Jamie Dornan Cast as Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey: Why He Won the Role
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Welcome to the big (sexy) time, Jamie Dornan! After weeks of speculation about a crowded field of hunky, if not-so-well known, contenders, the Irish actor and model, 31, has been cast as Christian Grey in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey following Charlie Hunnam's talked-about exit, Us Weekly can confirm. Variety was first to report the news that film producers selected Dornan, who plays Sheriff Graham Humbert on ABC's Once Upon a Time and has shown off his chiseled bod in underwear ads for Calvin Klein.
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As directed by Sam Taylor-Wood, Dornan will star opposite Dakota Johnson, who still retains the role of Anastasia Steele in the erotic flick, based on book one of E.L. James' bestselling S&M trilogy. The hunk (who also appeared on British series The Fall and in Sofia Coppolla's film Marie Antoinette) beat out the likes of fellow new finalists Billy Magnussen and Luke Bracey, a source tells Us, with the majority of screen tests taking place
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