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IN THE BEGINNING

When Jamie Dornan first sent in his audition tape in for the role of Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades series, being the humble man he is, he didn’t know if much would come of it. In his own words Dornan said “It would just be a funny story about going up for Fifty Shades.” However, a couple of months after submitting said audition tape, he was contacted by production and notified that he was a top contender to for the enigmatic role, and to be prepared to fly to Los Angeles to test for the part. But in September 2013, EL James, author of the Fifty Shades trilogy, announced that Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam had been awarded the coveted role of Christian Grey opposite breath-of-fresh-air Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele.

It wasn’t even a month later when things took a dramatic turn when Hunnam dropped out of the film due to a scheduling conflict, leaving Fifty Shades fans, Grey-less once again. Dornan was contacted immediately and flew to LA for a screen test. Director Sam Taylor-Johnson was immediately impressed and Dornan was given the role just days later.

On October 23rd, 2013, just a little over a month before filming was scheduled to commence, the Fifty Shades fandom had their new and final Christian Grey as the announcement poured over social media via James’ social media feeds. Dornan’s wife and musician Amelia Warner was heavily pregnant at the time, but being the supportive wife she is, dropped everything and agreed to fly to Vancouver with her husband so that he could grab hold of this once in a lifetime opportunity, understanding that they would have their baby on foreign Canadian soil. Their daughter was born happy and healthy just three (3) days before filming commenced.

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PREPARATION

In order to prepare for his role as the dominant Mr. Grey, Dornan hit the gym but also had to study up on an unfamiliar topic: BDSM. In addition to reading the books and conducting his own independent internet research, Dornan visited an S&M dungeon where he observed a dominant and submissive engaged in doing scenes together. Dornan and Johnson also completed an Entertainment Weekly photoshoot showcasing and highlighting the main stars of the franchise. These were the first official pictures released of Dornan and Johnson in their roles as Christian and Ana. 

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AND SO IT BEGINS

The first day of filming for Fifty Shades of Grey took place on Sunday December 1st, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Fans were more than elated to finally see the roles of Christian and Ana being brought to life by Jamie and Dakota, respectively. After delays in filming and release dates (the movie was originally slated for theatrical release on August 1, 2014) fans were elated that the project was finally underway. Filming continued in Vancouver over the next couple of months and wrapped on February 21st, 2014. Over the next few months an onslaught of promotions began including several movie trailers and TV spots as well a music video for Ellie Goulding’s Love Me Like You Do, featured on the OMPST, which featured scenes from the film, drip feeding fans a sweet taste of what was to come. Dornan and Johnson attended dozens of interviews and were featured on magazine covers. They did several promotional photoshoots sending the film’s hype into the stratosphere. Reshoots for the movie took place and were completed in October 2014, a year after Jamie was given the part of Christian. The countdown was on.

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MOVIE TIME

Notably, The Today Show which is filmed in NY, New York had an entire week devoted to Fifty Shades and its pending international release with EL James, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Jamie Dornan, and Dakota Johnson all in attendance. On February 6th, 2015 The Today Show hosted a special screening just for the fans  that who attended that day. The world wide premier however took place in London, England on February 12th, 2015 with the film being released worldwide the following day on February 13th, 2015. The film instantly broke sales records, being the biggest R rated ticket presale in history, having (at the time) the biggest opening weekend for a movie released in February (it was surpassed by Deadpool in February 2016), and going on to earn over $500 million worldwide at the box office.

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WHAT ABOUT DARKER AND FREED?

Now of course the next logical question for any fan of the Fifty Shades trilogy was obvious: How long would it be until the sequel came out? Everyone was hopeful it might only be a year’s time, but unfortunately due to the news of director Sam Taylor-Johnson not returning for the sequels, things seemed up in the air. Fortunately, the uncertainty of the franchise was short-lived. On April 23rd, 2015, Universal Pictures announced that Fifty Shades Darker was slated for release on February 10th, 2017 and that Fifty Shades Freed would come out the following year, on February 9th, 2018. EL James’ husband Niall Leonard was to take over writing the script, and James Foley was named director of the next two films. Producers Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca have also remained with Team Fifty.

Near the end of 2015 it was announced that both films would be filmed simultaneously, ensuring that the franchise would be completed in the timetable set forth. Filming began in Vancouver on February 16th, 2016 with Dakota Johnson and other cast members, with Jamie Dornan finally joining on February 29th, 2016. Fans were elated to have the dynamic duo working together again at last!

