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Jamie Dornan
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Cast Member
Biographical Information
Gender: Male
Birthdate: May 1, 1982[1]
Birthplace: Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland[2]
Show Information
Portrays: Huntsman / Sheriff Graham
Status: Guest Starring
First appearance: "Pilot"
Latest appearance: "Welcome to Storybrooke"


Jamie Dornan is the Northern Irish actor who portrays the Huntsman and Sheriff Graham on ABC's Once Upon a Time.


Biography

James "Jamie" Dornan was born on May 1, 1982[1] in the town of Holywood of County Down, Northern Ireland as the youngest child out of his two elder sisters, Liesa and Jessica.[3] His father, Professor Jim Dornan, is a doctor and the former senior vice president of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Jamie's mother, Lorna,[3] passed away from inoperable pancreatic cancer when he was just sixteen years old.[4] In later life, his father remarried in 2002 to obstetrician and gynaecologist Samina.[3]

Following the grim outcome of losing a parent, Jamie attended boarding school at Methodist College Belfast. One of his strong subjects was drama and was productions of Blood Brothers and Bugsy Malone. His extracurricular passion was rugby pitch; acting as winger for the Belfast Harlequins. While at Methoidst College Belfast, he met school friend David Alexander. From their similar tastes in music, they formed the folk singing band Sons of Jim,[5] and once supported Scottish singer KT Tunstall on tour. The group disbanded in 2008.[6]

Later, Jamie dropped out of the University of Teesside to focus on rugby, but when that didn't work out, he moved to London in 2002[4] with the intention of enrolling in drama school. However, drinking problems spurred him from it; along with a miserable six month stint working in a Knightsbridge pub. Previously, Jamie was approached by a modelling agency in Belfast, and decided to take up on the offer and signed with Select Model Management.[4] In the modelling industry, he posted for Hugo Boss,[4] Dior Homme, Giorgio Armani, Calvin Klein and often paired up with big name female models Kate Moss, Lara Stone and Gisele Bündchen and actress Eva Mendes.[4] In 2012, he gave it up to enter into the acting business.[2]

His first movie role was in Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette as an alleged love interest of the queen, portrayed by Kirsten Dunst. In film, he portrayed the lead role of Ed in the 2008 Hammer Horror production Beyond the Rave. In 2009's Shadows in the Sun, which starred three-time Academy Award nominee Jean Simmons. Following his departure from ABC's Once Upon a Time, Jamie was cast in Northern Irish crime drama The Fall as Paul Spector, a man leading a double life as a family oriented father and calculating female serial killer, opposite The X-Files alumni Gillian Anderson as sleuthing detective Stella Gibson.

Jamie married English actress and singer Amelia Warner on April 27, 2013 in Somerset. They recently welcomed their first child, a girl.[7]

Trivia

  • The Oscar-winning 1940s actress Greer Garson is his paternal grand aunt.[4]

Appearances

Note: "Archive" denotes archive footage.

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Start a Discussion Discussions about Jamie Dornan

  • The Huntsman

    27 messages
    • Indeed. I mean, it's not like they didn't give us enough eyecandies after they killed him off, still... Graham is Graham.
    • He was one of my fave character... until he wasn't on the show for the 4 or 5 episodes.. And when August came on he became one of my new fav...

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