‘Behind Her Eyes' Full Cast List: Meet Eve Hewson, Tom Bateman, Simona Brown and the other stars of Netflix's chilling thriller
The upcoming Netflix thriller ‘Behind Her Eyes’ has certainly grabbed eyeballs for its gripping trailer which stars Eve Hewson, Tom Bateman and Simona Brown. The six-part psychological drama releases globally on Netflix on February 17. 'Behind Her Eyes' centers around the rather disturbing love triangle single mother Louise finds herself in when she embarks on an affair with her psychiatrist boss. The story takes a darker turn when Louise befriends her boss’ wife Adele.
So if that has got you interested, let's introduce you to the cast of ‘Behind Her Eyes’. We suspect that this thriller could indeed be the big break these young British stars are looking for.
Eve Hewson stars as Adele
Memphis Eve Sunny Day Hewson, professionally known as Eve Hewson, is an Irish actress. Her first major role was in the drama film 'This Must Be the Place'. She played Nurse Lucy Elkins in Steven Soderbergh's TV series 'The Knick' (2014-2015).
An interesting fact about the actress is that Hewson’s parents were against her performing, quite a surprise considering who her father is — U2 lead singer Bono.
Eve as Adele Ferguson plays a lonely, isolated wife who is desperate to make her spouse happy again. Adele secretly forms a friendship with her husband's mistress Louise and through the friendship starts to feel empowered again.
In October 2015, she appeared as Carol Donovan in Steven Spielberg's 'Bridge of Spies' playing Tom Hanks’ daughter. She also appeared as Maid Marian in 'Robin Hood' in 2018, which did not fare well at the box office. Hewson was recently contemplating quitting acting but we’re certainly glad she didn’t.
Tom Bateman as David Ferguson
Tom Bateman has become quite the poster boy for British costume drama pieces such as ITV's 'Vanity Fair' and ITV's 'Beecham House'. The actor also gained attention for his role in 'Murder on the Orient Express'. Bateman studied drama at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art where he appeared in a production of 'Much Ado About Nothing' with Catherine Tate and David Tennant.
He later joined Kenneth Branagh's company at Garrick Theatre, where he acted alongside Judi Dench in 'The Winter's Tale'. He interestingly has 12 siblings, including a twin brother Merlin.
Tom plays the role of David Ferguson, a handsome and mysterious psychiatrist who embarks on an affair with his secretary, Louise Barnsley, while still married to the beautiful and seemingly-perfect Adele. He is burdened with guilt and self-loathing, harboring secrets he and Adele both share. Regardless of his efforts, he can’t keep his two worlds separate or escape from the past.
Simona Brown as Louise Barnsley
Simona Brown has appeared in several TV miniseries such as 'The Casual Vacancy' and 'The Night Manager'. She was also a part of the 2016 remake of 'Roots'. Simona also played the main character Tess on the Netflix series 'Kiss Me First'.
Simone's character Louise Barnsley is a young, single mum who has a rather ordinary life other than the night terrors which plague her. Louise becomes romantically involved with handsome psychiatrist David Ferguson who is her married boss. After a chance encounter with David’s wife, Adele, Louise befriends her and is entangled in a love triangle of secrecy and lies.
Robert Aramayo as Rob
'Game of Thrones' fans don't need much of an introduction to Robert Aramayo. From 2016 to 2017, he played the role of young Eddard Stark in the sixth season of 'Game of Thrones'. It was recently announced that Aramayo had been cast as a character referred to as “Beldor”, believed to be the leading role in Amazon's 'Lord Of The Rings' television series.
In this series, Aramayo's Rob is Adele’s best friend from her past, seen in flashbacks from their time spent together in a psychiatric hospital. Drug-addicted and troubled, he is intensely drawn to Adele’s kindness and devotion to helping him work through his demons. Rob can’t bear the thought of not being part of his best friend’s life in the real world.
Who are the other stars?
'Behind Her Eyes' also stars Tyler Howitt, Georgie Glen and Aston McCauley.
'Behind Her Eyes' has been adapted for the screen by Steve Lightfoot of 'Hannibal' fame and Angela LaManna. The six-part series based on Sarah Pinborough's book will be directed by Erik Richter Strand.
'Behind Her Eyes' releases globally on February 17 on Netflix. The show was first announced in 2019 but due to pandemic delays, the series will now air in 2021.