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Host of guest stars announced for BBC One’s ‘Death In Paradise’


The BBC and Red Planet Pictures have announced a host of guest stars for series three of detective drama, Death In Paradise, which is currently filming on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe.

As we reported earlier in the year, the third series will see Kris Marshall (Lightfields, My Family), take over the lead detective role from Ben Miller who is bowing out of his role as DI Richard Poole.

The stellar line-up of guest stars will include: Michelle Ryan (Jekyll, Merlin), Helen Baxendale (Cold Feet, Cuckoo) and Peter Davison (Doctor Who, At Home With The Braithwaites), Raza Jaffrey (Spooks, Smash), Sophie Thompson (Lightfields), Adrian Scarborough (Gavin & Stacey), Hannah Tointon (The Hour), Daniel Lapaine (Black Mirror), Kathryn Drysdale (Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps), Sophie Colquhoun (Plebs), Clarke Peters (The Wire), Tristan Gemmill (Casualty), Mark Bazeley (The Queen), Tim Dutton (The Bourne Identity) and Haydn Gwynne (Rome).
Commenting on her role in the hit series, Michelle Ryan said: “It’s very exciting to be a part of this excellent series. I play an actress who is quite a handful with a dark past. The action element is always appealing for me and getting to film on the gorgeous Island of Guadeloupe was incredible. We had so much fun!”
The successful series follows the detective team on the idyllic Caribbean island of Saint Marie as they investigate the most intriguing and dastardly of murders.
Belinda Campbell, Executive Producer for Red Planet Pictures said: “We’re thrilled to have another fantastic list of talented guest stars involved for the third series of Death In Paradise. We’re very lucky to have such gifted actors and actresses to accompany our equally brilliant regular cast in bringing the twists and turns on the intricate mysteries to life. Hopefully the new series will help bring some Caribbean sunshine to the UK during the cold and rainy winter months!”
Death in Paradise is created by Robert Thorogood and Executive producers are Tony Jordan and Belinda Campbell for Red Planet Pictures and Polly Hill for BBC One.