"Fifty Shades of Grey" star's fans sound a little much! "You're in a headlock before you know it. I mean it's the most loving headlock you can imagine."

It's hard to keep track of Jamie Dornan’s sizzling career these days. He’s starring in Robin Hood and A Private War – the latter is tipped for awards recognition – not to mention My Dinner With Hervé on HBO.   And he’s got a new BBC three-part series, Death and Nightingales, which is “based on Irish writer Eugene McCabe's Fermanagh-set novel,” according to RTE.

Given his high profile career, it’s not surprising that dad-to-be Jamie – he and wife Amelia are expecting baby number three – is becoming more recognizable on the street, particularly in his hometown of Belfast.

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"You know, Belfast is brilliant now. It's got amazing places to eat, the bars have always been brilliant, the people have always been brilliant,” he told Radio Times magazine.

"There are a few places I would avoid a little bit now because I'm probably more recognized at home than anywhere else in the world and sometimes it's, er ... people with a few drinks in them can be ... well, they're a bit hands on.

"You're in a headlock before you know it. I mean it's the most loving headlock you can imagine, but sometimes you're not up for that when all you want is a quiet drink with your mates."

Jamie won’t ever forget where he came from, even though the chances of him returning to the North are slim to none.

"There's maybe a world where I'd move back, but I live in the Cotswolds now and my wife and my kids are English. I like to tell the kids that they're Irish a lot and keep hoping that they'll say the odd word in my accent but ... they haven't yet,” he said.

Here's the trailer to the newly released "Robin Hood":

Jamie Dornan as Will Scarlet, in "Robin Hood".