Jamie Dornan and some of his most impressive work from last year lead a pack of nominations at this years IFTA Film & Drama Awards, scheduled to take place in Dublin, Ireland on April 8.
The Siege of Jadotville, a true story based on Irish UN troops in 1961 sent on a peace keeping mission in the Kongo at the height of the cold war, is nominated for an outstanding seven awards while BBC Drama The Fall, in which Dornan plays serial killer Paul Spector, is nominated for two. Jamie himself snagged the nomination for Actor in a Leading Role – Film for his portrayal of Commandant Pat Quinlan in Netflix’s Jadotville. Production, visual, score and Jadotville co-Star Jason O’Mara also received nominations, which we’ve listed below.
The IFTA’s are scheduled to take place at the Round Room in the Mansion House in Dublin, Ireland on Saturday April 8th, 2017. With no word yet on whether Jamie will attend, he has in the past (and won) and we’re optimistic he will again this year.
IFTA FILM & DRAMA AWARDS 2017 – NOMINEES
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE – FILM
JAMIE DORNAN, THE SIEGE OF JADOTVILLE
THE SIEGE OF JADOTVILLE
RICHIE SMYTH, THE SIEGE OF JADOTVILLE
KEVIN BRODBIN, THE SIEGE OF JADOTVILLE
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – FILM:
JASON O’MARA, THE SIEGE OF JADOTVILLE
THE SIEGE OF JADOTVILLE
THE SIEGE OF JADOTVILLE
THE FALL SEASON 3
DAVID HOLMES, THE FALL
It’s been a busy week for our favourite Irishman Jamie Dornan, who landed in the United States earlier this week for press and film work. The Untogether star made some appearances throughout Hollywood and LA this week to promote The Fall, Fifty Shades Darker and to commence his new film.
A busy husband and doting daddy to two precious girls, the star took part in the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Conversational Series on November 2nd, where he spoke to host Jenelle Riley (and an enthusiastic audience) about his role as Paul Spector in BBC Two’s chilling series, The Fall.
The audience was responsive and enthusiastic, laughing and joking along with Jamie and Jenelle, no doubt succumbing to Dornan’s ever charming personality. But things soon got serious as we started to delve into the mind of Paul Spector and Jamie’s perspective relevant to the character.
He spoke incredibly about the series and credits his success as the actor he is today to Spector. He’s built strong relationships with both co-star Gillian Anderson and creator Allan Cubitt, citing that they both believed in his ability as an actor.
Paul Spector’s life came to an unexpected and abrupt end last Friday, leaving fans dismayed and with so many unanswered questions. But how Jamie felt about it was more important. During the interview, Dornan said of leaving the show “It’s sort of, bereft that it’s over to be honest. I get quite emotional,” bearing the same emotions as fans of the show. “There was discussions of continuing it but the reality is, you can’t sustain audience interest with this particular case (…) as much I was all ‘Don’t kill me, don’t kill me,'” which unfortunately, was the outcome.
This isn’t the first time Jamie has had to die in a movie or series either. He’s done so in quite a few, actually. His first major role found him on ABC’s Once Upon A Time as Sheriff Graham who met his demise at the hands of the Evil Queen, and once more as Jan Kubis in Anthropoid; based on the true story of the assassination plot against Reinhardt Heinrich, Hitler’s third in command. “I die in everything… I kill myself at the end of (Anthropoid,)” Jamie explains, as if it’s almost second nature for his characters to die.
Dornan also shed light on a topic that most of us, if not all, are familiar with; that Spector was not the original role he auditioned for in The Fall. Detective Sergeant James Olson had a two episode part and that was the role that Dornan auditioned for; someone who (coincidentally) gets shot and ultimately dies, in the second episode. Dornan joked about how he went from auditioning for the good guy, to being the bad guy. When he got the call, he was dumbfounded. “I was called back from LA,” (to audition for the part) two days after he got engaged to now wife Amelia. “This role would change my life. I just knew it.” Dornan didn’t think twice about it and was on a flight back to the UK two days later. “I had a seven hour audition. I was knackered,” explaining how he performed an array of scenes for the part. It wasn’t long until it became apparent that Cubitt was onto something with Dornan. When Allan asked Gillian what she thought of the actor’s audition, she modestly replied “He’s the guy,” and once Allan had her support, (Cubitt) was convinced a lot easier.
Spector isn’t exactly an easy role to play, or an easy character to escape. When asked, Dornan explained how he gets out of Paul’s head and the struggle he sometime faces doing so. “I like to get out of his head because I find it a very unhealthy place to sustain myself.”
Jamie had nothing but positive and eloquent things to say regarding co-star Gillian Anderson. “She’s a dream,” Dornan proclaims, vocalizing his adoration for the X Files star. He recalls Season 2, Episode 6 of The Fall, where he and Anderson exchanged 14 pages of dialogue between them in a single scene. “It was the most satisfying day of my life,” (filming a record breaking scene with Anderson.) The pair have an incredible bond shared forever by the series which he’s sure will continue beyond the series end.
