Meet Christian Grey: Jamie Dornan exclusive
How do you research a sexual sadist?
By Annabel Brog
Jamie Dornan and Fifty Shades of Grey fans have been waiting for over a year for his take on the part of Christian Grey.
And ELLE UK scored the world exclusive shoot and interview, which will run in our February issue. Pre-order it here.
For now, a few teasers. Firstly Mr Dornan arrived direct from one Mr Eddie Redmayne’s stag do (Eddie stars on our January issue collector’s cover). We have never seen anyone so tired and still vertical. Yet even one-step-short-of-comatose he sent the temperature through the roof.
Secondly, he told us all about researching the part of Christian Grey. So how does a nice lad from Holywood, Co. Down, prepare to play THIS sexual sadist (as opposed to the sexual sadist serial killer he plays in The Fall)?
He visits a sex-dungeon of course. “I went there, they offered me a beer, and they did…whatever they were into. I saw a dominant with one of his two submissives,” he says.
There was plenty of kink… and plenty laughter. “I was like: ‘Come on guys I know I’m not paying for this but I am expecting a show.’ It was an interesting evening. Then going back to my wife and newborn baby afterwards… I had a long shower before touching either of them.”
We also made an exclusive Word Games film of our cover shoot. He’s pretty, deadpan and funny – just how we like them.
Mr Dornan will also appear on a special digital edition cover. So if you want an additional shot download the issue when it goes on sale on 2nd January.
Fifty Shades of Grey is in cinemas February 13th.
– Jamie Dornan > Photoshoots > 2015 > Jeff Hahn for ELLE UK