Jamie Dornan's TV comeback The Tourist release date confirmed by BBC

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Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan may be best known for that trilogy, but he's also known for gritty crime drama The Fall, alongside Sex Education and The Crown icon Gillian Anderson.

He's following that up with his TV comeback in thriller The Tourist, which is coming to the BBC very soon.

The six-part series stars Dornan as a British man in the Australian outback, being chased by a truck trying to knock him off the road. He then wakes up injured in hospital, with no memory of who he is and where he came from.

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Obviously, his unknown past is connected to the people chasing him, and when his memories do return to him, it will be very shocking and dramatic. It all sounds super serious, but the show also promises to have elements of offbeat comedy to it as well.

The six-part series also stars Line of Duty's Chloe Bishop, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Mindhunter's Damon Herriman, Icelandic actor Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, The Cry's Alex Dimitriades, and Bird Box's Danielle Macdonald.

Dornan proved his comedy credentials earlier this year in the absolutely bonkers Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar, in which he played a hapless spy in love with a super-villain. He gets his own song, where he opens his heart to a group of seagulls, and has a threesome set to an EDM remix of 'My Heart Will Go On'. Honestly, it's such a good film.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

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Recently, the actor revealed that he really, really wants a role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Having done action and comedy, we think it's only a matter of time.

The Tourist comes to BBC One and iPlayer on 1 January 2022.

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