Jamie can’t offer much advice in terms of auditioning however. He’s had a few that haven’t gone over so well, as has any actor trying to make it big. Jamie auditioned for several roles in Hollywood musicals including Rock of Ages starring Tom Cruise. Of one specific musical audition, he says he sang the song (he was told to audition with) “the whole fucking way there. I brought a little quarter bottle of Jameson whiskey, and I was like, ‘OK I’m gonna drink this, it’s gonna give me a bit of Dutch courage and warm my vocal chords.” He ended up getting sick (from both nerves and whiskey combined) prior to the audition and explains bombing it in the end. He ended up apologizing for the audition and left on his own accord, embarrassed by the audition itself.
Jamie is in town not only for The Fall press, but to also begin filming on his new project Untogether. “I start filming this Friday. I get to hopefully be quite funny (…) I’ve wanted to do more comedic things for a long time,” whilst his fans agree. Jamie is charming, funny and comedic in his own way and we’ve been waiting to see that side of him portrayed on screen. About the Untogether cast, Jamie explains “It’s a really, cool group of people. Jemima Kirke, Lola Kirke, Billy Crystal…” You can’t get any more epic than that!
Jamie is also set to start filming Robin Hood: Origins in early 2017. “I start (Robin Hood) in January. I hope its bearded. It’s very cool. It’s fun to do, not those huge budget (OK, nineteen million is a lot of money), films. It’s not one of those (Avatar) movies (with a huge budget)” Jamie will play Will Scarlet, a prominent member of Robin’s Merry Men.
Watch Jamie’s full interview with the SAG-AFTRA Conversational Series here.
Check out stunning portraits of Jamie in our gallery from the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversational Series below, and keep checking the site for relevant and up to date news on Jamie’s upcoming and current projects.
It’s been a while since we’ve laid eyes on our favourite Irishman! Jamie took Los Angeles by storm today whilst attending the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversation Series. Hosted by Variety’s Jenelle Riley, Dornan was there to talk about his role as Paul Spector in Belfast thriller, The Fall. The final episode (for Dornan) aired last Friday simultaneously on BBC Two and RTE One and it left viewers in fifty shades of emotions.
‘The SAG-AFTRA Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides vital assistance and educational programming to its performers while serving the public through it’s children’s literacy needs’ So, Jamie took some time to sit down with Jenelle to talk about his acting craft and process.
Unfortunately, no video has been released of the conversation as it’s due to post on SAG’s YouTube in a couple of days. We’re stoked however to hear how Jamie perfects the role of Paul Spector and any insight into Jamie’s thoughts about Spector’s demise.
The star is in LA to work on a current project ‘Untogether,’ where he plays Nick – a writer who’s achieved success writing his memoir of war-time courage which sees him showered in women and wealth. The story however focuses around the affair between Nick (Dornan) and Andrea (Jemima Kirke,) a former teen prodigy turned heroin-addict who’s trying to achieve success as a writer.
The film is already halfway through production, completing much of it before Dornan’s arrival.
The star is also set to appear on Jimmy Kimmel tomorrow evening at 11:35pm EST on ABC. He’ll tape the show during the day tomorrow prior to it being aired.
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Check out 20 HQ images of Jamie attending the SAG-AFTRA’s Foundation Conversation today below.
Jamie recently sat down with ICON EL PAÍS to discuss The Fall, Fifty Shades of Grey and his time spent as a teen with friends Eddie Redmayne and Andrew Garfield. Although the article was originally printed in Spanish, EJD has spent some time translating the article into proper English. Read below and enjoy!
It took one decade for the ex model from Belfast to be acknowledged as an actor. Now, Jamie Dornan fights to get rid of Grey’s shadow. Thanks to roles like the psychopath in “The Fall” or the heroic soldier from “The Siege of Jadotville” (the Netflix Original that will be released on Netflix October 7th,) it looks like he won’t need to wait another decade this time. He talked to us in an exclusive interview for ICON.
There are Twitter accounts dedicated to celebrating the shapes of his arms. Advertising images where this ex-model appeared cuddled up with Kate Moss, or smeared with oil along with Eva Mendes, form part of the popular imagery of the past decade. Media as prestigious as The New York Times nicknamed him ‘The Golden Torso’ and a trailer for the second installment of the Fifty Shades series – where he plays the most mysterious icon of our age: a millionaire fond of sadomasochistic sex – sent millions of fans into a frenzy counting down the days until the premiere (February 10, 2017). Jamie Dornan, however, is the one that seems to care the least. Northern Ireland’s 34 year old clearly wants to offer something more than a godlike physique. He could have spent his days signing a never ending stream of advertising contracts while continuing to be shown half naked but instead decided to pursue acting. After facing some criticism, Dornan landed the role in the UK television series ‘The Fall’, where he plays a psychopath from his native city of Belfast. The Fall has just released its third season, and it’s in that television series that Dornan proves his depth as an actor. His latest film, a stark contrast to his role as Christian Grey, also showcases Dornan’s talent. ‘The Siege of Jadotville,’ which debuts on Netflix October 7, is inspired by a true story. In 1961, during the war of Katanga, a secessionist province of Congo, an Irish battalion of 150 soldiers sent by the United Nations was attacked by some 3000 men of the local army assisted by French and Belgian mercenaries. There were five days of fierce fighting, but this battle was excluded from the official history of Ireland. “I had no idea about this battle. It was kept secret for years for several reasons, which I find embarrassing since it shows Irish heroics on a large scale” He explains in his County Down accent, after a photo shoot in which he had been amicable and sociable, spontaneous and somewhat foul-mouthed.
