Jamie Dornan cast as Christian Grey in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey:’ Is he right for the part?

Jump to Comments


Ready to meet your new Christian Grey?

Irish actor and former Calvin Klein model Jamie Dornan has been tapped to play the titular role of Grey, a suave business man with a penchant for kinky bedroom action, in the upcoming film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, Variety reports. The news comes on the heels of casting buzz that included Dornan in a round-up of could-be’s, including Alexander Skarsgard, Theo James and Christian Cooke.

Dornan, 31, has been favored for the role ever since Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam abruptly dropped out. He currently stars in the British TV series The Fall and has previously appeared in ABC’s Once Upon a Time.

Though the actor, who is reportedly in negotiations with the studio, has yet to comment on the news, <em>50 Shades</em> fans (including celebs like Lena Dunham!) were quick to weigh in.
<blockquote>I’m a monstrous <a href=”https://twitter.com/JamieDornan1″>@JamieDornan1</a&gt; fan. Wasn’t allowed to be attracted to him on The Fall bc he played a sexmurderer. 50 Shades is my big chance!

Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) </blockquote>

What do you think? Is Dornan the right for the part? Take our poll below.

Fifty Shades of Grey is due in theaters August 1, 2014.

Read More:

Britney Spears thinks James Franco should play Christian Grey
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’: We size up the Christian Grey contenders
Charlie Hunnam exits ’50 Shades of Grey.’ Who should replace him?
Matt Bomer for Christian Grey? The actor responds to ’50 Shades of Grey’ fan petition

For the latest pop culture news and voting, make sure to sign up for the People’s Choice newsletter!