Jamie Dornan in ELLE

On the cusp of superstardom

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Ok, so we know that the film adaptation of 50 Shades Of Grey won’t be in cinemas until February 2015, but we’re more than happy to spend the next 12 months obsessing about its star, Jamie Dornan.

The self-effacing Irish actor is the subject of our March issue Q&A.

He talks to us about acting success, the pros and cons of Twitter and the ‘genius’ of Lena Dunham.

Before Dornan came to our attention as the star of the BBC’s hit drama, The Fall, he was actually a musician.

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We asked him about his former incarnation.

Before acting you were in a band called Sons of Jim. Did you ever take that seriously?

It was one of those things that moved on its own wave that we weren’t really surfing on.

I was young and with one of my best mates in the world - who still is one of my best mates in the world - and we were just having fun, but other people were trying to make us go in a direction we hadn’t envisioned. Eventually something has to give.
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Are you a music snob?

I wouldn’t say that, although I probably was when I was younger.

It’s funny how you get a bit older and become a more accepting of things. When you’re in your twenties you’re sceptical of everything. I definitely felt like that.

Did you have many fans?

I should be writing a thousand apology letters to the friends and family I dragged to our gigs over the years. Often they would be the only people in the room having to talk amongst themselves.

Read our full Q&A with Jamie Dornan in the March issue of ELLE, on sale NOW

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