Three Things You Didn’t Know About Jamie Dornan

On 27 February 2015

Three Things You Didn’t Know About Jamie Dornan

Although his acting career began less than 10 years ago, Jamie Dornan is already well on his way to carving out an unforgettable legacy. However, with such a relatively short career, many details about Dornan are almost as mysterious as Mr. Grey. Here are three things you didn’t know about Jamie Dornan.

The 32 year-old Ireland native was lucky enough to gain mainstream recognition in his debut role as Axel von Fersen in the 2006 historical drama, Marie Antoinette. Since then, Dornan has gone on to appear in several TV shows including roles in both Once Upon a Time and The Fall. Most recently, Dornan played the seductive Christian Grey in 5o Shades of Grey.

Jamie Dornan originally wanted to be a rugby player.

A devout rugby fan, Dornan once had dreams of performing on a field instead of on a camera. Dornan once played rugby for the Belfast Harlequins; however, his athletic career never quite took off like he’d hoped. While it is sad that Dornan was never able to achieve his dream, if he had, he may never have had a successful acting career.

Jamie Dornan was once in a band.

Before becoming a famous actor, Jamie Dornan was part of a folk band – Sons of Jim. The band released several songs on iTunes. Unfortunately, the group disbanded in 2008, and Dornan has since been heavily focused on his acting career.

Jamie Dornan is an underwear model.

Aside from being a talented actor and musician, Jamie Dornan also models underwear. Throughout his modeling career, Dornan been in ad campaigns for some of the well-known brands including Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren. Dornan has also worked with some of the modeling industry’s most popular stars including Kate Moss and Eva Mendes.

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