Fifty Shades of Grey First Movie Still Released, Jamie Dornan Gives Seductive Stare as Christian Grey

Entertainment Jun. 18, 2014 AT 1:00PM
Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey Credit: Chuck Zlotnick/Focus Features

Happy Birthday to everyone! The first still for the eagerly-anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey movie was released Wednesday, June 18, to mark the birthday of its lead character Christian Grey.

"Happy Birthday Christian Grey," the film's official Facebook page posted in an update, featuring dashing lead Jamie Dornan wearing a leather jacket. The handsome actor, who portrays sadistic billionaire Grey in the film, steers the wheel of a car with one hand in the promo pic, as he focuses his seductive gaze on the camera.

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The new Fifty Shades teaser image comes six months after the film's official movie poster—featuring (a clothed) Dornan only from the backside—was released in January. See the latest sexy pics of Jamie Dornan here.

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Dornan and his leading lady Dakota Johnson (who stars as Anastasia Steele in the flick) have been channeling their sexy characters—both on and off set. The duo posed for Entertainment Weekly last November and Johnson spoke in depth about the dynamic between Grey and Steele. "I just really understand it," said Melanie Griffith's daughter, 24. "I think it's an incredible love story, and that's why it's affected so many people."

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Irish hunk Dornan, 32, joked in April that he's tired of tying women up after playing the S&M-loving heartthrob. "There are a couple of classic knots I know now," he told the Guardian UK, "and I've put them to good use far too many times recently. In fact I'd like to do a job where I don't have to tie women to beds."

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The movie, based on E.L. James' 2011 bestselling book and directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, wrapped in February. "Everyone is very happy how the movie came out and to have it in the can," one insider told Us Weekly. The franchise's sequels have not yet been confirmed.

Fifty Shades of Grey will hit theaters February 13, 2015.

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