Jamie Dornan for Telegraph Magazine

Posted on April 04, 2014

This guy can give serious FACE. We know he’s a former model, which might explain it, but plenty of top male models can’t work up Blue Steel this good:


Jamie Dornan covers the latest issue of Telegraph magazine in a Valentino patchwork denim suit photographed by Adam Whitehead.

Valentino Spring 2014 Collection


Look at it this way: He’s wearing THAT and we didn’t burst out laughing immediately. Did you?




[Photo Credit: Adam Whitehead for Telegraph Magazine, IMAXtree]

    • schadenfreudelicious

      Season Two of The Fall cannot come soon enough….

    • Danielle

      Sorry, he’s tied to THAT movie so he’s ruined forever.

      • Evan

        Now now. It hasn’t come out yet. We’ll judge how terrible it is on a scale of bad to epicly bad when it comes out :)

      • Judy_S

        Oh, gosh. I had not made the connection. I just watched The Fall and he was good in that… So is this suit “fifty shades of denim?”

        • snarkykitten

          Wait. who is he in The Fall?

          • Judy_S

            In the Fall, he is the serial killer/bereavement counselor (this is the British series with Gillian Anderson).

            • snarkykitten

              Oh…I was thinking the movie with Lee Pace

      • giddypony

        Hey, it might be worth seeing with him in it.

    • Vanja

      Did anyone see him on the Graham Norton Show? He was hilariously cute on that.

      • birkatbaby

        yes! talking about how he can’t walk, it was so funny

        • ScarlettHarlot

          He seemed so likeable, I felt bad for him that he’s going to be associated with 50 Shades for a while.

        • Vanja

          And then after all the talk about “the Walk”, Naomi talks about doing catwalks and Graham asks Jamie if he ever did catwalk shows.

    • altalinda

      No (sheepishly), I like the jacket.

      • Jacob Bowen

        Seriously, I LOVE that jacket…I want to wear it with white shorts and have it shortened for summer time!

        • Kitten Mittons

          That might be really fantastic.

    • vahtel

      I didn’t even notice the jacket.

    • marlie

      Nope. He does nothing for me. Nada.

      • Kitten Mittons

        He’d do in a pinch, I suppose.

        So who does do it for you?

        • marlie

          Hm… my tastes are varied, but the ‘pretty boy’ types and/or ‘college frat boy next door’ generally don’t float my boat. First names that come to mind are Joe Manganiello, and Luke Evans. Though if you asked me tomorrow, I might say someone completely different.

    • @Biting Panda

      Mmmmm, not laughing.

    • Gatto Nero

      Interesting take on the standard suit. I give Valentino credit — there’s only so much that can be done with this format (fabric choice, lapel width, slim cut or no, shorter pant, etc.). The placement of the light-to-dark panels makes sense.
      Interesting for an editorial, that is; I’m not sure I like it in practice.

    • decormaven

      Holding the camera focus with his gaze. Whoa!

    • shirab

      “Patchwork denim suit.” That will never not sound funny.

      • KinoEye

        A VALENTINO Patchwork denim suit, no less.

    • paginatrix

      Patchwork. Denim. Suit.
      Every time you add a word to that description, it gets worse.

      • Madam Von Sassypants

        *Nsync flashbacks, ahoy.

    • Jacob Bowen

      Wow…I would LOVE a closer look at him more often. That face.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      I hate the jacket but DAT face!!! Wow!!!

    • Anna

      Oh, Christian Grey. You look pretty handsome here. I know others have testified to your acting abilities in your other projects, but after somehow surviving the books, I just cannot get past the shit you will have to say/do and it’s becoming increasingly more difficult for me to see you as anything but that character.

      • Kitten Mittons

        I have successfully avoided the books!

        I deserve a donut, I think.

        • Ginger

          Me too! I don’t want a donut though. A cocktail perhaps?

          • Kitten Mittons

            We have a winner!

            • Sarah

              I haven’t read em, or even opened them – but the best fun I have with them is working in a library and having all sorts of people sheepishly ask if they’re available to be checked out. “Do you have that 50 mutter mutter hrm hrm book?”

            • Kitten Mittons

              Do you repeat their request really loudly?

              Or do you take the more mature route and just put some Thoreau in a 50 Shades book jacket?

              Also, please note that passive aggressive behavior apparently passes for mature in my fake library world.

            • Sarah

              Is there any other way to be aggressive in customer service? Nope. “50 Shades of Grey? Yes, let me see. Well, we have two copies of the first book here, and I can put the others on hold for you if you’d like, to come from other branches. They’re all available (I like to imply that they are late to the smutty party with that one) if you’re willing to come back to pull them off the hold shelf with your NAME on them.” Hehee!

            • KinoEye

              Oh man. You could have so much fun with putting different books in the 50 Shades jacket. It could be like the time I went to see Black Swan, and it came on 30 minutes late because some poor audience who just wanted to see a harmless romantic comedy got our movie instead. How I would’ve loved to be in that theater for the first 30 minutes of Black Swan.

              I digress. I’d put Ethan Frome or Angela’s Ashes or something really awful in there.

            • Kitten Mittons

              I think it should be as puritanical as possible.
              The Pilgrim’s Progress? Character even has the same name, I believe.

            • KinoEye

              HAHA. I think you’re right about the name — Anastasia?

              Hmmm. Puritanical and terrifically boring. Atlas Shrugged? Parts of that book are like a glimpse inside the mind of a train and steel fetishist.

            • Kitten Mittons

              Oh, I didn’t even know the lady character’s name. I meant Christian, the everyman. Ha.

              Atlas Shrugged would absolutely do the trick.

