Jamie Dornan has revealed that he's fearful of his life at the Fifty Shades of Grey premiere in February, in case diehard fans of the books are not impressed by his performance.

The actor told Details magazine of being cast as Christian Grey in the film adaptation of E.L. James's novels: "I think my publicist said, 'Yeah, mostly good'. I'm very aware of opinion regarding the film, whether it be positive or negative. It is, by its nature, an easy target.

"I almost don't want to put this out there into the ether, but I fear I'll get murdered, like John Lennon, by one of those mad fans at the premiere. Because a lot of people are very angry that I'm playing this character. And I'm a father now, and a husband. I don't want to die yet."

He jokingly added: "And when I do get murdered, people will say, 'God, isn't it haunting how he did that interview in Details magazine and predicted his own death on the red carpet?'"

Fifty Shades of Grey will be released on February 14, 2015.