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Jamie and Robert busy breaking into US

THEY are already household names in Ireland and now heartthrobs Jamie Dornan and Robert Sheehan are set for more international success.

The two Irish stars have just lined up roles in major productions, adding to their impressive repertoires.

Although he's bound to hit the big time with his portrayal in 50 Shades of Grey, father-of-one Jamie (32) has 
landed a part opposite Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper, Emma Thompson and Sienna Miller in Chef, about a 
cook who comes to London in an effort to win another Michelin star.

It will cement his star in the US as a bone fide and bankable name.


Jamie's been enjoying plenty of attention lately and in addition to his upcoming parts in 50 Shades of Grey and Chef, has seen his BBC crime series The Fall get picked up internationally.

The Belfast-made programme is now available in the US on Netflix.

Meanwhile, Love/Hate's Robert Sheehan is now attached to the supernatural chiller The Messenger, with model Lily Cole and actor Jack Fox.

The Portlaoise native, who last year got his big break in America with the blockbuster adaptation of Cassandra Clare's best-selling franchise The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, will join the cast in the UK next week when filming begins.

The 26-year-old will be fresh off the set of Moonwalkers in Brussels, which he has made with Harry Potter's Rupert Grint.

He has also signed up to play Roman general Mark Antony, in a remake of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.