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Who's Who of 50 Shades of Grey, the movie

Last updated on: July 31, 2014 18:19 IST

Image: Dakota Johnson
Photographs: Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Looking forward to the film? Here's a lowdown on who plays what in the film adaptation of EL James' bestselling book. 

The book that held many a reader around the world captive with unprecedentedly generous doses of BDSM (bondage, discipline and sadomasochism), is finally all set to manifest on the big screen.

While the film is set for a February 2015 release in the US, here's a look at who's playing whom in this much-awaited screen adaptation.

Anastasia Steele

The protagonist of the story, the reserved yet free spirited literary student who finds herself spiraling downwards into the sex dungeon of a mysterious hunk in the course of the story, is played by 24-year-old Dakota Johnson.

Johnson is the daughter of Hollywood actress Melanie Griffith and actor Don Johnson.

The brunette has starred in projects like 21 Jump Street and Social Network, among others, in the past.

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Christian Grey

Image: Jamie Dornan
Photographs: Stuart C Wilson/Getty Images

The darkly mysterious and drop-dead gorgeous Christian Grey has been portrayed by the delectable 32-year-old Irishman Jamie Dornan.

A singer-actor, this is Dornan's first major acting gig.

Katherine 'Kate' Kavanagh

Image: Eloise Mumford
Photographs: David Buchan/Getty Images

Television actress Eloise Mumford, who rose to fame with her roles on shows like The River and Lone Star, plays Katherine 'Kate' Kavanagh in the film.

Kate is Anastasia's best friend and roommate.

Elliot Grey

Image: Luke Grimes
Photographs: Michael Buckner/Getty Images for GQ

Elliot Grey, Christian Grey's adoptive elder brother in the book, is played by 30-year-old actor Luke Grimes.

Grimes was earlier seen in Liam Neeson starrer Taken 2.

Mia Grey

Image: Rita Ora
Photographs: Tim P Whitby/Getty Images

British singer-songwriter Rita Ora plays Grey's adoptive younger sister Mia in the film.

Mia is described as a very bubbly person in the book.

Jose Rodrigues

Image: Victor Rasuk
Photographs: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

American actor Victor Rasuk plays Jose, Ana's best friend, who harbours romantic feelings for her.

Grey considers him a rival owing to his feelings for Ana even though to her, Jose is no more than a very close friend.

Rasuk has been acting since the age of 16, and his last big movie was Godzilla.

Carrick Grey

Image: Andrew Airlie as Mike Goss on Defying Gravity

Canadian actor Andrew Airlie plays the adoptive father of the three Grey kids and husband to Dr Grace Trevelyan-Grey.

Airlie is known for his roles in Defying Gravity and Final Destination 2.

Grace Trevelyan Grey

Image: Marcia Gay Harden
Photographs: Frederick M Brown/Getty Images

DGrace Trevelyan Grey, the family matriarch is played by veteran actress Marcia Gay Harden.

54-year-old Harden is recently a part of television show The Newsroom cast.


Carla Wilks

Image: Jennifer Ehle
Photographs: Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Actress Jennifer Ehle plays Anastasia's 'flighty' mother Carla Wilks in the film.

Ehle is best known for her role as Elizabeth Bennet in the acclaimed 1995 miniseries Pride and Prejudice, for which she won a BAFTA Award for Best Television Actress.

Raymond 'Ray' Steele

Image: Callum Keith
Photographs: Alberto E Rodriguez/Getty Images

Actor Callum Keith plays Raymond 'Ray' Steele, Anastasia's stepfather and Carla's former husband.

English-born Canadian Keith was recently seen as a record producer on Californication.