Jamie Dornan has opened up about life on the set of his latest film, The Siege of Jadotville, revealing that some incredible friendships were formed, which he hopes will last a lifetime.
The actor worked alongside a whole host of Irish stars on his latest movie, which tells the story of the Irish UN battalion that underwent a siege during the 1961 disturbances in the Congo.
Jamie told VIP Magazine, that he “lucked out” with this cast, which included the likes of Sam Keeley, Jason O’Mara, Ronan Raftery, Michael McElhatton, Conor MacNeill, Mike Noble and Charlie Kelly, admitting that the group couldn’t have been any nicer, and that lifelong friendships were created.
He said, “I really lucked out with this group. We all got on extremely well. I’ve got a lot of friends for life out of this.
“It was brilliant craic right from the start. I had never met them before and there was a real mix of boys from all over Ireland.
“There’s a couple of us from the North, a few from the midlands, the West and the South. It was a great mix. There was a couple of English boys thrown in doing accents as well.
“There was a great bunch. It could have been very different, so it was brilliant.”
Michael McElhatton told us that there was “a real sense of comradery” while the group were in Africa for three months, and Mike Noble admitted that even though they’re home now and their lives are back to normal, they still “often hang out.” He said, “I see the lads all the time.”
The Siege of Jadotville was released in selected cinemas around Ireland yesterday, and will be available on Netflix from Friday, October 7.