So here we are, my first official update. This is taking longer than I had planned due to the sheer volume of content I’m having to collect, especially where Jamies projects are concerned. I am aware I won’t ever get everything I need but I’m willing to take longer to post to try and make sections as complete as they possibly can be. Lots of high quality screen captures from the first film of the Fifty Shades Trilogy have been added to the gallery along with additional stills and finally captures from the Blu Ray extras.
Hi everyone! My name is Jasper, and I’m the new owner of Jamie Dornan Network. Huge thanks to Jess for letting me adopt the site, and to Emily for being okay with me keeping the content! I’m a huge fan of Jamie, and I’m so excited to be running a site on him and bringing you all the latest updates and photos from now on. There will be one change on the site though; I won’t be posting any new candid photos of Jamie. I’d like to respect his privacy. I also put up new layouts, here on the main site and in the gallery. Hope you all like it.
For my first update, I have updated the Photoshoots & Portraits section of the gallery with some additional outtakes, and updated some sets with higher-quality versions. Check them out!
The only thing worse than a model/actress, the old snarky joke goes, is a model/actor. And I might once have snarked along with that joke, until I met Jamie Dornan. Jamie and I became friends exactly a decade ago, when he was 22 and I was 26 and a mutual friend introduced us at a party. Neither of us, to be honest, was in the best of shape at the time. He was heartbroken after the recent end of his long-term relationship with Keira Knightley (it took about a month before I even saw him smile) and I, meanwhile, was deep in my belief that the way to make the most of my 20s was to get as wasted as possible, as often as possible. But somehow, through our own personal fogs, we clicked.
Someone whispered to me early on that Jamie was a model, but I didn’t pay much attention to this information. It wasn’t until I went to New York for fashion week a few months after meeting him and saw him nearly naked on a giant billboard advert for Calvin Klein that I began to think my condescension might have been a tad misplaced. In fact, my new sweet and sweary friend from Belfast was one of the most successful male models in the world at the time, working for Dior Homme, Aquascutum, Zara, Armani and dozens of others. But you would never have known it from talking to him: as much as I tried to goad him by quoting Zoolander, he would just shrug and smile and change the subject. He never mentioned that he had spent the day, say, writhing naked with Gisele or Eva Mendes for a shoot, as most young men might reasonably have done, and in 10 years of knowing him I have never once seen him glance at his reflection in a mirror or window. I’ve never even heard him mention going to the gym.
He’s married now, to film composer Amelia Warner, and father to 16-month-old Dulcie. But when he was single, he was neither a shagger nor a flirt. Though some of my female friends made it very clear they would be happy to do either with him, he simply seemed to have no interest in his looks, or the benefits they could bring.
Today is the first and only time I’ve seen him wear a fashion freebie; we meet for this interview in a west London cafe and he turns up, having come straight from the golf course, wearing a cap with the slogan “Double Bogey” on the rim. “A golfwear company gave it to me; isn’t it cool?” grins the former face of Calvin Klein. Continue reading Jamie Dornan: ‘I keep playing sick psychopaths. It worries me’