Jamie Dornan previews 'different' screen role

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 February 2015
Jamie Dornan

Jamie Dornan

'Fifty Shades of Grey' star Jamie Dornan has revealed his next on-screen role is "as different as you can get" from the erotic film

Jamie Dornan next on-screen role is "as different as you can get" from 'Fifty Shades of Grey'.

The 32-year-old star - who recently appeared alongside Dakota Johnson in the Sam Taylor-Johnson-directed film - has been cast in a movie about the Siege of Jadotville, which is based on real-life events during the civil war in the Belgian Congo.

Jamie - who's set to play an officer leading a United Nations (UN) Irish army unit that went to the country in 1961 - said: "It's not Christian Grey in uniform."

The plot centres on how an outnumbered Irish unit, led by Dornan's character, faced 3,000 troops who were loyal to the prime minister.

Jamie told the Daily Mail newspaper: "There was unrest and the officer and his men were fighting French and Belgian mercenaries.

"The UN wouldn't send more ammunition and the film's about how these men coped. It's as different as you can get from Fifty Shades."

Meanwhile, Jamie revealed recently that he intends to "flee the country" after he finishes promoting 'Fifty Shades of Grey'.

The actor - who plays the lead character of Christian Grey in the erotic film - said: "I am fleeing the country. I am certainly not going to stand in Leicester Square without my shirt, asking people if they enjoyed the movie! I am keeping a low profile."

Fifty Shades of Grey

  • 3 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 2h 5min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Sam Taylor-Johnson
  • Cast: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Jennifer Ehle
  • UK release: 13 February 2015

Despite its troubling gender politics and distinct lack of plot, the likeable Johnson brings nuance and charm to a paper-thin character; Dornan manages to offer a hint of humanity; and given the many constraints, this sleek, fairly trim and occasionally sensual adaptation is the best imaginable outcome.

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