'Fifty Shades of Grey' Actor Jamie Dornan's Father Jim Dornan Dies at Age 73 From COVID-19

Afouda Bamidele
Mar 16, 2021
01:50 A.M.
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"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."

Jamie Dornan at the European Premiere of "A Private War" & Mayor of London gala during the 62nd BFI London Film Festival on October 20, 2018 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images


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.


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.


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."

Jamie Dornan at the HBO premiere of "My Dinner With Herve" on October 4, 2018 at the Paramount Studios in Los Angeles | Photo: Getty Images


"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.