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Sea­son 3 M-Net Sat (*101) 22:40 Ac­tion

Jamie Dor­nan’s CV is an in­ter­est­ing read – he has mod­elled in his undies, played a kinky bil­lion­aire in the 50 Shades Of Grey movies (2015-cur­rent) and se­rial killer Paul Spec­tor in ac­tion thriller The Fall (2013-cur­rent). Not bad for some-one who has made a stand against tak­ing off his shirt for work. “I have felt sex­u­alised. I feel very sub­jec­tive a lot of the time on set and it’s not the great­est feel­ing.”

The 35-year-old Ir­ish­man was the 1

black­sheep of the fam­ily, he says. “Yeah, my dad Jim is a doc­tor. My step­mother Sam­ina is a doc­tor. And my late mum Lorna mum was a nurse. Even my un­cle is a doc­tor. I chose the arts in­stead – I went rogue [Laughs].”

But it turns out Jamie’s dad was 2

into act­ing as a teen and used his son to get a role on The Fall. Jim played Chief Con­sta­ble John Porter in sea­son 2 episode 2 (2014) and “he kept it a se­cret,” says Jamie, who only found out when he saw Jim on set for film­ing.

And Jamie is a proper daddy’s boy 3

– he named his folk band Sons Of Jim. Their big­gest claim to fame was open­ing for in­die muso KT Tun­stall in 2006 be­fore Jamie and his gui­tar-player pal David Alexan­der split in 2008.

He hates be­ing called a “sex sym4

bol” for his work on 50 Shades but Jamie adds that “there are worse things to be called. But there’s a part of me that wants to be recog­nised for some­thing like my TV show work.”

When he gets away from work, 5

Jamie plays dot­ing fa­ther to son Dul­cie (5) and daugh­ter Elva (1). He mar­ried ac­tress Amelia Warner (35) in 2013 and Jamie says that “we love the fact that they [the kids] aren’t in school – we go ev­ery­where as a fam­ily”.

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