Local folk gush with excitement after meeting Fifty Shades star Jamie Dornan

Local people have been sharing photos of themselves with Fifty Shades of Grey heartthrob Jamie Dornan.

The Northern Irishman, best known for playing Christian Grey in the 2015 film, was at the Old Course in St Andrews practising for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, which begins today.

He retweeted several pictures of himself with local folk, who were excited to meet the 35-year-old.

Fife resident Kay Mclaughlin tweeted under a picture of her with the movie star: “omg finally!”

Shirley Jones tweeted: “Met Mr Dornan today at the golf! He was lovely as ever! Excuse the hair it was very windy!”

A fellow Twitter user asked Shirley to find out some important information about Jamie should she see him again at St Andrews today, where he is paired with last year’s winner Tyrell Hatton.

Tina Lammert wrote: “Good on u shirley if u c him tomorrow for the love of god ask him what aftershave he wears been trying 2 find out 4 years lol.”

Shirley was also inspiration for May Casagrande, who tweeted: “My biggest wish is to take a picture with him too.”

Shirley replied: “Never give up on your dream. It will happen to you.”

Others were envious.

Jamie is one of several A-list celebrities taking part in the event alongside professional golfers.

It takes place over four days at Carnoustie, St Andrews and Kingsbarns courses.

It’s expected there could be dozens of coming and goings every day at Dundee and Leuchars as players, media personnel and fans arrive in the region for the famous event.

Among the golfing stars taking to the links this weekend are Rory McIlroy, Ernie Els, Martin Kaymer, Paul Lawrie and reigning champion Tyrall Hatton.

Celebrities taking part in the pro-am include former Portugal footballer Luis Figo, boxer Wladimir Klitschko and singers Ronan Keating and Brian McFadden.