In real life, we reckon he's probably somewhere in between. Handcuffs at the ready, Jamie Dornan's the man for you!He may have less in common with Christian Grey than many women's fantasies would have us hoping, but this Northern Irish dreamboat is still worthy of your swoon.
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The question is, which British celebrity is right for you?
You don’t want to go shopping for an imaginary Cumberbatch and come home with a pretend Hiddleston if that’s just going to make life awkward for everyone concerned (not least the make-believe Rickman, Tennant or Freeman left waiting on the shelf).
The good news is Robert Pattinson is so much more than a YA heartthrob who sparkles in sunlight.
To see what all the fuss is about, check out some of his other films, from the edgy modern Cosmopolis to the decadent period piece Bel Ami, and then come on over to the dark side. The Christian Grey who never was, Charlie Hunnam is the guy you should be swooning over. We've seen him go from cute and baby-faced in Queer as Folk to the kind of guy you probably wouldn't take home to meet your parents in Sons of Anarchy.
After all, Cumberbatch is as well known for his sci-fi roles as he is for his characters in period dramas, and he's just as likely to be snapped getting down on the dance floor as he is reading a poem at a public event.