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James Corden brought up Jamie Dornan's embarrassing stint as a folk singer

Jamie and Florence Welch also discussed the ways in which their paths crossed in the past.

SHOWBIZ Jim Source: Steve Parsons/PA

REGARDLESS OF WHAT they do before or after a major role, there are some actors who will be forever associated with that one film or series that made them a household name.

Look at Robert Pattinson and Twilight, for example. Or Jamie Dornan and the 50 Shades series. Lots of people don’t even realise that either of those actors existed before those massive franchises flung them into the consciousness of the general public.

All too often, we forget that Jamie Dornan was a Calvin Klein model who dated Keira Knightly for two years in the early 00s. We also always seem to forget about his brief music career, as a singer in the band Sons of Jim. 

SHOWBIZ Jim Source: Steve Parsons/PA

Last year we took a deep dive into Jamie’s career in Sons of Jim, and looked at the song he dedicated to Keira Knightley, which Dornan described as painful to sing, as it “hurts so much”.

Source: Jamie Dornan NI/YouTube

This week, Jamie appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

On the couch with Jamie, was Florence Welch. Unbeknownst to Welch, Jamie had spent some time with her at the Guilty Pleasures tent at Latitude festival a few years prior. 

PastedImage-96792 Source: The Late Late Show with James Corden

It was Florence’s first ever headline gig, and she has absolutely no recollection of what happened after it. Jamie, however, remembers it quite well. 

They had this tent there, called the Guilty Pleasures tent where you go and get your dance on to stuff that maybe isn’t deemed that cool. It was all going well, everyone was inebriated and having fun. Suddenly everyone’s attention turned to the stage and Florence had done her headline act and come into the Guilty Pleasures tent. What happened, was you sang along to You’ve Got the Love, which is obviously amazing but everyone just stopped dancing and were just watching you on the stage. 

Florence couldn’t get over herself, trying to hog all of the attention that day. She laughed, “As if playing a headline show wasn’t enough for me!”

Then James asked Jamie about his music career…

PastedImage-98915 Source: Youtube

Jamie told him, “We had some nice moments but we weren’t… great.” 

We were called Sons of Jim. Both of our dads were called Jim. 

sons of jim

Jamie explained that he was a pretty moody singer, and he also tried to hide behind a harmonica when he could. 

Source: The Late Late Show with James Corden/YouTube

James Corden went on to ask Florence about the beginnings of her career in London, and it turns out that the pair of them both played in the same venue in London back in the day. Small world. 

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