Fans loved watching Jamie Dornan get hot and steamy in “Fifty Shades of Grey”, and will soon be seeing a whole new side of the Belfast-born actor when he stars in a true-life war movie coming to Netflix next month.
“The Siege of Jadotville” sees Dornan playing an Irish UN commander who leads 150 vastly outnumbered troops as they withstand a siege of 3,000 soldiers, featuring co-stars Emmanuelle Seigner, Jason O’Mara, Mikael Persbrandt and Mark Strong.
“A gripping true story of incredible bravery against impossible odds, ‘The Siege of Jadotville’ depicts the 1961 siege of a 150-strong Irish UN battalion under Commander Patrick Quinlan (Jamie Dornan) by 3,000 Congolese troops led by French and Belgian mercenaries working for mining companies,” notes the Netflix announcement. “Guillaume Canet plays a French commander who sought to defeat Quinlan and his men.”
“The Siege of Jadotville” will make its Netflix premiere on Oct. 7. Watch: