Jamie Dornan accepts the Excellence in Acting Award before his new film Belfast


Jamie Dornan accepts the Excellence in Acting Award before his new film Belfast screens at the Denver Film Festival


Just days before his new film Belfast hits theaters around North America, Jamie Dornan is accepting an award for his performance. 

The 39-year-old Irish actor, who grew up in the suburbs of Belfast, arrived at the Denver Film Festival on Wednesday to receive the Excellence in Acting Award.

Dornan portrays Pa, the father of newcomer Jude Hill’s  main character Buddy in the semi-autobiographical film from writer-director Kenneth Branagh.

Award winner: Just days before his new film Belfast hits theaters around North America, Jamie Dornan is accepting an award for his performance

Jamie wins: The 39-year-old Irish actor, who grew up in the suburbs of Belfast, arrived at the Denver Film Festival on Wednesday to receive the Excellence in Acting Award

Jamie wins: The 39-year-old Irish actor, who grew up in the suburbs of Belfast, arrived at the Denver Film Festival on Wednesday to receive the Excellence in Acting Award

Dornan arrived at the fest with a brown suede coat with dual zippers over a dark grey sweater. 

He wore matching brown pants while sporting the start of a scruffy beard as he hit the red carpet.

The Fifty Shades of Grey star completed his look with white sneakers featuring matching brown soles. 

Jamie's look: Dornan arrived at the fest with a brown suede coat with dual zippers over a dark grey sweater

Jamie’s look: Dornan arrived at the fest with a brown suede coat with dual zippers over a dark grey sweater

Belfast follows the tale of a young boy named Buddy (Jude Hill) and his working class parents (Dornan and Caitriona Balfe) trying to make their way through the tumultuous late 1960s in the Northern Ireland capitol.

The film also stars Judi Dench and Ciarin Hinds as Buddy’s grandparents, with Branagh directing from his own script.

The drama has already taken home several awards on the festival circuit, including the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. 

New film: Belfast follows the tale of a young boy named Buddy (Jude Hill) and his working class parents (Dornan and Caitriona Balfe) trying to make their way through the tumultuous late 1960s in the Northern Ireland capitol

New film: Belfast follows the tale of a young boy named Buddy (Jude Hill) and his working class parents (Dornan and Caitriona Balfe) trying to make their way through the tumultuous late 1960s in the Northern Ireland capitol

Dornan is coming off a rare comedy turn in Universal’s Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar, which debuted in February.

He will also return to the small screen in The Tourist for HBO Max, starring alongside Damon Herriman, Olafur Darri Olafsson and Alex Dimitriades.

The show follows a man (Dorman) who finds himself being terrorized by a tanker truck that runs him off the road, and after he wakes up in the hospital, he goes searching for answers. 

Small screen: He will also return to the small screen in The Tourist for HBO Max, starring alongside Damon Herriman, Olafur Darri Olafsson and Alex Dimitriades

Small screen: He will also return to the small screen in The Tourist for HBO Max, starring alongside Damon Herriman, Olafur Darri Olafsson and Alex Dimitriades

Comedy: Dornan is coming off a rare comedy turn in Universal's Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar, which debuted in February

Comedy: Dornan is coming off a rare comedy turn in Universal’s Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar, which debuted in February

Dornan also recently opened up about his Irish heritage, revealing on Jimmy Kimmel Live that he never talks about his career when he’s back home in Ireland.

‘It’s funny, I think anyone from the whole island of Ireland… we’re not great at… we’re quite uncomfortable with success,’ Dornan said.

‘You don’t want to be seen to be achieving too much. It doesn’t look well. There’s a bit of like, “Who does he think he is? Gone after America,” you know and doing well,’ he added.

Watch the Stan Original series The Tourist, early next year on Stan in Australia.

Opening up: Dornan also recently opened up about his Irish heritage, revealing on Jimmy Kimmel Live that he never talks about his career when he's back home in Ireland

Opening up: Dornan also recently opened up about his Irish heritage, revealing on Jimmy Kimmel Live that he never talks about his career when he’s back home in Ireland

Uncomfortable: 'It's funny, I think anyone from the whole island of Ireland... we're not great at... we're quite uncomfortable with success,' Dornan said

Uncomfortable: ‘It’s funny, I think anyone from the whole island of Ireland… we’re not great at… we’re quite uncomfortable with success,’ Dornan said

Achieving: 'You don't want to be seen to be achieving too much. It doesn't look well. There's a bit of like, "Who does he think he is? Gone after America," you know and doing well,' he added

Achieving: ‘You don’t want to be seen to be achieving too much. It doesn’t look well. There’s a bit of like, “Who does he think he is? Gone after America,” you know and doing well,’ he added

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