|Birthdate:||May 1, 1982|
|Birthplace:||Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland|
|Portrays:||Huntsman / Sheriff Graham|
|Latest appearance:||"Welcome to Storybrooke"|
James "Jamie" Dornan was born on May 1, 1982 in the town of Holywood of County Down, Northern Ireland as the youngest child out of his two elder sisters, Liesa and Jessica. 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, passed away from inoperable pancreatic cancer when he was just sixteen years old. In later life, his father remarried in 2002 to obstetrician and gynaecologist Samina.
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, and once supported Scottish singer KT Tunstall on tour. The group disbanded in 2008.
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 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. In the modelling industry, he posted for Hugo Boss, 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. In 2012, he gave it up to enter into the acting business.
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.
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|Once Upon a Time: Season Two|
|Once Upon a Time: Specials|
|"Magic is Coming":||"The Price of Magic":||"Journey to Neverland":||"Wicked is Coming":||"Storybrooke Has Frozen Over":||"Secrets of Storybrooke":|
Note: "Archive" denotes archive footage.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 https://twitter.com/JamieDornan1/status/329750045480087552
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2013-05-13/the-fall-jamie-dornan-on-the-perils-of-playing-a-serial-killer
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 http://www.irishnews.com/features/reflecting-on-the-miracle-of-life-1284750
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/film/jamie-dornan--prince-charming-7669885.html
- ↑ http://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/our-wee-son-jamie-looks-and-sounds-1-1838951
- ↑ http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/blogs/542809/bbc-s-the-fall-10-things-you-didn-t-know-about-jamie-dornan.html
- ↑ http://www.ew.com/article/2013/10/23/jamie-dornan-fifty-shades-grey
- ↑ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/17/jamie-dornan-baby-girl_n_4459157.html