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20th Nov 2018

Robin Hood star chats about how it feels when Jamie Dornan steals your ex

Eoghan Doherty

Jamie Dornan Taron Egerton

“It’s a bit frustrating, because Jamie Dornan looks like… Jamie Dornan”

Forget your Kevin Costners. Forget your men in tights. You can even forget your foxes who don’t wear any trousers.

There’s a new Robin Hood in town.

Taron Egerton Jamie Dornan

Taron Egerton, the charming star of Kingsman: The Secret Service, Eddie The Eagle and the upcoming Elton John biopic, the John Lewis Christmas ad Rocketman, is the latest actor to step into the swashbuckling shoes of one of history’s most iconic characters, Robin Hood.

This new telling of the timeless tale is directed by Otto Bathurst (Peaky Blinders, Black Mirror) and as well as Egerton, it stars Jamie Foxx as Little John, Ben Mendelsohn as the Sheriff of Nottingham and rising star (and daughter of Bono), Eve Hewson as Maid Marian.

There was one other Irish person who caught our eye though, as Jamie ‘Be Still My Beating *****’ Dornan stars as the enigmatic Will Scarlet, a man who’s busy trying to inspire the people… and who’s also busy muscling in on Robin’s girl.

So we wanted to find out from Taron, just how tough is it when your ex moves on and starts to go out with Jamie Dornan? You’ve got to feel a teeeeeny bit inadequate, right?

You can check out Taron’s answer below, as well as the rest of our chat where we surprise him for his birthday and he also expresses his love for Cavan’s finest, The Strypes.


If you’ve got a thing for fashion, fights and forests, then Robin Hood could be the film for you. Check out the trailer for the brand new release here…

Clip via Lionsgate Movies

Robin Hood is in Irish cinemas from 21 November

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