Thursday, November 26, 2015

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Jamie in People Magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive 2015" Issue - New Quotes

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Anxiously awaiting Jamie Dornan’s next big screen romp as Christian Grey? So is he.
The hunky Fifty Shades of Grey star, who is PEOPLE’s “Sexiest Shade of Grey Alive,” says he’s ready to play the business magnate in the franchise’s second installment, due out in February 2017.  
“I’m looking forward to embodying Christian again – and getting a chance to show more of him,” he tells PEOPLE.  
What he’s not anticipating, however, is the dreary Vancouver rain – the Canadian city where the movies are filmed.  
In Fifty Shades Darker, the second book in the trilogy by E.L. James, Christian reunites with young (recent college grad) Anastasia Steele, played, once again, by Dakota Johnson.  
The 33-year-old – who is expecting his second child with wife Amelia Warner – says he’s currently busy dodging fans of Fifty Shades on the street (“The only thing they all ever ask is ‘can I get a selfie?’") and filming BBC psychological thriller The Fall in Ireland.  
The best part of working on the series? “Getting to film in Belfast (where I grew up) and being surrounded by fellow Irish people,” Dornan says.  
While Dornan is great as bad guy Paul Spector, we definitely prefer him in that silver tie.

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*Correction: Jamie was in Ireland for filming of 'Jadotville' a few weeks ago, not The Fall. And filming of The Fall Season 3 hasn't started yet.

New Still from 'Anthropoid'

Anthropoid official Facebook page: Jamie Dornan, Charlotte Le Bon and Cillian Murphy.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Jamie is on Vulture's "Most Valuable Stars of 2015" List

98. Jamie Dornan

Mr. Grey will see us now. But is he bound for bigger things?

Fifty Shades of Grey fully lived up to its box-office potential when it came out earlier this year - making $569 million worldwide - and Dornan's signed on to reprise the role of Christian Grey in its two upcoming sequels, slated for 2017 and 2018. His chilliness was well suited to the part, and both social media and the gossip rags have been fascinated with him - mainly because he seems to look amazing no matter what he does. He's also won acclaim for playing a serial killer in the ongoing British series The Fall. So, a cool S&M enthusiast and a cold-blooded serial killer - he's managing to put his creepily good looks to creepy good use.

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Allan Cubitt Talks About 'The Fall' with Yahoo

Yahoo Australia - The dark, twisted world of psychopath Paul Spector returns to SBS this week with the launch of the second season of British crime drama The Fall.

Spector, played by 50 Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan, is on the run wanted for murder but he still has business in Belfast. Part of it involves playing with the mind of his pursuer, Det. Supt Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson).

Allan Cubitt, creator and writer of The Fall and for this season its director, sympathises with people who find Spector disturbing. On one level, Spector is totally normal — he works as a bereavement counsellor and appears to be a good husband and father to his two children. But on another, he is a stalker of women, invading their homes and ultimately killing them.

“There is a constant threat from Spector and I understand that his presence is deeply unsettling,” Cubitt said. “It is because you sense that something awful is coming.

“One of the things I was pleased with was the scene in the first season when he breaks into a house and moves a cup of tea. It is one of the most frightening things because he is messing with people’s minds, he is getting under your skin.

“I think another reason The Fall has been so unsettling for people is that you are invited to spend time with this person. In the conventional shows you don’t do that but then you never understand the psychology of the killer either.

“I am laying out his psychology right from the very beginning when he leaves his children on their own and is out burglarising someone’s house, and it is a fetish burglary, that is indicative of a lack of responsibility and a psychopath’s lack of awareness of the consequences of his actions.”

But it is not just Spector’s character that Cubitt explores. He also slowly reveals more of Gibson’s backstory in season two.

There is a clue to what may come in seasons two and three in his explanation of the title of the series.

“It came from Paradise Lost really, from the notion of a fall from grace. Obviously it is Spector’s fall but also Stella’s to some degree,” Cubitt said.

“It was the notion of Lucifer beginning as an angel and falling to Earth and becoming a devil, and so it links to my ideas about what children are like when they are first born and then what happens to them thereafter.”

