The County Down native and former Calvin Klein model, aged 31, will take on the role and negotiations on his contract are in the final stages.
Dornan’s father is a professor and the actor himself stars in an Irish folk group. He is also very active in a children’s charity
Dakota Johnson (24) will star as Anastasia Steele, and the film is reportedly still set for an Aug. 1, 2014 release, despite the casting shakeup.
Dornan currently stars in the British TV series “The Fall” and once dated Keira Knightley.
He is said to have screen tested very well with co-star Dakota Johnson.
Log in with your social accounts:
Or, log in with your IrishCentral account:
Don't have an account yet? Register now !
Join IrishCentral with your social accounts:
Already have an account ? Log in
Or, sign up for an IrishCentral account below:
Make sure we gathered the correct information from you
You already have an account on IrishCentral! Please confirm you're the owner.
Our new policy requires our users to save a first and last name. Please update your account: