Jamie Dornan: The Fall scarred me for life

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 September 2014
Jamie Dornan

Jamie Dornan

Jamie Dornan has confessed starring as serial killer in 'The Fall' has left him feeling "scarred" for life

Jamie Dornan is "scarred" for life after playing a serial killer in 'The Fall'.

The 32-year-old stars as sexually-motivated murderer Paul Spector in the BBC Two thriller-drama series and has confessed the brutal acts his character commits have left him scarred.

Quizzed about the impact the role has had on him, he said: "There are maybe not a lot of positives. You can't fail to be left slightly scarred by inhabiting someone like that for two seasons.

"I do carry elements of him in a worrying way. I find him relatable and understand why he is how he is.

"There are times towards the end of filming series one and series two where I did scare myself that some of Jamie's reactions were like Paul's.

"You do carry some of that anger and hatred in you a little bit, especially towards the end of filming."

Jamie stars alongside 'The X-Files' actress Gillian Anderson, who takes on the role of detective Stella Gibson - who's tasked with hunting down Spector - in 'The Fall', and she's revealed she's keen for the show to return for a third series.

According to the Daily Mirror newspaper, she said of her character: "Who she is and everything she stands for I find very compelling on the page."

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