After much internet speculation, it's official! Jamie Dornan has been cast as Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey film. His appointment follows the departure of Charlie Hunnam, who was previously set in the lead role but backed out of the project earlier this month, citing scheduling conflicts with his TV show Sons of Anarchy. And while Dornan wasn't the best-known actor in the running for the job (word has it that Matt Bomer, Alexander Skarsgard, Theo James, and Christian Cooke were all under consideration), he does have the chops to do it — and it's his modeling work that proves it. Before Dornan starred in Marie Antoinette, The Fall, and Once Upon a Time, he modeled for everyone from Dior to Calvin Klein, Armani, and Zara — and his time oozing sex appeal in front of the camera would surely help him play Grey's highly charged character.
Take a look at some of Dornan's modeling work here.
This Dior Homme cologne commercial largely observes Dornan lounging on a bed in various states of undress — not unlike what we imagine Grey's character will be doing in the film.
CK Free for Men
When he wasn't posing in his underwear or jeans for Calvin Klein, Dornan filmed fragrance commercials like this one for CK Free.
Dolce & Gabbana
Because there's nothing sexier than a sense of humor, this Dolce & Gabbana watch commercial sees Dornan in a less serious — but still sensual — role.
Dornan's character in this Banana Republic video campaign is a little more social than Christian Grey but no less smoldering.