Jamie Dornan Fifty Shades role will not jeopardise The Fall series 2

The exec producer of the BBC crime drama tells RadioTimes.com that, despite reports, Dornan's last minute casting will not affect the filming schedule

Jamie Dornan fans fear not – the casting of the model and actor as Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie adaptation will not in any way affect his role in the BBC2 thriller The Fall.


TV viewers remain in limbo after the five part crime serial ended in June with Dornan’s killer still not caught by Gillian Anderson’s detective.

There had been speculation that Dornan’s last minute casting in Fifty Shades would disrupt the Fall’s schedule, throwing the production into “chaos“.

But the show’s executive producer Gub Neal has reassured RadioTimes.com that all is ok.

“We have been talking to Jamie for nine months about his role and the Fall schedule is not affected in any way,” he said.

“We begin filming at the end of January, beginning of February, and it is a 16 week shoot and nothing has changed.”

Dornan is expected to finish shooting Fifty Shades before he begins work on the Fall, although production was held up after his predecessor in the role, Charlie Hunnam, dropped out, and a new writer has recently been appointed.

Fifty Shades the movie is being directed Sam Taylor-Johnson and also stars Dakota Johnson as heroine Anastasia Steele.