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Fifty Shades Of Grey: 10 things you need to know about Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam

by Francesca Menato Published on 30 September 2013

The hotly anticipated Fifty Shades Of Grey movie has finally been cast. They were never going to please everyone but there's definitely been some serious fan backlash to the casting of Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. So, we thought learning a little bit more about the actors may well help people come to terms with the news that RPatz didn't get the job...

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Dakota Johnson

1. Model behaviour

It will come as no surprise that the beautiful Dakota Johnson was once a model.

She first got a taste for it when she was involved in a Teen Vogue shoot at 12-years-old.

She later signed with IMG models in 2006.

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2. Hollywood honour

Dakota made history when she became the first second generation member of a family to take on the honour of Miss Golden Globe.

Miss Golden Globe is an annual title awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the individual assists with the Awards, often in the pre-show events.

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3. Acting Ancestry

She is the daughter of actress Melanie Griffith and her step-father is fellow Hollywood star Antonio Banderas.

She told USA TODAY: "When I was really young. I'd watch my parents work and think, yeah, I'm going to do that."

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4. Girlfriend material

She has only hinted at her personal life telling USA TODAY: "I'm more of a person who goes with the flow of things.

"I have a boyfriend that I've been with for a while. I've only been in long-term relationships. I've never really dated myself."

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5. Facebook friends

Dakota got to live many a teenage girls' dream when she spent the night with Justin Timberlake - well sort of - she was Sean Parker's one night stand in The Social Network.

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Charlie Hunnam

1. Geordie boy

Charlie Hunnam started his career in Brit kids show Byker Grove.

The Newcastle born lad was discovered by one of the show's production managers while drunkenly shopping on Christmas Eve!

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2. Gay rights

His first major role was in Queer As Folk in which he starred as gay fifteen-year-old schoolboy Nathan Maloney.

He once told a story about being approached and cornered on a train and told he should be ashamed of himself for the show.

He said: "I was like, dude, I didn't ... kill anyone in Queer as Folk, you know? I don't gang-shoot anyone.

"If you think it's irresponsible to play a gay character; then I don't know what to say to that."

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3. Motorbike man

He is most famous for his role as Jackson "Jax" Teller in Sons Of Anarchy, the US drama series about a motorcycle club gang.

The violent show developed a big cult following and is also the reason for Charlie consistently sporting a dodgy beard.

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4. Selective thespian

He is adamantly fussy about his roles and would have thought long and hard about taking on the job of Christian Grey.

He once said: "I have 60 years to make the money, but the choices I make in the next five years are really going to define my career."

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5. Monogamist

Unlike Christian Grey, Charlie is a serial monogamist.

He has been married once before to fellow actress Katherine Towne.

He now lives with his girlfriend of six years Morgana McNelis.

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What to do you think of the casting? Tweets us @sofeminineUK

by Francesca Menato

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