ST ANDREWS – Jamie Dornan, the star of the much awaited film version of Fifty Shades of Grey, is to make his debut later this week in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
Dornan, from Holywood in Northern Ireland, the same town as world No.1 golfer Rory Mcilroy, who is also playing in the Championship, has the title role of Christian Grey in the film, which is due to be released early next year. The trilogy by E.L.James has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide.
Also highly praised for his portrayal of serial killer Paul Spector in the BBC TV drama The Fall, Dornan said: “I can’t wait to play in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship this week. I’ll be one of two people playing from Holywood, County Down. The other being Rory McIlroy. I’d say your money’s safer with Rory.”
With a prize fund of US$5 million, the championship incorporates two separate competitions – an individual professional tournament for the world’s leading golfers and a team event in which the professionals are paired with some of the most celebrated amateur golfers which creates a unique atmosphere.