"Fifty Shades" star Jamie Dornan lost his mother to pancreatic cancer two decades ago.
Jamie Dornan recently opened up about going through the tragic death of his mother in 1998 when he was just a teenager.
"You never get over it and now that I have kids myself I see they don’t have a grandmother from my side — that’s an odd thing,” Dornan, who has two daughter Duclie and Elva with wife Amelia Warner, said.
“They are daily and continue to have an effect — you feel that they are manifesting over time in a way you didn’t expect them to," the County Down native told the BBC.
Keen to use his platform to give back, the actor is supporting NI PanC, a pancreatic cancer support group at Belfast's Mater Hospital.
“I've always wanted to be associated to a charity that means something to me in a major way. It all seemed very fitting I could do whatever I can promote awareness of this horrendous disease," he said.
Dornan was joined by his sister Jessica Dornan Lynas and his father Jim at the launch of the support group.
Kevin Cooper ©: Launch of new community group “Northern Ireland Pancreatic Cancer (NIPanC)” by new group NIPanC President, Professor James Dornan his daughter Jess and his son, Jamie Dornan, NIPanC Patron, took place in the Atrium of the Mater Hospital on Wednesday 1 August 2018. pic.twitter.com/NMjbEcgD8E— Kevin Cooper (@photolinepic) August 2, 2018