The Man Behind Christian Grey: 9 Fascinating Facts About Actor Jamie Dornan by Varia Fedko-Blake , May 27th, 2016 at 1:57am Share on Facebook Share to TwitterYou can’t deny that 2015 was definitely the Year of Jamie Dornan. Indeed, the actor’s career was elevated to spectacular heights as a result of his epic role as Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey and he hasn’t looked back since.Get to know the man behind the abs and the lingering stare with 9 fun facts about the actor you (probably) did not know:1. He used to be a Calvin Klein modelJamie Dornan for Calvin KleinBefore he got into acting, Jamie actually starred in campaigns for one of the most famous underwear brands ever. The New York Times even dubbed him as ‘The Golden Torso,’ something that even he’s confused about:2. Eddie Redmayne and Andrew Garfield were once his roommatesThe infamous trioApparently, they all met at auditions and have remained close despite their newfound A-list status. Recalling a personal anecdote, Jamie once said:3. He loves a good beardBeardy beard beard!In fact, he feels quite “uncomfortable” without it. Here’s what he once said:4. He prepared for his Fifty Shades of Grey role in four weeksJamie Dornan with Dakota JohnsonHe just didn’t have any more time. Speaking about all the bearing flesh in those scenes, he said:We’re certainly not complaining:5. He used to date Keira KnightleyJamie used to date Keira KnightleyThey split in 2005 after dating for two years during the height of Keira’s swash-bucking days.6. He absolutely loves being a dadJamie with wife AmeliaIn February 2015, he was quoted as saying the following about becoming a new parent:7. He’s in a bandSinging as part of Sons of JimYep, he sings and plays the guitar. Back when he had a little more time, he was even in a band called Sons of Jim. He once said:8. He’s a big player in TVJamie Dornan in ‘The Fall’Although he may be getting a lot of attention in Fifty Shades , Jamie’s actually pretty well known on the small screen. He’s appeared in Once Upon A Time and even played a serial killer in Northern Irish Drama The Fall alongside X-Files actress Gillian Anderson.9. He’s great on TwitterThe actor loves to clown around!Throwing out gems like this on the regular:Let’s hope upcoming sequel Fifty Shades Darker plays up the hype!What’s your favorite thing about Jamie Dornan?