It is over a year since Universal Pictures and Focus Features snapped up the rights to E.L. James’ bonkbuster trilogy Fifty Shades Of Grey yet fans are still waiting for casting confirmation.
April Fool’s Day sent the rumour-mill into overdrive with wild suggestions – Sheridan Smith!! Scarlett Johansson! Joseph Gordon-Levitt! Eddie Redmayne!!??!
But ever since a zealous fan mocked-up a convincing magazine cover the smart money has been on Matt Bomer…
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Matthew Staton Bomer was born on 11th October 1977. He is a 34-year-old Libran. Matt’s father is former Dallas Cowboy John Bomer.
Matt attended Klein High School (Houston) with actor Lee Pace (Pace will soon be seen as King Thranduil of Mirkwood in The Hobbit, the father of Legolas).
Matt got his big TV break in the ABC soap All My Children (2000). He has also appeared in Tru Calling, North Shore and Chuck.
Matt is probably best known for playing Neal Caffrey in White Collar (from 2009).
Matt’s big screen credits include Flightplan, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning and In Time. He can currently be seen in Magic Mike.
Matt attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and graduated the same year as True Blood’s Joe Manganiello (his Magic Mike co-star).
Matt may be the best-looking gay man on the planet. His partner is Hollywood Publicist Simon Halls and he has three children; Kit (2005) and twins Walker and Henry (2009).
Matt Bomer IS Christian Grey. Oh look… he’s all wet…
- Matt Bomer Talks SUPERMAN: UNBOUND, Getting to Voice Superman, and More at WonderCon 2013 (collider.com)
- April Fools’ prank: Christian Grey casting announced for ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ (Photos) (examiner.com)
- Fifty Shades of Grey Movie: Former Frontrunners Matt Bomer, Alexis Bledel in New Fan Trailer (celebs.gather.com)