#HunkDay: 50 Shades of Jamie Dornan

If you couldn't tell by our Five Weeks of Fifty Shades feature, the team here at Romance at Random is pretty excited for the 50 Shades movie to premiere this weekend. That's why we're dedicating this week's hunk day to one hunk, the very sexy Jamie Dornan aka Christian Grey.

Jamie Dornan Wins Big at IFTA Awards

Jamie Dornan, aka Christian Grey, won in the best actor category for his role in The Fall at yesterday’s Irish Film and Television Academy awards. Around here, we all know he wins the award for “Actor We’re Most Looking Forward to Seeing In Love Scenes in February.” Until then, check out this pic of him and his gorgeous wife, Amelia Warner. (A tough act to follow, Dakotah!) Personally, I want to get my hands on copies of The Fall and also New Worlds. From what the press is saying about these two dramas, he’s got the acting chops to back up those Irish good looks. It’s looking promising for Fifty Shades. Jamie Dornan and wife Amelia Warner at the IFTA awards.

How Jamie Dornan Gets in the Mood

Those lucky Brits – they get the royals and Jamie Dorman’s next on-screen project: While we have to wait until February to see Jamie Dornan in Fifty Shades, they have the upcoming U.K. television series New Worlds.  But at least Americans can take credit for the source of his sexy inspiration. According to the U.K.’s Daily Mail, Dornan said that he  watched a DVD marathon of Sex and the City to get himself in the mood to shoot racy sex scenes. Chalk one up for this side of the pond!

Fifty Shades Star Jamie Dornan Appears In First New Worlds Trailer

Jamie Dornan may be playing Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, but he’s looking pretty sexy as rebel Abe Goffe in Channel 4’s historical drama New Worlds.
Channel 4 just released their first trailer for the new show, so you can get a glimpse of rebel Jamie.
The bad news (for me and anyone living in the U.S.) is that it’s only airing in the U.K.
Fingers crossed PBS will air this?!
If not, I guess we’ll have to wait til it comes out on Netflix.

Angelina Jolie on Fifty Shades Rumors

How close was Angelina Jolie to directing Fifty Shades of Grey? Back in 2012, before Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson were even considered for the main roles of Christian and Anastasia, there were reports that Angelina Jolie was in talks to direct the film adaptation of E.L. James’ bestselling novel.

Five Things We Love About Jamie Dornan

1. He’s Irish. Which means he has a cute accent, comes from the land of Guinness, and has luck on his side!       2. This Calvin Klein ad is–in our opinion–one of the steamiest ads they’ve done and it features Jamie.  We definitely wouldn’t mind coming across this in a magazine.
Photo courtesy of E! Online 3. He’s a new father to baby girl with his beautiful wife Amelia Warner. We both love and hate this. Hate it because it means he’s taken, but love it because Amelia Warner is gorgeous and we’re happy he’s happy, right? 4. He’s endorsed by Kiera Knightley (who he dated for two years). She says, of his role in 50 Shades, “He’s a very good looking boy, I’m sure the girls will love him.” A post break-up… Continue

Start Preparing: 1 Year Until Fifty Shades of Grey

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you’re all having a lovely, romantic day… but if you’re not, never fear, because next year is bound to be better (pun intended!). The movie version of Fifty Shades of Grey is due out next Valentine’s Day and who could ask for a sexier V-Day gift? So what should you be doing to prepare? We’ve got three suggestions: 1. Don’t miss a thing. Follow E.L. James on Twitter and like her on Facebook and get all of her updates. Maybe you’ll get a sneak-peek, maybe she’ll keep it all close to her breast until release day, but if you’re going to find out, she’ll be the one to tell you! You can also follow @FiftyShadesFilm and @FiftySOGfans for fan discussions and updates! 2. Read up on kink. If Fifty Shades… Continue