Fifty Shades of Grey Cast Announced

by |September 3, 2013

The wait for Fifty Shades of Greypies worldwide is over. The question that has plagued scientists, philosophers and bloggers for ten, even twelve months, has been answered.

The two lead actors for the Fifty-Shades of Grey film have been announced.

Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam will be playing the titular character Christian Grey, while relative newcomer Dakota Johnson will play Anastasia Steele.

The film, which will be released by Focus Features on August 1, 2014 in North America, is being directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and produced by Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti alongside E.L. James, the author of the #1 bestselling book on which the film is based.  The screenplay is by Kelly Marcel.

Here’s a quick fact file on the lead actors for all Shadistics out there.

Charlie Hunnam

Charlie Hunnam

Age: 33

Born: Newcastle, UK

TV: Sons of Anarchy, Undeclared, Queer as Folk (UK)

Film: Pacific Rim, Cold Mountain, Children of Men

Fun Fact: Unsuccessfully auditioned for the role of Dawson in Dawson’s Creek

Dakota Johnson

Age: 23

Born: Austin, US

TV: Ben and Kate, The Office

Film: The Social Network, 21 Jump Street, The Five-Year Engagement

Fun Fact: Her parents are Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith

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