Dylan Neal has joined the cast of Fifty Shades of Grey as Anastasia Steele's (Dakota Johnson) stepfather Bob.

The Arrow star will appear in the film alongside Jennifer Ehle, who was previously announced as playing Ana's mother Carla.

Deadline reports that Neal is expected to begin shooting Fifty Shades of Grey this week.

Jamie Dornan will play Christian Grey in the big-screen adaptation of EL James's novel, while it was recently announced that Rita Ora will play Christian's adopted sister Mia.

Marcia Gay Harden will play Dr Grace Trevelyan, who adopted Christian when his birth mother died.

The film is set to be released on Valentine's Day weekend in 2015.