Filming is expected to continue through July 2016, with production making a stop in France to film scenes of Christian and Ana’s honeymoon. What better place than the country of love? What has already been seen from filming so far has certainly got fans quivering in expectation of seeing our favorite story brought to life on the big screen once again.

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GREYDARKERFREED



FIFTY SHADES FREED FINAL OFFICIAL TRAILER
DAYS UNTIL FIFTY SHADES FREED
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MRS. GREY WILL SEE YOU NOW

Everything Jamie Dornan is thrilled to join #OfficialFifty for #FiftyShadesFreed, in theaters Valentine’s Day.

The official Fifty Shades Teaser has been released with a full length trailer dropping on November 6. Are you ready to meet Mrs. Grey?

Be sure to follow
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SCHEDULE AND TIMELINE OF EVENTS

JANUARY 2017

🎙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

FEBRUARY 2017

📺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

MARCH 2017
APRIL 2017

🌟 04.08 | IFTA’S IN DUBLIN, IRELAND

💻 04.25 | DIGITAL HD RELEASE OF FIFTY SHADES DARKER

👠 04.28 | WALK OF LIFE FASHION SHOW

MAY 2017

🎂05.01 | JAMIE’S 35TH BIRTHDAY!

📀 05.09 | OFFICIAL DVD AND BLU RAY RELEASE OF FIFTY SHADES DARKER

JUNE 2017
JULY 2017

07.04-07.05 | JAMIE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DDF IRISH OPEN

AUGUST 2017
SEPTEMBER 2017

09.02 | JAMIE TO PLAY IN THE GRENFELL TOWER CHARITY FOOTBALL (SOCCER IN NORTH AMERICA) GAME

🎬10.09 | JAMIE AND MILLIE ATTEND #TIFF17 FOR THE PREMIER OF MARY SHELLEY

OCTOBER 2017

10.05-10.08 | JAMIE TO PLAY IN THE ALFRED DUNHILL LINKS PRO-AM

NOVEMBER 2017

🎥 TBD | OFFICIAL FIFTY SHADES FREED FULL LENGTH TRAILER DROPS

DECEMBER 2017


Fifty Shades Darker
Jamie as Christian Grey
Status: Released
Release Date: February 10, 2017

Jamie returns as a wounded Christian Grey in E L James’ second installment of the Fifty Shades Franchise.

After Anastasia leaves Christian, he’ll do whatever it takes to get her back. But Christian has baggage which forces Anastasia to confront the anger and envy of the women and former submissives who came before her.


News Photos IMDb
 


H-Block
Jamie as an IRA Prisoner
Status: Pre-Production
Release Date: Unknown

Producer Jim Sheridan’s next great film will be based on the true story detailing the September 25th, 1983 Maze (Great) Prison Escape in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The prison was renowned for being one of the most escape proof, impenetrable prisons in the world.

The films production has been postponed.


News Photos IMDb
 


My Dinner with Hervé
Jamie as journalist Danny Tate
Status: Pre-Production
Release Date: April 2018

Based on a true story recalling the unlikely friendship between Hervé Villechaize (Peter Dinklage) and a journalist named Danny Tate (Jamie Dornan) who interviews him just days before Hervé commits suicide in 1993.


News Photos IMDb
 


Untogether
Jamie as Nick
Status: Post-production
Release Date:Unknown

Untogether pursues the affair between a former teen prodigy turned heroin addict (Jemima Kirk) now sober, who’s struggling to become a writer and Nick (Jamie Dornan) who plays a successful writer with his memoirs of war-time bravery, which in turn has showered him in wealth and women.


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Robin Hood: Origins
Jamie as Will Scarlet
Status: Post-Production
Release Date: September 21, 2018

A gritty take on the classic Robin Hood story, Jamie plays Will Scarlet, a prominent figure in Robin’s band of Merry Men opposite Taron Egerton (Robin Hood), Jamie Foxx (Little John) and Ben Mendelsohn (Sheriff of Nottingham)


News Photos IMDb
 


Fifty Shades Freed
Jamie as Christian Grey
Status: Post-production
Release Date: February 9, 2017

After Christian and Ana wed, everything seems to be finally falling into place – except it’s not. With the women of Christian’s past behind them, a new threat comes forward which threatens their happily ever after.


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