James Peter Maxwell Dornan (,(born 1 May 1982) is an actor, model and musician from Northern Ireland. Formerly a character actor, his works in independent film and television are often character driven. He has won two Irish Film and Television Awards and has been nominated for a BAFTA Television Award. In 2020, he was listed at number 32 on The Irish Times' list of Ireland's greatest film actors of all time. Initially beginning his career as a model in 2001, he appeared in campaigns for Hugo Boss, Dior Homme, and Calvin Klein. Dubbed 'the Golden Torso' by The New York Times, he was ranked one of the '25 Biggest Male Models of All Time' by Vogue in 2015. In addition, he performed in the folk band Sons of Jim until 2008. He began acting in 2006, and earned international recognition for playing Sheriff Graham Humbert in the series Once Upon a Time (20112013) and serial killer Paul Spector in the crime drama series The Fall (20132016). For the latter, he won the Irish Film and Television Award for Best Actor in Television and was nominated for a British Academy Television Award for Best Actor. In film, he has portrayed Axel von Fersen in Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette (2006), Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades franchise (20152018), and Jan Kubi in Anthropoid (2016). Early life Dornan was born in Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland, and grew up in the suburbs of Belfast.