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Jamie Dornan

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Hubba, hubba!

Fifty Shades of Grey's leading hunk Jamie Dornan stripped down to his swim trunks on the beach in Ibiza while on vacation with his family. Though he wasn't on set, the Irish actor looked every bit as sexy as his famous character Christian Grey when he stepped out in a pair of striped trunks, a pair of sunglasses and—thankfully—nothing else.  

It looks like Dornan's muscular physique has kept up quite nicely since we last saw him half-naked on the big screen in 2012 for the highly-anticipated debut of E.L. James' literary trilogy. For those who are strangers to the global phenomenon, the three books chronicled the relationship between billionaire and S&M enthusiast Christian Grey and the breakout role of virginal college graduate Anastasia Steele, played by Dakota Johnson, daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson

Women sprinted in throngs to see the first film on Valentine's Day of 2015—the sheer numbers quickly transforming a book read behind closed doors into the 7th spot on the top ten list of highest grossing films of 2015. If you haven't seen the films, these beach pics will help clear up any questions surrounding the film's immediate commercial success. 

Jamie Dornan

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While the main actors are confirmed to return for the next installment of the trilogy, Fifty Shades Darker, set for debut in February 2017, there is still speculation as to who will direct the steamy sequel. Sam Taylor-Johnson, director of the first film, has already publicly stated she will not be directing the project, while sources have said James Foley, a director for House of Cards, has been plucked as the front-runner to take over, although no deal has been yet confirmed. Foley's IMDB page still lists the film as his latest announced directorial stint. 

As for newcomers to the series, producer Dana Brunetti told E! News any rumors surrounding the next film's cast list are bogus.

"We're nowhere near casting. We haven't gotten into anything like that," Brunetti said at the 2015 Emmys. "We don't even have a casting director on it yet."

In the meantime, we'll just have to ogle at these shirtless shots of Dornan until we find out who will be joining him on-screen next year. Such a pity!