Why did you get into the film business?
I don’t have the proper attitude for working in an office. From a young age, I knew that I was not that kind of person. I lack the patience to sit in front of a computer. I had no idea what I would do, but I think that all those who work in film feel compelled at a young age. I started theatre at the age of 13; I wanted to be a different person and express myself accordingly than my friends on the rugby team. It was clear I wanted to be an actor. I felt comfortable in a world that allowed me to be the person people weren’t expecting me to be.
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SET YOUR DVR’S because we finally have a premier date for The Fall Series 3!
BBC Two announced today that the third series will commence on Thursday September 29th, 2016 at 9pm. Not only that, but they also released a new TV spot for the series. Watch below!
Chills, right?! So mark your calendars, set your recording devices and call all of your friends to watch together. Spector hits our eyeballs in 15 days!
ALL HE NEEDS IS A PLAIN, WHITE TEE
Our eyeballs needed readjusting this morning when new pictures of Jamie spotted out at the market in Cotswolds, UK yesterday graced our news feeds and timelines. He looks well! Jamie’s been laying low for the past couple of weeks during down time from various press tours he’s currently working on. In nothing more than jeans, a white tee and runners, Jamie effortlessly steals our hearts with a simple coffee in hand and bulging biceps.
Next week, Dornan resumes press junkets and public appearances for ‘Anthropoid’ making stops at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival, a Q&A and screening of the film alongside co-star Cillian Murphy and two talk shows. The week after that, Dornan embarks on press tours for the third series of ‘The Fall’ as well as his most anticipated project (I mean, we’ve only waited two years or so – no biggie,) Liz Jensen’s psychological thriller, ‘The 9th Life of Louis Drax.’
With such a hectic schedule ahead of the Irish actor, it’s humbling to know that he’s taking whatever time he has at the moment to be the loving husband and doting father we’ve grown to love. We’ll see you next week, Jamie!
You can find fourteen (14) HQ photos of Jamie spotted out in Clotswolds yesterday in our gallery.
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING? SEARCH OVER TWO AND A HALF YEARS OF ARCHIVES
JAMIE’S 2017 SCHEDULE
01.20 | RADIO STEPHEN INTERVIEW FOR TINY LIFE (BELFAST)
01.23 | ROBIN HOOD ORIGINS BEGINS FILMING IN BUDAPEST, HUNGARY</strike
01.31 | JAMIE MAKES AN APPEARANCE ON THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW
01.31 | JAMIE TO APPEAR ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE
02.01 | FIFTY SHADES DARKER FEATURETTE ON ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT (ET) - 7:00PM EST
02.01 | JAMIE TO APPEAR ON THE CONAN O'BRIEN SHOW (11PM EST)
02.02 | JAMIE TO APPEAR ON THE TODAY SHOW (7AM-9AM EST)
02.02 | JAMIE TO ATTEND VIP FIFTY SHADES DARKER MASQUERADE BALL (LOS ANGELES)
02.02 | FIFTY SHADES DARKER PREMIER - LOS ANGELES
02.06 | JAMIE AND DAKOTA TO APPEAR ON THIS MORNING (10:30AM UK)
02.07 | FIFTY SHADES DARKER PREMIER - HAMBURG, GERMANY
02.08 | FIFTY SHADES DARKER PREMIER - MADRID, SPAIN
02.09 | FIFTY SHADES DARKER PREMIER - LEICESTER ODEON SQUARE, LONDON, UK
02.10 | FIFTY SHADES DARKER WORLDWIDE PREMIER
02.10 | JAMIE TO APPEAR ON THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW
02.12 | JAMIE AND AMELIA TO ATTEND THE 2017 EE BAFTA'S - ALBERT ROYAL HALL LONDON, UK
02.20 | ROBIN HOOD: ORIGINS BEGINS FILMING IN DUBROVNIK, CROATIA
02.26 | JAMIE TO ATTEND THE 89TH ACADEMY AWARDS (OSCARS), THE DOLBY THEATER - HOLLYWOOD, CA
🌟 04.08 | IFTA'S IN DUBLIN, IRELAND
💻 04.25 | DIGITAL HD RELEASE OF FIFTY SHADES DARKER
👠 04.28 | WALK OF LIFE FASHION SHOW (UNCONFIRMED)
🎂05.01 | JAMIE'S 35TH BIRTHDAY!
📀 05.09 | OFFICIAL DVD AND BLU RAY RELEASE OF FIFTY SHADES DARKER
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