Monday, May 26, 2014

New info about Jamie's character from 'Flying Home' Press Kit + Director Dominique Deruddere talks about Jamie

From Flying Home press kit:

Characters | Cast
Colin | Jamie Dornan

Colin Montgommery has it all. He's young, rich, handsome, intelligent and successful. He lives in New York, ‘on top of the world’. He lives only for his work, has barely a social life, and is willing to go to great lengths to get what he wants. He is a ruthless businessman who does not deviate from his path until he ends up in Flanders, and there he discovers that there is more to life than money and power…

Dominique Deruddere: "The actor we wanted for the role of Colin had to be someone that would be able to portray in a believable way the reversal of a ruthless businessman, who encounters himself in Flanders Fields and questions his lifestyle. Via our British casting agent Kate Dowd, I received a lot of resumes and tapes sent by young actors who fitted the picture 'handsome and successful', but no one appeared to have that ‘second layer’, which is so necessary for the main character. Jamie had more than his 'pretty boy' look at first revealed. I was immediately interested and a scene from the yet unfinished 'The Fall', the series directed by Jakob Verbruggen was decisive to me. This young fashion model turned out to be a solid actor!

Further casting sessions with Jamie, and possible Isabelles, strengthened my impression that Jamie would be able to act out Colin's deceitful plan, without losing the viewer's sympathy for the main character. Jamie has managed to convey the increasing doubt and struggle of the main character with a lot of nuance and talent.

He's an actor of whom we - of course also by his part in 'Fifty Shades of Grey’ - will hear a lot in the future worldwide, and I am delighted that two Belgian directors, Jakob Verbruggen and myself, might have been at the cradle a great career?"

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