Fifty Shades of Grey kicked off filming in Vancouver today with a scene of Seattle billionaire Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) serving tea to Anastasia (Dakota Johnson) in Gastown’s Rainier Provisions at the historic Rainier Hotel. Security men with big black umbrellas kept photographs to a minimum but it was good to see this production get underway with new casting after Charlie Hunnam’s departure. There is still some of Once Upon a Time’s Sheriff Graham in Dornan’s facial expressions in his new role.
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson leave set shielded by umbrellas.
Clipboard from first scene in Gastown.
Update: Fifty Shade of Grey moved up from Rainier Provisions in Gastown to The Paper Hound on West Pender Street to film scenes in the area’s newest used book store, curated by a couple who met while working in nearby MacLeod’s.