Dornan in January 2013
1 May 1982 
Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland
|Residence||London, England; Hollywood Hills, California, U.S.|
|Occupation||Actor, model, musician|
|Home town||Belfast, Northern Ireland|
|Spouse(s)||Amelia Warner (m. 2013)|
James Dornan (born 1 May 1982) is an Northern Irish actor, model, and musician. He played Axel von Fersen in Sofia Coppola's film Marie Antoinette (2006), Sheriff Graham Humbert in the ABC series Once Upon a Time, serial killer Paul Spector in the BBC Two and RTÉ One crime drama series The Fall, and Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades franchise (2015-).
Dornan was born in Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland, and grew up in the suburbs of Belfast. He has two older sisters: Liesa, who works for Disney in London, and Jessica, a fashion designer based in Falmouth, England. His father, Professor Jim Dornan, is an obstetrician and gynaecologist who had also considered becoming an actor.
Dornan was 16 when his mother, Lorna, died from pancreatic cancer. Dornan is a first cousin, twice removed, of actress Greer Garson. His grandparents on both sides of his family were Methodist lay preachers.
He attended and boarded at Methodist College Belfast, where he played rugby and participated in the drama department. He later attended Teesside University but dropped out and moved to London to train as an actor.
Dornan first worked as a model. In 2003, he modelled for Abercrombie & Fitch. He then modelled for a number of fashion houses and retailers, including Aquascutum, Hugo Boss, and Armani. Notable works include major ad campaigns with Dior Homme and Calvin Klein (with both Kate Moss and Eva Mendes), and he was labelled "The Golden Torso" by The New York Times.
Dornan's first acting role in a film was Count Axel Fersen in the Sofia Coppola film Marie Antoinette (2006). Dornan also appeared in the drama film Shadows in the Sun (2009), which starred three-time Academy Award nominee Jean Simmons. In 2008, he played the lead role of Ed in the Hammer Horror production Beyond the Rave.
In 2011, Dornan appeared in nine episodes of the ABC television series Once Upon a Time, playing the role of Sheriff Graham. While Graham from Storybrooke was killed by the town's mayor Regina (The Evil Queen) in the episode "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter", Dornan stated that he would return as the Huntsman from the Enchanted Forest at some point, and he remained a regular on the series. He returned as The Huntsman for the season finale episode, "A Land Without Magic".
Dornan stars alongside Gillian Anderson in the Northern Irish drama series The Fall, playing Paul Spector, a serial killer terrorising Belfast. In May 2013, the show was renewed for a second series halfway through the broadcast of series one.
On 23 October 2013, Dornan was cast as Christian Grey in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, replacing Charlie Hunnam. Initially announced to be released on 1 August 2014, the film was later rescheduled and released on 13 February 2015. On 27 August 2014, it was announced that Dornan would play Dr. Allan Pascal in a Miramax film titled The 9th Life of Louis Drax, a supernatural thriller based on a book of the same name. It was released on 2 September 2016. In November 2014, Dornan was #3 in People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive rankings.
In February 2015, it was confirmed that Dornan had signed up for the second and third installments of the Fifty Shades film franchise. Fifty Shades Darker was released in 2017, and Fifty Shades Freed is scheduled for 2018.
In March 2015, it was reported that the BBC drama The Fall will return for a third series, revealing the fate of Dornan's character. The third season originally aired on RTÉ One and BBC Two from 25 September to 28 October 2016.
Dornan had a relationship with actress Keira Knightley from 2003 to 2005. In 2010, he met English actress and singer-songwriter Amelia Warner and they got engaged in 2012. They married in a country house in Somerset on 27 April 2013. They have two daughters, one born in November 2013, the other born in February 2016.
|2006||Marie Antoinette||Axel von Fersen|
|2008||Beyond the Rave||Ed|
|2009||Shadows in the Sun||Joe|
|2009||X Returns||X||Short film|
|2009||Nice to Meet You||The Young Man||Short film|
|2015||Fifty Shades of Grey||Christian Grey|
|2015||Burnt||Leon Sweeney||Deleted scenes|
|2016||The Siege of Jadotville||Pat Quinlan|
|2016||The 9th Life of Louis Drax||Dr. Allan Pascal|
|2017||Fifty Shades Darker||Christian Grey|
|2018||Fifty Shades Freed||Christian Grey||Post-production|
|2018||Robin Hood||Will Scarlet||Post-production|
|2011–2013||Once Upon a Time||The Huntsman/Sheriff Graham Humbert||9 episodes|
|2013–2016||Fall, TheThe Fall||Paul Spector||17 episodes|
|2014||New Worlds||Abe Goffe||4 episodes|
|TBA||My Dinner with Hervé||Danny Tate||HBO television film
|2006||"My Burning Sun"|
Awards and nominations
|2014||Broadcasting Press Guild Awards||Breakthrough Award||Won||The Fall|
|British Academy Television Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|
|Irish Film and Television Awards||Best Lead Actor – Television||Won|
|2015||Best Actor in a Lead Role – Drama||Nominated|
|Broadcasting Press Guild Awards||Best Actor (longlisted)||Nominated|
|C21 International Drama Awards||Best Male Performance||Nominated|
|2016||National Television Awards||Drama Performance||Nominated|
|Golden Raspberry Awards||Worst Actor||Won||Fifty Shades of Grey|
|Worst Screen Combo (with Dakota Johnson)||Won|
|British Independent Film Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated||Anthropoid|
|2017||National Television Awards||Drama Performance||Nominated||The Fall|
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