Is This Christian Grey?

Scientists have used police technology to create an image of the billionaire bondage fanatic in Fifty Shades of Grey.


Several weeks ago, Montclair Patch surrounding New York Times bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey at Watchung Booksellers and elsewhere. The continued interest surrounding the steamy trilogy penned by British author E L James has been strong enough to keep us wondering what's next.

Now that the movie rights have been sold to Universal Pictures and Focus Features, debates have broken out over who should play the main two characters capturing the imaginations of millions of readers around the world.

A Montclair Patch poll on the issue already has garnered more than 1,100 votes. Montclair residents suggested everyone from Ryan Gosling to Matt Bomer for the part of billionaire bondage fanatic Christian Grey.

And now, this week, academics at the University of Central Lancashire in the UK have released a computer generated composite sketch of what Grey would look like based on descriptions from a dozen women of the mental image they have of him.

They utilized a software system that helps victims and witnesses of crime generate an image of a criminal’s face.

Dr. Faye Skelton, a lecturer at the university, said: “While we don’t want to intrude on anyone’s fantasies, based on a small sample of women, this is the image of Christian Grey they have in their heads when reading the novels. Personally, I think he’s quite handsome—although everyone’s interpretation will be different."

Did the university get it right? Let us know in the comments section below.

Meanwhile, continue to take our poll and let us know who you see playing the leading roles.

annabelle18.98 October 02, 2012 at 09:41 AM
how can anyone not see both actors (Matt B & Alexis B) fit the physical description of the main leads to a T!!!!!!! ... specially the BLUE innocent yet smart eyes and the GREY piercing, full of intent CEO eyes!! Hmmm..... NO DOUBT abt it!!! 100% Alexis B & Matt B alll the wayyyyy!!!!!! :D
zoey annason October 03, 2012 at 10:45 PM
I WILL NOT BE WATCHING THE FILM IF Ryan Gosling gets the part. Watch Crazy, Stupid Love &Tell me..he can pull off a suit and looks gorgeous from the back but there's just something about the butt chin &his voice that is NOT Christian Grey material...its like a banana peel, not melted chocolate caramel something...MATT BOMMER can pull off the role (I was totally picturing him before I heard he was a possibility) BUT episode 9 of W/C during the fight...he did look a bit Gay..can he really pull it off? Oh I hope so! MATT B, YES PLEASE :-D as for ana....lucy hale !!!
SillydogTheGreat October 03, 2012 at 11:17 PM
Christian Grey: Matt Bomer, Jensen Ackles or Misha Collins Anastasia Steele: Alexis Bledel or Crystal Reed
Kara October 24, 2012 at 08:26 PM
Emil Browning and Henry Cavill as Christian and Ana!!
Taniya rana March 22, 2013 at 05:17 AM
Henry cavill looks old and frankly not intelligent Matt bomer looks too delicate and has that Deer-headlight look SO HAYDEN CHRISTENSEN all the way! He is young (31), tall, super sexy, piercing eyes, luscious lips PLUS he looks sophisticated,SUAVE, intelligent AND he has that hint of dark with serious complications in him.


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