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Fifty Shades star Jamie Dornan reveals he was left a 'wreck' when he was told his father had died


Fifty Shades star Jamie Dornan reveals he was left a ‘wreck’ when he was told his father had died while he stuck in isolation in Adelaide ahead of filming The Tourist


Fifty Shades Of Grey star Jamie Dornan lost his obstetrician father Jim in March last year, aged 73, after he contracted coronavirus.

And now the actor has spoken about the heartbreaking moment he first heard the news his dad had died.

Jamie, 39, said he felt helpless and was left a ‘wreck’ as he was stuck in hotel quarantine in Adelaide ahead of shooting his new Stan thriller series, The Tourist. 

Devastating: Fifty Shades star Jamie Dornan revealed this week that he was left a 'wreck' when he was told his father Jim had died while he was stuck in isolation in Adelaide ahead of filming The Tourist. The pair are pictured together

Devastating: Fifty Shades star Jamie Dornan revealed this week that he was left a ‘wreck’ when he was told his father Jim had died while he was stuck in isolation in Adelaide ahead of filming The Tourist. The pair are pictured together

‘Getting that news no matter where you are geographically is sh**e, you know,’ Jamie told News Corp Australia,. 

‘I was stuck out there, denied seeing my sisters, denied seeing my stepmother – not ideal, but you’re a wreck no matter where you are when something like that happens to you.’ 

Despite being in immeasurable pain, Jamie carried on with filming and said the work was a good distraction from his grief. 

'Getting that news no matter where you are geographically is sh**e, you know,' Jamie said

‘Getting that news no matter where you are geographically is sh**e, you know,’ Jamie said

‘There might be lasting damage, who knows, but at the time it felt like a good distraction,’ he said.

Jamie recently described last year as the ‘worst year of his life’ after losing his father. 

Speaking to The Telegraph, he said he struggled to cope with all the praise he received for his latest projects Belfast and The Tourist because of the toll the last year has taken on him. 

Distraction: Despite being in immeasurable pain, Jamie carried on with his duties for The Tourist and said the work was a good distraction from his grief. Pictured in his new series, The Tourist

Distraction: Despite being in immeasurable pain, Jamie carried on with his duties for The Tourist and said the work was a good distraction from his grief. Pictured in his new series, The Tourist

‘It’s a strange thing to end the year with all this positivity… because on many levels it’s been the worst year of my life, and the hardest,’ the Irish leading man explained.

Jamie – who had not seen his father for 18 months before his death due to the lockdown and his filming schedule – also revealed that the family still hasn’t held a funeral 10 months on from Jim’s death, but did not explain the reason for the delay. 

Jim died in March aged 73 after contracting coronavirus. 

Struggles: Jamie recently said meanwhile that last year was the 'worst year of his life' after losing his father

Struggles: Jamie recently said meanwhile that last year was the ‘worst year of his life’ after losing his father

He was a renowned obstetrician and gynaecologist and aside from his medical career, he also took a guest role in his son Jamie’s gripping BBC One series The Fall, where he played police board member John Porter, in a 2016 episode.

Discussing his father’s passing, Jamie confessed he was devastated by the fact that Jim, whom he called a ‘beacon of positivity’, would never get a chance to see his latest movie, Belfast.

The film, which takes place in the 1960s, follows the life of a working class Irish family and their young son’s childhood.

Jamie plays the role of Pa – a character he says was greatly influenced by his father – and infused with his personality.

Sad: Discussing his father's passing, Jamie confessed he was devastated by the fact that Jim, whom he called a 'beacon of positivity', would never get a chance to see his latest movie, Belfast (pictured)

Sad: Discussing his father’s passing, Jamie confessed he was devastated by the fact that Jim, whom he called a ‘beacon of positivity’, would never get a chance to see his latest movie, Belfast (pictured)

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