It looks as though “Fifty Shades of Grey” has found its Charlie Hunnam replacement in former “Once Upon a Time” sheriff Jamie Dornan, a 31-year-old Irish actor. Here are some fun facts to know about the new Christian Grey.
1. He has a very famous ex-girlfriend
Dornan had a two-year relationship with Oscar-nominated actress Keira Knightley. They met on the set of an Asprey photo shoot in 2003 and dated until 2005.
2. Dornan’s no stranger to photo shoots
He may be acting now, but Jamie got his start as a model. He was in ad campaigns for Calvin Klein (pictured above), Dior, Aquacutum and Armani.
3. He’s a newlywed with a baby on the way!
Dornan married Amelia Warner back in April and the two are now expecting a baby, so Dornan might be a daddy by the end of the year. The Belfast Telegraph reports that Dornan’s dad and stepmom, who are both obstetricians, did the scans for their grandchild when Amelia was first pregnant.
4. He was breaking hearts on “Once Upon a Time,” then killing people on “The Fall”
U.S. audiences may know Dornan from his turn as the Huntsman/Sheriff Graham on “Once Upon a Time,” where he was involved with both the Evil Queen and Emma Swan, before becoming the first big character death on the show. Then in 2013, Dornan played serial killer Paul Spector on “The Fall,” a British drama.
5. Dornan has an acting pedigree in his history
Greer Garson, who starred opposite Laurence Olivier in “Pride and Prejudice” and won an Oscar for “Mrs. Miniver,” is Dornan’s great-aunt. He found out shortly before her death in 1996 and never got to know her.