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The Graham Norton Show

The Graham Norton Show

  • TV chat show
  • BBC One / BBC Two
  • 2007 - 2024
  • 494 episodes (31 series)

Comic chat show presented by Graham Norton. The biggest names in showbiz join the host on his sofa.

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Series 16, Episode 18 - Jamie Dornan, Julie Walters, Stephen Mangan, Charli XCX, Rita Ora

Jamie Dornan says he's keeping a low profile when Fifty Shades of Grey releases; Julie Walters talks about Indian Summer; Stephen Mangan says he finds live theatre exciting and awful while Charli XCX and Rita Ora perform live in the studio.

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Jamie Dornan, talking about the release of Fifty Shades of Grey this weekend, says, "I am fleeing the country. I am certainly not going to stand in Leicester Square without my shirt asking people if they enjoyed the movie! I am keeping a low profile."

Asked if the build up to the movie and the attention from fans of Christian Grey has overwhelmed him, he says, "It is a relief now it is here. The attention has been strange. Because Dakota was cast early on the onus was on my casting. Someone else was originally cast and could no longer do it so it heightened everything - I enjoyed that."

Talking about the infamous Red Room on the set, he says, "I have never been in a room like that in my life. I've had some big nights out but this was new to me! I spent some time in there on my own looking at everything so I wouldn't look like I didn't know what I was doing."

Jamie reveals he wasn't always as sexy as he thought he was in scenes, "Rarely do you do something sex-based with someone asking, 'Is that sexy?' I'd do something in rehearsal and I'd think, 'That must have looked sexy,' and then Sam [Taylor-Johnson] would take me aside and say, 'No, that wasn't sexy, never do that to a woman!" Jokingly adding, "It's possibly ruined my life!"

Talking about his less successful early career in LA, he says, "I was sharing a flat with Eddie Redmayne and we had long stints when we tried and failed to work. We were really unemployed and really single. We did nothing - it was really bleak. We used to have the same agency and they would send three scripts to Eddie and 26 to me, which just meant there were 23 more jobs I tried and failed to get!"

Julie Walters, talking about her new series Indian Summer, and asked if filming in Penang was a factor in accepting the role, says, "You do think that would be interesting, but I've been offered things before in exotic locations but couldn't bear to do the script. But this one is really intriguing, multilayered and real. It's edgy and fabulous."

Stephen Mangan, who describes live theatre as "Exciting and awful at the same time," talks about his love of being back on stage in Rules for Living, "It's on at the National and every time I cycle over Waterloo Bridge I get goose bumps."

Graham, Jamie, Julie and Stephen tuck into a life-size Jamie Dornan cake, with Julie particularly liking the liquorice sex toys!

Charli XCX and Rita Ora perform Doing It, live in the studio before joining Graham for a chat.

Asked about The Voice, Rita says, "It was a really great experience. I was really nervous in the beginning. I wasn't sure I wanted to expose myself that much every Saturday night on TV. But it came out very well and I started to get a lot of my friends' mothers starting to like me which was a nice feeling."

And, talking about her Oscar nominated song Grateful, she says, "We perform it next week. I don't know if it will win but it is great to be nominated."

Broadcast details

Friday 13th February 2015
50 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 17th February 2015 12:35am BBC1 Scot
Tuesday 17th February 2015 12:45am BBC1

Cast & crew

Graham Norton Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Julie Walters Guest
Stephen Mangan Guest
Rita Ora Guest
Jamie Dornan Guest
Charlotte Aitchison (as Charli XCX) Guest
Writing team
Rob Colley Writer
Dan Gaster Writer
Production team
Steve Smith Director
Jon Magnusson Series Producer
Rina Dayalji Producer
Pete Snell Producer
Adam Read Producer
Graham Stuart Executive Producer
Perry Widdowson Editor
Chris Webster Production Designer
Jonathan Whitehead (as Trellis) Composer


Julie Walters on 'Personal Services'

Graham chats to Julie Walters about starring in the film Personal Services and Madam Cynthia Payne.

Featuring: Graham Norton & Julie Walters.

Who's actually read Fifty Shades of Grey?

Graham chats to his guests and the audience about who has actually read the Fifty Shades of Grey books.

Featuring: Graham Norton, Julie Walters, Stephen Mangan & Jamie Dornan.

Christian Grey cake

Graham shows the guests a life-size Christian Grey cake which they get to try a piece of.

Featuring: Graham Norton, Julie Walters, Stephen Mangan & Jamie Dornan.

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