As the Fifty Shades of Grey lead role becomes up for grabs once again a spanking new, seriously hot contender is thrown into the mix. Enter Jamie Dornan.

Shades of Jamie Dornan


Last week Charlie Hunnam sensationally quit the role of Christian Grey due to his ‘immersive TV schedule’ which apparently would not allow him to properly prepare. However it’s also thought he became overwhelmed by the incredible hype surrounding the high profile casting.

Fifty Shades author EL James and her team will now be looking for someone else to sizzle alongside Dakota Johnson who is playing female lead, Anastasia Steele, as apparently it was Hunnam and Johnson’s intense on-camera chemistry that sealed the deal.

But now a new frontrunner to play the smouldering S&M demigod has emerged and we for one could not be happier!

Irish born Jamie Dornan is a former Calvin Klein underwear model and can now be seen in BBC crime drama The Fall. The 31 year old is no stranger to stripping off for the camera and obviously looks pretty darn good in clothes or out of them! And we think he’d make a seriously sexy Grey…we’re a little bit in love already.


Dornans previous roles include Axel von Fersen in Sofia Coppola’s film Marie Antoinette and Sheriff Graham Humbert in the ABC series Once Upon a Time. And following a fling with Keira Knightley Dornan married English actress Amelia Warner in April 2013 and it has been confirmed they are expecting their first child. She is one lucky lady!

Joining the list of Christian Grey contenders are Magic Mike’s Matt Bomer, Brit boy Christian Cook and Alexander Skarsgard from True Blood.

So as anticipation as to who will be cast in the high profile role rises we wait with bated breath. But if Mr Dornan takes on the bondage-loving business tycoon we will be deep-breathing, swooning and crossing our legs the whole way through. And we can’t wait.

Fifty Shades of Grey is set to be released in Aug 2014.

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