James "Jamie" Dornan (born 1 May 1982) is an Irish model, actor and musician,currently starring as Sheriff Graham in the ABC series Once Upon a Time.
His father, Prof. James Dornan, is an obstetrician, who often lectures at QUB. He was a teenager when his mother died. He attended and boarded at Methodist College, where he excelled on the rugby pitch as well as in the drama department. While at MCB, he met David Alexander, who would become his songwriting partner in 2002, when they founded their two-piece Irish folk outfit, Sons of Jim. Dornan has been quoted as saying that if he ever entered the music business again, he would do it very differently. The boys were young, naive, and under-prepared. Their record label, Doorstep Records, was named after a sandwich shop in Belfast.
Dornan attended the University of Teesside, but dropped out and moved to London upon being approached by the Select Model Management agency.
On the set of an Asprey photoshoot in 2003, Dornan met English actress Keira Knightley, who introduced him to her agent at PFD. The pair dated for three years.
In 2006 he appeared in the Sofia Coppola film, Marie-Antoinette.