A compelling, sinister narrative of lust, manipulation and betrayal, the central character in The Deceived is English student Ophelia (Emily Reid – Belgravia, Curfew), who falls in love with her married lecturer, seeing in him all the answers to her needs. When their affair is interrupted by a shocking and tragic death, Ophelia finds herself trapped in a world where she can no longer trust her own mind.

As the truth about Roisin finally breaks through the web of lies that has been spun between Cambridge and Ireland, Ophelia tries desperately to escape, while the architects of this manipulation attempt to cover their tracks.

With Ophelia trapped and cornered in the house at Knockdara, she must finally find the courage to face up to those who have sought to destroy her.


  • Annabelle is played by Saffron Coomber
  • Cloda is played by Louisa Harland
  • Hugh is played by Ian McElhinney
  • Lucy is played by Ciara Berkeley
  • Mary is played by Eleanor Methven
  • Matthew is played by Dempsey Bovell
  • Michael is played by Emmett J Scanlan
  • Ophelia is played by Emily Reid
  • Richard is played by Lloyd Everitt
  • Roisin is played by Catherine Walker
  • Ruth is played by Shelley Conn
  • Sean is played by Paul Mescal
  • Sheila is played by Cathy-Brennan Bradley

The Deceived concludes Friday, Thursday 6th, 2020 on Channel 5 at 9:00pm

Last but not least a look behind the scenes with the cast and crew making of The Deceived. (Pictures: New Pictures Ltd)