Jamie Dornan has returned to Ireland to film his latest project.

The Belfast man has been spotted in Co.Wicklow filming scenes for the second series of his hit show, The Tourist.

While series one of the BBC drama was filmed and set in Australia, Jamie along with the rest of the cast and crew have been seen filming Bray and Djouce woods in the Garden of Ireland.

While working in Bray, The Fall star was acting along side Aussie actor Greg Larsen, however, in Djouce woods he was filming alone with effect makeup imitating bleeding and injuries. Of course, it isn’t all work and no play as Jamie was also seen stopping for food at a local dock, and stopping for a photo with a fan.

The Tourist follow a British tourist who is mysteriously injured in a car accident while travelling throughout the Australian Outback, waking up with no memory after the accident.

It is extremely popular and was the BBC’s highest-rated drama series of 2022.

Jamie is most likely thrilled to be filming in Ireland, and not just because its close to home. But due to his experience working on the show in Australia.

While Jamie loves the role, he found it a big challenge, thanks to the extreme Australian weather.

Telling Variety; “We shot in everything from baking hot days to icy cold mornings.”

But the extreme weather didn’t stop there, as he put up with plenty more bizarre phenomenon while filming

“We also dealt with consistent sandstorms.” he explained.

Australia’s wildlife also proved to be a nuisance , with Jamie confessing; “I probably consumed a dozen or more flies!”

But his natural surroundings weren’t the only challenge, as the 40-year-old opened up about playing a character with memory loss, something he had never done before.

Saying; ““I’ve never had to approach a character before who doesn’t know who he is, so it was almost like a total opposite process for me of not allowing yourself a backstory and accepting every single discovery he has as something new.”

Pic: BBC/Jamie Dornan in The Tourist

But he did find a method to connect with his character, revealing; “I often tried to consider myself in my most vulnerable moments, where I’ve felt lost or afraid and draw on those.”

But even with the struggles involved, Jamie still loved The Tourist, sharing why he believe the show is so genius.

“I think the way it plays with tones, often so abruptly swinging from drama to comedy,” he explained.

Adding; “Just when you think you have a handle on what’s going on, you’re proven wrong.”


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