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I don't like myself without a beard.

I don't like myself without a beard.

I'm still not aware that I'm good looking. ---->>>

You want roles that challenge you and that scare you a little and where you can really discover something, even about yourself, that maybe you didn't understand. ---->>>

It's funny when you know you're playing two characters and you're aware of how you have to play each one into your performance of the other. You're constantly at the back of your mind thinking and it all gets a bit confusing. ---->>>

Everyone likes a bit of competition.

Everyone likes a bit of competition.

It's not like I cleaned up with girls. I always looked young and I was very small; I hated being 'cute.' ---->>>

A doctor once told me I have abnormal levels of adrenaline in my system. ---->>>

Basically, I've always had a complex with the way I walk. I've not always been told I've got a bad walk, but someone's always commented on my walk. ---->>>

I can't really do the running on hard ground that I used to do. Instead I go swimming as often as possible. ---->>>

I guess I'm just lucky with my genes. ---->>>

I'm probably the worst person for 'Men's Health' to interview. ---->>>

Addiction is a terrible thing.

Addiction is a terrible thing.

Fairytales are stories that span every generation and they've been around for a long time. ---->>>

I'm a fairly worldly guy. ---->>>

Mass appreciation doesn't always equate to something good. ---->>>

To play any character, you have to have a total understanding of why they do what they do. ---->>>

I've always needed to bulk up, so until the modeling took off I was ramming Big Macs down my throat and doing plenty of bodyweight work. I'm over the Big Macs now, but I'll still drop down and do my press ups whenever I find the time. ---->>>

Because I used to play a lot of sport, I've always been in decent enough shape. When I used to get asked to do a bit of body work before a photo shoot I'd lie and say, 'Yeah, I'm going to the gym.' I literally never did anything. ---->>>

I didn't do particularly well with girls at school. I was very shy. I'm not saying that was the only reason I didn't do well with them, but I just didn't. ---->>>

I think I've done two shoots in my underwear ever. They both happened to be for Calvin Klein. But that tag - 'underwear model' - I just can't get rid of it. And it's such a bizarre, specific thing - underwear. It's like I never modelled clothes. ---->>>

One of my favorite things about my life is that I have the same group of friends that I grew up with. I love them so dearly, and we give each other a hard time.

One of my favorite things about my life is that I have the same group of friends that I grew up with. I love them so dearly, and we give each other a hard time.

Every role is physical to a certain extent, but as a viewer, I don't respond well to actors doing more than they need to tell a story. ---->>>

Christian Grey - he isn't a real person. He's a superhero. A myth. He's like Bigfoot! He's unbelievable. He's unattainable. There's no actor in the world who could live up to that. ---->>>

I could eat 10 packs of Hula Hoops a day and not think about it. ---->>>

I feel very tied to Ireland and the U.K. and that side of the world. ---->>>

I'd always really wanted to act; but the modelling contracts came more easily. ---->>>

If you are a skinny, baby-faced teenager, the last thing you want to hear is that you're cute. ---->>>

Modelling doesn't hold you back in L.A. at all. ---->>>

Every actor craves choice.

Every actor craves choice.

I don't really have choices in the material I get. So I have to make the choices in the way I play the characters. ---->>>

My wife is a brilliant, hugely understanding person. ---->>>

The man is meant to be the alpha in the relationship on the money and power front. ---->>>

They do very classy, sexy television in the U.S. - and they pay a lot more, so there's always that draw! ---->>>

When I was younger, I thought maybe one day I'd be involved in sport in terms of career. ---->>>

I think when romantic comedies are done well, it's a great genre. 'When Harry Met Sally' is kind of a benchmark for me, but I'm very happy to admit that I love 'Pretty Woman.' I do! It's a great film, and so is 'Sixteen Candles.' I was a big John Hughes fan - still am. I have moments where I have to watch a Hughes film. ---->>>

I'd been auditioning for parts for years. I never got any better at it. I'm crap at auditions. I know there are people who can walk into those rooms and make those lines sing on the page and get the job immediately. I wasn't one of them. I'm still not one of them. ---->>>

Now and again, an actor will blow my mind by doing something really unexpected, like Mickey Rourke or Christopher Walken - you have absolutely no idea what they're going to do, which is really thrilling to watch. ---->>>

