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Jamie Dornan to star in new BBC thriller - get the details 

The series is set to air on BBC One 

Emmy Griffiths

Whether it's Bodyguard, Luther or The Missing, we do love a BBC drama! It has recently been announced that 50 Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan will be starring in a new series, The Tourist, and it sounds amazing!

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The mystery six-part thriller will follow Jamie as a British man in Australia who finds himself being relentlessly pursued by a tank truck which is trying to get him off the road.

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The synopsis reads: "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." Sounds intriguing, right? 

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It continues: "[It] is a story of self-discovery with a ticking timebomb 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?"

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Jamie will play 'the Man' in the new series

It has also been confirmed that Dumplin' actress Danielle Macdonald, Line of Duty star Shalom Brune-Franklin and Patrick Melrose actor Huge Weaving will also be joining the cast. 

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Danielle is set to star

Speaking about the show, Jamie 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." Danielle added: "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 incredible project." 

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