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Jamie Dornan’s dad has told how he enjoyed steamy flick Fifty Shades of Grey in which his son stars.
And professor Jim Dornan said he couldn’t be prouder of his famous son.
Jim told RTE Radio 1: “I know it’s a weird thing to say about your son but he’s one of the nicest people I know. He a good guy.”
The father-of-three went to the opening night of the movie with Jamie in the lead role of Christian Grey, the eponymous billionaire and S&M aficionado.
“I thought the director (Sam Taylor Wood) did very well. You can only work with the materials you’re given, which is a great line.
One of Northern Ireland’s most eminent obstetricians, Jim has delivered up to 6,000 babies.
But he has accepted that everywhere he goes now he is known as ‘Jamie Dornan’s dad.’
“The best part of the whole thing is the world now knows how to spell Dornan.
“I spent 40 years spelling it correctly to people,” he told Ray D’Arcy.
Prof Dornan also gushed about his only son, who is the baby of the family.
“He is quite influencial in the family and always was. He’s solid, a very grounded boy. A good lad.
“He’s sisters are very proud of him - we all are. He’s held himself well.”
He also told how he was supportive of Jamie’s acting career from the beginning.
“It was a surprise when he did go down that line but we gave full encouragement to him because there has been a few people in our family that probably should have gone down that line, like my sister for example.
“My parents implied ‘no.”
Football fanatic Jim has come up with a new idea called ‘Circular Soccer’ that has already been sold to Fifa.
“Most field sports you play end to end this one you turn the whole thing around 180 degrees and it’s played towards the middle.
“So the ball is never out of play, there’s no throw ins, no corners. You don’t have a goal keeper but everything else is just soccer.”