When the BBC goes all-in on drama, the results are usually pretty good. The Night Manager started to get Tom Hiddleston seriously talked about as a potential James Bond. We are big fans of that drama here at Last Movie Outpost. Will The Tourist do the same thing for Jamie Dornan? After all, there is a vacancy now.
The BBC has premiered the first trailer for their new thriller starring the Fifty Shades of Grey lead.
Dornan plays a British man on vacation in the Australian outback who finds himself being pursued by a tanker truck trying to drive him off the road. So far, so Duel.
The twist here is that he comes off worse and wakes up in the hospital, badly hurt, but with no idea who he is and why people from his past are pursuing him. Things unfold as he searches for answers across the outback.
The six-episode series also stars Damon Herriman, Danielle Macdonald, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Olafur Darri Olafsson, and Alex Dimitriades.
The story was written by BAFTA-nominated and Emmy-winning producers and screenwriters Harry Williams and Jack Williams. Christopher Aird and Andrew Benson from Two Brothers Pictures (Fleabag) join them as producers.
The Tourist will premiere on BBC One in the UK on New Year’s Day. It will later be shown on HBO Max in the United States and will also be shown in Australia.
Recently, Dornan appeared in Kenneth Brannagh’s Belfast where he had to ramp up his working-class Belfast accent for the role of Pa. Belfast is tipped as an Oscar contender.
He initially began his career as a model in 2001, he appeared in campaigns for Hugo Boss, Dior Homme, and Calvin Klein. Dubbed “the Golden Torso” by The New York Times, he was ranked one of the 25 Biggest Male Models of All Time by Vogue in 2015. In addition, he performed in the folk band Sons of Jim until 2008.
While his Fifty Shades Of Grey role was critically panned, he got recognition and acclaim as Sheriff Graham Humbert in the series Once Upon a Time (2011–2013) and serial killer Paul Spector in the crime drama series The Fall (2013–2016).