'Fifty Shades of Grey' Actor Jamie Dornan's Father Jim Dornan Dies at Age 73 From COVID-19
"Fifty Shades of Grey" star Jamie Dornan lost his father Jim Dornan after the patriarch contracted COVID-19. The late obstetrician and gynecologist was 73 years old at the time of his demise.
Actor Jamie Dornan recently experienced a tragic loss after it was revealed that his father, Jim Dornan, passed away. The sad news was shared by Jim's colleague Nichola Rooney on Twitter via a statement that read:
"The great Prof Jim Dornan. One of a kind. His glass brimmed over. A true visionary."
According to her Twitter bio, Rooney, a consultant clinical psychologist, praised the late patriarch for being responsible for bringing clinical psychology to RMJH to help women. She concluded, sending her condolences to his family.
According to reports, the renowned obstetrician and gynecologist specialist was 73 at the time of his demise. Late Jim passed away after a battle with COVID-19. He was a devoted member of the Belfast trust from 1986 until 2012.
One of Northern Ireland's leading obstetricians, Professor Jim Dornan, has died, aged 73. https://t.co/9Uli6SrEb5— BBC News NI (@BBCNewsNI) March 15, 2021
Jim was also the senior vice-president of the Royal College of Gynaecologists, serving for two years from 2004 to 2006. The medical expert also landed some acting roles like his famous son, with a feature in the ITV drama, "Marcella."
[Jamie] explained that it had been a challenging time for him and Warner as parents.
The great Prof Jim Dornan. One of a kind. His glass brimmed over. A true visionary. Early 90’s he saw the benefit that Clinical Psychology could bring to the women in RMJH & made it happen. My friend. RIP. Love to Samina, Liesa, Jess & Jamie pic.twitter.com/fUxUiQrQZW— Nichola Rooney (@ProfNRooney) March 15, 2021
While the "Fifty Shades of Grey" actor hasn't publicly commented on his father's death, he has often spoken publicly about how he adores the deceased. In an interview, he revealed that his dad often helped him with acting tips.
Jamie, however, shared that Jim refused to give him advice for his role as a doctor in the thriller, "The 9th Life of Louis Drax." In December, the 38-year-old actor opened up about life amid the quarantine.
During an appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," the star who shares three kids — Dulcie, Alberta, and Elva — with his wife Amelia Warner, spoke about how they have been navigating the difficult period. In his words:
"It's been all encompassing, it's kind of been the agony and the ecstasy in the same period of time."
"The Fall" star explained that it had been a challenging time for him and Warner as parents. However, they have had one of their most fun days because their kids enjoy living in the moment. He also confessed to playing dress-up.Jamie's father joins the list of notable personalities who have passed away from the COVID-19 since it plagued the world in 2020. We have had to say goodbye to singer Charley Pride, actress Carol Sutton, and designer Kenzo Takada.