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
Does he pushback against the Ulster Scot designation? Just curious if that would be a more appropriate ethnicity listing than “Northern Irish.”
Crawford and Carruthers are Scottish surnames.
Of course. My question wasn’t whether he has Ulster-Scot background, rather is there a good reason why it’s not listed as such? I suspect this is just and older profile and no one ever got around to doing it, but that’s why I’m bringing this up.
Has he referred to himself as Ulster Scots, or anything other than Irish or Northern Irish? I see his cousin Greer Garson isn’t listed as Ulster-Scots, while his son Kenneth Branagh is, although the first-listed comment there is pushing back against that designation. (Garson is listed as Irish and Scottish, as we know for a fact her grandparents were from there).
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).
1 he does not have “olive” skin
2 he does not look like George Best
3 I doubt an Irish reporter said such thing
It looks like it to me. Bests look speaks for itself. And the reporter did write it.
How about Rory Best then?:
Jamie Dornan -> young Colin Firth. I think it’s time to stop trolling Northern Irish or Scottish people.