Sunday 22 October 2017

Jamie Dornan makes rare red carpet appearance with wife Amelia Warner at 50 Shades Darker premiere

Jamie Dornan (L)and his wife English actress Amelia Warner pose on the red carpet upon arrival at the UK premiere of Fifty Shades Darker in London
Jamie Dornan (L)and his wife English actress Amelia Warner pose on the red carpet upon arrival at the UK premiere of Fifty Shades Darker in London
Jamie Dornan (L)and his wife English actress Amelia Warner pose on the red carpet upon arrival at the UK premiere of Fifty Shades Darker in London
Northern Irish actor Jamie Dornan (L)and his wife English actress Amelia Warner pose on the red carpet upon arrival at the UK premiere of Fifty Shades Darker in London
Jamie Dornan and Amelia Warner attend the "Anthropoid" UK film premiere at the BFI Southbank on August 30, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Jamie Dornan and Amelia Warner attends the UK film premiere of "Mum's List" at The Curzon Mayfair on November 23, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
Jamie Dornan and wife Amelia
Jamie Dornan and Amelia Warner attend the "Anthropoid" UK film premiere at the BFI Southbank on August 30, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
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Let's hear it for Jamie Dornan and Amelia Warner.

The Irish actor (34) was joined by his wife of nearly four years as they hit the red carpet together in London for the latest premiere of Fifty Shades Darker.

While the film might be getting negative reviews, the couple were all smiles as they enjoyed a rare public date night to promote the latest instalment in the raunchy film series.

Dornan opted for a classic grey two-piece suit by Louis Vuitton, while Amelia, who has two children with the star, wore a monchrome Rosetta Grey peplum top and trousers.

Jamie Dornan (L)and his wife English actress Amelia Warner pose on the red carpet upon arrival at the UK premiere of Fifty Shades Darker in London
Jamie Dornan (L)and his wife English actress Amelia Warner pose on the red carpet upon arrival at the UK premiere of Fifty Shades Darker in London

It marks their first appearance since welcoming their second child last February and the famously private couple only confirmed the news of both of their children in 2013 and 2016 respectively, months after they were born.

While he might play coy on the details of their relationship, Dornan, who hails from Co Down, said it was love at first sight with his wife, who is also an actress.

"I was smitten from the start, I really was. I’m more in love with her today than I was at the start. She’s dream stuff. It’s amazing and I love fatherhood," he said.

Meanwhile, both Dornan and his co-star Dakota Johnson were forced to defend the film when anti-abuse campaigners protested outside the Odeon Cinema in Leicester Square.

Northern Irish actor Jamie Dornan (L)and his wife English actress Amelia Warner pose on the red carpet upon arrival at the UK premiere of Fifty Shades Darker in London
Northern Irish actor Jamie Dornan (L)and his wife English actress Amelia Warner pose on the red carpet upon arrival at the UK premiere of Fifty Shades Darker in London

"I think if those people were to see the film they would see that Anastasia is an incredibly empowered young woman and everything she does is of her own volition," Johnson told the Press Association.

"I think she carries herself with such integrity and self worth that maybe if they watched it they would feel a little bit inspired."

Dornan added: "The biggest part of S&M is boundaries, having a safe word, that's what that is. People only do it because they want to, nobody forces you into it.

"Some people like to be tied up and whipped, I don't but lots of people do in the world, they love it and that is their right. It's consensual and that should close that argument."

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