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First look: Jamie Dornan stars in BBC One’s The Tourist

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Jamie Dornan is returning to the Beeb for new drama The Tourist, and new images give us a first look at the thriller.

The six-part series, created and written by acclaimed writers Harry and Jack Williams, sees Dornan (The Fall, Wild Mountain Thyme) play a British man who finds himself in the glowing red heart of the Australian outback, being pursued by a vast tank truck trying to drive him off the road. An epic cat and mouse chase unfolds and the man later wakes in hospital, hurt, but somehow alive. Except he has no idea who he is. With merciless figures from his past pursuing him, The Man’s search for answers propels him through the vast and unforgiving outback.

The Tourist is set in a world populated by quirky and enigmatic characters, where offbeat comedy punctuates high-stakes action. At its heart, however, is a story of self-discovery with a ticking time bomb underneath: as The Man starts to uncover the mystery of who he was, he’s also forced to ask who he is now – and fast. Will he unlock the secrets of his identify before those who are trying to kill him catch up with him?

Jamie Dornan is joined on screen by Danielle Macdonald (Unbelievable, Dumplin’, Patti Cakes), Shalom Brune-Franklin (Line of Duty, Roadkill), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (Trapped, The Missing) and Alex Dimitriades (The End, The Cry). Damon Herriman (Mindhunter, Justified) has also joined the series playing Lachlan Rogers, replacing the previously cast Hugo Weaving, who departed the production due to scheduling issues.

The six-part series will air on BBC One in the UK, Stan in Australia and HBO Max in the USA.

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