Jamie Dornan

The actor and model, on this blog yesterday because of his starring role (with Gillian Anderson) in the disturbing tv series The Fall. And now here as well for his uber-hunkiness as a fashion model.

A publicity head shot of Dornan, looking amiable:


(If you’ve seen The Fall, you might put a different interpretation on this photo — an observation about how our perceptions can be colored by our experience.)

On the tv series, from Wikipedia:

The Fall is a British (BBC) crime drama television series filmed and set in Northern Ireland. The series is created and written by Allan Cubitt, produced by Artists Studio, and shown on RTÉ One in the Republic of Ireland and BBC Two in the UK. It stars Gillian Anderson as DSI Stella Gibson and Jamie Dornan as serial killer Paul Spector. … The title is a reference to the line ‘Falls the shadow’ from the poem “The Hollow Men” by T. S. Eliot.

Plot: Metropolitan Police Superintendent Stella Gibson, a senior investigating officer tasked with reviewing investigations, is seconded to the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) in order to assess the progress of a murder investigation that has remained active longer than 28 days. When it becomes apparent a serial killer is on the loose, local detectives must work with Stella to find and capture Paul Spector, who is attacking young professional women in the city of Belfast. As time passes Stella’s team works tirelessly to build a case, but they are met with complications both inside and outside the PSNI. Paul, concurrently, builds a relationship with his children’s babysitter, Katie, to unknown ends. As Spector’s world comes crashing down, both literally and figuratively, it may turn out to be his professional, and not his personal, decisions that cause the killer to face a fate he did not expect.


(Now you might appreciate the possible problem with #1. Once you’ve The Fall, any photograph of Jamie Dornan, however pleasant it seems, could just be Paul Spector in his charming Dr. Jekyll persona, in which case, chillingly, his monstrous Mr. Hyde persona is equally present.)

Next on Anderson:

Gillian Leigh Anderson (born August 9, 1968) is an American-British [and bidialectal] film, television and theatre actress, activist and writer. Her credits include the roles of FBI Special Agent Dana Scully in the long-running and widely popular series The X-Files, ill-fated socialite Lily Bart in Terence Davies’ film The House of Mirth (2000), and Lady Dedlock in the successful BBC production of Charles Dickens’ Bleak House.

Finally, on Dornan:

James “Jamie” Dornan (born 1 May 1982) is a Northern Irish actor, model, and musician. He played Axel von Fersen in Sofia Coppola’s film Marie Antoinette (2006), Sheriff Graham Humbert in the ABC series Once Upon a Time, serial killer Paul Spector in the BBC Two and RTÉ One crime drama series The Fall, and the eponymous character, Christian Grey, in the film Fifty Shades of Grey (2015).

… Dornan first worked as a model. In 2003, he modelled for Abercrombie & Fitch. He then modelled for a number of fashion houses and retailers, including Aquascutum, Hugo Boss, and Armani. Notable works include major ad campaigns with Dior Homme and Calvin Klein (with both Kate Moss and Eva Mendes), and he was labelled “The Golden Torso” by The New York Times.

Dornan looking fabulously steamy for Calvin Klein:


And in a poster for Fifty Shades:


One Response to “Jamie Dornan”

  1. bstewart27 Says:

    Several episodes into “The Fall” and love it.

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