James Dornan is an actor, model, and musician from Northern Ireland. He is known for playing psychopathic characters. He has won two Irish Film and Television Award and got nomination for a British Academy Television Award. Initially beginning his career as a model in 2001, he appeared in campaigns for Hugo Boss, Dior Homme, and Calvin Klein. Dubbed "the Golden Torso" by The New York Times, he was ranked one of the "25 Biggest Male Models of All Time" by Vogue in 2015. In addition, he performed in folk band Sons of Jim until 2008. He began acting in 2006, and earned international recognition for playing Sheriff Graham Humbert in the series Once Upon a Time and serial killer Paul Spector in the crime drama series The Fall. He won the Irish Film and Television Award for Best Actor in Television and was nominated for a British Academy Television Award for Best Actor for the latter.
|Born||May 1, 1982, Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland|
|Occupation||Actor, model, musician|
|Parent(s)||Jim Dornan (father)|
Brought to life the role of The Huntsman in ABC's Once Upon a Time from 2011 until 2013. He also was chosen to portray Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise and Jan Kubis in Anthropoid. In 2018, he was cast as Will Scarlet in the film Robin Hood.
He performed in an Irish folk band called the Sons of Jim, but they broke up in 2008. He then had a modeling contract with Select Model Management and a career as a model.
He had a supporting role alongside Gillian Anderson on the British-Irish crime series The Fall.
21st-century people from Northern Ireland. 20th-century people from Northern Ireland. Atheists from Northern Ireland. Alumni of Teesside University. Male models. Male actors from Northern Ireland. Male singers from Northern Ireland. Male film actors from Northern Ireland. Male television actors from Northern Ireland. People educated at Methodist College Belfast