              What would be really evil would be to stick some ads for “sexy time companions” inside as well. Like the ones you see in Vegas.

            • demidaemon

              I don’t think either of those books are that bad. Now, Grapes of Wrath or Catch-22, or maybe some experimental novel that no one has taken out in about five years….

        • KinoEye

          I decided to skim through part of the first book for funzies. One of my favorite pastimes is laughing at bad writing. I wasn’t disappointed. I think the lead character spends 95% of the book gasping, blinking or biting her lip — always described in detail.

          ETA: I once found a Youtube video where someone reads a portion of the book in Cookie Monster’s voice. Disturbing and hilarious all at once.

          • jayetyler

            I think there’s a book review on amazon or goodreads that counts each of the times that those occur. (I managed to avoid the books themselves; just read Jenny Trout’s hilarious recaps.)

            • AnguaVonUberwald

              I second the Jenny Trout shout-out. There was no way in hell I would read those books, but she made it so much fun to catch up with them. The books are truly terrible. Her recaps are incredibly awesome.

          • marlie

            The writing is BEYOND bad (just from skimming through). That’s only one of the reasons why I’ll never read the entire book or see the movie.

            • Kitten Mittons

              Yeah, I have no intentions of seeing the movie, either. Sarcastic recaps, though, are my lifeblood.

          • Anna

            I’ve mentioned this before, but I managed to find the stomach to persevere and read the series. I love laughing at bad writing too and once you get over wanting to punch the main character yourself, there’s plenty of comedy to be had. And I guess I’m also really stubborn, I kept turning the pages waiting for what the hell the fuss was all about to be revealed to me.

            But I have proudly not read the literary masterpiece that inspired it all, so there’s that.

            • Kitten Mittons

              Is that Twilight? Unfortunately, I have read those. I don’t have a good explanation. Only an apology.

            • Anna

              Ah, no worries. I say between me reading 50 Shades and you reading Twilight, they cancel each other out.

            • Kitten Mittons

              Because MATH

            • Anna

              Language of the Universe! And the BKs it would seem.

            • KinoEye

              The only reason I read (parts of)Twilight was for a paper in college. My awesome Media Studies teacher told us to pick one thing we hated in pop culture and describe why we disliked it or why it was problematic. I picked Twilight. I had fun with it — a 7-page rant about how very, very anti-feminist and pro-Mormon it is. (Nothing against Mormons — there’s just loads of Mormon and general Christian subtext in Twilight) I think I got a 97.

              The first Twilight movie (only one I’ve seen) is unintentionally hysterical. The fellows at Rifftrax did wonderful things with it.

            • Kitten Mittons

              Mormon subtext? I only barely remember the overall story, so I certainly won’t remember any subtexts, but I’d love to know more about that.

            • Anna

              Nice, good for you! I would totally take that class just for that assignment. I just cannot with anything to do with Twilight. On the other hand, if FSOG was on Netflix and I was maybe really hammered late one night, I’d be more inclined to watch it. I know, I KNOW *hangs head in shame*

              I still wholeheartedly support the idea of an exclusive BK screening/snarkfest with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

            • demidaemon

              I’m thinking the possibility of the former situation happening is VERY likely. :)

        • giddypony

          I read a blogger who read them so I didn’t have too. Forever grateful

          • Kitten Mittons

            Thank heavens for small acts of kindness.

    • PeggyOC

      I didn’t laugh, but I do have sympathetic back pains looking at him.

    • ChaCha_70

      Yes, please.

    • Allison Angier

      That jacket? With those jeans? Sorry, but I laughed.

    • deelup

      The only man hot enough to make me feel lustful for a serial killer.

    • eruannalle

      he doesn’t usually do it for me, but goddamn that first picture is good.

    • Wink

      Getting a “bearded Jason Priestly” vibe from the first pic. Meet me at the Peach Pit, and we can make out.

      • kimmeister

        I got a smidgen of Henry Cavill.

    • Ginger

      Beard and blue eyes…my kryptonite. *SIGH*

    • Kate Andrews

      Holy pants. Huh. I might need to see that movie.

    • Eric Stott

      “This style jacket available in several materials” – at least that’s the impression it gives me.
      It would appear to fit him well if he’d just stand up straight.

    • Violentcello

      I absolutely loved The Fall, but this guy is entirely forgettable for me.

    • Kathleen

      Honestly, my first thought was that he needs to straighten up his eyebrows. /shrug Not my type.

    • giddypony

      He is such a good actor – and I looked at the jacket and thought “hey I LIKE? that?” No, it is just the utter ease and confidence of Mr. Dornan.

    • http://smalltownbigwardrobe.com/ Catherine

      That beard. Fuck.

      • ShaoLinKitten

        It’s my favorite thing about his face– the way he lets it grow up to its natural stopping point on his face. Overly manicured beards ruin the effect for me.

    • MilaXX

      making a fancy Canadian tuxedo look good. that’s talent

    • stubbornthoughts

      I am impressed.

    • somebody blonde

      Gorgeous. Gotta love that blue steel.

    • joything

      I hollered, “Hooooo, DAMN,” then snored thru the suit display.

    • uprightcitizen

      Omg. I want that jacket. I would wear that with a black tee and blue jeans and loafers or boots and rock the heck out of it. Guess I’m missing the funny part of it? Maybe it’s a California thing. We can pretend it’s the 80s and wear white jeans without any irony whatsoever.

    • judybrowni

      I’m getting “Later Troy Donahue with Beard.”

      Which is enough of a pleasant distraction from that silly jacket.

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

      I SWOON. Also I kind of dig the jacket?