OTTplay Logo
settings icon
profile icon

The Tourist’s Jamie Dornan hates himself without a beard but was clean shaven throughout Fifty Shades Of Grey - Did you know?

Jamie Dornan is back with The Tourist season 2 available on Lionsgate Play in India now through the OTTplay Premium subscription. 

The Tourist’s Jamie Dornan hates himself without a beard but was clean shaven throughout Fifty Shades Of Grey - Did you know?
Jamie Dornan And His Love For His Beard

Last Updated: 04.36 PM, Apr 26, 2024


It takes a whole lot of courage to be Jamie Dornan, who burst onto the scene with a franchise like Fifty Shades of Grey. This role put him at risk of being stereotyped, but over the years, the actor has striven to break that mold. He has been somewhat successful, as evidenced by his selection for non-stereotypical roles by many filmmakers. A testament to this is The Tourist, the second season of which is now streaming on Lionsgate Play in India, and can be viewed with your OTTplay Premium subscription. The show is praised for many things, and Jamie is a legitimate draw for many viewers. Interestingly, his beard has almost become a character in its own right on the show. 

Fans love it and they don't want it to go away. Articles have been written suggesting that Jamie Dornan should style his beard in certain ways. Not that he doesn't look good without it. After all, his introduction to a wider audience as the clean-shaven Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey was striking. But it turns out that it’s not just the fans who don't want Jamie to shave off his beard; Jamie himself dislikes his clean-shaven face.

Jamie Dornan on Being Clean Shaven

A decade ago, the star of The Tourist made a very interesting and shocking revelation. He discussed how, despite now being the man of many dreams, there was a time when he had no luck with the opposite sex. Jamie Dornan has spoken about being a skinny boy in school whom girls would call "cute," a term he thoroughly despised.


In a conversation with The Observer magazine, Jamie Dornan said, "I didn't do particularly well with girls at school. I was always very young-looking. And my sister's friends would always say: 'You're so cute.’ I [expletive] hated that. If you are a skinny, baby-faced teenager, the last thing you want to hear is that you're cute."

He then went on to talk about his dislike for being clean-shaven. The actor expressed how uncomfortable it makes him feel: "I feel uncomfortable without it. I find myself moving differently. I don't like myself without a beard."

About The Tourist

Created and written by Harry and Jack Williams, The Tourist centers on a character referred to as "The Man," an amnesiac from Northern Ireland who is trying to find his identity after losing his memory and waking up in the Australian outback. Soon, we start referring to him as Elliot, and in the second season, we follow him as he tries to unravel the mystery of his existence while traveling to Ireland.

The series stars Jamie Dornan in the lead role, alongside Danielle Macdonald, Greg Larsen, Victoria Haralabidou, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Conor MacNeill, and an ensemble cast. The second season of the show began streaming on Lionsgate Play on April 26, 2024. You can binge-watch it with your OTTplay Premium subscription. Stay tuned to OTTplay for more information on this and everything else from the world of streaming and films.

Get the latest updates in your inbox