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Paul Mescal’s latest role has fans swooning – after new series airs on Channel 5

The Irish actor plays a fireman in The Deceived


Paul Mescal’s latest TV project The Deceived aired on Channel 5 last night, and fans are already swooning over his character.

The 24-year-old stars alongside Emmett Scanlan in the four-part psychological thriller, and Paul plays local fireman McKeough – a confidante to lead character Ophelia.

After the show’s first episode aired last night, viewers took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the new series – and Paul’s role as a fireman.

The Deceived follows Ophelia, played by Emily Reid, as she embarks on an affair with her handsome lecturer Dr Michael Callaghan (Emmett Scanlan).

The thriller also stars Catherine Walker as Dr Callaghan’s wife Roisin, Eleanor Methven as Mary Mulvery, and Ian McElhinney as Michael’s father Hugh.

The series was created and written by Derry Girls’ Lisa McGee and Tobias Beer, and was filmed in Northern Ireland and Cambridge.

Paul filmed the series right after he wrapped shooting Normal People last year.

Paul Mescal as Connell in Normal People

During a previous interview, the Maynooth native said: “I had two days off after I wrapped filming on Normal People and then I started filming The Deceived. This is my second ever TV role.”

“As for whether I was nervous? Totally. I don’t have enough experience to feel completely comfortable stepping onto set but everybody was so welcoming and kind on this show.”

“The nerves were very much present when I stepped on set on my first day for The Deceived. But I’d be worried if that feeling wasn’t present because I don’t think nerves are necessarily a bad thing.”

Paul as Connell in Normal People | BBC

On the latest episode of Goss Chats, Goss.ie CEO Ali Ryan chats to Alan Hughes about life during the coronavirus pandemic.

The TV presenter admits working on Ireland AM has been a “life saver” over the past few months, and opens up about his fears over the future of his Cheerios Panto.

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