Jamie Dornan to replace Charlie Hunnam in `Fifty Shades of Grey`

PTI| Updated: Oct 16, 2013, 15:29 PM IST

Los Angeles: `The Fall` star Jamie Dornan is reportedly the frontrunner to bag the role of Christian Grey in E L James` erotic novel `Fifty Shades of Grey` after actor Charlie Hunnam dropped out recently.

There are other names doing the round for the role including Alexander Skarsgard but the 31-year-old Irish star is the most probable candidate to bring the bad-boy character to life, reported E! News.

Dornan started as a model and appeared in campaigns for Dior, Aquacutum, Armani and Calvin Klein with Kate Moss and Eva Mendes.

In 2006, he made his film debut opposite Kirsten Dunst in Marie Antoinette.

He dated actress Keira Knightley for about two years but is now married to singer Amelia Warner. The couple is reportedly expecting their first child.