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.

rAnEy August 01, 2012 at 07:01 AM
I personally think it should be krissten stewart and alex pettyfer they would look great together....i think this evenn if kristen stewart did something so entirelly horrible
Diana M. Hall August 03, 2012 at 10:48 PM
Yes, Yes, Yes!!!!!
Jane Doe August 05, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Tyler Hoechlin should be Christian while Colin EGglesfield is a damn close second. Tyler though is the right age, sexy as hell & can give every look described in the books.
Jane Doe August 05, 2012 at 02:48 PM
Please, please, please leave Kristen Stewart out of this movie! She cannot act to save her life & would be beyond horrible, ruining this movie!
Angel Na August 05, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Ian Somerhalder (Vampire diaries "Damon") for SURE for Christian. Not sure who should play Ana yet...
Nina August 06, 2012 at 03:39 PM
For Christian Grey: Josh Holloway or Joe Manganielo For Anastasia Steele: Anne Hathaway or Emma Stone
Melanie Holland August 06, 2012 at 08:22 PM
he"s not an actor though!
Melanie Holland August 06, 2012 at 08:25 PM
yes, totally hot!... but he's not an actor. Jared Padelecki is my pick!
Melanie Holland August 06, 2012 at 08:29 PM
totally agree. No to Ryan Gosling.
Melanie Holland August 06, 2012 at 08:31 PM
Jared Padelecki!!! yes...yes...yes...! also thought Shelly Hennig as Ana.
Melanie Holland August 06, 2012 at 08:34 PM
yes, Alexis Bledel. or...Shelly Hennig,or Emma Rosum
ISABELLE August 06, 2012 at 10:03 PM
helena August 06, 2012 at 10:14 PM
This is an awesome pair choice! After watching Ian as Damon in Vampire Diaries, how could he NOT BE CHRISTIAN GREY?! He is so capable of being devilishly diabolical, smoldering, and boyish in less than three seconds. and...Ian's body is perfect for all the scenes with the "hip hugging" jeans. He will always be my fantasy Christian!
Jenni August 09, 2012 at 12:23 AM
Tom Hardy & Kate Mara.
Natasha Haurwitz August 16, 2012 at 08:33 AM
For the cast: Christian Grey-Henry Cavill (29)/Tyler Hoechlin(25) Ana Steele -Mila Kunis (29)/ Lucy Hale(23) Elliott Grey - Channing Tatuim / Liam Hensworth Kate - Blake lively Jose Rodriguez - Wilmer Valderama Leila Williams - Kristen Stewart Jason Taylor -Sam Worthington Elana Lincoln - Charlize Theron Jack Hyde - Ian Bohen Eithan - Alex Pettifur Mia Grey - Nina dorbrev Gail Jones - Diane Krugar Claude-Michael Ealy Luke Sawyer -Jeremy Reener Ray- Timothy Olyphat Mr.Grey - Liam Nealson. Dr.Grey - marel streep Carla Adams - Catherine Keener
Roseanne LoGuirato August 18, 2012 at 04:37 AM
YES! That's always who I pictured as Ana & Christian from the minute I started reading the book. (:
Edie August 18, 2012 at 05:36 AM
What's funny is I felt the same reason for choosing Henry & mentioned it on another site & someone said seemed wooden when he acts? I assume she means she doesnt think he can act? I of course said I guess thats why he was chosen to be Superman. I would assume that if they chose him for a popular character like that, he must be able to act, don't yah think? I am glad I am not the only one who is looking at an actor playing Christian Grey by his past work & experience & not just his LOOKS. i cannot fathom why nor how anyone would pick someone without them having done work similar to whats required for Cg or picking MODELS for goodness sake or anyone who cant act for that matter. CG is a complex character & even though some would want an unknown, it would take someone with great acting chops to pull him off, not someone off the street with mediocre experience or none at all.
Edie August 18, 2012 at 05:51 AM
My Dream Cast: Christian- Henry Cavill Ana- Alexandra Daddario Elliot- Chris Zylka/Paul Walker/ Taylor Kitch Kate- Amber Heard / Katie Cassidy Mia- Lucy Hale/ Camilla Belle/ Odette Yustman Annabel/ Shelly Henning Ethan: Drew Van Acker/ Chase Crawford/ Steve R Mcqueen Elena: Elizabeth Hurley/ Melinda Clarke Grace- Diane Lane/ Finola Hughes/ Seal Ward Carrick- Pierce Brosnan/ Rob Lowe/ Adrian Pasdar Jose- Blair Redford/ Steven Strait Taylor- Shane West/ Devon Sawa Sawyer- Devon Sawa/ Shane West Dr Flynn- Ioan Gruffud/ Collin Firth Leila- Lindsey Fonseca/ Phoebe Tonkin Not Sure about the rest
Jane Doe August 19, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Christian = Tyler Hoechlin or Colin Farrell or Colin Egglesfield Ana = Ashley Green or Alexis Bledel (if she can talk without sounding like her jaw is wired shut) Elena = Heather Locklear (providing they can make her look taller) Elliot = Paul Walker Ethan = Zac Efron or Justin Timberlake Taylor = Joe Manganiello Dr. Grey = Blythe Danner Mr. Grey = John Bennett Perry Mia = Holland Roden Jose Jr. = Jay Hernandez
Karen L August 20, 2012 at 07:36 AM
Henry Cavill and Felicity Jones
Heather Stone August 26, 2012 at 02:02 AM
Ian Somerholder and Emmy Roosum. He has such a divverse character on vampire diaries where he can play bad boy and shows his senstive side, plus he is hot. Emmy Rossum would be great as the innocent, modest Anatasia
Shawna August 28, 2012 at 08:01 PM
Chrystal reed as Anastasia Steele and Alex Pettyfer as Christian Grey. Seriously they would be amazing!!!
Betty Lee September 06, 2012 at 12:56 AM
Jus make the movie already!!!
Awakened Poet September 08, 2012 at 06:58 PM
Michael Fassbender as Christian Grey!!!
KC September 14, 2012 at 07:59 PM
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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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