12 Pics of Jamie Dornan Before He Became Christian Grey

Michele Zipp | Jun 1, 2016 Movies

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Before Jamie Dornan became Christian Grey, he spent time oiled up and getting intimate with gorgeous actresses. Not much has changed, and yet everything has changed. Pre–Fifty Shades of Grey Jamie was a bit more baby faced, but it was clear he was destined for great things. Don't believe us? Take a look at these pictures we found of Jamie before he became Christian and was just a fresh-faced young actor trying to make it in Hollywood -- there is star power there for sure!

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Jamie Dornan has been acting for over ten years, though it doesn't seem possible. And long before Jamie became the face of Fifty Shades, he was busy taking smaller roles. We can take a look back at his romance with Keira Knightley and then his sweet courtship with his now-wife Amelia Warner. His modeling days inspire thoughts we have about him as Christian Grey. Oh, Jamie Dornan ... he really knows how to make us swoon. And he always has, since he was a young twentysomething hanging on to Keira's arm. 

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Though now we do appreciate seeing him with his wife or with Fifty Shades costar Dakota Johnson, read on to see the hottest pics of Jamie before he became the man we all know and love -- though let's face it, he's hot at any age. 


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  • In his younger years.

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    Back in 2005 before he was so well-known, Jamie was dating Keira Knightley. We love those green kicks.

  • As a model for Calvin Klein.

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    Take a look at this guy all oiled up and modeling for Calvin Klein with Eva Mendes. Dornan was destined for stardom.

  • At festivals.

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    Jamie sure looks adorable all covered in mud. Here he is at the Glastonbury Festival with his then–lady love Keira Knightley.

  • When he was 24.

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    At the 2006 premiere of Marie Antoinette, Jamie (who played Count Axel Fersen) looked dashing. And so baby faced!

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  • With massively short hair.

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    A whole lifetime ago, Jamie was dating Keira and met her parents. This is a shot from that part of his life ... when he was an unknown and had a crew cut.

  • In the shadows.

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    As an unknown star-to-be in 2005, Jamie was often in the shadows of his then-girlfriend Keira Knightley. Still, we can't help but feel the star power coming off him.

  • As a Dior model.

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    Jamie mastered those smouldering looks while he was a model. Check out this behind-the-scenes video of him filming the Dior Homme campaign.

  • On set at 'Pirates of the Caribbean.'

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    During his days with Keira, Jamie got to visit her on the set of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. What a guy!

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  • In 'Once Upon a Time.'

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    Jamie had a part in Once Upon a Time once upon a time. In this clip from the episode "The Thing You Loved the Most," he's quite the charmer.

  • Beach babe.

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    Just before all the hoopla surrounding Fifty Shades of Grey began, Jamie was caught soaking up with sun in Miami with his wife, Amelia Warner.

  • On the verge of stardom.

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    Dornan is just one of those guys who can make walking out of a store look sexy. This pic was taken in 2013, just before he became Christian Grey.

  • Look of love.

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    Just look how sweetly these two gaze at each other. This was before Grey and before Jamie and Amelia had two cute kiddos. Extra sweet bonus: They still look at each other this way -- such lovebirds.

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