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I was trapped in hotel quarantine in Australia as my beloved dad died, says Belfast actor Jamie Dornan

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JAMIE DORNAN was on the other side of the world with four days of his hotel quarantine remaining when he received the worst news imaginable.

His beloved father Jim had died from Covid after going into hospital for a routine knee operation. Stuck in Australia last March, where he was required to isolate ahead of filming BBC drama The Tourist, Jamie was unable to get back to his native Northern Ireland to deal with the heartbreaking loss.

Suddenly, Jamie, 39, best known for starring in Fifty Shades Of Grey on the big screen and telly thriller The Fall, found himself caught in a nightmarish situation caused by the global pandemic.

So he understands the trauma so many people have experienced over the past couple of years. Jamie says: “It’s been a brutal time for lots of reasons and for lots of people.

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