Jamie Dornan gets adorable makeover from daughters

Jamie Dornan has had a surprising makeover from his three daughters while holed up at home during the coronavirus lockdown.The Fifty Shades of Grey star recently took to Instagram to share a hilarious photo of himself playing dress-up with six-year-old…

Jamie Dornan has had a surprising makeover from his three daughters while holed up at home during the coronavirus lockdown.

The Fifty Shades of Grey star recently took to Instagram to share a hilarious photo of himself playing dress-up with six-year-old Dulcie and Elva, four, whom he shares with his wife Amelia Warner. The couple also has a baby daughter named Alberta.

In the image, Jamie is seen wearing a red dress over his jeans and a pair of gold high heels. He offers an unimpressed look to the camera while standing surrounded by toys in his daughters’ playroom.

To complete the outfit, Jamie also sported a dark blue wig, which was fastened into messy pigtails using red ribbons.

“Dressing up with my daughters took a turn. Meet Jenny (with the blue hair). She’s sweet,” the 38-year-old wrote alongside the cheeky snap.

Jamie’s famous friends were quick to comment on the photo, with Armie Hammer one of the first to poke fun.

“‘Dressing up with my daughters = I have heels in my size and was looking for an excuse to feel like a fierce b**ch,” The Social Network actor joked, prompting Jamie to claim he had borrowed the shoes from his wife.

“Millie has big feet!” he quipped.

Supermodel Helena Christensen also chimed in, and teased The Fall actor for the way the ill-fitting red patterned dress accentuated his figure: “Great boobs!”

The Hunger Games star Sam Claflin was next to rib his longtime friend, and told Jamie that the post, “Made my Sunday.”

However, the father-of-three was quick to challenge the Peaky Blinders actor to join in.

“I expect the same from you next Sunday,” he teased.

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Jamie Dornan was ‘terrified’ about shooting Endings, Beginnings

Jamie Dornan was so terrified about the improvised nature of Endings, Beginnings that he considered “running away” before shooting began.Drake Doremus’ latest movie follows Shailene Woodley’s character Daphne, who meets two friends at a party a…

Jamie Dornan was so terrified about the improvised nature of Endings, Beginnings that he considered “running away” before shooting began.

Drake Doremus’ latest movie follows Shailene Woodley’s character Daphne, who meets two friends at a party and is unable to decide which one she likes more. Sebastian Stan plays the free-spirited bad boy Frank, while Dornan portrays the intelligent and sensitive Jack.

The actors were given a skeleton script outlining the scene and their characters’ intentions but had to fill in the dialogue on the spot during filming, and the Fifty Shades of Grey actor found the prospect so daunting he considered an escape before his first scene.

“I genuinely wanted to run for the hills the first night. There was a night shoot in L.A., and I was like, ‘I’m so scared.’ I was actually thinking of running away, like legitimately running away,” he confessed to Variety. “I was terrified, because you’re so out of your comfort zone. The first scene I had was the first time Daphne and Jack meet. It’s a party scene. There’s a lot of extras there. There’s music so you have to raise your levels, talk loudly. I just felt so exposed, and I was like, ‘F**k!’ I sort of had no idea what was going to happen.”

The 38-year-old admitted that he stuck very closely to the threadbare script on his first take before Doremus encouraged him to let it all go and follow his instincts.

“Drake comes over and goes: ‘Hey, forget everything on the page. Do whatever you want here.’ And you’re even more terrified than you were the first time,” the star admitted. “But then, that gives way to … I don’t know, truth. You’re suddenly standing there just trying to tell the truth of these two characters and these two situations.”

Endings, Beginnings is now available on video-on-demand.

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Sebastian Stan felt ‘exposed’ improvising scenes for Endings, Beginnings

Sebastian Stan was daunted by the prospect of improvising scenes on the set on Endings, Beginnings.Directed by Drake Doremus, the romantic drama follows Daphne, as played by Shailene Woodley, as she becomes involved in relationships with two friends – …

Sebastian Stan was daunted by the prospect of improvising scenes on the set on Endings, Beginnings.

Directed by Drake Doremus, the romantic drama follows Daphne, as played by Shailene Woodley, as she becomes involved in relationships with two friends – Sebastian’s Frank and Jamie Dornan’s Jack. The film is semi-improvised and loosely based on a screenplay co-written by Jardine Libaire, with the Avengers: Endgame actor finding the experience much more challenging than other Hollywood films he has made.

