Jamie Dornan was born on May 1, 1982 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He attended Methodist College Belfast, and then University of Teesside, but dropped out to pursue a modelling career. His father is an obstetrician. His mother passed away when he was a teenager.
He is well-known in modelling circles in Northern Ireland, after making it through the Belfast auditions for the Channel 4 series, Model Behaviour, in 2001.
He has done various modelling jobs from advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger to editorial spreads for GQ. He had a three-year contract with Christian Dior. Jamie’s success as a model is attributed to the fact he doesn’t take the precarious modelling world too seriously.
His former band, Sons of Jim, released a couple of songs for download. They had huge success doing shows around London before splitting up.
As far as acting, Jamie’s first film was Marie-Antoinette, directed by Sophia Coppola. He starred in Beyond The Rave, which can be seen on MySpace. He currently has one film waiting for release,Shadows in the Sun.