Jamie Dornan: "A lot of fans are very angry I'm playing this character."

An official announcement about a third series of BBC 2's The Fall (opens in new tab) has yet to be made. But in the meantime, series star, Jamie Dornan is leaving behind his twisted serial killer character, Paul Spector to appear on the big screen in Fifty Shades Of Grey.

Jamie plays hunky billionaire, Christian Grey in the big screen adaptation of the bestselling sexy novel by E.L James, which is due for release just in time for Valentine's Day. The film's soundtrack album includes tracks from the likes of Beyonce, Jessie Ware, Ellie Goulding and Sia. But despite the big budget launch, Jamie admits he's nervous of the reaction from obsessed fans of the book.

"I almost don't want to put this out there into the ether," says Jamie. "Because a lot of people are very angry that I'm playing this character."

Jamie, who took over the role from Sons Of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam, is also slightly worried about how his performance will be received once director, Sam Taylor-Johnson's film is released.

"Some people will think it's cool and sexy, some people will think the polar opposite. There will be people who think I'm terrible without even seeing the film!" he said.

Simon has long been a fan of soap operas, and especially loves OVER-THE-TOP plots involving evil twins, hair-pulling catfights and natural disasters.

Anyone remember the Sunset Beach earthquake/tidal wave?

Or when Krystle Carrington got locked in the attic and replaced by look-a-like Rita in Dynasty?!


Simon has written for a variety of TV and childrens’ magazines/websites including Inside Soap, Nickelodeon, What’s On TV, Radio Times, Metro, Girl Talk, Disney Girl, Toxic! and Digital Spy.

He has reported LIVE from the red carpet at The British Soap Awards interviewing glammed-up stars from soapland, and hosted a Facebook LIVE session for Metro with Home and Away legend Ray Meagher (Alf "Stone the flamin' crows!" Stewart) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Aussie soap.


Simon is also co-author of The Treasures Of Coronation Street (Carlton Books)


And the writer and director of (very!) low budget fright flick, Midsummer Night's EVIL and the sequel webisodes series, The Hatchet Woods HORROR.