“It’s a very exposing process. There are takes that we probably shot for 20 minutes straight without cutting and we would go all over the place. You go home and wonder if any of it is good,” he said in an interview with Variety. “But it’s kind of nice because it gets you out of your head; it gets you out of your comfort zone. You just show up tomorrow and all you’re trying to do is be as present as possible and available to any accidents that might happen.”

Sebastian went on to explain that he found comfort in the fact that he had spent a long time preparing for his scenes alongside Shailene and could take cues from Drake and his team.

“We had a direction. A lot of it comes from the dynamic you build in rehearsal,” the 37-year-old explained. “And being open with each other. Shailene, acting opposite her, it was total vulnerability, total honesty. It’s a lot easier when someone opposite you is giving their all.”

And Sebastian was full of praise for filmmaker Drake, who is perhaps best known for his work on movies such as Like Crazy and Newness, and his ability to blend all of the sequences cohesively.

“One of the things he’s such a master at is being able to take all these moments and piece it together into a performance. I have no idea how he edited it all together,” he gushed.

Due to cinemas closing as a result of the coronavirus crisis, Endings, Beginnings is now available to view on digital platforms.

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Jamie Dornan thrilled to venture into comedy

Jamie Dornan is excited for audiences to see his first foray into comedy with Barb and Star Go to Vista del Mar.The Northern Irish actor is known for his serious role in TV show The Fall as well as appearances in films such as A Private War and the Fif…

Jamie Dornan is excited for audiences to see his first foray into comedy with Barb and Star Go to Vista del Mar.

The Northern Irish actor is known for his serious role in TV show The Fall as well as appearances in films such as A Private War and the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise.

But in an interview with Variety, Dornan revealed that he had always dreamed of going down the comedy route and he’s excited he’s finally been given a chance to show off his aptitude for the genre alongside Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo.

“I’m so excited for people to see the movie. I’m so excited to see the movie myself,” he gushed. “Years ago, when I first started in the industry, I kind of only really wanted to do comedy and I was sort of making good comedy connections, feeling like I was going to go down that path. And then I did The Fall, and if you’re playing a serial killer, nobody’s considering you for comedy… I guess it’s taken me a while to find my way back to that world.”

The 37-year-old shared that the opportunity came to him after executives on the film saw him telling funny stories on TV programmes like The Graham Norton Show, and he is amazed that his first comedy gig is with Wiig and Mumolo, who won acclaim for co-writing the 2011 smash hit Bridesmaids.

“I mean, for my first comedy to be (with Wiig and Mumolo), it’s kind of mind-blowing. We just had such a laugh making that movie in Mexico last summer,” Dornan praised. “It’s a trip, though. I really hope people respond to it. It’s right up my street. They’re some of the funniest days I’ve ever had in my life.”

Wiig and Mumolo also wrote the screenplay for the comedy, which follows Barb and Star as they get tangled up in adventure, love, and a villain’s plot to kill everyone in town when they go on holiday. It is still scheduled to be released in July.

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Jamie Dornan grateful for the varied career he’s had since Fifty Shades

Jamie Dornan is grateful for the wide variety of roles he’s been offered since starring in the Fifty Shades of Grey film franchise. The actor found international fame after starring as Christian Grey, a wealthy businessman with a penchant for BDSM who …

Jamie Dornan is grateful for the wide variety of roles he’s been offered since starring in the Fifty Shades of Grey film franchise.

The actor found international fame after starring as Christian Grey, a wealthy businessman with a penchant for BDSM who embarks on a new relationship with Dakota Johnson’s Anastasia Steele, in the movie adaptations of E.L. James’ bestselling erotic book trilogy between 2015 and 2018.

While the movies were poorly received by critics, they performed well at the international box office, and Dornan counts himself lucky that their success has afforded him a variety of opportunities.

“One thing with this job is to challenge myself and one thing is to keep a very large element of variety. I just wouldn’t – and I’m not trying to discredit anyone who’s in this world – but I just couldn’t be an actor who does action film after action film or, indeed, who does comedy after comedy,” he told Variety. “I’m not closed off to being in an action movie. I just don’t want to do four a year.

“And I think I’ve been lucky in everything post-Fifty Shades. There’s a lot in the market of the $5 to $15 million budget movie. And I personally believe that’s where the best scripts are. I’ve done things like Anthropoid or A Private War, and some of these movies, I’m really proud of. I’m just lucky they came my way because of the box office success of Fifty Shades.”

Dornan added that he wasn’t too concerned about being typecast after Fifty Shades because the films were so unique.

“It can’t be typecast. There aren’t a million scripts lying around about millionaires who are into BDSM,” the 37-year-old explained. “I’ve never done anything close to it since and probably never will again, because it’s kind of its own thing.”

