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Sunday 25 February 2018

Dornan hopes Grey role is passable

Jamie Dornan stars as Christian Grey in the film adaptation of the book
Jamie Dornan stars as Christian Grey in the film adaptation of the book

Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan has said he hopes to be "the closest thing" to the Christian Grey imagined by novelist EL James.

The 32-year-old takes up the role in the much-hyped film adaptation of the best-selling "mummy porn" yarn, which will be released the day before Valentine's Day.

It tells the story of the sadomasochist relationship between wealthy entrepreneur Grey and college student Anastasia Steele.

Asked if he felt he had lived up to James's fantasies, the former Dior model, from Northern Ireland, told the Sunday Times Culture supplement: "Nobody can walk in and embody what she wants. It doesn't exist.

"But I hope I'm the closest thing. I hope I'm a good enough actor, and it's passable."

The father-of-one also said that although the film is sexual, he does not believe it is pornographic or even erotic.

"I just wouldn't use the word 'erotic' - it brings up different ideas for me.

"I just think we tried to make a good picture, you know?"

The series of three Grey books written by James, 51, from London, has reportedly sold over 100 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 52 languages.

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