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Jamie Dornan stars in the new drama with Hugh Weaving and Danielle Macdonald

Jamie Dornan stars in the new drama with Hugh Weaving and Danielle Macdonald

Jamie Dornan stars in the new drama with Hugh Weaving and Danielle Macdonald

Jamie Dornan has been lined up to star in a new BBC thriller from the makers of The Missing and Liar.

Set in the Australian Outback, The Tourist will star the Co Down actor as a man searching for his identity after waking up in hospital with amnesia.

The six-part series is produced by Two Brothers Pictures and was comm- issioned last year by BBC One in association with Stan, the Australian streaming service.

The drama will star Dornan as a British man who finds himself in the Outback being chased by a vast tank truck that is trying to drive him off the road.

He wakes up in hospital with no idea who he is and must search for his missing identity as he is pursued by figures from his past.

Australian actress Danielle Macdonald, who appeared in Lady Bird with Saoirse Ronan, will star as Helen Chambers, a fledgling probationary constable.

Exciting

Line of Duty's Shalom Brune-Franklin will play Luci, a waitress who is swept into the man's journey for answers.

The Lord of the Rings star Hugo Weaving will play Agent Lachlan Rogers, a detective leading the major crime department.

Filming will take place in Australia this year.

The creators promise the series will be "a story of self-discovery with a ticking time bomb underneath".

"The Tourist has some of the most exciting scripts I've ever read," said Dornan.

"I can't wait to go to Australia with such a talented group of people."

Macdonald said: "Helen is a fascinating and intriguing char- acter. I fell in love with her on page one.

"I ended up reading all the episodes in one sitting because I couldn't put them down.

"I'm so excited to get to be a part of this project and I just can't wait to start filming."


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