Fifty Shades Of Grey: first photo of Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele

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Fifty Shades Of Grey fans have been given their first glimpse at what Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele will look like on the big screen.

Actors Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson posed in character as Christian and Ana for the front cover of the new Entertainment Weekly. Jamie even remembered to bring the iconic silk tie!

Entertainment Weekly magazine cover featuring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson from Fifty Shades Of Grey, November 2013

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It's the first time we have seen the couple together and in character. You can pick up the mag for loads more pictures of the sexy duo and the first exclusive interviews.

Northern Irish actor Jamie landed the role of Christian last month after original choice Charlie Hunnam pulled out, citing scheduling conflicts as the reason.

Dakota, the daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, was the original choice for Ana, the shy publishing executive who falls under the spell of dominant, mysterious billionaire Christian. She's dyed her hair brown from her usual blonde for the role.

Fifty Shades Of Grey is a literary trilogy by EL James following the ups and downs (and bedroom antics) of Christian and Ana from the time they meet in his intimidating office.

The first movie in the series is expected to hit cinemas on Valentine's Day 2015. Appropriate. Previously the scheduled release date had been August 2014.

For more on Fifty Shades of Grey, including exclusive interviews with author E L James, director Sam Taylor-Johnson, and the full story behind the casting of Christian and Anastasia — plus which scenes from the book have made it into the script, and which have already hit the cutting-room floor — pick up this week's issue of Entertainment Weekly, on stands Friday.