Monday 18 February 2019

Jamie Dornan: 'I followed a woman one day to prepare for role as serial killer in The Fall'

Jamie Dornan as Spektor in The Fall
Jamie Dornan as Spektor in The Fall
Jamie Dornan took a Tube trip for his role as a serial killer

Fifty Shades Of Grey star Jamie Dornan has revealed how he stalked a woman on the Tube in preparation for his role as a serial killer in The Fall.

The actor, who appeared opposite Gillian Anderson in the show, said he kept his "distance" and did it in a "really half-hearted" way.

Jamie Dornan
Jamie Dornan
Jamie Dornan and his wife Amelia Warner arrive for the British premiere of the movie 'Fifty Shades of Grey' in London

He told the LA Times: "I like, followed a woman off the train one day to see what it felt like to pursue someone like that."

He added: "It felt kind of exciting in a really dirty way and I'm not proud of myself but I do think I learned something from it".

The BBC Two show was critically acclaimed but has also been accused of glamorising violence against women - with its writer saying it "lingered too intimately" on the killer's brutal crimes.

The drama, which attracted more than three million viewers, revolved around Dornan's character attacking young, professional women.

The first series, directed by Jakob Verbruggen, was accused of being gratuitous for the way the camera lingered on the murderer's crimes.

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