By Emma Shacklock published
Jamie Dornan is sure to have left many viewers stunned and more than a little creeped out after watching his amazing performance as sinister killer Paul Spector in The Fall. Here he showed his acting prowess as he kept us hooked episode after episode, playing Spector opposite The Crown’s Gillian Anderson as DSI Stella Gibson. He is also well known for his equally impressive role as wealthy Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades film series.
With the final season of The Fall airing in 2016 and every episode of Lupin now likely watched, many people will be on the lookout for the next gripping thriller to lose themselves in. And once again Jamie Dornan seems set to give us just what we were hoping for - this time set in the Australian outback.
What is The Tourist about?
It's recently been reported that Bafta-nominated Jamie Dornan will star in an upcoming BBC One, Stan, HBO Max and ZDF drama series called, The Tourist - an eerie thriller in the Australian outback.
According to BBC.co.uk, Jamie will 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."
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The BBC also describe the show as having “off-beat black comedy” that “punctuates high-stakes action”, though “[a]t its heart however, is a story of self-discovery with a ticking timebomb underneath”.
And if that isn’t enough to get you on board, then perhaps Jamie Dornan’s reaction to the new show will. He may have played some pretty high-profile roles throughout his career, but it seems Jamie is particularly enthusiastic about this one.
BBC.co.uk report that Jamie Dornan said: “The Tourist are some of the most exciting scripts I’ve ever read. I can’t wait to go to Australia with such a talented group of people.”
Who else is in The Tourist cast?
Jamie will certainly be in good company in this gripping-sounding thriller series, as he is set to be joined by Hugo Weaving, of The Lord of the Rings fame, as well as Dumplin’ star Danielle Macdonald and Line of Duty’s Shalom Brune-Franklin.
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Danielle and Hugo will both play law-enforcement; Hugo as Agent Lachlan Rogers, described by BBC.co.uk as “one of the most highly regarded detective inspectors in Australia” and Danielle as Probationary Constable Helen Chambers.
When will The Tourist be released?
If you’re already eager to watch this Australian-set drama unfold, then you’re probably not alone! It sounds seriously gripping, though it seems we will have to be patient, as it’s thought that filming has not yet started in Australia and further casting has yet to be announced.
It seems like it will be worth the wait!
Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with five years experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, GoodToKnow and My Imperfect Life.
Before she joined Future Publishing, Emma graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies. After leaving education, she started out her publishing career in the world of books, working as a Publisher for an independent digital publisher specializing in back-list and debut commercial fiction novels. With a huge book list and a passion for bringing the best stories to the broadest audience possible, Emma filled her spare time with reading the latest best-sellers and catching up on hit adaptations.
In 2017 she joined TI Media as a fiction writing coordinator on Woman’s Weekly and Woman’s Weekly Fiction as part of the features team. From here, she used her love of books, working to bring short stories to our dedicated readers and began writing for the books pages of Woman, Woman’s Own and Woman&Home, as well as online features ranging from genre round-ups to travel pieces for womanandhome.com.
After honing her skills, Emma branched out online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first. When she’s not writing about the next big lifestyle trend, she enjoys cooking, long walks and watching as many crime dramas as she can!
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