Jamie Dornan: ‘I’d like to do a job where I don’t have to tie women to beds’

Jamie Dornan has admitted he’d like to play a role which doesn’t involve tying up women.

The Irish heartthrob will star as Christian Grey in the much hyped Fifty Shades Of Grey movie, and has just returned to film a second series of critically acclaimed BBC Two drama The Fall, in which he plays serial killer Paul Spector.

Jamie told The Guardian: “There are a couple of classic knots I know now and I’ve put them to good use far too many times recently. In fact I’d like to do a job where I don’t have to tie women to beds.”

The 31-year-old former model – who is currently starring in Channel 4 period drama New Worlds – also confessed he’d like to shake off the tag of ‘underwear model’.

Jamie told the newspaper: “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.”

But the actor – who is father to a five-month-old daughter with wife Amelia Warner – conceded that without the modelling work his acting career may not have taken off.

He said: “I never felt I was trying to prove anything apart from to myself. But I come at it from a funny angle. Although it looks like I’ve only been acting a few years, we’re talking hundreds and hundreds of failed auditions. I look back on it now and I don’t know how anyone gets through the rejection.

“I was lucky. If I hadn’t been getting paid to model I definitely would have stopped. I would fly off, do a shoot here and there, get paid well, then go back to preparing – and failing – for auditions and meetings.”