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4 August 2020, 12:32 | Updated: 4 August 2020, 12:34
The cast of Channel 5's The Deceived - including Paul Mescal, Emily Reid and Catherine Walker.
If you’re looking for a new series to get hooked on, The Deceived on Channel 5 could be exactly what you need.
The dark thriller - created by the writer of Derry Girls Lisa McGee - follows a student named Ophelia (Emily Reid) who has an affair with her professor Dr Michael Callaghan (Emmett J Scanlan).
But when Michael's wife Roisin (Catherine Walker) dies in a fire, Ophelia becomes convinced that she’s still alive and takes it upon herself to uncover the truth.
So, who is in the cast of The Deceived along with Paul Mescal and Emily Reid? Here’s the full line up…
English student Ophelia is played by actress Emily Reid.
Emily has recently starred as Sophia Trenchard in ITV drama Belgravia, and also starred as Roxanna Dubiki on the ITV comedy-drama series The Trouble with Maggie Cole.
Speaking about her dark new role, Emily said: “As an actor, I was lucky to have the disconnect, but shooting this project did make me think how terrifying and incredibly abusive it must be to have this happen to you.”
Emmett J Scanlan is playing Dr Michael Callaghan who is a well-liked lecturer of literature at Cambridge, who embarks on an affair with his student.
As well as playing Brendan Brady in Hollyoaks, Emmett previously played Billy Grade in BBC One drama Peaky Blinders.
He also starred as Jack O’Doherty in Sky drama Gangs of London.
Michael’s murdered wife Roisin is played by Catherine Walker.
She previously played Kayleigh in 2010 film Leap Year, and has also starred in the likes of Versailles, Shetland and Finding Joy.
Paul Mescal is starring as volunteer firefighter Sean who is helping Michael and Roisin with their renovations.
Obviously, Normal People fans will know Paul for his role as Connell alongside Daisy Edgar Jones.
His performance in the BBC series even earned his first ever Emmy nomination last week.
Roisin’s mother Mary is depicted by Eleanor Methven.
Derry Girls fans will recognise her as Aunt Bride, and she also played Hannah in the Little Women mini-series.
Ian McElhinney is Michael’s dementia-suffering father in The Deceived.
He also starred in Derry Girls’ Grandpa Joe, as well as a role in Game of Thrones as Ser Barristan Selmy.
Dempsey Bovell is Michael’s confidante Matthew after starring in Krypton, Vera, and Patrick Melrose and Solo: A Star Wars story.
Shelley Conn stars as Roisin’s friend Ruth, she previously played DI Vanessa Harmon in ITV drama Liar.
Local woman Cloda O’Donnell is played by Louisa Harland and has also starred as Orla McCool in Derry Girls.