Jamie Dornan talks about his roommate with Charlie Cox, Andrew Garfield, Robert Pattinson and Eddie Redmayne

Jamie Dornan talks about his roommate with Charlie Cox, Andrew Garfield, Robert Pattinson and Eddie Redmayne
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In 2008, these 5 actors lived together in London. They then passed the same auditions…

We knew that Robert Pattinson and Jamie Dornan were very good friends before becoming stars respectively thanks to Twilight and Fifty Shades of greyand the latter says more about their shared life at the microphone of Live With Kenny and Ryan. Currently promoting Belfastby Kenneth Branagh, the 39-year-old actor says he lived with his friend in 2008, in London, in a roommate that also included Charlie Cox, Andrew Garfield and Eddie Redmayne among its members.

“I was living with Eddie Redmayne, explains Dornan. We shared an apartment. It was in 2008, I would say? There was me, Eddie, but also Andrew Garfield, Rob Pattinson and Charlie Cox. A handful of lucky guys who will end up doing well a few years later. But to be honest, at the time, everything was not so rosy. We kept going to the same auditions, studying together and helping each other, when we knew we were going to end up fighting for the same role! Well, we screwed up every time. Fortunately, over time, we have all managed to realize our dream. Looking back, we had a great time, we were a fun band and still today we are good friends. But at the time, we ate frozen pizzas that we stored in the freezer and there were only beers in the fridge. With a few pieces of meat occasionally.”

Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, James Marsh and Charlie Cox at the premiere of A Wonderful History of Time (October 2014)
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Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, James Marsh and Charlie Cox at the premiere of A Wonderful History of Time (October 2014)

In 2008, these five British comedians were not yet stars. Robert Pattinson was the most famous of the gang thanks to his role as Cédric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Firereleased in cinemas in 2005, but the phenomenon Twilight hadn’t started yet: the first film was released in November 2008. Andrew Garfield had been noticed by moviegoers for his strong role in the drama Boy Abefore really becoming popular by chaining The Social Network (2010) and The Amazing Spider-Man (2012). charlie cox was already a familiar face in British cinema thanks to Stardust, the mystery of the starby Matthew Vaughn, although he had to wait for the launch of the series Daredevilin 2015, to be known to a wider audience. Jamie Dornan he was mainly a model, and broke through from 2011 thanks to the series Once Upon a Timethen The Fallbefore being cast for the role of Christian Gray in 2015. Eddie Redmayne was playing at the time mainly in theatre, although occasionally appearing in films (in Reasons of State, by Robert de Niro, in 2006, for example). In 2010, he held the main role of the series The Pillars of the Earth for the BBC, then conquered the public by playing Stephen Hawking in A wonderful story of time, in 2015 (in which Cox also played). A year later, he became the new hero of the saga Harry PotterNorbert Scamander, a character at the heart of the prequels Fantastic Beasts.

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