He is Christian Grey in the film adaptation of E.L James’ erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey but Jamie Dornan’s personality in reality is very far from the BDSM-lover Grey. Here are some surprising facts about the hottest leading man in Hollywood- Jamie Dornan:
He was a former underwear model
With his toned physique that can make any girl drool, it is not surprising that Dornan used to be a model. What’s surprising is that he is not just an ordinary model; for years, he has been collaborating with Calvin Kline as an underwear model. Dornan also used to pose for elite clothing lines Dior and Armani, making him a high profile fashion model. Despite having a killer bod, he confided that he did not really like modeling that much.
He is a singer
Prior to gaining attention in the limelight, Dornan used to be part of a folk band called Sons of Jim. Despite receiving positive feedback with their songs, the group separated in 2008. Son of Jim have released only two singles “Fairytale” and “My Burning Son,” which you can view on YouTube.
He is happily married
Dornan married singer-songwriter and actress Amelia Warner last April 27, 2013 in a country house at Somerset. After two months of their wedding, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child. November that same year, Dornan and his wife welcome their beautiful baby girl named Dulcie.
He used to date Pirate of the Caribbean’s Keira Knightley
Dornan had his first taste of fame after dating Keira Knightley from 2003 up to 2005. According to an interview in Vogue Magazine in 2014, Dornan revealed that he learnt fame through his ex-girlfriend Knightley. Being followed by the paparazzi almost everywhere and every day, Dornan became aware of how it is like to be famous and how to handle it. After separating in 2005—almost two years after dating—the two remain good friends. Knightley is now married to musician James Righton and are expecting their first child.