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Thursday October 24, 2013 8:17 pm

Jamie Dornan Cast as Christian in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

Jamie DornanOne English actor's discarded role is another Irish actor's treasure!

As Charlie Hunnam walked away from the coveted gig to portray Christian Grey in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, Jamie Dornan has swiftly taken his place. The 31 year-old Once Upon a Time star was actually one of the first actors to be considered for the role before Hunam was officially cast.

The UK actor - who previously dated Keira Knightley - screen tested with Dakota Johnson last Friday for director Sam Taylor-Johnson, author E.L. James, and producers Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti. Sources also claim that Billy Magnussen and Francois Arnaud also tested with Johnson.

Negotiations with Dornan are currently underway, as the fimmakers are looking to start production in November.

Read More | The Hollywood Reporter

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