Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Jamie is on Female First's "Breakthrough Actors of 2015" List
Jamie Dornan has had an acting career that has spanned almost a decade, but it was 2015 that was to be his major breakthrough year. Like James, Dornan was best known for his role as Paul Spector in TV series The Fall but he took on the role of Christian Grey for the first time, as Fifty Shades of Grey was adapted for the big screen.
Fifty Shades of Grey was one of the most talked about and anticipated films of early 2015 and it was to be the biggest film role of Dornan's career to date. Not only did his help establish him as a film actor, but it also turned him into something of a sex symbol. Fifty Shades of Grey made stars of Dornan and leading lady Dakota Johnson, who took on the role of Anastasia Steele.
The movie is based on the novel by E.L. James and was adapted for the big screen by Kelly Marcel - who wrote the script for the fantastic Saving Mr Banks. The movie marked the return of Sam Taylor-Johnson to the director's chair for her first feature since she made her debut with Nowhere Boy.
Fifty Shades of Grey may not have been a critical hit, but fans of the book flocked to see the film and it grossed over $570 million at the worldwide box office. Dornan is set to reprise the role of Grey in the next two films in the series.
As well as starring in Fifty Shades of Grey this year, Dornan returned to the role of Paul Spector as the second series of The Fall came to the small screen. He also starred in The 9th Life of Louis Drax. And we are going to be seeing plenty of him on the big screen next year as he has already finished work on Jadotville and Anthropoid.