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Shailene Woodley encouraged to improvise on Endings, Beginnings set

Shailene Woodley was thankful she filmed improvised sex scenes near the end of production on Endings, Beginnings because she had built up trust with her co-stars.In the romantic drama, directed by Like Crazy’s Drake Doremus, the Divergent star plays …

Shailene Woodley was thankful she filmed improvised sex scenes near the end of production on Endings, Beginnings because she had built up trust with her co-stars.

In the romantic drama, directed by Like Crazy’s Drake Doremus, the Divergent star plays Daphne, who is caught up in a love triangle with two best friends played by Jamie Dornan and Sebastian Stan.

The movie is semi-improvised, so Shailene was glad the sex scenes were shot towards the end of production because she had more trust with her colleagues.

“Luckily, our intimate scenes came toward the end of the shoot, so there was a great level of trust with the actors,” she told The New York Times. “In one scene, Sebastian picked me up and took me across the room as the camera followed us, and it was a completely different sex scene than what ended up in the movie. But we had to explore all different parts of these two people’s physical nature to really get down to the essence of what worked for this film thematically.”

The 28-year-old shared that they didn’t use an intimacy coach on set and she preferred it that way.

“For me, intimacy coaches make me uncomfortable because it feels like another set of eyes that I don’t need,” the actress continued. “But I have no problem stopping production when I’m uncomfortable, and I don’t think that’s the case for a lot of people, so I think it’s wonderful that there’s a lifeline that people can lean on to know they’ll be protected. That being said, the best thing a director could do is ask an actor right off the bat: ‘What are you comfortable with? What are your boundaries?’”

Woodley enjoyed the experience because she essentially played a version of herself.

“I got to explore some of the more extroverted side of myself who could go out and be free and live with abandon,” she shared. “Because it’s just not something I would allow myself to do.”

Endings, Beginnings, which was originally slated for a cinema release, is available on digital platforms now.

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Emily Blunt replaces Holliday Grainger in Wild Mountain Thyme

Emily Blunt has replaced Holliday Grainger in the lead role opposite Jamie Dornan in Wild Mountain Thyme.The romantic drama follows lovers Anthony and Rosemary, played by Dornan and Blunt, whose families are caught up in a feud over a patch of land tha…

Emily Blunt has replaced Holliday Grainger in the lead role opposite Jamie Dornan in Wild Mountain Thyme.

The romantic drama follows lovers Anthony and Rosemary, played by Dornan and Blunt, whose families are caught up in a feud over a patch of land that separates their two farms in Ireland.

Oscar winner Christopher Walken will play Dornan’s father, who threatens to bequeath the family farm to his son’s American cousin, who will be played by another new addition to the cast, Mad Men’s Jon Hamm.

Irish actress Dearbhla Molloy will play Blunt’s mother, who desperately tries to unite the two families, according to Deadline.

Wild Mountain Thyme is an adaptation of John Patrick Shanley’s Broadway play Outside Mullingar, and will also be directed by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright.

It was announced back in May that Grainger would be playing Rosemary, and details over her exit from the project – which will begin shooting at the end of September – have not yet been disclosed.

Blunt has recently wrapped filming A Quiet Place: Part II, which is the follow-up to her husband John Krasinski’s horror movie. She’ll next be seen opposite Dwayne Johnson in Disney’s live-action interpretation of the popular theme park ride, Jungle Cruise, which will hit cinemas in July 2020.

Meanwhile, Hamm is appearing in four hotly-anticipated films over the next 12 months, including astronaut thriller Lucy in the Sky opposite Natalie Portman, Clint Eastwood‘s The Ballad of Richard Jewell, and Top Gun: Maverick, the sequel to Tom Cruise’s 1980s classic which will be released next year.

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Jamie Dornan joins Kristen Wiig’s comedy Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

Jamie Dornan has signed on to star in Kristen Wiig’s upcoming comedy Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar.The new movie follows two best friends, Barb and Star, who leave their small Midwestern town for the first time to go on vacation in Vista Del Mar, w…

Jamie Dornan has signed on to star in Kristen Wiig’s upcoming comedy Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar.

The new movie follows two best friends, Barb and Star, who leave their small Midwestern town for the first time to go on vacation in Vista Del Mar, where they quickly become inadvertently involved in a villain’s plot to kill everyone in the California town.

Wiig and her Bridesmaids co-writer Annie Mumolo will play Barb and Star, while Dornan will portray Edgar, a lovelorn spy who gets caught between the forces of good and evil.

