jamie dornan

Jamie Dornan

Posted on January 17, 2015

He’s set to play Christian Grey in the upcoming film adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey but what was he up to before he was blasted into the mainstream? Here’s our Jamie Dornan timeline.

May 1, 1982
James Dornan is born in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

1996
His great aunt, actress Greer Garson, passes away at the age of 91.

1998
His mother dies of pancreatic cancer.

2002
He is spotted by a modeling agency in Belfast who connects him with photographer Bruce Weber. Dornan tells the Daily Mail of Bruce Weber: “He was good to me and gave me a couple of jobs early on.”

2003
He meets Keira Knightley on a photo shoot in Manhattan and begins a relationship with her.

2005
His relationship with Keira Knightley comes to an end.

2006
Dates Kate Moss after appearing in Calvin Klein ads with her.

Oct. 2006
Plays Axel von Fersen in Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette.

2008
Stars in the Hammer Horror serial Beyond the Rave which was originally published on MySpace.

2009
Appears in the film Shadows in the Sun alongside Jean Simmons.

2011
Appears in eight episodes of the ABC series Once Upon a Time as Sheriff Graham.

April 27, 2013
Marries singer Amelia Warner in Somerset.

June 2013
The couple announces they are expecting their first child.

Oct. 23, 2013
It is announced that Dornan will play Christian Grey in the film adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey.

Nov. 2013
They welcome a daughter named Dulcie.

March 12, 2014
Lindsay Lohan’s list of celebrity sex partners is leaked and Jamie Dornan is on the list.

April 5, 2014
Wins the Rising Star and Best Actor in a Lead Role awards at the Irish Film & Television Awards.

Oct. 27, 2014
Filming begins on The 9th Life of Louis Drax, a supernatural thriller based on Liz Jensen’s novel of the same name. Dornan will play Dr. Allan Pascal. The film will also star Aaron Paul, Oliver Platt, Molly Parker, and Barbara Hershey.

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