Paul Mescal braves the elements and gets his makeup adjusted in the backstage shots of The Deceived

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He became the star of the summer with his roles in Normal People and The Deceived.

Now, new behind-the-scenes footage has been released showing the star at work on the latter – a four-part psychological thriller that airs on Channel 5.

In the new shots, the 24-year-old actor is seen in the driver’s seat of a car doing makeup as the team at The Deceived made changes to the set.

Watch: New behind-the-scenes footage has been released showing the star at work on The Deceived – a four-part psychological thriller airing on Channel 5

Paul – who plays volunteer firefighter Sean McKeogh – is next pictured sitting in a pub alongside his co-star Emily Reid as the team uses the clap to score the series’ first take, which airs in August on Channel 5.

In another set of shots, Paul is seen braving the rain in a waterproof jacket as he waits outside for filming to begin.

The star still put on his signature cheeky smile despite the grim filming conditions as he chatted with a member of the crew.

Braving the Elements: In another set of shots, Paul is seen braving the rain in a waterproof jacket as he waits outside for filming to begin.

Braving the Elements: In another set of shots, Paul is seen braving the rain in a waterproof jacket as he waits outside for filming to begin.

Speak: The star could be seen with her signature cheeky smile despite the shooting conditions as she chatted t

Speak: The star could be seen with his characteristic cheeky smile despite the shooting conditions as he chatted with a member of the set

The actors filmed the show in Northern Ireland and Cambridge, with some scenes being filmed overnight in a large estate.

Candid behind-the-scenes shots come after The Deceived on TV screens Monday, August 3.

Four-part drama tells the story of Ophelia [Emily] who has found herself trapped in a world where she can no longer trust her mind.

Scenes: The actors filmed the show in Northern Ireland and Cambridge, with some scenes being filmed overnight on a large country estate

Scenes: The actors filmed the show in Northern Ireland and Cambridge, with some scenes being filmed overnight on a large country estate

Catch-up: Candid behind-the-scenes snaps come after The Deceived hit TV screens on Monday, August 3

Catch-up: Candid behind-the-scenes snaps come after The Deceived hit TV screens on Monday, August 3

The plot sees the love story interrupted by a shocking and tragic death, with Ophelia confiding in the character of Paul McKeough – a local builder.

Gangs of London actor Emmett plays the timelessly appealing English professor Dr Michael Callaghan, while Catherine Walker plays his long-suffering wife Roisin.

Elsewhere in the series, Little Women actress Eleanor Methven plays the devoted and at times bossy mother Mary Mulvery.

Final touches: The actor was seen in the driver's seat of a car putting on makeup and sitting in a pub as the crew made changes to the set

Final touches: The actor was seen in the driver’s seat of a car putting on makeup and sitting in a pub as the crew made changes to the set

On Hold: Paul was also pictured waiting in the rain with a red umbrella while filming the series.

On Hold: Paul was also pictured waiting in the rain with a red umbrella while filming the series.

Ian McElhinney is Michael’s father Hugh who viewers see battling the looming wave of dementia.

The series, which was shot in Northern Ireland and Cambridge, was created and written by Lisa McGee and Tobias Beer of Derry Girls.

New Pictures executive producer Charlie Hampton said, “I was absolutely thrilled to bring Lisa and Toby’s fantastic scripts to the screen.

Set: The actor was seen speaking through his lines and the stage with a member of the crew

Set: The actor was seen speaking through his lines and the stage with a member of the crew

Focus: Paul listened intently as crew members instructed him on set

Focus: Paul listened intently as crew members instructed him on set

Work Hard: The Normal People actor appeared alongside actress Emily Reid, who plays Ophelia, in the four-part Channel 5 series

Work Hard: The Normal People actor appeared alongside actress Emily Reid, who plays Ophelia, in the four-part Channel 5 series

“Working with such talented writers is always a pleasure and it was important to find equally talented people in front of and behind the camera.

“With our wonderful director, Chloë Thomas, we were fortunate to bring together an extremely talented cast who added a whole new layer of intrigue to the already exciting scripts.

“We wanted to make a show that nods to classic thrillers, but also something really modern that speaks to a contemporary audience.

“The Deceived is a psychological relationship thriller that will make audiences question everything and hopefully leave them wanting more. “

Action! Paul was pictured sitting in a pub alongside co-star Emily Reid as the crew used the clap to score the first take

Inspections: A crew member turned on a light on a drink in the pub between filming

Inspections: A crew member turned on a light on a drink in the pub between filming

Thought: Paul was seen staring at his surroundings as the cast and crew made adjustments on set

Thought: Paul was seen staring at his surroundings as the cast and crew made adjustments on set

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