Emilia Clarke and Matt Bomer named your Fifty Shades of Grey movie stars

After almost 40,000 votes, RadioTimes.com readers have named the Game of Thrones and White Collar stars the ultimate Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey

There have been months of speculation and countless names in contention but when it came to choosing who should play Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele you RadioTimes.com readers made it look like an easy decision.


Almost 40,000 of you shared your opinion when we asked you to choose between the most talked about contenders, from Emma Watson and Mila Kunis to Robert Pattinson and Ryan Gosling.

But with 58% of the votes each, Emilia Clarke and Matt Bomer have been named the ultimate Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. You heard it here first.

Emilia Clarke, the 26-year-old British actress who plays Daenerys Targaryen in fantasy drama Game of Thrones, secured nearly 6,000 votes, and it’s not hard to see why. Her character at the start of the hit HBO series certainly had a lot in common with innocent Ana and she doesn’t have a problem with nudity or sexually explicit scenes, that’s for sure!

Bookies’ favourite and The Gilmore Girls star Alexis Bledel was your second choice with 26% of the votes while Chalet Girl’s Felicity Jones came in third, Pretty Little Liars’ Lucy Hale came in fourth and Mirror Mirror’s Lily Collins trailed into fifth.

Strangely enough, your Christian Grey won with 58% of the votes too… Matt Bomer (with his pun-happy surname) rollicked into into first place to play the kinky businessmen with a hugely impressive 16,500 votes. The 35-year-old plays charming conman Neal Caffrey in White Collar, so a turn as complicated Christian wouldn’t be too much of a stretch.

Next in line was Man of Steel’s Henry Cavill with 28% of the votes, followed by The Vampire Diaries’ Ian Somerhalder, Robert Pattinson – who wasn’t posing much competition with just under 400 votes – and True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard.

Your Anastasia Steele:

Emilia Clarke 58.21%
Alexis Bledel 26.09%
Felicity Jones 11.98%
Lucy Hale 0.77%
Lily Collins 0.53%

Your Christian Grey:

Matt Bomer 58.43%
Henry Cavil 28.53%
Ian Somerhalder 10.57%
Robert Pattinson 1.4%
Alexander Skarsgard 0.19%


The Fifty Shades of Grey film is based on the erotic fiction written by EL James. The film, which is directed by Sam Taylor-Wood, will be released 1 August 2014.