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Thom Evans failed in bid for Fifty Shades of Grey role
ESPN Staff
January 5, 2015
Thom Evans is testing the acting water © Getty Images

While Thom Evans' rugby career came to an untimely end in 2010 following a serious neck injury, he has been propelled into the celebrity lifestyle following his appearance on Strictly Come Dancing. And Evans is keen to pursue a career in acting and revealed in the latest issue of Attitude that he tried out for the lead role in upcoming film Fifty Shades of Grey.

However, by his own admission the audition was "tame" with Jamie Dornan scooping the role. "He's [Jamie] flourishing in the acting world, and if I could do half as well as he has I'd be more than happy!" Evans said.

"I would love to play that kind of character, it would be just the kind of thing I'd love to do. I really like dark independent films. But right now, I would love the opportunity to take on any role.

"I actually went up for Jamie's role of Christian Grey. The audition was pretty tame to be honest, but it was a great experience for me. It's such a huge project and I'd be lying to say I wouldn't have loved to have got the role. But I think Jamie is perfect for it and I can't wait to see it."

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