Jamie Dornan is set to star in a new six-part BBC thriller from the makers of The Missing and Liar.

Set in the Australian Outback, The Tourist will see the 38-year-old Northern Irish actor take on the role of a man searching for his identity after waking up in hospital with amnesia. He must search for his missing identity as he is pursued by figures from his past.

Australian actress Danielle Macdonald will star as Helen Chambers, a fledgling probationary constable, while Line Of Duty's Shalom Brune-Franklin will play Luci, a waitress who is swept into the man’s journey for answers.

Lord of the Rings star Hugo Weaving will play Agent Lachlan Rogers, a highly regarded detective inspector leading the major crime department for state police.

Its creators promise the series will be "a story of self-discovery with a ticking timebomb underneath".

Speaking about the script, Doran said it is is one "of the most exciting scripts" he's ever read.

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

Filming will take place on location in Australia in 2021.

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