First look image of Denise Gough in new BBC Two drama Paula

A one-night stand leads to destruction

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BBC Two has debuted a first-look image (above) of Olivier-award winning actress Denise Gough in new three-part revenge thriller, Paula.

Gough stars in Olivier and Tony-award winning playwright and filmmaker Conor McPherson’s first original television series about the fallout in a young chemistry teacher’s life, after her one-night stand with a good-looking but dangerous ducker and diver. There is an instant, animalistic, spark of attraction before they become locked in a dance of mutual destruction. Only one can survive, but their actions will take a terrifying toll on all those around them.

The cast also stars Tom Hughes (Victoria, The Game) and Owen McDonnell (Spooks, Single-Handed) in the three-part drama directed by Alex Holmes (Coalition, House Of Saddam).

Paula is a co-production between BBC NI Drama and Cuba Pictures with funding from Northern Ireland Screen. BBC Two will air the drama later in the year.