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.
James Dornan is born in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
His great aunt, actress Greer Garson, passes away at the age of 91.
His mother dies of pancreatic cancer.
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.”
He meets Keira Knightley on a photo shoot in Manhattan and begins a relationship with her.
His relationship with Keira Knightley comes to an end.
Dates Kate Moss after appearing in Calvin Klein ads with her.
Plays Axel von Fersen in Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette.
Stars in the Hammer Horror serial Beyond the Rave which was originally published on MySpace.
Appears in the film Shadows in the Sun alongside Jean Simmons.
Appears in eight episodes of the ABC series Once Upon a Time as Sheriff Graham.
Marries singer Amelia Warner in Somerset.
The couple announces they are expecting their first child.
It is announced that Dornan will play Christian Grey in the film adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey.
They welcome a daughter named Dulcie.
Lindsay Lohan’s list of celebrity sex partners is leaked and Jamie Dornan is on the list.
Wins the Rising Star and Best Actor in a Lead Role awards at the Irish Film & Television Awards.
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.