The leading ladies also wrote the script, and enlisted Josh Greenbaum as director, with Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Jessica Elbaum serving as producers, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The 37-year-old has yet to flex his comedy muscles, and is best known for his dark and moody characters, such as serial killer Paul Spector in BBC drama The Fall, brooding S&M enthusiast Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise, and photographer Paul Conroy in war biopic A Private War.

Dornan will next be seen later this year alongside Shailene Woodley and Sebastian Stan in the untitled Drake Doremus project, and is set to star in sci-fi thriller Synchronic, opposite Anthony Mackie.

News of Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar was announced in April, and representatives for studio Lionsgate said they were “honoured” to be behind Wiig and Mumolo’s upcoming comedy.

“Their projects offer a rare combination of big laughs, big heart and female empowerment that everyone will love – men and women, young and old,” Lionsgate president Nathan Kahane said in a statement.

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Emilia Clarke turned down Fifty Shades of Grey due to nude scenes

Emilia Clarke turned down the lead role in Fifty Shades of Grey because she didn’t want to get naked onscreen again.The British actress was among the stars considered to play Anastasia Steele in the 2015 adaptation of E.L. James’ erotic novel, with the…

Emilia Clarke turned down the lead role in Fifty Shades of Grey because she didn’t want to get naked onscreen again.

The British actress was among the stars considered to play Anastasia Steele in the 2015 adaptation of E.L. James’ erotic novel, with the film directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson.

However, Emilia has now shared that she rejected an offer to portray the leading lady as she was sick of being asked questions about disrobing for hit TV series Game of Thrones, in which she played Daenerys Targaryen.

“Well, Sam (Taylor-Johnson) is a magician. I love her, and I thought her vision was beautiful. But the last time that I was naked on camera on (Game of Thrones) was a long time ago, and yet it is the only question that I ever get asked because I am a woman,” she said during The Hollywood Reporter’s Drama Actress Roundtable, which also included Patricia Arquette, Michelle Williams, Christine Baranski, Danai Gurira and Niecy Nash. “And it’s annoying as hell and I’m sick and tired of it because I did it for the character – I didn’t do it so some guy could check out my t**s, for God’s sake. So, that coming up, I was like, ‘I can’t.'”

Emilia went on to explain that she also feared being “pigeonholed” in Hollywood.

“I did a minimal amount and I’m pigeonholed for life, so me saying yes to that, where the entire thing is about sensuality and sex and being naked and all of that stuff, I was just like, ‘No way am I going to voluntarily walk into that situation,’ and then never be able to look someone in the eye and be like, ‘No, you can’t keep asking me this question,'” the 32-year-old commented.

Anastasia was ultimately played by Dakota Johnson, while the part of Christian Grey went to Jamie Dornan. The duo reprised their roles for the two follow-up films in the franchise; 2017’s Fifty Shades Darker and 2018’s Fifty Shades Freed.

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Jamie Dornan knew Fifty Shades would ‘get panned’ by critics

Jamie Dornan knew that the Fifty Shades movies would “get panned” by film critics.The 37-year-old made his debut as suave millionaire businessman Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey back in 2015, but has now confessed it was a strange decision he ha…

Jamie Dornan knew that the Fifty Shades movies would “get panned” by film critics.

The 37-year-old made his debut as suave millionaire businessman Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey back in 2015, but has now confessed it was a strange decision he had to make when he was offered the part.

“It was very odd to be honest, because you are presented with this incredible opportunity that is going to have a big impact on your life and change many things,” Jamie explained during an interview on the Out to Lunch with Jay Rayner podcast.

“To be honest, mostly financially, but again in (my) career (it) opened so many doors. But you sort of know it’s going to get panned. Very strange thing.”

While the father-of-three went on to reprise his role as the S&M loving millionaire, alongside on-screen love Dakota Johnson, in two more Fifty Shades films, the response to the movies adapted from E.L. James’ books has been polarising.

And while Jamie was aware of the negative reviews of the books, he managed to maintain a professional attitude on set, and admitted working on the movies was “a great joy”.

“You’re trying to do the best you can and make the best of it but we knew that because the books were sort of adored by many, bought by many, but panned by many, it was probably going to be the same thing for the movies,” he shared.

“It’s not like suddenly everyone who thought the book was badly written was going to be like, ‘Oh but the film’s very good.’ They were a great joy to be a part of and a crazy journey to go on, but also, above everything else, they are just a job on a film set. It’s no different than anything else; you’re just simulating more sex.”

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