The role of Gibson was not written with Anderson in mind but Cubitt said she quickly became the obvious choice for the role.

“My starting point with Stella was to avoid the usual baggage that I think these characters in TV dramas often have — their failed marriages, or their alcoholism.

“I thought in the first season I would not tell the audience very much about Stella at all; I would just allow them to get to know her little by little. And that enigmatic quality is something that Gillian is particularly adroit at playing.

“In all kinds of small moments she reveals deep feelings in Stella but she recognises that as a professional she has to keep them under control. As you watch season two you will see more of her emotional life emerging.”

Cubitt says he did not expect The Fall to be renewed for a third season. It has been and Anderson and Dornan have both signed on.

“I always hoped to get the first two and that continued the story up until the point where my original thoughts had got me,” Cubitt said. “Now there is season three . . .”

The Fall starts on Thursday at 8.30pm on SBS

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Full Official Synopsis of 'Anthropoid'


In Production 

Drama / Thriller

In 1941, SS-General Reinhard Heydrich was appointed by Hitler as leader of the occupying Nazi forces in Czechoslovakia.

Nicknamed “The Butcher of Prague”, his meteoric rise through the SS ranks placed him at the head of the security forces and he was the Reich’s number 3 after Hitler and Himmler. His reign of terror and brutal crackdown of the Czech resistance movement led Allied authorities in London to hatch a top-secret mission that would change history.

Trained by British forces, two soldiers from Czechoslovakia’s army-in-exile would be parachuted into their homeland with a daring assignment, codename: ANTHROPOID - to assassinate the man many saw as Hitler’s natural successor.

From Sean Ellis, the award-winning director of Metro Manila, ANTHROPOID is a thrilling true story of the extraordinary courage and heroism of two men, who against overwhelming odds, stood tall and held fast in the face of tyranny.

Director: Sean Ellis
Producers: Mickey Liddell, Peter Shilaimon, Leonard Glowinski, Anita Overland, Chris Curling
Screenplay: Sean Ellis, Anthony Frewin
Cast: Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy, Charlotte Le Bon, Toby Jones, Anna Geislerová, Harry Lloyd


Synopsis of 'Fifty Shades Freed'

It was already reported that James Foley will direct 'Fifty Shades Freed' HERE

From Production Weekly:
"When unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and ultimately, repelled by Christian’s singular erotic tastes, Ana demands a deeper commitment. Determined to keep her, Christian agrees. Now, Ana and Christian have it all–love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy, and that being together will pose challenges that neither of them would anticipate. Ana must somehow learn to share Christian’s opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own identity. And Christian must overcome his compulsion to control as he wrestles with the demons of a tormented past. Just when it seems that their strength together will eclipse any obstacle, misfortune, malice, and fate conspire to make Ana’s deepest fears turn to reality."

via Mel452 and DakotaJFans

'Once Upon A Time' Producer Talks About Jamie

Variety - We’ve already heard that a number of dead or otherwise absent characters are returning for the 100th episode, including Peter Pan (Robbie Kay), Cora (Barbara Hershey), Sidney Glass (Giancarlo Esposito), and the Blind Witch (Emma Caulfield). Can you reveal how we’ll see them, if not why? Perhaps in flashbacks, visions or another realm?

Edward Kitsis: How about all three?

Since it’s shaping up to be quite a reunion, have you been trying to get Jamie Dornan back?

Edward Kitsis: Jamie Dornan is the number one person people ask about and unfortunately, we cannot make it work, his schedule is too busy. We will not be seeing him… You find a star and then other people grab them and then don’t share them. We love Jamie and we wish him nothing but the best, and though we’re sorry not to see his face in the 100th, I think he’ll be there in spirit as Emma wears his shoelaces on her wrist.

