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12 October 24th, 2013 Jamie Dornan Lands Role Of Christian Grey in 50 Shades of Grey!

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So, Billy Magnussen nor James Scott (who soap fans hoped would get a chance to audition), or Matt Bomer, nor Ian Somerhalder, will play the role of S&M billionaire Christian Grey in the upcoming production of the film adaption of the hit novel 50 Shades of Grey!

According to Variety today the role has gone to Jamie Dornan who appears on ABC’s Once Upon a Time as the character of The Huntsman/Sheriff Graham!  As previously reported, Dornan is now the second actor to get cast in the role of Christian Grey after Sons of Anarchy star, Charlie Hunnam dropped out!

Now as far as the nudity in the film, Dornan seems on paper might comfortable in front of the cameras without much clothes on having modeled for Calvin Klein, Christian Dior and Armani.  Dornan has also taken some turns to the dark side previously playing a serial killer in BBC Two crime drama The Fall, He has also appeared in Sofia Coppola’s  film Marie Antoinette!   Dornan is  31 years old.

According to the item in Variety today,  “Execs decided to go for more of a discovery and brought in Dornan and Billy Magnussen to test with Dakota Johnson last Friday who is playing Anastasia Steele.  Though the studio considered bringing in more actors to test, as of Wednesday morning sources said no one else had been brought in.  Universal will now work quickly to land thesps for the remaining supporting roles that include Steele’s roommate Kate, a role for which Universal had already been testing actresses prior to Hunnam’s exit.”

So what do you think of the choice of Jamie Dornan for the role of Christian Grey?  OK with it on paper? Disappointed already? Willing to give the guy a shot?  Comment below!

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  1. Rose says:

    He is a cutie pie, I could watch him…

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  2. Shirley A Miller says:

    Jamie Dornan looks good to me ….right age and all….I’m wiling to give him a chance. He and Dakota will make a nice looking couple!!!!! So good luck, Dakota and Jamie, and may the movie “50 Shades of Grey” be a BIG SUCCESS!!!!!!

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  3. Beacon says:

    I thought this was a soap opera website. Nobody with taste cares about 50 Shades of Shit.

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    Joshua replied

    Agreed, Beacon

    This web site is becoming like Soap Opera Weekly in it’s last three or four years: giving fashion advice and previewing reality TV shows. Is that where this once fine site is headed?!?

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  4. Tori says:

    I never read the novels but the way people are talking it seems there will be a lot of nudity, including full frontal. I find it hard to believe about the rumored frontal nudity because no way the movie can get a R rating.

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  5. Joshua says:

    And this pertains to us daytime soap opera fans because …… ?????

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    Mary SF replied

    Didn’t you read the first line– a soap opera star didn’t get the role– granted it is a flimsy connection, but technically that is the reason Michael is reporting it here, because some soap fans were hoping certain soap actors would be in the running— I wasn’t one of them because I never read the book, nor plan to see the movie. If I want to watch racy scenes with my favorite soap star– I will do it the old fashioned way– with my imagination. LOL.

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  6. bonnie says:

    was hoping for Bryan Craig thought he would have been perfect he plays dark and brooding well

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  7. Charday says:

    Look forward to seeing his “uncomfortable” scenes. ;-)

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  8. rebecca1 says:

    Gorgeous…loved him in Once Upon A Time…

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  9. Patrick says:

    all I can say: right now; welcome to the fold…. “Dakota Johnson”

    Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson’ sired siren. I hope her debut to Hollywood enriches

    people: my favorite movie w/ her parents…. “Paradise” 1991

    excellent… acting… despite the returns, reviews, and profit/loss margin

    romantic, loving, tragic, enriching, blossoming, endearing…

    netflix it….

    you’ll not be dissapointed….

    especially in the dynamics between Melanie and Don – I love Melanie Griffith… what can I say… and Don was sexy, charismatic… tough, tender, I wanted him… aloof, giving…

    who really stole the show… as it were… was Elijah Wood and his co-star – who made it hers… Thora Birch… you have to recognize these two child stars who currently real/reel to acclaim their own

    so well done – love this cast

    long story short…. elijah wood character goes to stay with Melanie and Don for a summer… tragic circumstances befit…. and he pulls their story … and beautifully portrays with Thora Birch… childhood fantasy and blossoming friendship…

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  10. Lew S says:

    Maybe not much soap news happening that day

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