Being a leading man can come in many different forms. ---->>>

I don't like my physique. Who does? ---->>>

I don't think if you looked up all the main points of feminism I would tick every one essentially myself. ---->>>

I feel good that I have my life in order. I'm not addicted to anything that I'm aware of. ---->>>

I feel pretty secure about who I am. ---->>>

I feel very settled. I'm not running in and out of clubs at 5 A.M. anymore. ---->>>

I grew up in a very liberal place. ---->>>

I love fatherhood. ---->>>

I read a lot about serial killers. ---->>>

I think my lesson is to back yourself once you've been given a job. Far too often, I've been given a job and then doubted why I'm there. ---->>>

I very much feel like I'm part of the makeup of 'Once Upon a Time.' ---->>>

I was a skinny guy growing up, and I still feel like that same skinny kid. ---->>>

I'm amazed if people are happy in their own skin. ---->>>

I've never felt massively satisfied from standing there while someone takes my photograph. It's never given me a thrill. ---->>>

I've never read anything set in Belfast that doesn't involve the Troubles or something senseless over a flag. ---->>>

It's a strange environment, being hounded. The paparazzi are cretins. ---->>>

Love from the fans is flattering. That's what makes the show. They are so essential to everything involved with 'Once Upon a Time.' ---->>>

No matter what happens in my career, I've always got 'The Fall.' ---->>>

Nobody sane wants just to be famous.

Nobody sane wants just to be famous.

People ask me what Gillian Anderson's like to work with, and I have no idea! ---->>>

People expect me to be stupid. I'm not saying I'm Stephen Fry, but it is amazing the perception people have. ---->>>

'The Fall' changed my life - that's not an overstatement. ---->>>

There are so many ways to make a living that don't involve hiding in bushes opposite houses of 18-year-old girls with a camera in your hand. ---->>>

There's no easy time to lose a parent. ---->>>

What kid doesn't want to pretend they're James Bond? ---->>>

When I think of sex symbols, I think of posters my two sisters had on their bedroom walls. ---->>>

You'd be hard-pressed to find an actor who isn't a sex symbol somewhere. ---->>>

Although just being employed as an actor is a big thing, I'm not sure I'd be satisfied playing the same character for 30 years; it's not why I want to do this for a living. ---->>>

I defy anyone to watch interviews with Ted Bundy and not be taken by him. He was very handsome and charming and extremely intelligent and, you know, that can exist. ---->>>

I like playing characters who are fractured, broken. I find that more relatable, for some reason. I don't feel that I'm like that myself by nature, but there's just something that you can really grab hold of if people have a darkness in them, I think. ---->>>

I think people from Northern Ireland have some kind of unspoken general feeling of what it is to be around segregation. You have an awareness of it because you know how much grief it's caused. ---->>>

I think sometimes actors are drawn to good television because you have more time to sell it, you have more time to shape a character, and to tell a story, and that's really appealing. ---->>>

I want to keep an element of myself in every character I play. And maybe that's connected to finding something that you like in every character. Maybe they coincide. ---->>>

I'm not saying that experiencing loss is why I can cope with darker worlds - I'm not saying that for a second - but I think it opens up a side of you in terms of work that wouldn't be as accessible had that stuff not happened. ---->>>

It's funny how you get a bit older and become more accepting of things. When you're in your twenties, you're skeptical of everything. I definitely felt like that. ---->>>

My dad was a keen actor when he was young; my auntie is heavily involved in amateur dramatics back in Northern Ireland, and my great aunt was a woman called Greer Garson. ---->>>

People attach too much to the idea of being a model, that you can only be a certain way to have done it. You will always be dealing with it. You're an actor who used to be a model who never trained; there are not many directors queuing up. ---->>>

Throughout Ireland, there's a brilliant community of filmmakers and actors, and I guess there was always a lure to do some work in the place where I come from. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Irish
Born: 05-01, 1982
Birthplace: Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland, UK
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Occupation: Actor
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James Dornan (born 1 May 1982) is a Northern Irish actor, model, and musician. He played Axel von Fersen in Sofia Coppola's film Marie Antoinette (2006), Sheriff Graham Humbert in the ABC series Once Upon a Time, serial killer Paul Spector in the BBC Two and RTÉ One crime drama series The Fall, and Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades franchise (2015-) (wikipedia)