Inspired by Scandinavian drama The Bridge, The Tunnel is set against the backdrop of Europe in crisis. When a prominent French politician is found dead on the border between the UK and France, detectives Karl Roebuck and Elise Wassermann are sent to investigate on behalf of their respective countries. However, the case takes a surreal turn when a shocking discovery is made at the crime scene, forcing the French and British police into an uneasy partnership.
Clémence Poésy was born Clémence Guichard in Paris in 1982. She took her mothers maiden name, Poésy, ...
Elise Wassermann, the French detective and Roebuck's opposite. Wasserman's role parallels to that of Saga Norén (played by 'Sofia Helin'), the Swedish detective in The Bridge. Elise shares similar mannerisms to Saga, including behaviour consistent with Asperger syndrome, driving a Porsche and picking up men from bars for casual sex.
The innate seriousness of the character was a trait that Poésy found "quite annoying", but the actress came to appreciate Elise's honesty. Both Dillane and Poésy opted not to view the Scandinavian original series, with the latter stating that it would allow her more freedom in interpreting the character. Poésy dubbed her English lines for the French broadcast.
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