Jamie Dornan described in detail how he was trapped in quarantine in Australia while his father died more than 10,000 miles away. Belfast.
The 39-year-old actor was alone in a hotel before filming The Tourist in Australia and was left with four days of quarantine when he received the devastating news that his father Jim had died. coronavirus.
But with tight travel and quarantine restrictions, he could not fly back home Northern Ireland to be with his family at a heartbreaking time, and Jamie described his 2021 as the ‘worst’ and hardest ‘year of his life.
Hard Times: Jamie Dornan described in detail how he was trapped in quarantine in Australia while his father died more than 10,000 miles away in Belfast (pictured October)
World-renowned obstetrician Jim died in March at the age of 73 after contracting the virus after he went to hospital for routine knee surgery.
And Jamie, who has not seen his father for 18 months due to imprisonment and filming, said he understands the trauma so many people experienced during the global pandemic as he battled his devastating loss.
He said The sun: ‘It was a brutal time for several reasons and for many people. We are all just trying to get out and get to the other side – and we hope we have our heads intact. “
Sad: The 39-year-old actor was alone in a hotel before filming The Tourist in Australia and had another four days of quarantine when he received the devastating news that his father Jim had died of a coronavirus.
The main man recently received praise for his role in the film Sir Kenneth Brannagh Belfast, which depicts the experience of one family between The Troubles and Northern Ireland.
And Jim, who was a renowned obstetrician and gynecologist in Belfast and even posed for pictures with Kenneth at home, was proud of his son’s role in the film, but unfortunately he is no longer seen.
At the heartbreaking loss of his father, the 50 Shades of Gray star admitted that 2021 was ‘the worst year … and the hardest’ of his life, adding: “I was subjected, early in life and now, to great pain and loss. ‘
The early loss he mentioned was the death of his mother Lorna from pancreatic cancer when he was just 16 years old, with Jim helping him navigate through the loss by telling his boyfriend, ‘Don’t let that happen. it’s the thing that defines you. ‘
Stuck: Jamie was forced to continue isolation at his Australian hotel, where he was filming the BBC Turist drama, after hearing his father’s news (pictured in Turist)
In Jamie’s latest film Belfast, set in the 1960s, he plays a character named Pa who works in England and is considering moving his family there during the conflict.
And Jamie admitted that the story seemed very personal to him, as it hurts him to be absent from his young daughters for a long time.
The actor shares daughters Dulcie (8 years old), Elva (5) and two-year-old Alberto with his wife Amelia Warner (39), whom he married in 2013.
He said: “I think I really understand what it means to leave, often for the benefit of the family – to work, to provide. Every step I take since I became a father is my career dedicated to him. That’s all I’m really interested in. I am so lucky to have three healthy dolls. That’s the only way I miss them. ‘
Last month, Jamie revealed that he was in constant competition with Eddie Redmayne when the couple lived together early in their careers.
Rest in peace: World-renowned obstetrician Jim died in March at the age of 73 after contracting the virus after going to hospital for routine knee surgery (Jim pictured in 2018)
Tragic: Jamie, who has not seen his father for 18 months due to imprisonment and filming, said he understands the trauma experienced by so many people during the global pandemic when he faced his devastating loss (pictured with Kim and sister Jessica) . in 2018)
The actor talked about their spending time Los Angeles in 2009 while appearing on The Jonathan Ross Show.
A star who appeared on the show to promote his upcoming mini series Tourist, admitted that there was some ‘jealousy’ when they auditioned for the roles, but they always wished each other good luck.
Jamie spoke via video link to discuss his new show: ‘I’d like to think there’s no jealousy, but there’s always friendly competition.
‘[We were] they are constantly going to one and the same and preparing each other for auditions and saying, “Good luck, I hope you are well there.”
Last January, the duo talked about their time together – revealed they had so little to do when they lived together as roommates that they resorted to making dishes.
His girls: “I think I really understand what it means to leave, often for the benefit of the family – to work, to provide. Every step I take since I became a father, my career is dedicated to them. That’s all I’m really interested in. ‘