Jamie Dornan

2006 British Fashion Awards

Dornan in 2006, photo by PrPhotos.com

Place of Birth: Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland

Date of Birth: 1 May, 1982

Ethnicity: Northern Irish, Irish

Jamie Dornan is a Northern Irish actor, model, and musician. He is known for starring in the series The Fall and films Fifty Shades of Grey, Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar, and Belfast, among others.

He is the son of Lorna and Jim Dornan (James Connor Dornan), who was an obstetrician, gynaecologist, and professor. He is from a Protestant family. His grandparents on both sides were Presbyterian ministers. Jamie is married to English actress and musician Amelia Warner, with whom he has three children.

One of Jamie’s grandmothers was a first cousin of actress Greer Garson.

Jamie’s paternal grandfather was named James Dornan. James was born in Down.

Jamie’s paternal grandmother was named Clara/Clare Dunn. Clara was born in Belfast, Antrim.

Jamie’s maternal grandfather was John/Jack Bradley Jordan (the son of John Jordan and Charlotte Bradley). Jamie’s grandfather John was born in Edenderry, Ballylesson, Lisburn, Down. Jamie’s great-grandfather John was born in Ballynahatty, the son of John Jordan and Margaret Carruthers. Charlotte was born in Ballymacilrany, Antrim, the daughter of John Bradley and Eliza Rea.

Jamie’s maternal grandmother was named Jean Crawford.

Sources: Genealogy of Jamie Dornan (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Marriage records of Jamie’s maternal great-great-grandparents, John Bradley and Eliza Rea – https://www.familysearch.org


Curious about ethnicity

16 Responses

  1. gel says:

    He’s got an olive skin hasn’t he? In that respect he reminds me of another person from Northern Ireland, George Best:


    I remember an Irish reporter interviewing Best – he said he looked more like an Italian than Irish! Didn’t understand it then, but now I guess its the Scottish influence (https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2012/aug/15/scotland-dna-study-project).

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