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Where was The Tourist filmed? Filming locations in South Australia for BBC TV series and cast with Jamie Dornan

Jamie Dornan in The Tourist (Credit: BBC)

The BBC’s latest crime thriller, The Tourist, is set in the Australian outback.

Starring Jamie Dornan, The Tourist is about an amnesiac man who arrives in Australia with no memory of who he is, how he got there – or why people tried to kill him.

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Where was The Tourist filmed?

Much of the filming for The Tourist took place in Adelaide, a city in Southern Australia.

There was also a lot of shooting done in the areas around Port Augusta, Quorn and Peterborough.

Some scenes were also shot in the Flinders Ranges. The gas station that the Man visits in The Tourist was specially built there by the production team.

Filming in Australia presents some challenges – Director Chris Sweeney explained thatbecause of the number of flies in the Australian outback, the producer had to pay large sums to remove them from the footage digitally.

Who is in the cast of The Tourist?

Jamie Dornan plays a tourist of the same name, an amnesiac trying to figure out why people are trying to kill him.

Dornan has previously appeared in television series such as Once Upon A Time and The Fall, as well as the films Robin Hood and Belfastbut he is best known for playing Christian Gray in Fifty Shades of Grey.

Australian actor Danielle Macdonald (Unbelievable) will play Helen Chambers, a local cop tasked with helping Dornan’s character through the years.

The cast also includes Shalom Brune-Franklin (Quest Line), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (The Lost One), and Alex Dimitriades (The Cryer).

Hugo Weaving was originally attached to the project, but had to pull out due to scheduling conflicts. He was replaced by Damon Herriman (Mindhunter).

Where can I watch The Tourist?

The Tourist airs on BBC One at 9pm on Sunday. The series is six episodes long, and each episode is currently available on iPlayer as a box set.

In the US, the series will be available on HBO Max in 2022.

Where can I read a review of The Tourist?

Right here! We recently reviewed The Tourist and said it was “significant [with] This comic strip through and through, is more easily recognized as a black comedy than any other kind of action thriller.”

We also commend Jamie Dornan for “holding the movie together (he goes from withdrawn and pensive to panicking with eyes wild with indifference) and for responding to our comic requests.” works in a unique way”.

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