A long film résumé is not a requirement to play the part of Christian Grey in "Fifty Shades of Grey," but a scruffy blond beard might be. The Irish-born actor Jamie Dornan, like departed star
Variety first reported the news Wednesday evening.
Dornan, 31, has some screen credits to his name, most notably as Sheriff Graham Humbert in the prime-time ABC fairy-tale series
The casting of Dornan -- who will play opposite
Earlier in the week producer Mike De Luca told The Times' Amy Kaufman that he believed a relative newbie was called for in the part.
"I feel like everyone has an idea of what these characters look like and sound like, so to present the world with fresh faces -- where no pre-conceived notions or baggage come with it -- is best," he said. "It's like casting Superman or James Bond. A fresh face is appropriate."