Jamie Dornan says quarantine has been both “agony and ecstasy”.

Jamie Dornan

Jamie Dornan

The ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’ actor has been spending his lockdown with his wife Amelia Warner and their three daughters - Dulcie, seven, Elva, four, and Alberta, 21 months - and has said he’s endured "some of the most challenging days" he’s ever faced as a father, but also experienced the “most fun” as a family.

He explained during an appearance on ‘The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon’: "It's been all encompassing, it's kind of been the agony and the ecstasy in the same period of time.

“Kids are amazing, because they truly live in the moment. So they're not concerned about what's happening and why the world is the way it is at this age. You know, they're just, 'This is what we have now let's have fun.' So that's a great thing to be around.”

Meanwhile, Jamie previously insisted he will "appreciate" the small things more when the coronavirus pandemic is over and is looking forward to doing all the things he has missed.

Taking to Instagram, the 38-year-old actor shared: "When this is all over I’ll appreciate these things more ... People who work in the health sector. In fact, ALL people.

"Hugging my friends. Playing gold. Sun. Watching golf. Wind. Watching rugby. Rain. Watching football. Snow. A good wine list. The ocean. Travel. Work. Guinness on Draft. Restaurants. Pubs. Shops. The cinema. Live music. Life. (sic)”

Jamie had previously opened up about his mental health, admitting he suffered with depression after four of his friends died a year after his mother passed away.

He shared: "Yeah my mum died when I was 16 that was obviously a life-altering, insane, horrendous thing to happen. Then four of my mates killed themselves in a car crash when I was 17. I had a very rough couple of years that I guess I'm still dealing with both of [those] things today, every day. But I guess they were very acute still then, and I drank a lot of everything but I had this summer where I'd go out a lot, drink, not really achieve anything."

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