New Fan Picture of Jamie in Stockholm Today


Saturday, November 14, 2015

New/Old Fan Picture (2015)

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Allan Cubitt Talks About 'The Fall' and Season 3 Plans

The Sydney Morning Herald - In the film Fifty Shades of Grey, Irish actor Jamie Dornan played a man who enjoys hurting women. In the TV series The Fall, which resumes this week on SBS, Jamie Dornan also plays a man who enjoys hurting women. In Fifty Shades, Christian Grey seeks permission from the women he hurts. In The Fall, Paul Spector murders them, which makes him the target of Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson, played by Gillian Anderson.

The parallels are somewhat frustrating for the creator of The Fall, Alan Cubitt, because they distract from his purpose in writing about psychopathy and misogyny and the sense of entitlement some men feel in their power over women.

"I don't know if Fifty Shades of Grey has any serious political or intellectual content or not," Cubitt says, "but I think it's confused things for me and for The Fall that Jamie chose to do that part. That was his decision. I wasn't party to that decision. If I'm honest, I think it's maybe a tad unfortunate for The Fall, because The Fall has a very serious intent behind it, and I don't know about Fifty Shades of Grey."

Cubitt came in for some criticism that season one of The Fall was making an entertainment out of social problems such as stalking and domestic violence. He thinks season two will clarify his intentions.

"I understand that initially if you started watching The Fall, you couldn't know how deep into gender politics I was going to get with the piece," he says. "I've seen many, many gratuitous TV programs, with all kinds of violence against women just used as a device. My aim was always serious and political and moral. By the time we got to the second season, many more people were recognising it and calling it essentially a feminist piece. I'm the father of a daughter so I've thought about it a lot over the last 20 years."

Does he want viewers to understand the behaviour of the psychopath Paul Spector, played by Dornan?

"Yes, yes I do. The only way you can have any understanding of why certain people do the things they do is by recognising that their behaviour has meaning for them. The challenge is to understand what could conceivably be done culturally in terms of how we treat offenders of that sort. The tabloid kneejerk is that they're monsters and should be locked up, or better still, destroyed. It's a massive challenge to think that someone like Spector can be an abused child as well as a sexual predator and what are the implications of that for the rest of us.

"These individuals have a very strong sense of self-entitlement. They think if they want something they should be able to take it. Something we all need to be taught as children is that that is not the case in this world. We need to learn deferred gratification. It's not just an issue that relates to psychopaths. It's a modern problem that people feel entitled to fame and celebrity, let's say, or to wealth, or to material possessions. It's become part of our culture, I think."

Just as SBS is about to show season two, Cubitt and his actors are about to start filming season three, wherein the battle continues between the devious psychopath Spector and the determined detective Gibson. I asked Cubitt to reassure us that by the end of season three, justice will be done.

"I'm not going to make any such promise, no, but if you know where I'm coming from, given my political leanings, given my feelings about the females in my life, there was never any possibility that this could have been ever anything immoral or misogynistic or any of those things," he says. "So there won't be an easy answer for that, but I hope you'll enjoy it."

The Fall, season 2, starts on Thursday, November 19, at 8.30pm on SBS (Australian TV Channel).

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

'Fifty Shades Darker' and 'Fifty Shades Freed' Will Be Filming Back to Back

The Wrap“Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed,” the sequels to E L James’ worldwide bestseller “Fifty Shades of Grey,” will shoot back to-back next year with James Foley directing both, TheWrap has learned.

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as lovers Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, while Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti return to produce alongside James.

Universal Pictures will release the “Fifty Shades” sequels, both of which will be adapted by Niall Leonard, the author and screenwriter who’s intimately familiar with the characters, given that he’s married to James.

The “Fifty Shades” book series blossomed into a global phenomenon, and the first film in the franchise managed to heat up theaters in February, grossing more than $560 million worldwide.

“Fifty Shades Darker” is scheduled for release on Feb. 10, 2017 and “Fifty Shades Freed” will be released on Feb. 9, 2018. The release pattern effectively establishes the month of February as a new tentpole corridor for Universal, which has timed the series to the romantic Valentine’s Day holiday.

Both sequels are currently slated to open against animated movies from Warner Bros., which will surely appeal to a different demographic than the adult-friendly “Fifty Shades” series.

