Jamie Dornan 'hid' after reviews of Fifty Shades film

Following the release of the reviews for the first Fifty Shades of Grey movie, Jamie Dornan claimed to have fled to the country.

In all three of the pornographic novels by author EL James's cinematic adaptations, the actor played Christian Grey.

Though they received negative reviews from critics, the films did well at the box office and among fans.

Upon seeing the reviews, Dornan told Radio 4's Desert Island Discs that he and his spouse "shut themselves off from the world for a bit".

He said to host Lauren Laverne that he had been nominated for "career-altering" awards for the BBC drama The Fall and then for the movie Fifty Shades of Grey, receiving "ridicule almost" nominations.

Dornan and his family "hid for a while and then came out the other side" at the country house of the film's director, Sam Taylor-Johnson.

Critics, he claimed, are still citing the Fifty Shades movie today: "I've just gotten really positive reviews for my recent work, and very few of them don't make reference to Fifty Shades."

Prior to being chosen for the role of serial killer Paul Spector in The Fall, Dornan, whose very first acting role was Widow Twankey in a school play, disclosed that he had originally tried out for a little part.

The police detective tasked with apprehending Spector and prosecuting him was portrayed by Gillian Anderson.

Before the audition, Dornan recalled thinking, "If I get this, this will change the course of my career." I was accurate. Yes, it did. My career was basically transformed overnight."

Jamie Dornan also talked movingly about the assistance he had from his father and two sisters after his mother passed away when he was a youngster.

"I really felt the love and support from both of my lovely sisters.

"I am truly appreciative of your remarks, 'You know you can't let this be the thing that defines us,' my dad. It seemed as though he was attempting to convey that you might still have a happy, fulfilling life."

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