Know Jamie Dornan Better!

Jamie Dornan, full name James Dornan, born on May 1, 1982, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, is an actor, musician, and model. He is famous for characterizing Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) and serial killer Paul Spector in the crime drama series The Fall (2013), which aired on BBC Two and RTE One. He also played the role of Axel von Fersen in Marie Antoinette (2006) by Sofia Coppola and as Sheriff Graham Humbert in Once Upon a Time on ABC.

Early Life and Education

Dornan was born in County Down, Northern Ireland, and spent his childhood in the suburbs of Belfast. Professor Jim Dornan, a gynecologist, and obstetrician, is his father. Lorna, his mother, died of pancreatic cancer when he was only 16-years-old. His grandparents (both paternal and maternal) were Methodist lay preachers. Dornan went to Methodist College, Belfast, where he used to play rugby and was a part of the department of drama. He later went to Teesside University but chose to drop out and moved to London soon after, to train as an actor.


Dornan worked as a model for Abercrombie & Fitch in 2003. Soon, he was the face of numerous retailers and famous fashion houses such as Aquascutum, Armani, and Hugo Boss.

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Dornan’s first break on the silver screen was Marie Antoinette (2006) by Sofia Coppola, and he soon made an appearance in Shadows in the Sun (2009), which starred Jean Simmons, a 3-time nominee for the Academy Awards. In 2008, Dornan played the lead in Beyond the Rave, a Hammer Horror production.

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He played Sheriff Graham in 8 episodes of Once Upon A Time, an ABC television series, and stars in the drama series The Fall. Dornan also plays the role of Paul Spector, a serial killer, who terrorizes Belfast. In 2013, Dornan was cast in the film Fifty Shades of Grey as Christian Grey.

Jamie Dornan – Wife


His relationship with actress Keira Knightley continued from 2003 to 2005. In 2013, he married English singer-songwriter and actress Amelia Warner, whom he met in 2010 at a Hollywood party through a mutual friend. The couple had a girl in November 2013 and their second daughter was born in February 2016. Dorman enjoys reading and golfing in free time. The 1.83 meter tall actor is a big fan of Manchester United and lives in Notting Hill, London, England.


Jamie Dornan – Net Worth and Salary

The actor was paid $250,000 for ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’.  When the movie went on to do a business of $550 million, both Dakota Johnson and him, who were on the same pay-scale had their pay renegotiated for the sequel ‘Fifty Shades Darker’.   The salary for both actors are reportedly in seven-figures. Jamie Dornan’s net worth is $3 million

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