Jamie Dornan, star of TV drama The Fall and the upcoming movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, says that he may never escape his past as an underwear model.

The 31-year-old Belfast native, who is currently filming the second series of The Fall, told The Guardian that he is "haunted" by the nickname of "golden torso" he was given during his modelling years.

"That tag - underwear model - I just can't get rid of it. And it's such a bizarre, specific thing - underwear. It's like I never modelled clothes."  

"I never felt I was trying to prove anything apart from to myself. But I come at it from a funny angle. Although it looks like I've only been acting a few years, we're talking hundreds and hundreds of failed auditions. I look back on it now and I don't know how anyone gets through the rejection."