The cast of the big screen adaptation of EL James’ hit erotic novel were greeted by adoring fans – along with protesters who say the film promotes abuse – at its London premiere in Leicester Square.Appearing on tonight’s Graham Norton Show, Dornan said: “I am fleeing the country. I am certainly not going to stand in Leicester Square without my shirt, asking people if they enjoyed the movie! I am keeping a low profile.”
Jamie, who plays suave businessman Christian Grey who seduces college student Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) into an S&M relationship, said it was “a relief” now that the film had been released.
The worldwide fame is a long way from his early days in Hollywood where he shared a flat with another struggling actor – Eddie Redmayne.
He said: “We had long stints when we tried and failed to work. We were really unemployed and really single. We did nothing – it was really bleak.
“We used to have the same agency and they would send three scripts to Eddie and 26 to me, which just meant there were 23 more jobs I tried and failed to get.”