Pic: Jamie Dornan/Instagram

Jamie Dornan has taken on some villainous roles. Most notably playing serial killer Paul Spector, in The Fall. But outside of the silver screen, he is much more of hero, after saving the day during the BAFTAs. 

Screenwriter and triathlete Lesley Paterson was honoured on the nights, with her film All Quiet On The Western Front winning several awards. Taking home prizes for Best Film, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Film Not in the English Language, Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, and Best Sound.

But during one of her trips to the stage to accept the accolade, Lesley unfortunately took a tumble. Telling the Daily Mail: “I was in very high heels and the floor was shiny and slippery. After they announced the win I was running to the stage and just went over and someone caught me as I fell and put me back on my feet.”

With that someone being none other than Belfast bloke Jamie.

Lesley found out it was Jamie who had caught her later on during the night.

As she explained: “Later that night Jamie Dornan came up to me and told me that he was the person who had saved me.”

But his rescue was a one-time occurrence as Lesley was better prepare to accepted the award for best film.

“I actually had taken my shoes off by the time that they later announced Best Film and was barefoot, so there was no problem getting up there,” she confessed.

Pic: VIP Ireland

While we didn’t get to see Jamie save the day during the award ceremony, he will be back on our screens soon. As Jamie has reunite with his Belfast co-stars, Kenneth Branagh and Jude Hill for the upcoming Agatha Christie adaptation, A Haunting in Venice.

The Hollywood Reporter states that along with directing, Belfast-born Kenneth will once again reprise his role as master sleuth Hercule Poirot in the 2023 film.

The upcoming film is based on Agatha Christie’s 1969 book Hallowe’en Party, A Haunting in Venice. It will also star Tina Fey, Kelly Reilly and Michelle Yeoh, to name just a few!

The synopsis for A Haunting in Venice reads: “Now retired and living in self-imposed exile in the world’s most glamorous city, Poirot reluctantly attends a séance at a decaying, haunted palazzo.

“When one of the guests is murdered, the detective is thrust into a sinister world of shadows and secrets.”


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