The Outcast is a powerful portrait of small-town hypocrisy and young love, set in 1950s Britain.
Pushed to the fringes of society, Lewis seems to be completely abandoned, but for the one girl whose love might yet save him. Can he summon the courage to overcome his demons and expose the darkness that lurks behind the façade of his picture-perfect village?
Jessica Barden, (represented by Curtis Brown), plays Kit one of the neighbouring Carmichael girls, and Lewis' only ally, but with her sister Tamsin, she has problems of her own, bullied by their father (played by Nathaniel Parker), an apparent pillar of the community who hides his true tendencies. Jocelyn MacNab, Topsy in CBeebies Topsy and Tim, plays Kit as a young child.
Daisy Bevan, a member of the Redgrave acting dynasty, plays Kit's older sister Tamsin., a fun and sparky character. When Lewis returns in part two, the whole village sees him as ‘the outcast’, but she’s intrigued by him and takes him under her wing.
by Troika), star of Jamaica Inn, plays Alice, Gilbert's new wife. When Gilbert marries Alice, a needy younger woman, Lewis becomes prone to disturbingly self-destructive behaviour.
Directed by Iain Softley, the first episode of The Outcast is on BBC One on Sunday 12th July at 9pm.