornan has now been confirmed to play the BDSM-loving businessman opposite Dakota Johnson's Anastasia Steele in the much-anticipated Fifty Shades Of Grey. Here's a brief guide to the Northern Irish model-turned-actor.Sofia Coppola gave him his first roleDornan's debut big-screen role was in Sofia Coppola's cult historical drama Marie Antoinette when he played Alex von Fersen, the Swedish count who allegedly had an affair with the Queen of France.He isn't afraid to get his kit offDornan shouldn't have too much trouble when it comes to the film's racier scenes, having writhed around with Eva Mendes and Kate Moss for a Calvin Klein campaign and launched the brand's male underwear modelling competition in 2009.He's a man of many talentsDornan initially had ambitions of becoming a rugby player and played the sport while at Belfast's Methodist College. He also performed in Sons Of Jim, the folk duo who once supported KT Tunstall on tour before splitting in 2008.He dated Keira KnightleyAfter meeting at a Manhattan photo shoot in 2003, Dornan and Keira Knightley dated for two years, while he later wrote a song, "Only On The Outside," based on his feelings after their split.A fairy tale gave him his big breakAfter roles in Hammer Horror production Beyond The Rave and British indie drama Shadows In The Sun, Dornan achieved his big break when he was cast as The Huntsman in ABC's hit fairy tale series Once Upon A Time.He can really actHowever, it was his performance as serial killer Paul Spector in one of this year's standout TV dramas, The Fall, which proved that Dornan was more than just a pretty face.He recently married Colin Farrell's exDornan married Amelia Warner in April this year, the actress also known as singer Slow Moving Millie and one of Colin Farrell's many exes.
British actor Jamie Dornan has reportedly been tapped to replace Charlie Hunnam in the movie adaptation of 50 Shades Of Grey. The 31-year-old former model became a frontrunner to portray Christian Grey in the film version of writer E.L. James' erotic novel as soon as Hunnam quit the project earlier this month (Oct13), and now it appears he has landed the coveted part.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dornan's screen test with female lead Dakota Johnson sealed the deal and he is set to start shooting on 1 November (13).
Dornan has previously appeared in U.K. drama The Fall, U.S. fairytale series Once Upon a Time and Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette.
He also famously dated Keira Knightley from 2003 to 2005 and he wed actress and singer-songwriter Amelia Warner in April (13).
Universal Pictures and Focus Features executives have yet to confirm the latest casting news.
Singer Lily Allen has recorded a cover of Keane's Somewhere Only We Know for a festive TV ad. Bosses at British department store John Lewis have enlisted the Smile hitmaker for their 2013 Christmas commercial.
The annual holiday song for the company has previously been recorded by Ellie Goulding and Amelia Warner.
The new ad will premiere on TV in Britain at the beginning of November (13).
Allen is preparing for a major musical comeback next year (14) after revealing she is working on a new album this summer (13).