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Jamie wants to 'flee' due to the Fifty Shades hype

Bashful Jamie Dornan has said he'll "flee the country" after all the hype around his new movie, Fifty Shades of grey.

The Northern Irish heartthrob was on the Graham Norton Show last night and said he was relieved the movie has finally been released.

"I am fleeing the country. I am certainly not going to stand in Leicester Square without my shirt, asking people if they enjoyed the movie. I am keeping a low profile," he told Norton.

His current superstar status - thanks to his role as Christian Grey - is miles away from his early days in Hollywood when he shared a flat with Bafta winner Eddie Redmayne.

"We had long stints when we tried and failed to work. We were really unemployed and really single. We did nothing - it was really bleak," he said.

"We used to have the same agency and they would send three scripts to Eddie and 26 to me, which just meant there were 23 more jobs I tried and failed to get."


Dornan also revealed how he spent time in the Red Room before filming.

"I spent some time in there on my own looking at everything so I wouldn't look like I didn't know what I was doing," he joked.

The 32-year-old also confirmed that his wife Amelia Warner has not seen the movie, which was released yesterday.

"She hasn't seen the film and I don't think she will, to be honest. I'd understand if she didn't want to," he confirmed.