Dornan: I'm bored of tying up women

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Jamie Dornan says his recent roles have made him an expert in tying knots Jamie Dornan says his recent roles have made him an expert in tying knots

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."

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