Foley directed “Glengarry Glen Ross” and the steamy Mark Wahlberg-Reese Witherspoon thriller “Fear” before going on to direct many episodes of Brunetti’s acclaimed Netflix series “House of Cards.”

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Patrick Watson to Score 'The 9th Life of Louis Drax'

From Film Music Reporter:
Singer/songwriter Patrick Watson has composed the music for the upcoming supernatural thriller The 9th Life of Louis Drax. The film is directed by Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes, Piranha 3D, High Tension) and stars Jamie Dornan, Aaron Paul, Sarah Gadon, Oliver Platt, Molly Parker, Barbara Hershey and Aiden Longworth. The movie follows a psychologist who begins working with a young boy who has suffered a near-fatal fall and finds himself drawn into a mystery that tests the boundaries of fantasy and reality. Actor Max Minghella has written the screenplay based on Liz Jensen’s novel of the same title. Aja and Minghella are also producing the project with Tim Bricknell (Breaking and Entering for AntColony Films, as well as Shawn Williamson for Brightlight Pictures. Watson who is best known for his has previously scored a number of smaller features and shorts, including Philippe Falardeau’s 2008 movie It’s Not Me, I Swear!. The 9th Life of Louis Drax is expected to be released in 2016.
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Screenwriter Niall Leonard Talks About 'Fifty Shades Darker'

Sunday Times - Last month, it was announced Leonard is to write the screenplay for Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel. A tall and youthful-looking fiftysomething, his Newry accent is undiminished after three decades of living in ­England. “A lot of people want the book word for word on the screen, while Hollywood wants a movie,” he says. Actually, I ­suggest, Hollywood wants a movie than will make $500m, like Fifty Shades of Grey. “Yeah. It’s a real challenge. Scary. Not an easy job.”The film’s creation was torturous, however, with various writers and director Sam Taylor-Johnson wanting a different ending. “That ending didn’t belong there,” says Leonard. “It turns up in book three. If we’d used it [in part one], it would have left us with nowhere to go.” Leonard’s experiences in the television trade helped resolve the impasse. “When you get 20 people in a room all shouting at the same time, it’s a disaster. You need one person saying, ‘This is the way we’re going to do it.’”

Universal had granted Erika control of the project when it bought the rights in 2012. “Through sheer force of will, she got them to stick to the original story,” says Leonard. “It’s down to her and nobody else that this thing made half a billion dollars worldwide.”

Leonard helped make script changes to Fifty Shades of Grey, although he is not credited in the film. He prefers it that way. “The donkey work was done by [screenwriter] Kelly Marcel. It’s her credit — she should get all of it.” Now he is writing Fifty Shades Darker, does he expect accusations of nepotism? “Of course I’m going to get detractors. But nobody has to read the book, nobody is forcing you into the cinema at gunpoint. The fact this book exists doesn’t mean you’re not allowed to read Charles Dickens or Peter Carey.”

He was working on an “80% finished” historical crime novel but “it’s hard to be a novelist when you live with EL James. Anything I do will look like a gnat bite; she’s such a worldwide phenomenon”.
At least he and lead actor Jamie Dornan have brought a Northern Irish twinkle to the franchise. “Northern Ireland is sexy again,” he says. “People understand our accents. We’ve had our teeth fixed.” As if on cue, a young couple at a nearby table ask him for a selfie. “My first fan photo,” he says sheepishly afterwards. “My first one without Erika.”

Read full interview at Nialls Nation via @JamieDornanLdn

Thursday, November 5, 2015

HQ Pictures of Jamie at the BAFTA's Academy Circle Event in London (November 3)

Team Jamie on Facebook: "This week Jamie took part in a BAFTA Circle Event in London and was interviewed on stage by Edith Bowman on his career so far"

@BAFTA: "BAFTA Scholars @J_DHarris & @JurellCarter meeting @JamieDornan. Read about our scholarships"

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

New Pictures of Jamie at the BAFTA's Academy Circle Event in London (November 3)

Edith Bowman: "I had the pleasure of hosting an evening with Jamie Dornan for BAFTA this week. He was a joy to chat to; funny, honest and wonderfully normal. Top bloke. XX"