Monday 18 December 2017

No morning after the night before for 'Fifty Shades' star Jamie as he leaves IFTAs early to look after his little girl

Jamie Dornan and his wife Amelia Warner with their baby
Jamie Dornan and his wife Amelia Warner with their baby


IT was 50 shades of parenthood for Irish actor Jamie Dornan who ducked out of late night celebrations at the IFTAs to care for his baby daughter.

He's about to become the desire of women all over the world when 50 Shades of Grey hits the screens, but Dornan is more interested in family life than being an international heartthrob. The 31-year-old movie star was the big winner at the 2014 IFTAs, taking home the Best Actor in a TV role accolade for his portrayal in hit thriller The Fall, as well as being crowned the Irish Film Board's Rising Star.

He is currently filming the next season of the dark drama, which sees him play serial killer Paul Spector, in Belfast.

The Fall has been a huge ratings hit for the BBC and co-stars Gillian Anderson and Bronagh Waugh. Even though a string of well-known guests partied into the early hours after the ceremony finished, Jamie chose to take an early night with his wife Amelia Warner.


The couple, who married in 2013, recently welcomed their daughter -- who was upstairs sleeping as Jamie accepted his two gongs -- and headed back to their hotel room as soon as they could after the show.

And the former Calvin Klein model Jamie and his beautiful other half were up bright and early yesterday, as the new parents made the most of the Sunday morning sunshine to enjoy a stroll through the capital with their baby.

Jamie showed he's a hands-on dad, cradling the little tot before taking charge and pushing the pram around the Dublin streets. It was a flying visit for the actor as the pair were seen packing their bags into a waiting car before lunch and heading back to the airport.


Several couples were in attendance on the night, including Kathryn Thomas and her man Padraig McLoughlin and Norah Casey and her fireman boyfriend, but a number of celebrities brought family members as their dates.

Liam Cunningham was accompanied by his mother and Colin Farrell attended with his sister Claudine.

The festivities continued well into the early hours of yesterday morning at the host venue, the DoubleTree hotel in Ballsbridge.

Flying solo, was RTE broadcaster Ryan Tubridy. The Late Late Show host told the Herald he was enjoying a night off-duty, where he did not have to interview his fellow guests.

He was keen to buy a congratulatory drink for Peter Coonan after he won the Best Supporting Actor prize for Love/Hate.

Stuart Carolan also caught up with the cast of his hit show at the bar.

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